He hides in the shadows, waiting for the perfect moment. Each kill is calculated, planned and executed like clockwork.
Struggling to balance her personal and professional life, young DS Becca Vincent has landed the biggest case of her career – and she knows that it will make or break her. But how can she identify one face in a sea of thousands? With the help of Police Super Recogniser Joe Russell, she strives to catch a glimpse of the elusive murderer, but he’s watching her every move.
Time is not on their side. The body count is rising, and the attacks are striking closer and closer to home. Can Becca and Joe uncover the connection between the murders before the killer strikes the last name from his list?
From the bestselling author of When You Disappeared and The Good Samaritan comes his most thrilling novel yet.
I was given an ARC copy of this book from the publishers Thomas and Mercer via Emma Welton Of Damppebbles Blog Tours. Thank you
This is the first book I’ve read by John Marrs and I’ll definitely read more books from this author.
I was really intrigued by the ‘super recogniser’ department in the story and Googled to find out more about this elite unit in the Metropolitan Police Force. It does exist and the character of Joe Russell, a super recogniser was put to good use in the storyline trying to spot the face of a killer amongst crowds of people. Looking through hours and hours of CCTV footage. This is a killer who appears to have no apparent motive for his crimes but has an overall twisted plan and a list of intended victims that is slowly revealed throughout the story.
DS Becca Vincent, one of the investigating officers in the team is the young mother of an adopted child with special needs who constantly juggles her time between home and work and work wins with the increasing severity of this case and the amount of hours she puts in trying to find this evil killer.
On top of his police work, Joe Russell also has an obsession and that is to find his missing sister who went missing several years ago. He revisits their childhood town over and over, scanning the crowd for his sister’s face. When this additional quest, on top of the work he does in his job threatens his health and an investigation can he live with the consequences.
Very tense and chilling throughout. The book is a real page turner.
I did not like the ending though one little bit and it totally took me by surprise! I probably wasn’t meant to though because it was a major twist.
Cleverly written and suspenseful.
About The Author
John Marrs is an author and former journalist based in London and Northamptonshire. He spent the past twenty-five years interviewing celebrities from the worlds of television, film and music for numerous national newspapers and magazines. Her Last Move is his fifth novel. Follow him at on Twitter @johnmarrs1, on Instagram @johnmarrs.author, on his website http://www.johnmarrsauthor.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/johnmarrsauthor.
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