“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.
Told through multiple points-of-view and alternating between past and present, Alex Finlay’s Every Last Fear is not only a page-turning thriller, it’s also a poignant story about a family managing heartbreak and tragedy, and living through a fame they never wanted.
-Excerpt taken from Goodreads.
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(4.5 / 5) I loved this! It held my attention throughout without any sort of dip or lull. It was masterfully woven with deceit, intrigue, questions, heartache and more. This is how a thriller should be written!
Right off, we meet Matt who has lost 4 people in his family in a freak accident. We go back and forth through the past and present learning details from family members. Matt’s brother is in prison for murder but his father believes in his innocence. Are they connected?
It was a total whirlwind and I loved it all. It played on my emotions and kept me guessing. I did not guess the end and even if I had, there were more twists to the story that played into it perfectly.
I recommend this audio! The two narrators played perfectly off each other. They were high energy and sucked me into the story quickly. Their voices worked well together and I liked knowing who was being the protagonist at the time.
Content Summary: 20+ F words, attempted rape, attempted suicide, cyber bullying, infidelity (no details), talk of sexual abuse.
Thank you to Macmillan Audio for gifting me this ALC, I have found a new favorite author!
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