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Review of the Last Murder at the End of the World by Stuart Turton

On an island in the middle of nowhere there lives a small community. They are the last of the living. One of their own has been murdered and every single members mind has been wiped of the events from the night before. They are the final hope. If they are unable to unravel the mystery behind the murder and find the killer, it won't just be their home that they lose, it will mean the end of the world.

This is my first Stuart Turton mystery. I have the 7 1/2 deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle but when I went to listen to the audiobook, I realized it would require my full attention and needed to be read physically, and I just haven't gotten back to it yet. That's about to change.

The Last Murder at the End of the World is filled with a cast of unlikeable characters, and then there is Emory. Emory is different from everyone else in her village, she asks questions, and for that she is ostracized and sneered at, even by her own father and daughter. I absolutely love Emory. We need more Emory's in the world who question the status quo, whose voice rises louder than all the acquiescence of the world. I am a huge lover of kick ass characters and Emory is all of that.

The beginning of this book lags. I understand that the world and plot need to be created for the reader (after all Rome wasn't built in a day), but I think that something is missing in the beginning to really make you care about what is happening to everyone. The only part that kept me going was whodunnit. I am so glad I kept reading though because every time I thought I knew what was happening Turton threw in a curveball that made me question everything I thought I knew from the start. At times I had all of the pieces of the puzzle, but with every bit of subterfuge performed, the picture just became foggier (lol). When everything is revealed there was a real AHA moment.

I absolutely enjoyed the ride the Last Murder at the End of the World took me on after about the first 100 pages. This is one I would recommend to the mystery lover. Those who think they always figure out the ending, this one is definitely for you. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from me. Click to order your own copy.

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