November 26, 2020

Every Last Fear Review

Title: Every Last Fear
Author: Alex Finlay
Type: Thriller
Pages: 368
Rating: 2/5
Method Read: E-book

**Thank you NetGalley and Minotaur Books for an advanced readers copy in exchange for my honest review. Every Last Fear is out March 2 2021

Matt Pine finds out that his entire family was killed in apparent gas leak while on spring break in Mexico. This is not the first time that the Pine family has been in the spotlight. When Matt was a young teen his brother, Danny, was found guilty for killing is girlfriend. Danny has always claimed he was innocent. A true crime documentary had really opened the case back up in the public eye and it seems maybe the family was chasing clues when they went to Mexico. Matt must unlock the secrets to what really happened to his family and solve the mystery of what really happened to Charlotte.

I am going to be brutally honest here and say that I did not really enjoy this thriller which is a huge bummer because I have seen a lot of buzz surrounding it in the bookstagram community. There was a lot of plots going on at once and took a long time for everything to come together. There were some parts that didn’t fit with the story that just seemed like filler to make the story longer. For example, when there was a random tornado warning in the middle of Matt’s families funeral. The story is told in multiple points of view and two different times lines which I usually love. Unfortunately it just made the story kind of confusing at times. The true crime documentary that was added to the end of some chapters was great idea but it just didn’t fit overall. I have seen other authors do this and when its done well it really pulls the reader in. The story was pretty predictable too, I figured out the ending about halfway though. Lastly, there was some pretty bad Mexican stereotypes overall. I am bummed to give this such a poor review because I was really excited to read it.