ONE HOTEL. TWENTY SURVIVORS. ONE OF YOU IS A KILLER.
'BRILLIANTLY EXECUTED...HAUNTING...EXTRAORDINARY' EMILY ST JOHN MANDEL
'A CLEVER, ORIGINAL, SCARILY PLAUSIBLE WHITE-KNUCKLE READ' ERIN KELLY
The most exciting literary thriller of 2019, you won't be able to put THE LAST down.
BREAKING: Nuclear weapon detonates over Washington
Historian Jon Keller is on a trip to Switzerland when the world ends. As the lights go out on civilisation, he wishes he had a way of knowing whether his wife, Nadia, and their two daughters are still alive. More than anything, Jon wishes he hadn't ignored Nadia's last message.
Twenty people remain in Jon's hotel. Far from the nearest city and walled in by towering trees, they wait, they survive.
Then one day, the body of a young girl is found. It's clear she has been murdered. Which means that someone in the hotel is a killer.
As paranoia descends, Jon decides to investigate. But how far is he willing to go in pursuit of justice? And what kind of justice can he hope for, when society as he knows it no longer exists?
'GRIPPING, AND THOROUGHLY AND FRIGHTENINGLY BELIEVABLE. I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN' JENNIE MELAMED
'DARK, ORIGINAL, COMPELLING' CJ TUDOR
'IT IS JAMESON'S PORTRAYAL, BOTH IMAGINATIVE AND PLAUSIBLE, OF HOW HER CHARACTERS ADAPT TO THEIR NEW LIFE THAT MAKES HER NOVEL SUCH COMPULSIVE READING' TELEGRAPH
'JAMESON DOES AN EXCELLENT JOB OF EXPLORING WHAT NUCLEAR WAR WOULD MEAN FOR US . . . AND WHAT IT WOULD MEAN TO LIVE IN A PLACE WHERE CONSEQUENCES NO LONGER EXISTED' OBSERVER
'STEPHEN KING MEETS AGATHA CHRISTIE IN THIS FANTASTIC AND HIGHLY ORIGINAL NOVEL . . . I LOVED EVERY SECOND . . . THIS IS THE BOOK OF 2019' LUCA VESTE
'A POST-APOCALYPTIC VERSION OF AGATHA CHRISTIE'S AND THEN THERE WERE NONE . . . THE LAST DELIVERS ON ITS INTRIGUING PREMISE AS THE VENEER OF CIVILISATION WEARS AWAY AND A COLLECTIVE SAVAGERY STARTS TO TAKE HOLD' IRISH TIMES
'CHILLINGLY NIGHTMARISH - A GRIPPING READ' SOPHIA TOBIN
'A FANTASTIC SETTING, GREAT CHARACTERS AND A SLOW BUILDING TENSION MAKES THE LAST ONE TO WATCH' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
'WE DEFY YOU TO PICK UP THE LAST, READ THE FIRST PAGE, THEN PUT IT BACK DOWN AGAIN' STYLIST
'DARK AND COMPELLING' CLOSER 'MUST READS'
'MOVES LIKE A FREIGHT TRAIN WITH NO BRAKES ON AND RACES TOWARDS AN EXPLOSIVE SET OF REVELATIONS' CRIME TIME
'SHOCKING, INTRIGUING AND RAWLY HUMAN. I WHOLEHEARTEDLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK' ONE EMPTY SHELF
The Last is a brilliantly executed novel, and the questions Jameson poses-who will be with you at the end of the world, and what kind of person will you be?-are as haunting as the plot itself. This is a chilling and extraordinary book
Dark, original, compelling
It is Jameson's portrayal both imaginative and plausible, of how her characters adapt to their new life that makes her novel such compulsive reading
A clever, original, scarily plausible white-knuckle read
A brilliantly imagined tale of suspicion, betrayal and survival in a world on the brink of extinction. One of those books that you can't stop reading - but don't want to end
Stephen King meets Agatha Christie, in this fantastic and highly original novel that I'll be recommending to readers for a long time to come. I loved every second of it! This is *the* book of 2019
Chillingly nightmarish - a gripping read
Gripping, and thoroughly and frighteningly believable. I could not put this book down
Jameson does an excellent job of exploring what nuclear war would mean for us . . . exploring what it would mean to live in a place where consequences no longer existed.
We defy you to pick up The Last and put it back down