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Every Last Fear - Alex Finlay (12)

  • ASIN: ‎ B08BYC481D
  • Publisher: ‎ Minotaur Books; 1st edition (March 2, 2021)
  • Kindle: ‎ 6201 KB
  • Print: ‎ 363 pages




In one of the year’s most anticipated debut psychological thrillers, a family made infamous by a true crime documentary is found dead, leaving their surviving son to uncover the truth about their final days.

“They found the bodies on a Tuesday.” So begins this twisty and breathtaking novel that traces the fate of the Pine family, a thriller that will both leave you on the edge of your seat and move you to tears.

After a late night of partying, NYU student Matt Pine returns to his dorm room to devastating news: nearly his entire family—his mom, his dad, his little brother and sister—have been found dead from an apparent gas leak while vacationing in Mexico. The local police claim it was an accident, but the FBI and State Department seem far less certain—and they won’t tell Matt why.

The tragedy makes headlines everywhere because this isn’t the first time the Pine family has been thrust into the media spotlight. Matt’s older brother, Danny—currently serving a life sentence for the murder of his teenage girlfriend Charlotte—was the subject of a viral true crime documentary suggesting that Danny was wrongfully convicted. Though the country has rallied behind Danny, Matt holds a secret about his brother that he’s never told anyone: the night Charlotte was killed Matt saw something that makes him believe his brother is guilty of the crime.

When Matt returns to his small hometown to bury his parents and siblings, he’s faced with a hostile community that was villainized by the documentary, a frenzied media, and memories he’d hoped to leave behind forever. Now, as the deaths in Mexico appear increasingly suspicious and connected to Danny’s case, Matt must unearth the truth behind the crime that sent his brother to prison—putting his own life in peril—and forcing him to confront his every last fear.

Told through multiple points-of-view and alternating between past and present, Alex Finlay's Every Last Fear is not only a page-turning thriller, it’s also a poignant story about a family managing heartbreak and tragedy, and living through a fame they never wanted.


ALEX FINLAY is the pseudonym of an author who lives in Washington, D.C. His 2021 breakout thriller, Every Last Fear, was an Indie Next pick, a LibraryReads selection, an Amazon Editor’s Best Thriller, as well as a CNN, Newsweek, E!, BuzzFeed, Business Week, Goodreads, Parade, PopSugar, and Reader’s Digest best or most anticipated thriller of the year. Alex’s work has been translated into more than a dozen languages and optioned for film and television.



REVIEW:
This is a page turner, right from the start! And although I usually dislike dual timelines, this one wouldn't have been appropriate without it.
I finished the book wanting more! The author left the ending open-ended so you could see another book happening. I guess it might be one of those endings that you got to fantasize about what happened.
This story had so many twists and turns, with the reader not having a clue where it was headed. I always thought they had the right guy. I mean his brother did see him and all. So I'm pretty wowed by how it turned out.
Definitely my kind of story, with the right amount of pace. I can't wait to devour more from this author, and I highly recommend him to any thriller fans out there!


5/5




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  1. Nice review! This sounds really good!

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  2. I also read this and enjoyed it very much. He is able to satisfactorily pull everything together near the end and it was suspenseful throughout!

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