The Last One, a review by Shelley

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Will Dean

Atria Books | Emily Bestler Books
Publication Date: August 8th, 2023
448 Pages
Goodreads | Amazon

I Loved The Last Thing to Burn by this author, it was my favourite read in 2021. This book was so different from that in a very good way. This review is going to be scant in detail because I think the reader should try going into this one knowing as little as possible because you don’t want to spoil the surprises this one has in store for you.

I was hooked from the beginning and couldn’t flip the pages fast enough, the plot is very intense and the story is so engaging that the pages practically turn themselves. My heart was pumping so fast and found myself holding my breath. I love when a book can evoke such a rush in me. This book was also very sad at times. I felt heartbroken for the characters. Loved learning about each character’s personality along the way, it is told from Caz’s point of view with a lot of internal dialogue.

This is an adrenaline rush locked room thriller that is over the top in the best way possible. So entertaining and very cleverly done. It is just short of five-hundred pages but it didn’t feel that long, it kept my butt in the chair and I managed to read it in a couple of sittings.

Now for the reason of the half-star taken off. There is sort of a two-part ending and the first ending disappointed me, a lot. The second ending was an amazing cliffhanger and I am so hoping for a book two!

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the Advance Readers Copy.

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