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The Last
The Last | Hanna Jameson
BREAKING: Nuclear weapon detonates over Washington BREAKING: London hit, thousands feared dead. BREAKING: Munich and Scotland hit. World leaders call for calm. Jon Keller was on a trip to Switzerland when the world ended. More than anything he wishes he hadn't ignored his wife Nadia's last message. Twenty people remain in Jon's hotel. Far from the nearest city, they wait, they survive. Then one day, the body of a 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 happens if the killer doesn't want to be found?
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Balibee146
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Mini book haul while out with my boys this afternoon 👍📙📙📙❤️❤️
#tbr #mountTBR

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Gruru
The Last | Hanna Jameson
Panpan

There is a nuclear holocaust on earth. Jon is in a hotel in Switzerland when it begins, his wife and two kids are at home in America. The internet stops working. He and his fellow inmates of the hotel seem to be the only survivors..a child has been murdered. Trust and reassurance and friendship are major themes in the book. However the plot is ragged. The characters two dimensional and the ending is meh.

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Hufflepuffle
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Pickpick

This wasn‘t quite what I expected but it gripped me nonetheless. I found the emotional journey of the characters really helped me invest in them even when I didn‘t particularly like them at the start. The only thing I couldn‘t make my mind up about was the ending. I think it maybe tried to tie up things too neatly? But overall I enjoyed it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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batsy
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Pickpick

This is an interesting yet frustrating book. It's an apocalyptic locked-room mystery, but the mystery is the least compelling aspect. The most chilling & compelling thing is what's commonplace & human: how to live together after the worst has happened. The trauma, fear, paranoia, & stress were vivid & easily imaginable, seeing where our world is headed. I found the book thoughtful & atmospheric & as expected, filled with persistent dread. ⬇️

batsy I think the mystery was superfluous & the story was already compelling with its focus on the psychological & philosophical aspects of life after the supposed end of life. I gave it 3 ⭐ because of how it tried to do too much to the detriment of its characters & their story arcs, but it's a definite pick for me. I was engrossed & disturbed. And as someone mentioned on Twitter about this book, historiography dies last, so yay for the humanities 🙃 2mo
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 2mo
mcipher You make it sound so compelling! I‘m curious about this one and I‘m stacking it to check out. 😊 2mo
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erzascarletbookgasm The power of your review..even though you gave it 3 stars, you make others want to read it! 👏 2mo
batsy @TrishB Thank you! 🙂 2mo
batsy @mcipher It's an interesting read that I'm still thinking about! But it seems to be marketed as a mystery when it's not quite that. I hope you find it worth your while if you give it a try :) 2mo
batsy @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks Jessie ❤️ I realise I used the word "compelling" like 5 times, so I guess I found it pretty compelling ? 2mo
Reggie I totally cosign what @erzascarletbookgasm said cause stacked. However, I don‘t know if I can trust you again after The Laws of the Skies. Lol jk. Oof the week long slump was real after that one. 2mo
Cathythoughts Excellent review 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
batsy @Reggie 😂😂 I promise this is nowhere near the territory of Laws of the Skies! 2mo
batsy @Cathythoughts Thank you ❤️ 2mo
rohit-sawant Obviously stacking this 😄 1mo
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Hufflepuffle
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batsy I'm currently reading the ebook and finding it very intriguing! I like this cover a lot, too. 2mo
Hufflepuffle @batsy it is really intriguing! I put it down for a bit just because I have been struggling to concentrate recently but taking a picture of the cover reminded me how much I was enjoying it so I will definitely pick it back up again soon. 2mo
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Book_yogi
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Mehso-so

What happens when the unthinkable occur and nuclear war strikes. It‘s the after, where John Keller is at a conference at a remote Swiss hotel with 20 survivors. The story is told from John Keller‘s accounting of events at the hotel over approximately three months. There are few twists and turns, but for the most part everything remains averagely realistic…oh except for a weird turn with the dead girl in the water tower.

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Jaimelire
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Pickpick

This was a pretty good story. While Jon is attending a conference at a hotel in Switzerland, nuclear attacks destroy many of the world‘s cities. Guests of the hotel struggle to survive while also investigating the death of a young girl who is found dead in one of the hotel‘s water storage tanks.

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AshleyC816
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Pickpick

I‘m going with a pick for this one, it sucked me in, day by day after a nuclear war. I‘m not sure I loved the ending, but I enjoyed the rest of the book enough that I‘m still going with a pick.

AlaMich Such a face!! 🐶❤️ 2mo
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JaneyWaneyB
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Panpan

The back blurb gives the impression this book will be a thriller to rival The Shining but NO! It is a dull, confusing read. The story weaves itself to an odd conclusion that has left me thinking why did I bother reading this? The characters are blah & the plot is boring with little suspense when there is so much potential for the concept. It's been a long time since I've poopooed a book but I have to with this one, so disappointing.

