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The Last Thing to Burn: Longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger and shortlisted for the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year

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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.

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I have not read anything by this Author before, although I have heard about him in the past. I will for sure read more of his work in the future. This is an awesome read. I love the writing that lulled me in deeper. It’s a poignant story, outlining the best and worst in the world. And here my friends is where I leave you.My only complaint about the book, truly, is that Jane’s foot has too much airtime. We NEVER stop hearing about it, we never stop seeing this right-angle atrocity. I realize the author is going for authenticity—Jane’s foot pain is forever in her mind—but it’s overkill. We get it, her foot is screwed up, bad; you don’t have to hit us over the head with it. I found it really hard to read about, over and over, popping up in every chapter. Will my foot start hurting in sympathy? I thought maybe so, the description is so strong and relentless. (Hm…have I gone all overkill on The Foot, too?)

The Last Thing to Burn: Longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger The Last Thing to Burn: Longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger

Technology Regulator warns Eir against ‘one off charges’ for customers as it winds down nationwide copper phone network 15:58 I won’t go into too much of what happens but let’s just say two things occur that make Thanh Dao realise she needs a plan to get away from Lenn, one that will work this time. The book opens with Jane (Thanh Dao) trying to escape. We learn however that years earlier her captor Leonard (Lenn) shattered her ankle so her mobility is limited. And she’s addicted to pain meds (the type given to horses rather than humans) as a result.Overall, this is a terrifying and disturbing book that will definitely stay with me for a long time. ABOUT 'THE LAST THING TO BURN': On an isolated farm in the United Kingdom, a woman is trapped by the monster who kidnapped her seven years ago. When she discovers she is pregnant, she resolves to protect her child no matter the cost, and starts to meticulously plan her escape. But when another woman is brought into the fold on the farm, her plans go awry. Can she save herself, her child, and this innocent woman at the same time? Or is she doomed to spend the remainder of her life captive on this farm?

The Last Thing To Burn | Hachette UK The Last Thing To Burn | Hachette UK

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So yes, then we’re definitely in thriller territory here. The Last Thing to Burn is as dramatic and suspenseful as they come. But I still can’t shake the overall feeling that what I just read is literary fiction. The book is compelling. It is quite graphic in the sense of how brutal Lenn can be. I became emotionally involved in the plot and was rooting for Thanh Dao to find a way to get away from Lenn and find help. Thank you Nia, good we have convinced you to give it a read. It is a fab book so I hope you enjoy it too,

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