Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay

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Title: Every Last Fear Author: Alex Finlay Genre: Mystery & Thrillers Format: Kindle No. of Pages: 363 Date of Publication: March 2, 2021 Description:  In one of the year’s most anticipated debut psychological thrillers, a family made infamous by a true crime documentary is found dead, leaving their surviving son to uncover the truth about their final days. “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

The Lost Village by Camilla Sten


Title:
The Lost Village
Author: Camilla Sten
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Format: Kindle
No. of Pages: 336
Date of Publication: March 23, 2021




Description: The Blair Witch Project meets Midsommar in this brilliantly disturbing thriller from Camilla Sten, an electrifying new voice in suspense.

Documentary filmmaker Alice Lindstedt has been obsessed with the vanishing residents of the old mining town, dubbed “The Lost Village,” since she was a little girl. In 1959, her grandmother’s entire family disappeared in this mysterious tragedy, and ever since, the unanswered questions surrounding the only two people who were left—a woman stoned to death in the town center and an abandoned newborn—have plagued her. She’s gathered a small crew of friends in the remote village to make a film about what really happened.

But there will be no turning back.

Not long after they’ve set up camp, mysterious things begin to happen. Equipment is destroyed. People go missing. As doubt breeds fear and their very minds begin to crack, one thing becomes startlingly clear to Alice:

They are not alone.

They’re looking for the truth…
But what if it finds them first?

My Thoughts: I kept hearing about this book and decided to go for it. I wasn't a huge fan of it jumping back and forth between past and present as I found it confusing at times.

The story itself was interesting. I really liked the idea of an abandoned town where almost everyone disappeared and no one knows why. The premise of this mystery was what caught my attention.

I was disappointed by the ending and also by how some of the events unfolded.

Rating: 2 out of 5 because it kept my interest until the very end and I didn't really like how all the events unfolded as the story progressed.

About the Author: CAMILLA STEN has been writing stories since she was a young girl and is famously one of the most important sounding boards for her crime-writing mother, Viveca Sten. In 2019, she stepped out of her mother’s shadow and published the now internationally acclaimed, hair-raising novel "The Lost Village." Rights for "The Lost Village" have been sold to seventeen territories around the world including film and TV. The book was one of seven shortlisted for the best translated crime award on ThrillZone.nl and was on the Polish Goodreads shortlist for The 2019 Best Book Award in the horror category. An ever prolific author, Camilla is already working on her next psychologically intense suspense novel, all while travelling the world and putting the finishing touches on the first part of her dark and atmospheric YA series. 

Many thanks to Minotaur Books and Netgalley for this review copy. This is my honest opinion.

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