A review | The Last by Hanna Jameson


What is it all about?

The Last is our favourite new crime/post-apocalyptic thriller. Set in and around L’Hotel Sixieme in Switzerland, the book explores the relationships, impacts and practicalities of nuclear holocaust on those who survive.

Jameson explores the effects of the Armageddon on a group of strangers thrown together in haunting and unfamiliar surroundings. It is a murder mystery laced with the chilling projection of life post-world-ending event, with the exploration of the complicated and confused personal relationships that the characters are forced to create and maintain.

If you, like us, have been a huge fan of the revival of Agatha Christie’s ‘whodunnit’s’ through excellent productions from the BBC and others over recent years, then you will love The Last. Chilling and fast-paced, the author manages to combine peril and realism which will keep you gripped throughout.

Our verdict

If you are looking for an entertaining crime book with a healthy dose of post-apocalyptic realism thrown in, The Last is for you.

Thrilling, dark and original, the book is a clever exploration of the not so unimaginable. Jameson has been described as achieving the lofty balance of  Stephen King meets Agatha Christie”, a summary which we couldn’t agree with more.

One certainly to pick-up for an Autumn’s afternoon, or a wet weekend.

Charley Child, Founder

 

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