Hello hello and welcome or welcome back to my little bookish corner of the internet. Today I’m sharing my review of Last One To Die by author Cynthia Murphy. Cynthia was kind enough to join me for an interview just before the release of her second book, Win Lose Kill Die, at the beginning of January, and you can read that interview here.
Young, brunette women are being attacked in the city of London.
16-year-old, Irish-born Niamh has just arrived for the summer, and quickly discovers that the girls being attacked look frighteningly similar to her.
Determined to make it through her Drama Course, Niamh is placed at the Victorian Museum to put her drama skills to the test, and there she meets Tommy: he’s kind, fun, attentive, and really hot! . . . Nonetheless, there’s something eerie about the museum.
As the two strands of present-day serial attacker and sinister Victorian history start to collide, Niamh realises that things are not as they seem. Will she be next?
Niamh arrives in London feeling somewhere between excited and terrfied, and her nervous energy bounces off the pages. You can feel her heart pounding with the thrill of being away from her small town, ready to tackle the world through a drama course, and her excitment is infectious.
Of course, things don’t go to plan.
Within hours of arriving, a girl who Niamh had had a friendly exchange with is dead, and that’s just the start. Hoping to find some refuge from the horrible things, she throws all her energy into the course, and into the arms of a young, hot London man.
It’s a brilliant thriller. The power of the present day London wrapped up with a preserved Victorian location allow the reader to be completely transported into the city, and back in time. As Niamh loses herself into her work role, things continue to escalate around her, hitting closer and closer, keeping you on edge through every page.
I really didn’t see all the twists and turns coming, and I absolutely slept with the light on the night after I finished it! Are you prepared to be scared?
Thanks for stopping by today, and another big thank you to Cynthia for her time with the interview I shared up at the top of the page. My review of her latest book, Win Lose Kill Die will be coming up soon. Both books are out now.