#bookreview: Last Witness by Carys Jones

{ This is a spoiler free review, plus blurb }

Format: E-book (Kindle)
Publisher: Aria, Head of Zeus
Published: 1st May 2017
Pages: 300 Pages
Series: Book 2 – Wrong Number Series

The Blurb
The page-turning sequel to the best-selling psychological thriller Wrong Number. Amanda Thorne is hell-bent on revenge. She will not rest until all those who have hurt her loved ones have been dealt with.

Her only option is to go undercover in the murky world of the gang kingpin McCallister so, with her loyal companion Shane by her side, she heads back to Scotland to finish what they started.

McCallister’s world is one of seedy nightclubs, drug deals and beautiful women, but he is a hard man to get close to. As Amanda gets deeper and deeper into his dangerous world, what secrets from the past will come back to haunt her, and will she be able to protect the last witness to the truth?

A compelling, heart-stopping thriller which you won’t be able to put down!

Purchase the Book: Amazon UK


The Review

First things first, I advise you reading the first book before jumping into this one – it’ll make more sense if you do. You can read my review of Wrong Number (the first book), here.

Amanda Thorne returns in this gritty, fast-paced and harrowing installment. I’m going to try my best to not spoil the story for you because it’ll be incredibly easy for me to ruin it if I start typing away. I’ve edited the blurb above, so that won’t spoil it for you either.

It’s no secret that Amanda and her sidekick Shane are trying to cause trouble for badman McCallister because let’s face it, he’s not a nice guy. He’s caused serious heartache for Amanda, which has changed her life forever. She’s had to move out of her home, become a guardian, and also admit to people that she’s struggling. When will the bad energy stop coming?

It’s always hard to relate to a character when you’ve not experienced what they are going through. However, with Amanda and Shane you feel sadness because if it wasn’t for McCallister’s actions they’d be happy and enjoying life. What gives McCallister the right to treat someone so badly? Do people not have a conscience anymore? I know it’s only a work of fiction, but it really gets me angry, people should be nice to one another and not cause them so much heartache.

Aside from the sadistic ways of McCallister and the avenging nature of Amanda and Shane, you learn more about Amanda’s passion for the dark net. The secret side of the Internet helps Amanda to find out information that no normal person would be able to find, plus allowing her to purchase a piece of equipment that could be deadly! I’m a computer geek, so to read about a strong female who loves a computer is refreshing. It shouldn’t be a negative thing that girls like to code, or be interested in computers and their technology, it should be praised! We need more novels like this (unless, I’m deeply unaware, so please let me know in the comments for others like this).

Carys’s writing style is fluid, fresh and enticing, which makes the experience of reading Last Witness incredibly enjoyable. I’d recommend you all giving this epic-thriller a go because, well, why not? I can’t wait for more stories for Carys.


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