Her Last Move by John Marrs Amazon Publishing
She’s chasing a killer. He’s watching her every move.
He hides in the shadows, waiting for the perfect moment. Each kill is calculated, planned and executed like clockwork.
Struggling to balance her personal and professional life, young DS Becca Vincent has landed the biggest case of her career—and she knows that it will make or break her. But she can’t catch the culprit alone. Together with facial recognition expert Joe Russell, she strives to get a lead on the elusive murderer, who is always one step ahead of them
Time is not on their side. The body count is rising, and the attacks are striking closer and closer to home. Can Becca and Joe uncover the connection between the murders before the killer strikes the last name from his list?
There is nothing quite like a complex crime novel with a myriad of plot twists and turns to curl up with on a cool Autumn evening. Her Last Move had it all, an increasingly dangerous psychopath, a detective constable torn between being the best detective she could be and a Mum and, a detective with a difference, a super recogniser who could memorise faces.
They each had a past, a secret, one they wanted to remain hidden, but as we all know a good crime novelist doesn’t allow secrets to be buried for long, and Marrs really did put me through the proverbial mill as he told their stories.
I loved that each of the characters were so different, particularly Joe and Becca. Becca, had two distinct sides, that of a police officer desperate to make her mark as a detective, and that of a mother attempting to balance the two roles. She had masses of determination and tenacity and if at first she appeared dismissive of Joe and his talents she soon learnt to appreciate his skills as the investigation evolved.
Joe, was just lovely, a man who you knew would be loyal, who you could trust, a man who battled his own demons, yet immersed himself in the investigation to the detriment of his own health.
As for the killer, he was evil personified, a man who you hated more and more as you read, even if his motives had a tinge of human emotion attached to them. His quest for revenge, was one of torture and violence and definitely not for the faint hearted, yet you had to admire his inventiveness and thorough planning and preparation!
Marr’s didn’t let the reader rest as the stakes were raised for all those involved and, you wondered just how Becca and Joe would finally snag their prey.
Their pasts slowly tumbled out and this only made me like Joe and Becca even more and I was hoping that they would be triumphant in their quest to catch the killer.
We all know that the course of a good thriller never runs as we would like or predict and Marrs excelled on the surprise front, throwing in a few curve balls that took me completely by surprise.
There was fantastic tension and drama throughout, the pace unrelenting, the descriptive narrative, almost too much too bear at one point, as you kept your fingers crossed for a happy ending. He definitely had me on the edge of my seat at times, an element that I love in a good thriller.
It was a thriller with a palpable air of menace, of evil, but also a reminder of the capacity us humans have for hurting others and how it can affect our futures.
It couldn’t be more different from Marr’s previous novel, The One, showcasing his wonderful ability to be more than a one genre author. Roll on the next novel!!
I would like to thank Amazon Publishing for a copy of Her Last Move to read and review and to Emma Welton at Damp Pebbles Tours for inviting My Bookish Blogspot to participate in the blogtour.
About the author
John Marrs is the author of #1 bestsellers The One (soon to be made into a film with Urban Myth Films), The Good Samaritan (shortlisted for the Dead Good Reader Awards 2018), When You Disappeared, and Welcome to Wherever You Are. After working as a journalist for 25-years interviewing celebrities from the world of television, film and music for national newspapers and magazines, he is now a full-time writer.
Her Last Move is dedicated to John’s late father, Charlie, who was a police officer for 25 years.
Follow him on Twitter @johnmarrs1 Facebook: @johnmarrsauthor Instagram: @johnmarrs.author website: johnmarrsauthor.co.uk
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/John-Marrs/e/B00F1CRG9U/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1