EXCERPT: I didn’t know people had so much blood inside them.
Hidden in the pantry, I watch through narrow slats, holding my breath. I’m so scared, I can’t move – not even a millimeter. I don’t think anyone has seen me, but I can see them. I saw what they did.
ABOUT THIS BOOK: What if you made one mistake and it came back to kill you?
Detective Zac Boateng’s old friend, Troy McEwen, is found dead in his home. The official verdict is suicide. But Boateng believes it was murder. And he thinks he might be next on the killer’s list.
If Troy didn’t take his own life, then who did? As he investigates, Boateng discovers a link to an incident from decades earlier. Mistakes were made that day. Lives were lost and secrets kept. Until now…
As more people who were there on that fateful day are found dead, Boateng knows that the killer is closing in on him…
MY THOUGHTS: I enjoyed meeting up with Zac Boateng, his team and family again. And while I didn’t quite like Last Witness as much as Bring Her Back, it was still a fast paced and thrilling read.
The author strikes a good balance between the structure of a police procedural and the development of the characters, both in their professional and personal lives. An effective trail is laid, hinting at something sinister in Boateng’s past. Something he shared with a fellow officer who has just been found dead. Something bad enough that, if revealed, could end his career. Merritt creates a suspenseful setting with no shortage of possible suspects. I didn’t know who to trust. And I am sure that we have not seen the last of some of the characters introduced here. . .
Another thing I like about this series is that the main characters are mostly ‘normal’ people. Yes they have pasts, and not always squeaky clean ones, but mostly they are well adjusted and lead relatively regular lives.
Although this is the second book in a series, it is perfectly able to be read as a stand-alone. But believe me, you will be missing out on a great read if you bypass Bring Her Back.
Thank you to Bookouture via Netgalley for providing a digital ARC of Last Witness by Chris Merritt for review. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions.
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