eARC Book Review: The Last by Hanna Jameson

The Last by Hanna Jameson


Format: Advance Digital Review Copy

Source: NetGalley

Publisher: Penguin Books (UK), Viking

Genres: General Fiction (Adult), Mystery, Thriller

Publication Date: 31sth January 2019

Synopsis/Blurb (taken from NetGalley):

“BREAKING: Nuclear weapon detonates over Washington

BREAKING: London hit, thousands feared dead.

BREAKING: Munich and Scotland hit. World leaders call for calm.

Jon Keller was on a trip to Switzerland when the world ended. More than anything he wishes he hadn’t ignored his wife Nadia’s last message. Twenty people remain in Jon’s hotel. Far from the nearest city, they wait, they survive.

Then one day, the body of a girl is found. It’s clear she has been murdered. Which means that someone in the hotel is a killer… As paranoia descends, Jon decides to investigate.

But how far is he willing to go in pursuit of justice? And what happens if the killer doesn’t want to be found?”

My Thoughts & Review

Having heard lots about this book over different social media platforms I really wanted to read it. I was lucky enough to find it a copy on NetGalley.

This book is a post apocalyptic murder mystery written in the form of a day to day journal. The events that unfold after the Nuclear attack are written by one of the characters Jon. I really liked how this book was written, it made a nice change from the usual writing styles.

I found this book to be an unsettling but a very plausible storyline to read. It made me wonder how humanity could really survive if something like this happend in real life and would we behave in the same way as the charters in this book?

The book was a little slow to get going, but once it gets going you’ll be gripped. I just wanted to keep reading.

While reading I kept thinking of the T.V show The Walking Dead, I love that show. I thought it was very similar just minus the zombies. So if your a fan of The Walking Dead then I think you’ll enjoy this book too.

Highly recommend.

I would like to thank NetGally and Penguin Books (UK), Viking for my eARC in return for a honest and unbiased review.

My Rating



Have you read this book? What did you think of it? Share your thoughts in the comments and let’s get chatting.

Happy Reading Everyone!!!



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