Every Last Fear, Alex Finlay

Every once in a while, I’m lucky enough to snag a new book at my local library before everyone lines up waiting for it. Every Last Fear is a book that is going to have a very long waitlist.

I love how the blurb sets you up, knowing this book is riddled with tragedy. It starts horrifically, and it’s incredibly unique in that. We spend our time reading, puzzling out through alternating timelines how we got to this place. It was because of that unique approach I shut off the real world and settled into this thriller that wouldn’t let me put it down.

From the multiple points of view to the alternating timelines, the characters become real. My heart broke for Matt, whose world crumbled around him and gave him little time to grieve. It had me eager to figure out what has really happened to this family that has had too much tragedy in such a short time. It’s a fantastic read. Now we wait to hear when this will become the next blockbuster.

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Every Last Fear is available on Amazon for $13.99.

About the book:
“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.

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