#Disappointed

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kristankremer
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Pickpick

I love a good dystopian novel that's not also YA. The Last does not disappoint. Set in a charming but creepy old Swiss hotel as the world comes to an end, the story is character heavy and mysterious enough to keep you guessing. Definitely interested in more like this, and I'm looking forward to picking up more of Ms. Jameson's work in the future.

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MrsMarks88
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Looking forward to reading this! I‘ve realised that my favourite genre is definitely dystopian, futuristic and thrilling! This on sounds perfect!

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JaneyWaneyB
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Good morning Littens

Back to the commute this morning so picked up this thriller to start the day. Heard good reviews and a few mixed about this book. I do like thriller and a bit of apocalyptic survivor stories.

Have a good day everyone x

#ReadABook #ReadingCommuter #BookNerd #Bookaholic #Thriller #read #Books #Survival #MurderMystery

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Helly
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Pickpick

This was a Waterstones book of the month, cast as a thriller... I did enjoy it, but I felt that I was slightly mis-sold the story. It was being pitched as "Agatha Christie at the end of the world", but turned into "walking dead style survival story, character driven but without the zombies".
So yeah, a good read, but slightly deceptive!
#botm #waterstones #thriller #finished

emmaturi That was what I thought too! 3mo
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emmaturi
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Pickpick

This was an interesting book, it tries to sell itself as a crime novel but the murder is not the main aspect of the story. It reminded me of the tv series Walking Dead but without zombies! #bookcover

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emmaturi
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I am quite enjoying this novel. Set in Switzerland, the world has ended in nuclear war. But in the hotel a murder has been committed and the murderer is one of the survivors. #currentread

BarbaraBB I‘ve never heard of this one but it sounds good! 3mo
emmaturi It came out recently! It is quite good so far! @BarbaraBB 3mo
BarbaraBB I look forward to your review! 3mo
BiblioLitten Very interesting! 3mo
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jillannjohn
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I‘m home taking care of my son after having his wisdom teeth removed so I‘m going to try #24b4Monday! I want to finish Evelyn Hugo & maybe get into the the tagged book & Three Women with a little of the cancer books in between. We‘ll see if I‘m being to ambitious! 😳

TheReadingMermaid I don't think you're being too ambitious. I think you got this in the bag! Much love to your son for a quick recovery ❤️ 4mo
Andrew65 Great plans, best of luck with everything. 😊👍 4mo
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Slajaunie
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Pickpick

I was hooked on this book from the first page. It is the end of the world but a young girl has been killed so who did I it? Does it really matter? Are they long gone? This was an interesting version of the end of the world by nuclear war. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Ingerella This sounds really interesting! 4mo
Slajaunie It was! I started reading it yesterday and could not put it down.! @Ingerella 4mo
Ingerella Downloaded from the library and already reading it! I've been in such a slump. Hope this kicks me out of it! 4mo
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Slajaunie
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My animals, a good book, and wind. We are very cozy in bed. The limb you see over my house is what I‘m really worried about with the wind. That‘s my son‘s room under it. The tree is a water oak and they are not strong. We are cozy and safe! Thanks for your positive thoughts and well wishing my Litsy family! 💙💙💙

Jerdencon Stay safe! 4mo
BookishBelle Be safe!! 4mo
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Slajaunie
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I started reading this and I can‘t put it down. I love end of the world stuff. I don‘t know why. Maybe I‘m just weird like that. Anyway, with the storm coming it kind of feels that way. People bracing for the impact and gathering supplies. We have a curfew of 10:00. It really will feel that way as the storm comes ashore and we have no human contact except with the people in our house. For me it is my son and husband. I‘m strange, I know.

Crazeedi I hope you don't have any trouble, stay safe!! 4mo
Slajaunie Thanks! Our biggest problem will be the trees all around us! We have prepared the best we can. @Crazeedi 4mo
Crazeedi @Slajaunie I hear you, they can be dangerous , I'm watching news online, praying all will stay safe💕 4mo
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Slajaunie You should see the winds! No problems but they are whipping around the house. It has woken me up several times during the night. My husband and I finally decided to just get up. @Crazeedi 4mo
Crazeedi @Slajaunie how are you doing? Still in one piece"?? Have you been blown to Kansas??? 4mo
Slajaunie Nope! Still here with my electricity! Just finished this ebook, also. @Crazeedi 4mo
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Julsmarshall
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Pickpick

Done! This was a fast read, I couldn‘t put it down. What happens when the world ends? How do the last few people survive? What truly matters, after everything you‘ve known is gone?

