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Review: Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay

Summary from Goodreads:

In one of the year’s most anticipated debut psychological thrillers, a family made infamous by a true crime documentary is found dead, leaving their surviving son to uncover the truth about their final days.

“They found the bodies on a Tuesday.” So begins this twisty and breathtaking novel that traces the fate of the Pine family, a thriller that will both leave you on the edge of your seat and move you to tears.

After a late night of partying, NYU student Matt Pine returns to his dorm room to devastating news: nearly his entire family—his mom, his dad, his little brother and sister—have been found dead from an apparent gas leak while vacationing in Mexico. The local police claim it was an accident, but the FBI and State Department seem far less certain—and they won’t tell Matt why.

The tragedy makes headlines everywhere because this isn’t the first time the Pine family has been thrust into the media spotlight. Matt’s older brother, Danny—currently serving a life sentence for the murder of his teenage girlfriend Charlotte—was the subject of a viral true crime documentary suggesting that Danny was wrongfully convicted. Though the country has rallied behind Danny, Matt holds a secret about his brother that he’s never told anyone: the night Charlotte was killed Matt saw something that makes him believe his brother is guilty of the crime.

When Matt returns to his small hometown to bury his parents and siblings, he’s faced with a hostile community that was villainized by the documentary, a frenzied media, and memories he’d hoped to leave behind forever. Now, as the deaths in Mexico appear increasingly suspicious and connected to Danny’s case, Matt must unearth the truth behind the crime that sent his brother to prison—putting his own life in peril—and forcing him to confront his every last fear.

Release Date: March 2nd 2021


I was unsure if I wanted to check out this upcoming mystery/thriller but after reading a free sample on Bookishfirst I decided to dive in!

The plot and the way unfolds was a original idea. It kept me hooked even when I managed to figure out the big reveal at the end. It felt like a fresh new thriller which is hard to pull off these days and for someone who has read 100s of them by now. This one feels like it would make an awesome miniseries or film. I will be checking out more from this author in the future!

The only aspect I struggled with was the constant changing of points of views. I liked some of the POVs while not enjoying other ones. I would have liked it more if it had less character povs.

I recommend checking out this March 2021 release when it comes out. It was a solid thriller!


4/5 Stars.


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