SYNOPSIS BY HQ DIGITAL
She thought she was free of the past. She was wrong. Six years ago Isla was the only victim to walk free from Carl Jeffery’s vicious murder spree. Now, Isla vows to live her life to the fullest and from the outside it appears perfect.
Determined to finish her book Isla plans her final trip to Sweden, but after returning from Canada and meeting a man she never thought she would, her life begins to derail. Suddenly Isla is plagued by memories of the man who tried to murder her, and the threat that he could be back causes her to question everything, and everyone around her.
It’s blog tour time with HQ Digital! Today it’s a review of the psychological thriller Her Last Lie by Amanda Brittany.
This is a very good book and I absolutely like the way it’s written, as that’s what makes the ending so good. However, before you get there the pace can at times be a bit slower than I normally like for thriller. But OH MY! Part two of the book makes it all worth it for sure.
When all the pieces finally fit together and it all clicks in your brain, it’s such a brilliant moment. There are moments when you think you’ve finally got it, but then something else happens and you start doubting yourself. It’s beautifully done and after a while the paranoia starts creeping into real life.
Isla is not a very likeable character, but there is a reason for this. However, her boyfriend Jack is the sweetest thing in the world! A precious cinnamon roll that needs protecting from this world, and I hate what Isla puts him through. #JackDeservedBetter
I do have one concern about a character. Isla’s niece Abigail, is mentioned as having Asperger’s Syndrome. I feel that this is a bit of a token character, that the only reason she’s there is to show us how much Isla’s sister Millie struggles in life. How unlucky she is for not only having an asshole of an absent husband but also a child with Asperger’s. I feel that the niece could have been written just as a struggling kid and the message would still come across the same. As much as we need more characters in the Autism spectrum, we also need them to be there for a good reason. They can’t only be there to show us how much of a burden it is to raise one. There is a need for better representation.
Apart from that, I truly enjoyed this book. It’s a different take on how to write a thriller, one that keeps the mystery going. You will also leave with a desire to travel, or maybe not so much in case a serial killer is looking for their next prey.
If you like thrillers that keep you second-guessing, to the point that you can’t stop turning pages as you need to know why, who and how, then this is the book for you.
To top it all off all author royalties from the book go to Cancer Research. One more reason to go get it!
You can get Her Last Lie here.
Thanks HQ Digital for sending me a lovely e-copy of Her Last Lie in exchange for my honest review.