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Thursday, November 8, 2018

REVIEW: Her Last Move by John Marrs @johnmarrs1 @amazonpub #herlastmove #allthebookreviews

Her Last Move
by John Marrs

I'm a huge fan of John's - I've loved each of his books so thank you Mr. Marrs for reaching out and letting me review this book.... you are on a roll!  Continue below to see Jessica and I's thoughts.

Publisher:  Thomas & Mercer
Publish Date:  November 8, 2018
Kindle Edition
352 Pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller

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?
My Review:

This is my third Marrs book and ding ding ding, it's another winner!!  I love how intricately different each book was - The Good Samaritan, The One and now Her Last Move.  I will say that this one took me a little longer to connect with but when it did... BAM - I was hooked and that was IT - goodbye productivity!
Told in three different POVs, we get the views of Joe, Becca and Dominic.  Becca and Joe are working together to catch the serial killer that is Dominic who has been methodical and elusive.  Not only do we get to go on this journey with them but we also get a glimpse into their lives.  Each one having their own personal problems and demons to fight. Now... there was one part that surprised me.  John, you WENT THERE... and I loved it!  I don't want to delve into it as to not spoil anything for anyone but I do love it when a book surprises me...
I did feel for each of these characters. I can't imagine how hard being in their line of work is and how it can deeply affect their personal lives.  Balance is hard when you're basically married to your job.  Add a side of even more background and uff.. these poor guys. I even felt for Dominic and his psychotic ways - there's always a reason.  
Fun fact - Oscar made a cameo - that's the name of the author's dog!
Marrs has become an autobuy author for me and I look forward to everything he has coming our way.  I highly recommend any of the three books I've read of his so far and one day I'll get to the others that have already published.  
Jessica's Review:

This is my third book by John Marrs, and I guarantee you that it will not be my last! I have previously read THE GOOD SAMARITAN and THE ONE (both I had also done a partner read for #allthebookreviews) and I couldn't put them down. The originality of the stories and how intricately they're written are what stood out the most. That is no different in Marrs' newest release HER LAST MOVE.
As with most thrillers, we get multiple POV's throughout the book. I think that Marrs did an incredible job getting the readers to actually connect with all three of the main characters. We don't typically get to see through the eyes of both of the investigating officers in a serial killer thriller, but we are brought through the events in Becca and Joe's perspectives. Then we have Dominic, the killer they are desperately searching for. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love when we get a glimpse into the mind of the serial killers.

In comparison to his other two novels I've read, I felt like it took a little longer to get into this one, but once I did I couldn't stop! I never thought I'd say these words, but thank goodness for the freezing temperatures and snow because I was not going anywhere. Zero interruptions while binging this thriller.

If you've picked up any of Marrs' other books, then this is a no-brainer. If you're looking for a fast, absorbing thriller, then you need this on your TBR now. I will continue to pick up whatever John Marrs releases and I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for his previous releases as well.

5/5 stars

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