“They found their bodies on a Tuesday.” So begins Every Last Fear.
Matt Pine is a grad student at NYC. His older brother Danny is in prison, charged with murdering his girlfriend. The Pine family has been the subject of a wildly popular true-crime Netflix docu-series called “A Violent Nature” which explored the case and the possibility of Danny’s innocence including a theory that his confession was cohersed. And now the rest of Matt’s family is gone. His mother and father, Evan and Olivia, younger sister Maggie, and little brother Tommy were found deceased while on vacation in Mexico. Their deaths were quickly ruled an accident from a gas leak.
Was this truly a horrible accident or something much more sinister? And is Matt in danger? The FBI wants to know and brings in Special Agent Sarah Keller to investigate. The case is a priority for the Bureau as the President’s daughter is a fan of the series.
This fast-paced, riveting book is told in the past and present. We are taken back to Nebraska, where the crime Danny is accused of took place as well as the circumstances leading up to the Pine family deaths in Mexico. Matt agrees to help Agent Keller yet he doesn’t disclose why he has never supported his brother as the rest of the family did. We get to know each member of the Pine family and feel sadness for the lives lost. And we want to believe in Danny's innocence.
Every Last Fear is a highly satisfying mystery/thriller that will hold your interest to the very end. Any buzz you are sure to hear about this book is well-deserved!
Many thanks to NetGalley, Minotaur Books / St. Martin’s Press and author Alex Finlay for a chance to read this excellent page-turner in advance of its publication.
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Mystery / Psychological Thriller.
Publication date: March 2, 2021.
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