Publication Day Book Review – ‘Her Last Move’ by John Marrs ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

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Happy Publication Day John Marrs and his book ‘Her Last Move’.  I read and reviewed this book in early August and it was my first ever real review and before I started my Bookstagram page or this blog.  I did think about changing it but as it was selected by the Publisher as a featured review I decided to leave it as it was.

Review:

This was my first read from NetGalley and I’d like to thank them, John Marrs and Thomas & Mercer sending me this book to read and review.

“He hides in the shadows, waiting for the perfect moment. Each kill is calculated, planned and executed like clockwork.” – from the synopsis.

There’s a man on a killing spree in London and DS Becca Vincent, a single parent struggling to make her mark in the Force, and DS Joe Russell, a ‘Super Recogniser’ who’s department is still seen as a joke, are hot on his trail. But he leaves no clues and there seems to be nothing connecting most of the victims and he kills each one differently. As the body count rises the pressure is on to find him before he can claim his next prey.

I love John Marrs’ books. Ever since reading ‘The One’ back in September last year I’ve been devouring his books. This one was no exception.

I was captivated from the Prologue and the tension throughout had me on the edge of my seat. I enjoyed reading the story from the different perspectives, especially as the killer seems to truly believe he’s righting the wrongs people have done to him and that his victims deserve their fate. He is calculating, cold and lacks any remorse for his actions, making him an unsettling character who was at times hard to stomach. The dynamic between Becca and Joe worked perfectly and added to the drama, particularly as we got closer to the end of the book.

The shocking twists and turns made for an emotional, heartbreaking, but thrilling read. John never fails to get you in his grip and take you on a journey you didn’t expect with his characters. As with his previous four books I loved everything about this fantastic psychological thriller.

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