Publication Date: 07/01/2021 ISBN: 9781529307054 Category:

The Last Thing to Burn

Will Dean

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: 07/01/2021 ISBN: 9781529307054 Category:
Hardback

£12.99

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‘Outstanding. The best thriller in years’ MARTINA COLE
‘One of the best thrillers I have read in years’ THE OBSERVER
‘I couldn’t put it down. A visceral nightmare of a book with one of the most evil villains I’ve come across in a long time. Powerful writing’ STEVE CAVANAGH
‘Short, sharp shocker’ THE TIMES
‘an early contender for one of the best books of the year’ S MAGAZINE

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 . . .

‘A true nail-biter’ THE GUARDIAN
‘Ratchets up the tension to the point where I had to check my pulse’ LIZ NUGENT
‘Heart-stoppingly suspenseful, a masterclass in tension’ ERIN KELLY
‘An unbearably tense read, with incredible writing’ RAGNAR JONASSON
‘I could not stop reading this! Brilliantly done’ DENISE MINA
‘Sensational. Claustrophobic, compulsive, and almost unbearably tense it’s a heart-in-mouth read that’s packed with suspense. Readers will be saying ‘just one more page’ all the way from the gripping beginning to the heart-stopping end’ C.L. TAYLOR
‘Seriously nail-biting stuff! I raced through it, my heart in my mouth’ EMMA CURTIS
‘Tremendously powerful and fantastically written, heart-stopping from page one. Expect to see it on all the award lists’ SARAH HILARY

Publisher Review

It was a thoroughly gripping, brilliantly uncomfortable read with terrible ticking-clock moments that had my whole body tense and straining for a glimpse of him on that driveway. The bleak landscape, the colourful back story and the excellent characterisation all made for a very satisfying read. LOVED IT * C. D. Major * A superbly taut novel . . . utterly brilliant * Stuart Turton * I couldn't put it down. A visceral nightmare of a book with one of the most evil villains I've come across in a long time. Powerful writing * Steve Cavanagh * Sublime. An atmospheric, deliciously tense thriller. I thought my heart stopped a few times. I loved it * Irenosen Okojie * I truly was gripped by this book . . . I think it's up there with the best crime/thriller novels I've read * Catherine Ryan Howard * Chilling and compelling * Lucy Atkins * Very highly recommended * Mark Edwards * Such a brilliantly executed, tense, taut thriller * Imran Mahmood * Blown away - this is going to be HUGE * Lucy Dawson * Tense, emotional and highly recommended * Susi Holliday * A heart-pounding read that is impossible to put down. Sinister, creepy and superbly written * Dani Atkins * Superb * Mel Sherratt * Completely absorbing and important and brilliantly written * Fiona Mitchell * Beautiful writing, wonderful characterisation and gripping plot * Rowan Coleman * Incredible! * Miranda Dickinson * This book . . . Devastating, taut, horrifying but also such strength . . . it's going to stay with me for a long time * Laura Van Rensburg * I'm in awe. What a magnificent achievement. Gripping, heart-breaking, transcendent. It's bound to be a huge hit - and an award winner * Paul Burston * Tremendously powerful and fantastically written, heart-stopping from page one. Expect to see it on all the award lists * Sarah Hilary * Seriously nail-biting stuff! I raced through it, my heart was in my mouth * Emma Curtis * Sensational. Claustrophobic, compulsive, and almost unbearably tense it's a heart-in-mouth read that's packed with suspense. Readers will be saying 'just one more page' all the way from the gripping beginning to the heart-stopping end * C.L. Taylor * Brilliant * Elly Griffiths * A heart-racing exploration about human survival. An addictive and insightful thriller * Maxine Mei-Fung Chung * Heart-stoppingly suspenseful, a masterclass in tension * Erin Kelly * Ratchets up the tension to the point where I had to check my pulse * Liz Nugent * Misery meets Room ... a triumph * Marian Keyes * This is a brilliant, chilling depiction of life on the very edges of society. I read it in one sitting, and lived every second of the book with the characters. Compelling, horrifying and gripping, and written with such empathy and control, it's probably the best thing I will read this year * Jane Casey *

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