Publication: 2nd March 2021 – Head of Zeus
Keep your family close, because your enemies are closer.
University student Matt Pine has just received devastating news. Nearly his entire family have
been found dead while holidaying in Mexico. The local police claim it was an accident, but the FBI
aren’t convinced – and they won’t tell Matt why.
The tragedy thrusts his family into the media spotlight again. Seven years ago, Matt’s older
brother, Danny, was sentenced to life in prison for murdering his teenage girlfriend. Danny has
always sworn he was innocent, and last year, a true crime documentary that claimed he was
wrongfully convicted went viral.
Now his family’s murder is overlapping with Danny’s case, Matt is determined to uncover the
truth behind the crime that sent his brother to prison. Even if it means putting his own life in
danger, and confronting his every last fear.
Happy Sunday everyone and welcome on my stop for the blog tour of Every Last Fear, the gripping new novel by Alex Finlay.
Seven years ago, eighteen-year-old Danny Pine was accused of killing his girlfriend Charlotte and he was sentenced to life in prison. His family always believed in his innocence, especially his father Evan and his younger sister Maggie, who spent the last seven years investigating the case on their own and chasing online tips, especially after a Netflix documentary put Danny’s case in the limelight.
Twenty-one-year-old Matt Pine doesn’t want anything to do with his brother Danny and his case and he is starting a new life in New York where he studies to become a filmmaker. When his family, his mother, his father, and his two younger siblings, are found dead during a holiday in Mexico, the local police considers it a freak accident caused by a gas leak, but when Matt arrives in Mexico to take their bodies back home, he realizes that maybe his family didn’t die by accident. In the meantime, FBI agent Sarah Keller also suspects foul play in the death of the Pine family and starts investigating. Did they discover something that may prove Danny’s innocence?
Every Last Fear is completely addictive. I read it in one sitting one night: I started reading it after dinner and, next thing I know, I finished it and it’s 2 am. The author knows how to keep the tension high and the readers on the edge of their seat. I don’t know how many times I thought: “I am going to finish this chapter and then I will stop reading”, and then something happened and I couldn’t put it down.
The story is told from the points of views of the members of the Pine family and FBI agent Sarah Keller. I really liked these characters because they felt very realistic and authentic. They are flawed and relatable and they have to face their problems and their mistakes. The Pine family has faced a lot during the years, including a lot of criticism and backlash in the small town in Nebraska where the homicide took place and that they were forced to leave. And yet, they never doubted Danny’s innocence and they are hopeful that they will be able to prove it. Sarah is a mother and wife who feels guilty for how much time her jobs take her away from her family. But she is also an excellent FBI agent who won’t stop until she finds out the truth.
I can’t find a single flaw in Every Last Fear: it is well-written and full of twists and surprises, it is an intriguing and engrossing page-turner that you can’t stop reading.
A huge thank you to Lauren and Head of Zeus for inviting me to join the blog tour and providing me with a proof of this amazing book.
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Alex Finlay lives in Washington, D.C. Born in the American South, Alex spent years traversing the
globe, from a tropical island in the Pacific to a small village in the UK to a remote region in the Far
East. But it was on a trip to Tulum, Mexico that Alex was inspired to write Every Last Fear .