My Thoughts On… Last Light by Helen Phifer
Today is my stop on the blog tour for Last Light and I am here today with a review of this brilliant book!
Author: Helen Phifer
Published: 16th November 2018
Source:: Review Copy from Netgalley
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Summary:Lucy watches the pathologist leave, then turns to the nameless victim on the table. ‘I promise I will catch whoever did this to you,’ she whispers.
In charge of a new team, Detective Lucy Harwin is called out to attend the discovery of a woman’s body in an abandoned, crumbling church, and is quickly plunged into a case that will test her leadership skills to the limit.
With no leads except the crudely-fashioned crucifix the victim was displayed on, Lucy is at a complete loss. That is, until another body turns up: an elderly woman who devoted her life to the church.
Faced with a killer stalking the streets of her small coastal town, while also throwing herself into work to forget the love of her life, Lucy’s first case is turning into a nightmare.
Linking the killer to the church where her own teenage daughter volunteers, it seems the threat is quickly drawing closer to Lucy and those she loves. Can she catch this monster and prevent a tragedy that will tear her world apart?
An addictive and unputdownable crime thriller that will hook fans of Patricia Gibney, LJ Ross and Angela Marsons from the very first page.
The first thing I will say is that it is not necessary to read the first few books in this series to enjoy this title as I didn’t! The second thing I will say is that this book will hook you in very early on and keep you gripping on to it until the very end. The book starts with a gruesome discovery of a woman in a church and continues along the path of trying to work out who could possibly do such a thing. It’s addictive, fast-paced and interesting as different POVs intersect and collide throughout. It is everything I love about reading detective novels and I know that I’ll be reading the first two novels now too!
One of the things I rather enjoyed about this book was the multiple POVs. This was really well plotted out as it had you guessing about who the murderer is from the get go, as well as trying to work out who was the POV of the past – as it’s left quite anonymous! I enjoyed trying to work out who I thought had done the crimes and how they all tied together but mostly I really liked the characters that we met. They were all strong, interesting characters that worked and just gelled really well together. I am definitely attached enough to want to read more books with Detective Lucy Harwin in.
Overall the book was an entertaining one that had my curiousity piqued from early on. I found myself speeding through the book to try and work out who the villain was and what their true motives were. I was enraptured by the novel and thought it was a great way to spend my spare time. I will warn you though, it was fairly graphic in some instances so if you’re not a fan of graphic descriptions, you may want to go in prepared to skip those bits! But, if you’re a fan of good detective novels, make sure you give this book a read.
About the Author
Helen has always loved writing and reading. Her love of horror films and novels is legendary. Helen adores reading books which make the hair on the back of her neck stand on end. Unable to find enough scary stories to read she decided to write her own.