This book starts with a bang. Matt Pine, an NYU student, finds out his whole family has been found dead in Mexico. His parents, his brother and sister – just gone. The police there say it was an accident but the FBI and State Department don’t think so.
Matt doesn’t know what to think. Once again his family is being thrown into the media spotlight. Matt’s older brother Danny is currently serving a life sentence for murdering his girlfriend and there had been a true crime documentary filmed that involved the family and others that had been involved in the case.
Upon returning to his parents hometown to bury them Matt finds the community less than welcoming. Many are angry over the documentary and the backlash. As well as dealing with the media Matt is trying to find out what really happened to his family and as he uncovers more he finds that his own life is in danger.
Every Last Fear was a good read for me – yes I actually read a book instead of listening to one! There’s a lot going on and it leaves you flipping those pages ever faster to get to the end and the answers. I’m looking forward to Alex Finlay’s newest novel, The Night Shift, which releases on March 1, 2022.