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Mystery Monday – The Last Child


The Last Child by John Hart


Review by Dianne (gardngal)


This book was given high praise in all the written reviews on its cover, and every one of them is spot on.

In spite of more than 400 pages, it reads so fast and exciting that the reader is never bogged down by the number of pages.  The prose is excellent. Characters are well developed and you care greatly about what is happening to each of them.

From the Prologue all the way to the Epilogue, you will follow Johnny and his best friend Jack as they attempt to solve the mystery of Johnny’s missing twin sister, Alyssa.  The author introduces new characters just at the right time in their search, giving the reader another suspect to think about, so you will always be guessing.  The author weaves several mysteries into the plot that seems to be a seamless single case.  It all works to become an intricate tale.  Just when it seems the secret is obvious, and the crime is solved, another twist in the road has you rethinking the entire list of possibilities.

You will suspect everyone, and question all your choices again and again.  Nothing is revealed until the last  pages, and you will be gasping in surprise.

A very satisfying read, and an excellent job of moving the plot to its end.


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3 Responses to “Mystery Monday – The Last Child”

  1. Brenna B. (demiducky25) says:

    That sounds like a great read! I’m adding it to my WL! 🙂

  2. Kristen H. (tigger5677) says:

    Great review for a really excellent book.

  3. Vicky T. (VickyJo) says:

    I loved this book…good review!

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