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‘Every Last Fear’ by Alex Finlay

Synopsis

Keep your family close, because your enemies are closer.

University student Matt Pine has just received devastating news. Nearly his entire family have been found dead while holidaying in Mexico. The local police claim it was an accident, but the FBI aren’t convinced – and they won’t tell Matt why.

The tragedy thrusts his family into the media spotlight again. Seven years ago, Matt’s older brother, Danny, was sentenced to life in prison for murdering his teenage girlfriend. Danny has always sworn he was innocent, and last year, a true crime documentary that claimed he was wrongfully convicted went viral.

Now his family’s murder is overlapping with Danny’s case, Matt is determined to uncover the truth behind the crime that sent his brother to prison. Even if it means putting his own life in danger, and confronting his every last fear.

My Review

If there’s one thing that I like doing it’s discovering new authors.  Alex Finlay is a new author for me.  I read the synopsis for ‘Every Last Fear’ and it certainly sounded like just my kind of read.  I wasn’t wrong either because I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘Every Last Fear’ but more about that in a bit.

Oh my word, ‘Every Last Fear’ was certainly a read and a half.  I made the fatal mistake of starting to read the book before I went to bed but I became so wrapped up in the story that bedtime was pushed back and I had a ‘lack of sleep’ hangover the following morning.  I had my own theories as to what was going to happen next and I had to keep reading to see if I was on the right track or if I had the wrong end of the stick entirely.  The pages of the book were turning so quickly that it was almost as if they were turning themselves.  All too quickly I reached the end of the story.  I found ‘Every Last Fear’ to be an unputdownable, page turner of a read, which kept me guessing and which kept me on the edge of my seat.

‘Every Last Fear’ is well written.  I love the way in which the author grabbed my attention and drew me into what proves to be a compelling story.  I love the way in which the author ramps up the level of tension at the drop of a hat.  I hope that makes sense.  Reading ‘Every Last Fear’ felt like being on an unpredictable and scary rollercoaster ride with more twists and turns than you would find on a ‘Snakes & Ladders’ board.  Just when you thought that the action had settled down then off it would go again.  I felt as though I was part of the story myself and that’s thanks to Alex’s very vivid and realistic storytelling.

In short, I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘Every Last Fear’ and I would recommend it to other readers.  I will certainly be reading more of Alex’s work in the future.  The score on the Ginger Book Geek board is a very well deserved 5* out of 5*.

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