Have you read The last thing to burn – if not, why? Check out my #bookreview @willrdean

Title – The last thing to burn
Author – Will Dean
Pages – 256
Publisher – Emily Bestler Books
Publication Date – 7.1.2021

A woman being held captive is willing to risk everything to save herself, her unborn child, and her captors latest victim in this claustrophobic thriller in the tradition of misery and room.

On an isolated farm in the United Kingdom, a woman is trapped by the monster who kidnapped her seven years ago. When she discovers she is pregnant, she resolves to protect her child no matter the cost, and starts to meticulously plan her escape.

But when another woman is brought into the fold on the farm, her plans go awry.

Can she save herself, her child, and this innocent woman at the same time? Or is she doomed to spend the remainder of her life captive on this farm?

On the lead up to publication day my Twitter feed was filled with good praises for this book, so obviously I just had to buy it and I honestly suggest you do too.

This book was fantastic, with an amazing plot, fantastic characters and some incredible writing – it was like reading a diary of the kidnapped girl.

‘I’m not going back.’ – the first line was all it took to reel me in. I just had to know more, the deeper into the book I became the more enthralled I was. Now, although this book had a fast pace throughout, by the time I was three quarters of the way through I could seriously not read quick enough. The pace was intensified to quicker than my eyes could read, with plenty of twists and turns along the pages.

Each of the characters in this book were vibrant and life-like, all but one of them were likeable and relatable. However, that being said, although there was one monster in the book, a hideous cretin of a man – he had a softer side albeit not show often it was there and i did find myself having the smallest of soft spots for that side.

Needless to say you will nit be disappointed reading this book and if I could give it more than 5 stars I certainly would.


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