JanuarieTimewalker13 Ooooh, that does sound good!! Stacking! 5mo
Drocchio03 Great review! Also added to me TBR list. 5mo
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Debblyliz
The Last | Hanna Jameson
Pickpick

A scarily plausible dystopian story. Mass nuclear bombing has heralded the end of the world and a handful of people are now hiding out in a hotel in Switzerland are attempting to survive and come to terms with the ‘new world‘. At the same time a child‘s body is found and foul play is believed, but who is the murderer? I found the book overall enjoyable and I was gripped, but I found the ending to be a bit of an anticlimax with is annoying!

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Courtneyjo_reads
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Pickpick

Okaaaaaay. This book was amazing. Weird. Totally not what I expected. And the last 30 pages were the best parts.
5/5! ⭐️

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charl08
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Dystopian murder mystery: historian faces the end of the world in a Swiss hotel.

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Courtneyjo_reads
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This cover is beautiful and the story is getting so so good ✨

BlameJennyJane Cool cover! 6mo
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mrozzz
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Mehso-so

Could you imagine how the world might end in nuclear war? I couldn't & it seemed like the author didn't know either. Aside from allusions to big clouds, colder weather & minimal, poisonous rainwater-the "lucky" few in the Swiss countryside seemed to be surviving ok the first few months. While I found this absolutely readable and hard to put down, it was really b/c I was desperate for a dramatic event or two to satiate my investment in their story.

Izai.Amorim The Swiss? They live so isolated in their valleys that I doubt they'd notice the world has ended 😂 6mo
mrozzz Lol! The only reason this crew did was because they got a few breaking news alerts on their cell phones before the internet went out. @Izai.Amorim (edited) 6mo
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BookBelle84
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Up next! I have to say that a positive review from the author of Station Eleven makes me really excited for this one!

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teagandoeswords
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"Before didn't exist anymore. The giant slate of the world was clean. Consequences no longer existed."

RaimeyGallant Nice quote! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 7mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy 💚❤️♥️💙💗💜 7mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 7mo
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OutsmartYourShelf
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Panpan

All the elements were there - post apocalyptic setting, rumours of hauntings, a murder & plenty of suspects - unfortunately the story turned out to be less than the sum of its parts.

Too many things went unexplored & unexplained, & the murder investigation went nowhere. 2⭐️

TW: suicides & drug use

Thanks to NetGalley & publishers, Penguin Books UK / Viking, for the opportunity to review an ARC.

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Clare_Riley
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Pickpick

I‘ve saved the best of the recent books I‘ve read until last. Set in a very civilised Switzerland after a nuclear world war (FYI, that‘s where I want to be in the eventuality of the End Times 😉), a child‘s body is found in a water tank, and American historian, Jon Keller decides he will try to find out who did it. He writes a diary about his investigation and life after the bombs. It‘s a good one!!

SailorMoon It sounds so intriguing!!! Almost in an Agatha Christe kind of way (the serial killer is always one of the characters in an eclosed space such as in "Murder on the Orient Express" or "And Then There Were None")!!! Directly in my TBR list! 10mo
Clare_Riley @SailorMoon I hope you enjoy it!! 10mo
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Ms_T
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Mehso-so
Cinfhen Hate when that happens!!! 10mo
Ms_T @Cinfhen I was really enjoying it too. Grrr! 10mo
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Moray_Reads
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Book lovers keep loving books, even after the nuclear holocaust ❤️📚

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Ms_T
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Update: I won! Thanks, #PenguinBooksUK and #NetGalley 😃

kezzlou85 Me too. This sounded so good. 13mo
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 13mo
Cathythoughts Great stuff 👍🏻👍🏻 13mo
Ms_T @kezzlou85 Yay! 👏🏻 13mo
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Ms_T
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I really like the sound of this one. #NetGalley #ARC #MyRequestIsPending

Peterfox123 Ooh, post-apocalyptic, eh? Into the stack we go... 13mo
Ms_T @Peterfox123 👍🏻 13mo
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Lel2403
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Mehso-so


There‘s a convention in a hotel, when they hear a nuclear bomb has hit Washington....it‘s the end of the world. The inhabitants of the hotel then drink, get high and find the body of a young girl in a water tank. Murdered. An investigation is done to try to identify a killer while conserving electric etc.I just didn‘t believe the finding of a body after so much probable devastation as the result of bombs would have been important at all.

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Sophoclessweetheart
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#bookmail — Thanks @PenguinPublishing

The Last by Hanna Jameson comes out 31st January 2019! Set after the end of the world. Twenty survivors have managed to live. They‘re residing in an hotel...but one of them is a killer. What will happen!?

I‘m so curious! It reminds me of And Then There We‘re None meets The Shining and I am all over that.
Is this on anyone else‘s radar? #thelast #bookworm #bookblog #booklover #bookaddict

Nute This sounds so good. Can‘t wait! 1y
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