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I am glad I started Alex Finley’s debut novel, Every Last Fear, on the weekend. From the very first page, I had my nose in this book. Matt Pine is a college student in New York City. His older brother, Danny, is in a prison in upstate New York for killing his girlfriend. FBI Special Agent Keller arrives at Matt’s to give him bad news. The rest of Matt’s family is on vacation in Talum. Two days after their flight was to arrive home, the parents, Evan and Olivia, Matt’s younger sister, Maggie, and his little brother, Tommy, were found dead in their vacation cottage. Cause of death was a gas leak.But was it?

There are so many twists and turns in this book. I thought I figured it out and then there would be a twist. The story is told through multiple narrators and multiple time periods. This technique really worked for this story. I did not find it confusing. At times, I would have liked a little more character development for Matt. I really liked some of the minor characters, Matt’s friends. My thanks to St. Martin’s, Minotaur, and Bookishfirst for an ARC of this book. The opinions in this review are my own.