Every Last Fear

Every Last Fear

eBook - 2021
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"This debut is gripping from the first bone-chilling line until the final page."— Newsweek One of the Most Anticipated Books of 2021: Newsweek Goodreads BuzzFeed PopSugar BookBub Bibliofile Mystery and Suspense A LibraryReads Selection — A Top Book Voted by Librarians for March 2021 An Indie Next Pick — A Top Book Voted by Independent Bookstores for March 2021 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 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.
Publisher: [S.I.] : St. Martin's Publishing Group, 2021.
ISBN: 9781250268839
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Katie_Dublin
Apr 12, 2021

Loved it! Great plot, full of suspense, and shocking twists that'll keep you guessing!

DCLadults Mar 12, 2021

A New & Noteworthy fiction staff pick 2021. This debut will hook you from the start. A college student comes home from a night of partying to learn his entire family has died while on a vacation in Mexico. Is it an apparent gas leak? Or is it tied to another tragedy in the family's past?

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darladoodles
Feb 16, 2021

"They found their bodies on a Tuesday."

I read that line and I was hooked. This is such a fantastic read! What has happened to the Pine family? Big brother Danny is locked up for murder. Was he framed? Wrongfully accused? Matt is trying to keep his distance as an NYU student -- then he finds out the rest of his family is dead. In Mexico. Why were they there? Sarah Keller of the FBI gets to deliver the bad news to Matt. From the present we get her perspective, Matt's, and occasionally Danny's. From 'Before' we get to view the events leading up to and including the Mexico trip through the eyes of Evan (Dad), Olivia (Mom), and Maggie (sister). The family dynamics made me feel like weeping at times. This is no cold-blooded thriller. You will feel for these characters. As a lovely bonus, Manhattanhenge is featured. Read the book to find out how it fits in. Highly recommended! I don't know exactly who you are Alex Finlay, but I am definitely a fan.

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