The Last Thing to Burn by Will Dean

5 Stars from me ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Outstanding! If I could give this book a standing ovation then that’s what I would be doing right now!

I was utterly utterly captivated throughout this whole story and have never wanted to shout at characters in a book quite so much in my life!

This simple tale essentially contained within three small rooms absolutely consumed my thoughts – I worried about ‘Jane’ when I wasn’t reading. (I’m pretty sure I felt slight anxiety for the days when I had this book on the go, so be warned!)

I don’t want to spoil the story for anyone so won’t say much more, other than that if you have a book lover in your life, as others have said – fans of Misery and Room – will LOVE this book.

Well, I say LOVE, but also they’ll hate it so bear that in mind… Can’t recommend it enough, brilliant!

Blurb: A dark and brilliant new standalone thriller from a rising star in the crime genre.

He is her husband. She is his captive.

Her husband calls her Jane. That is not her name.

She lives in a small farm cottage, surrounded by vast, open fields. Everywhere she looks, there is space. But she is trapped. No one knows how she got to the UK: no one knows she is there. Visitors rarely come to the farm; if they do, she is never seen.

Her husband records her every movement during the day. If he doesn’t like what he sees, she is punished.

For a long time, escape seemed impossible. But now, something has changed. She has a reason to live and a reason to fight. Now, she is watching him, and waiting…



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