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The Last Thing to Burn

Will Dean

3 Reviews

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Crime & mystery

A dark and brilliant new standalone thriller from a rising star in the crime genre.

'I lived every second with the characters. A masterpiece' JANE CASEY
'Misery meets Room ... a triumph' MARIAN KEYES
'Ratchets up the tension to the point where I had to check my pulse' LIZ NUGENT

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 ...

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Praise for Will Dean's storytelling:
'Loaded with atmosphere, brilliant on setting' Mark Billingham
'The best thriller I've read in ages' Marian Keyes
'Atmospheric, creepy and tense' C.J. Tudor
'Memorably atmospheric' Guardian
'Impressive' The Times
'Crackles along at a roaring pace' Observer

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Praise for The Last Thing to Burn

  • 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

  • Misery meets Room ... a triumph - Marian Keyes

  • Ratchets up the tension to the point where I had to check my pulse - Liz Nugent

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