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Blog Tour Review - The Only Way Out is Death by Varun Gwalani

 Blog Tour Review - The Only Way Out is Death by Varun Gwalani Twelve powerful people are kidnapped and imprisoned in an empty hotel. Each one of them has three choices: Live out the rest of their days peacefully in the hotel, Die by suicide so the rest of their companions can go free, Or murder one of their companions so they alone can go free. The Only Way Out is Death follows the story of these twelve people from the perspective of a young lawyer, Kiriaki, told as the events unfold. She has to forge messy alliances, navigate complex relationships and feuds, and, above all, try to stay alive. Meanwhile, the mastermind of this death game is lurking just out of view, watching them closely, making sure they are primed for murder. Will Kiriaki find the mastermind before it's too late for her? Will she outmanoeuvre the cutthroats before they cut her throat? There are twelve selfish lives in the hotel. Will it end in twelve selfish deaths? The Only Way Out is Death is a fascinating nov

Review - The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter

 Review - The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter


Michelle felt her mouth drop open.

A van slid to a stop beside her daughter.

The side door rolled open.

A man jumped out.

Michelle gripped her keys. She bolted into a full-out run, cutting the distance between herself and her daughter. She started to scream, but it was too late.

Ashley had run off, just like they had taught her to do. Which was fine, because the man did not want Ashley.

He wanted Michelle.



This book is so depressingly possible. The angry white terrorists, filled with hate, the media boosting their signal, the anti-vaxxers struck down by measles. It feels very current, very real and very scary because of it.

I've been loving Karin's stand alone novels over the last few years but it's so nice to get back to Will and Sara, and I love how their relationship develops in The Last Widow. Even though they're apart for most of the book, it really feels like their relationship is progressing in a real and fascinating way.

I also love the building tension and the utter horror when everything is finally revealed. The pacing, and the reveals, are absolutely spot on. I was gripped, and horrified.

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The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter is out now, published by HarperCollins UK

I was given a review copy via Netgalley in return for an honest review.

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