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The Last Voice You Hear (Sarah Tucker/Zoë Boehm #2)

3.76  ·  Rating Details ·  76 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Zoë Boehm doesn't do death. It's a rule. Yet here she is—in this new ambitious detective novel from the sure-footed Mick Herron—worried by three of them. Zoë herself has killed a man, and self-defense or not, it cripples her emotions still. She also remembers Wez, a twelve-year-old kid afraid of heights, who tumbled to his death from the top of a tower block; she knew him ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published September 2nd 2004 by Carroll & Graf
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Mar 31, 2014 Lisa added it
need to read the 1st book as the author constantly referenced it in this one.
Oct 20, 2016 Tory rated it it was ok
Shelves: mysteries
I understand when the protagonist is in danger as they investigate, but when they become the victim...I soon lose interest. In series, they seem to start with an interesting story line of investigation and an interesting own-life, and eventually they seem perfectly merged. I'm investigating a crime where I'm the victim.
Sep 18, 2016 Pgchuis rated it liked it
Zoe is still working as a private detective and is asked (by her boss) to find the boyfriend of a 40-something woman who has died. The boyfriend proves elusive, although Zoe becomes convinced (on no evidence at all really) that he has formed a relationship with and killed another woman in her forties. This is all linked with the fact that Zoe too is a single woman in her forties and with the fact that Zoe has discovered a lump in her breast and is awaiting a biopsy.

There is also a flashback to
Have you ever watched a movie where you put your hands over your eyes because you didn't want to see what was happening? That's how I felt about the last 1/3 of this book. I found myself reading it quickly just in case it got too graphic (which it didn't, but it was a strong possibility). Zoe is still an enigma to me, perhaps because I don't know what brought her to this point psychologically. She killed someone, and that seems to have changed her, but since I don't know what she was like before ...more
Aug 12, 2015 Frances rated it liked it
Recommended to Frances by: Ali
This is Herron's second book and while I liked it, I am still pondering the stream-of-conscious sort of prose, mostly through the eyes of Zoe Boehm who finds people. It is very different from his first book and a more recent one I have read this year.
Zoe is currently looking for the missing, elusive lover of a middle aged woman who fell to her death in a London tube station; but she is also concerned with the suicide death of a 12 year old she briefly met a few years earlier. And she is dealing
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Oct 20, 2015 Shannon Teper rated it liked it
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I enjoyed the beginning of this book and liked where I thought it was going until, midway through, it morphed into a completely different type of book. It appeared that the plot was building to some excellent psychological suspense but then it veered in the direction of an action thriller. I try not to fault a book simply because it's not written in my preferred genre, but the action scenes seemed prolonged and contrived. I am an American and we tend to be overly fon
Another great read from this author. While the plot was pretty low on the plausibility scale I thought the writing was excellent and the characterizations spot on. The pace of the book was quick and the last quarter of the book was very intense.
Jan 04, 2016 Rodger rated it really liked it
Really like the way Mick Herron writes. Evocative, insightful, and great character development. Love his use of language, very articulate and expressive.
Jan 30, 2015 Susan rated it really liked it
Not completely believable - Zoe is a bit too much of a superwoman to be true - but the smart, bright prose more than makes up for that. I liked it enough to go looking for the rest of the series.
Jul 10, 2016 Carole rated it it was amazing
Well, if you want a thriller, this is the one for you. With its twists and turns you'll be saying "Oh no" holding your breath until you turn the page. Super!
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Mick Herron was born in Newcastle and has a degree in English from Balliol College, Oxford. He is the author of three books in the Slough House series as well as a mystery series set in Oxford featuring Sarah Tucker and/or P.I. Zoë Boehm. He now lives in Oxford and works in London.
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