I am delighted to be one of today’s stop on Chris Merritt’s blog tour for ‘Last Witness’ – what a book! Huge thanks to Bookouture for the blog tour invite and the ARC of the book. Here is my review:
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…
What does TWG think?
Oh my goodness, what a fantastic opening!!! I have to say that my timing for reading ‘Last Witness’ was unbelievably shocking as the way which Troy was found deceased, was very close to home on a personal level. It probably should have done, but it didn’t put me off continuing to read the book at all, in fact, it made me more intrigued about what was going to happen throughout the rest of the storyline.
‘Last Witness’ is such a heart in mouth, fast paced and chilling read which kept my jaw on the floor, and my bottom on the edge of my seat. I’m not even going to give my opinion on certain parts of the storyline, as I really do think that you should read this book with the least amount of information beforehand. Trust me, the shock factor is amplified big time.
Zac is such an extraordinarily complex character and to be honest, you can’t really blame him for that. If you have read the first book in the series, you would be able to understand more. However if you haven’t, don’t worry though as ‘Last Witness’ can be read very well as a standalone. Zac’s complexity is weirdly endearing, even though I don’t think that we would ever be able to fully understand his personality, even if the author wrote another ten books with him at the forefront of the storyline. That isn’t a bad thing by the way, at all!
‘Last Witness’ is definitely a read which will raise your heart rate, lower your oxygen levels, and make your skin crawl. Hell, I heard a noise outside and literally jumped off the bed!
Chris Merritt is an amazing author who creates such magnetic and well-rounded stories, paving the way for his readers to be able to lose themselves in and unknowingly become an extra in the book. I really enjoyed ‘Last Witness’ and I cannot wait to find out what happens in Zac’s life next time – what a corker of a book this is!
About the author.
Chris Merritt is a Clinical Psychologist and former diplomat based in London, who has been writing on psychology since 2010. In 2014 he decided to combine his Bring Her Back, his debut novel. He currently works on a mental health research project at King’s College London, and part-time as a psychologist in the NHS. When not working or writing, he loves climbing and basketball, and dreams of one day being able to work from home enough to own a whippet.
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