Lots of POVs and time switches

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I do not regularly read thrillers, but after reading the description of Every Last Fear, I was intrigued. Matt Pine has lost everything. His brother is incarcerated for a crime many believe he didn't commit. While he's away at NYU, his entire family dies in Mexico in an apparent gas leak. Conspiracy theories quickly emerge, trying to link his brother's closed case to the murders. Matt is caught in the middle, trying the put the pieces together, along with the help of the FBI. Burying his family brings back memories, but also dredges out a media frenzy surrounding the cases. Will Matt be able to put together the pieces and solve the mystery of both his family's murder and his brother's supposed crime?

Every Last Fear is told through multiple points of view, as well as jumping back and forth between the past and the present. The first half of the book took awhile to digest. There are a lot of characters (many that were completely unnecessary once you get to the end) and the switches of POV/time had me going back to reread certain parts to keep the plot line straight. Once the pieces started falling into place around the 60% mark, the book moved quickly. I was definitely entertained by the book and enjoyed the multiple twists trying to figure out "who done it." Every Last Fear keeps you guessing until the very last page. Once I understood what was happening, I enjoyed seeing the past told through Matt's deceased family members' eyes and the present through Matt and FBI agent Sarah Keller.

This is not a book that I would gravitate toward normally, but I was appreciative of the advanced copy to try something new. If you like thrillers, you should definitely check this one out! It's a quick read and definitely entertaining.