About the Book: She’s chasing a killer. He’s watching her every move.
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 she can’t catch the culprit alone. Together with facial recognition expert Joe Russell, she strives to get a lead on the elusive murderer, who is always one step ahead of them.
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?
My Review: I’m going to be honest here as I think I am John Marrs’ #1 superfan and this particular book took me ages to get into. This is a complete change in genre and style for John – his previous books have been quirky, original psychological thrillers with brilliant characters and unusual story-lines, but Her Last Move is a police based crime thriller which took me quite some time to connect with.
Once I had accepted that this book didn’t have the usual Marrs hint of quirkiness and concentrated on the main two police characters chasing a serial killer it became an easy read. Each character has quite a detailed background and at times their personal stories overshadowed the serial killer they were chasing. Having said that – the serial killer was a seriously disturbed and sick individual with obvious anger issues and reading his point of view made for very uncomfortable reading.
There is no doubt that John is a wonderful storyteller and has a very vivid and often disturbed imagination. His ability to create characters and weave an enjoyable and often shocking story together is evident in Her Last Move. If you are a fan of his previous books you won’t be disappointed.
About the Author: John Marrs is the author of The One, The Good Samaritan, When You Disappeared, and Welcome to Wherever You Are.
A freelance journalist based in London, England, he has spent the past twenty years interviewing celebrities from the world of television, film and music for national newspapers and magazines.
He has written for publications including the Guardian’s Guide and Guardian Online, Total Film, Huffington Post, Empire, Q, GT, the Independent, S Magazine and Company.