I’d heard so many glowing reviews for The Last Thing to Burn by Will Dean, so I couldn’t wait to crack this one open!
Set on an isolated farm in the U.K., The Last Thing to Burn is a tense suspense story with hints of Room and Misery – but with a unique twist all its own.
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The Last Thing to Burn by Will Dean: My Thoughts
This book is incredible, harrowing, and cinematically written so it feels like everything’s unfolding around you. I just couldn’t stop reading. Honestly, it’s a miracle I didn’t burn my dinner!
When they say this book has a claustrophobic atmosphere: they really mean it. Every disturbing detail felt purposeful and tied the story together – down the food that was eaten, “Jane”‘s meager possessions, and everything in between.
I hear they’re making a movie based on this book, and I have no doubt it has huge potential to be a hit. I, for one, will be first in line to watch it!
Be aware this is a dark book. I’d recommend looking up the trigger warnings if you’re not sure about it. But for me, it was so worth reading. Definitely one of the best books of the year so far!
Rating: 5 (out of 5) stars
Release date: April 20th, 2021
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