A superb crime thriller, brilliantly written, with a unique winter wonderland setting and a fascinating bunch of characters. The story offers terrifying glimpses of the darkness inside us. Unforgettable!
I was absolutely blown away by this utterly ingenious book. So deftly plotted with entirely credible characters. Even though it's early in the year, I doubt I'll read a better crime novel in 2022. I absolutely loved it
Tense and atmospheric, set against a frozen landscape with reindeer, snowmobiles and interesting, varied and realistic characters. Beautifully written - loved it
This brilliant book captured me from the first page and didn't let go! Jo Spain's beautifully atmospheric prose transports you to the beautiful, frozen landscape of Finland, immersing you in a dark and terrifying mystery that kept me constantly guessing. Agatha Koskinen, the detective, is utterly compelling as a character and I relished following her throughout the twists and turns of the investigation. A fantastic, page-turning read. I absolutely loved it!
What an amazing thriller! I loved everything about it. So vivid, atmospheric and chilling with a tight, unpredictable plot and a cast of characters that jumped off the page. A triumph!
Thrilling and twisty, with a plot as chilling as the setting. The Last to Disappear is further proof that Jo Spain never disappoints
Whether you're heading off on holiday or just chilling in the garden, this gripping new thriller from Jo Spain should be on your to-read list
Building to an incendiary, skilfully contrived, genuinely unexpected series of revelations,The Last to Disappear is a compelling, immensely satisfying crime novel
A Scandi thriller to give you chills!
An exceptionally good crime novel; fluently written with some nicely-judged surprises and insights
Vividly described . . . Brilliant
Small-town Finnish life is engagingly drawn and Spain's straightforward style makes for an easy, enjoyable read as she steadily builds the sense of threat
A fast-paced thriller with captivating characters
The queen of the corkscrew plot has not lost her Midas touch
The plot is gripping, driven by snappy writing, expertly crafted with unexpected twists
Makes for ideal poolside reading
A tense, breathless thriller with such an evocatively drawn setting, you feel like you're right there in the ice yourself, on the hunt for a killer. The Last to Disappear is absolutely stunning
Spain's best mystery yet
Spain has always been one of the finest Irish crime writers and The Last to Disappear is her best book yet
Fans of Wisting and other Scandi writing will love this