Couldn't Put It Down!

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Wow. I really couldn't put this book down. I'd classify Every Last Fear as a mystery/psychological thriller that kept me saying "Just one more chapter."

The story is told from multiple points of view, both before and after the tragic death of the Pine family while on a family trip. There are two surviving older sons not on the trip: Matt, a film student at NYU, and oldest son Danny, who has been in prison for a crime many believe he didn't commit.

In some ways this story is two mysteries in one-- was Danny guilty? Are the Pines just suffering from bad luck or is there a missing piece? Alex Finlay lays out the story well by alternating between the "before" and "after" with a pacing that keeps the reader intrigued but not overwhelmed. In some ways it reminded me of a Tara French novel, but less graphic and more concise.

The characters are equally just as engaging, from Matt's eclectic friend group, to Agent Keller's incredibly domestic husband Bob, to intelligent younger sister Maggie Pine. I'm definitely hoping to see more come from the pen of Alex Findlay!