An interesting "closed room" murder mystery!

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The Last Murder at the End of the World is a murder mystery with a sci-fi bent, in which a post-apocalyptic utopian island village is torn apart by an unexpected murder, putting the lives of the remaining people at risk.

The book is narrated by an omniscient AI who guides the villagers. One unusual villager, Emory, questions what she is being told and works to uncover the truth, despite several competing interests trying to hide it from her.

I had read and loved The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by the same author, so I was super excited for this one. The Last Murder is full of more twists and turns in the same style, but I found myself less invested. The AI narrator puts the reader one step removed from the action, and the characters felt like they were simply there to create a mystery, rather than interesting in their own right. Overall, this was a fun read, if perhaps a little forgettable.