by Taylor Adams
When I read the description of The Last Word, I knew I had to read it. After finishing it in record time, all I can say is WOW! This is a five star read.
Emma is a young woman who has suffered a trauma that is slowly revealed in the book. She escapes by house sitting in a remote beach house with her dog. Her closest neighbor is about a half mile away. They have never met but they watch each other on a telescope and play Hangman on a Whiteboard. That in itself is kind of creepy but it gets worse.
Emma reads constantly on her ereader and after reading a poorly written slasher book she posts a negative online review of it. The author doesn’t like her review and demands that she remove it. What is the deal with this guy? She is allowed to express her opinion. Emma refuses but she has made a mistake because the author begins terrorizing her, or is he? Emma is in such a bad place that she might be seeing things that aren’t there. Was he really in her bedroom late one night? When things escalate Emma finds herself recreating one of his gruesome books as she fights for her life.
There are so many twists in this book and it is really scary. I don’t give spoilers in my reviews but just trust me on this. If you like atmospheric, thrillers with lots of twists and a strong female character, you will want to get The Last Word when it is published on April 25th.
Thanks to NetGalley and William Morrow for the advanced reading copy. I couldn’t put The Last Word down.