Matt Pine returns to his room at NYU to find out that his whole family had died in Mexico on vacation. The Mexican police insist it was a gas leak, but the FBI find this suspicious. This isn’t the first time the Pine family has been in the news; Matt’s older brother was found guilty for murdering his high school girlfriend many years ago, and there had been a recent documentary refuting the facts. Matt has to find the truth with the help of authorities. The novel switches from present to past and among different narrators to find the truth.
I really loved this book despite the tragic content. Alex Finley is wildly talented as an author. The book starts out quickly and never has much down time at all; it is very fast paced throughout. I never read any books by Alex Finley prior to Every Last Fear, so I didn’t have any expectations either way. I definitely was surprised at how great this book was. There were multiple points of view for each chapter and it alternates between the past and present.
Finley is a talented author with an intricate plot that kept the suspense up throughout with no down time.
I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great thriller!