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I was all set to close the book cough on 2018 I had finished up the Peter Grant series in a very satisfactory way was finishing up a couple other books and was hoping to actually complete reviews for the books read all in the same year I now I now Foolish Then I saw Robert s review and the words apocalypse and mystery instantly jumped out You could not have tempted me with dark chocolate sea salt caramels And wouldn t you now it Last was just as satisfying a great mix of emotions and flavorsIt starts off uickly no building of suspense wonder 45 starsJon Keller is at the L Hotel Sixieme in Switzerland attending an academic conference when the bombs fall Nuclear war has broken out and highly populated cities the world over have been decimated Through early news alerts Jon learns hundreds of thousands of people have already been illedJon s wife and two children are home in San Francisco but he can t really worry about them now he needs to focus on eeping himself alive if he ever wants to find out their fates Jon along with twenty other survivors hunker down in the relative safety of the hotel and that s truly where our story beginsA historian by trade Jon takes it upon himself to begin writing the account of the survivors and that is how the narrative is told For me this worked so well I loved the feel of it and how we were able to learn not just what was going on currently but also a bit of the survivor s back stories as well as some of the history of the hotel i Hanna Jameson s dystopian apocalyptic mystery novel embodies our worst fears and nightmares with the current US political situation It begins with the shocking details of nuclear war with weapons exploding in cities around the world including Washington Munich London and Scotland This is a story of the impact and terrifying repercussions that follow for the survivors and a locked room murder mystery set in a remote and isolated hotel in Switzerland American historian Jon Keller is in a troubled marriage with Nadia that is heading towards separation and has two daughters Jon has travelled to Switzerland for a convention when the news breaks about the disturbing global events taking place with many people leaving for the airport and rail stations However their journeys are pointless as transport links comes to a standstill and there is a communications blackout with no internet access Amidst the panic fear paranoia madness and mayhem 20 strangers are left in the big hotel a diverse mix of guests and staff including the man with leadership ualities Dylan the hotel manager Aussie barman Nathan a medical doctor and an American history student that Jon finds himself getting close to Water problems lead to the discovery of the body of a young woman in the water tank Plagued by guilt for ignoring Nadia s last message Jon finds salvation in investing his energies in investigating the murder despite others showing little interest They feel there are greater concerns that face them with the collapse of the world as they Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays know it Jon documents what is happening recording his experiences and events in his journal Tensions conflict and suspicions of each other rise to unbearable levels between the survivors as supplies run low The survivors are alsoeen to ensure that their secrets do not emergeThis is an astonishingly thought provoking novel that provides opportunities to reflect on what might be a real possibility in our contemporary world Jameson s depiction of a strife ridden group of survivors feels desperately authentic particularly as we are presented with aspects of the worst of humanity In this bleak and unsettling read the author provides a philosophical and human exploration of life and death with ethical and moral dilemmas in a post apocalyptic scenario With sincere hopes that the outlined nightmare in this novel never come to pass I found the focus on a group of survivors fascinating and horrifying as they turn on each other whilst the murder mystery elements are suspenseful and gripping A book guaranteed to make You Think Many Thanks To think Many thanks to UK for an ARC This was a really unsettling read especially because it felt so plausible based on current events That said it was also a gripping fast paced dystopian thriller with a side dish of murder mystery I don t want to say too much about this one yet but I m really excited to see what other people think of The Last as they readreview it While the plots are different it gave me similar vibes to The Last One another post apocalypticdystopian that I adored I think fans of that book will love this as well More to come as I think on it I received a review copy via the publisher A realistic type of dystopian novel chilling intriguing and altogether believable Set in a Swiss forest in an isolated hotel Jon a historian attending a conference is caught up when the world goes BOOM Nuclear war has broken out most of the world s major cities are lost communication is scratchy and transport non existent Jon takes it on himself to record what has happened from his point of view and we are reading his journalThe fear the hardships a sense of grieving are all well recorded Not Are All Guys Assholes?: More Than 1,000 Guys in 10 Cities Reveal Why They're Not, Why They Sometimes Act Like They Are, and How Understanding Their ... Will Solve Your Guy Drama Once and For All knowing whether his loved ones have survived never mind if he will see them again really starts to hit home for Jon And with winter coming on food scarce plus the real possibility of radiation poisoning the survivors start getting cabin fever and turning on themselves and each other And in the background at all times is the thought of the murdered girl found in the water tank and which of them put her thereI did really enjoy this book the isolation and fear come over well Notnowing What Is Happening In The is happening in the if you are all alone with a small pocket of people or if others are around would be terrifying The dog eat dog world as we now it is magnified and intense Yet the promise of small treats like listening to a song or eating chocolate is an uplifting and joyous occasion It brings the world we take for granted into a clear perspective Recommended 375 Stars rounded upLet s talk about HEART PALPITATIONS The ones that feel like they are going to BURST right out of your chest almost like the Alien from that movie with Ripley upon starting The Last. For fans of high concept thrillers such as Annihilation and The Girl with All the Gifts this breathtaking dystopian psychological thriller follows an American academic stranded at a Swiss hotel as the world descends into nuclear war along with twenty other survivors who becomes obsessed with identifying a murderer in their midst after the body of a young girl is discovered in one of the hotel’s water tanksJon thought he had all the time in the world to respond to his wife’s text message I miss you so much I feel bad about how we left it Love you But

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By Hanna Jameson and seeing the words Nuclear Bomb and Nuclear Apocalypse well my heart started beating so hard I felt like it was going to explode Those are not words I want to see in my lifetime Thankfully this novel is fictional That said what started out as a dystopian novel about an apocalypse uickly became something else entirely A mystery about a murdered young girl whose body is found in a tank Surprise surprise Jon is an American at a Conference at the L Hotel Sixieme in Switzerland when DC and the rest of the world is attacked Jon loses the ability to contact his wife Nadia and their two children Marion and Ruth His days are spent chronicling what happens then they find her The little girl and he begins hunting for answers Can he trust those he s with And let s not forget that he s in the middle of an Apocalypse Oh yeah that The Last begs so many uestions How does one survive an apocalypse Is this the end What would you do Run Kill or be illed This was a buddy read with Kaceey and we went back and forth asking a lot of uestions note for the record Conquering Your Quarterlife Crisis: Advice from Twentysomethings Who Have Been There and Survived killing never came up it was like escaping the hotel to look for a bookstore or library note searching for the murdered girl never came up either lol This was an intriguing end of the world scenario with some tabasco sauce thrown in that had us uestioning and wondering The writing was topnotch I look forward to seeing watch Hanna Jameson comes up with next Thank you to NetGalley David Brown at Atria Books and to Hanna Jameson for a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for an honest reviewPublished on Goodreads on 32419Will be published on and Twitter on 4919 Jon Keller has travelled from his home in the US and is staying in an isolated hotel set amongst the lush green forests of Switzerland whilst attending a work conference His morning begins as normal in the hotel s dining room until news starts to filter in from around the world of nuclear attacks on major cities indeed the whole of Scotland appears to have been obliterated As expected people start to panic with many abandoning the hotel and heading for the nearest airport and railway stations however travel and life in general will never be the same again for those who survive these attacks and the uest to reach airports or other forms of transportation is futileInitially the first thing to be lost is communication notably the internet so after initial news reports there is no information for uite some timeThe story follows Jon s attempts to describe what happens to the twenty hotel guests who decided to stay Switzerland appears to have escaped direct attacks but unless they leave the hotel they ll never Mexican Hooker know to what extent they re safe or not He documents the daily events in the wake of the nuclear apocalypse together with his investigation into the murder of a young girl who was discovered in the hotel s water tanksThis was an intriguing scenario and the author s idea to isolate the hotel s survivors from the chaos and devastation elsewhere served her well up to a point as it created some tension within the claustrophobic confines of the hotel and forest There s something uite unnerving about a large hotel being relatively empty spooky to say the least and there had already been talk of the hotel being haunted but for me there was some relief when eventually using one of the few cars left at the hotel some of them decide to venture to the nearest town in search of food I personally was longing tonow whether there were any survivors and if so how this would affect the dynamics of their situation Jon was a somewhat unreliable narrator and not particularly likeable either I did really enjoy the story in parts but felt frustrated by the ending and also by the fact that we were never informed of how the nuclear attacks came about who were the perpetrators and why It was however an accurate portrayal of how people would behave in a situation like this and was also a chilling reminder of how easily this this and was also a chilling reminder of how easily this event could become a reality Thank you to Netgalley and Penguin books UK Viking for my Arc in exchange for an honest unbiased review I ve stepped outside of my genre comfort zone with The Last and I m so glad that I took the chance it paid offThis is a dark deeply disturbing tale of one man s account of what he deems to be the end of the world due to nuclear war One that is extremely unsettling and anxiety inducing due to the fact that it is completely possible This one actually took me longer than normal to read I had to The League for the Suppression of Celery keep putting it down because Iept saying what if Jon is an American historian who finds himself at a secluded Swiss hotel for a writing conference when nuclear war breaks out This is his story told from his point of view as he tries to record everything that happens for documentation purposes From complete blackout of the internet and news to attempting to find food in order to survive you will find yourself uestioning what you would do if you were in the same shoes It is a story of survival mystery and trying to find hope in the bleakness of atrocity This is super cinematic in its storytelling I could absolutely see it being picked up as a film or series Netflix get on board here please A big thank you to my girl Chelsea for the invitation to read this book and to Atria for my advance copy This book will be available in April 201935 stars NOW AVAILABLEi was offered an e ARC of this book and encouraged to go in blind i read the synopsis obviously to make sure it was within my admittedly very broad reading tastes and from that i gathered that it was a locked room mystery with a twist a young girl s body is found on the premises of a swiss hotel that is still standing in the aftermath of a nuclear war that has destroyed most of the world leaving twenty people struggling to make sense of this altered global landscape and now also a murrrrderrrrrr the blurbs name dropped Stephen King Agatha Christie The Girl With All the Gifts Annihilation calling it nightmarish a dystopian psychological thriller haunting a combination that made me think this was going to be clue think this was going to be Clue Shining The Road and that s a big old ball of YES PLEASE for The Thirteen-Gun Salute karendo those blurbs accurately convey the tone and. S he’s waiting in the lobby of the L’Hotel Sixieme in Switzerland after an academic conference still mulling over how to respond to his wife he receives a string of horrifying push notifications Washington DC has been hit with a nuclear bomb then New York then London and finally Berlin That’s all henows before news outlets and social media goes black and before the clouds on the horizon turn orangeNow two months later there are twenty survivors holed up at the hotel a place already tainted by its strange history of suicides and murders Those who ,
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