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The Last Day

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  59 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
An unbearable loss.
A shattered life.
And a killer who wants more.

On the edge of the North Carolina woods, behind an isolated modern house, the watcher patiently waits. He knows all about the couple who live there—a talented surgeon and a successful businessman. He knows all about the people in their lives. He knows they are numb with grief. And he knows what is going to ha
Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published (first published January 1st 2008)
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Mar 14, 2015 Skip rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
The lives of Ward and Natasha McCarty have been wrecked by the tragic electrocution death of their young son, Barney. Their personal and professional lives are falling apart. Then, an unhappy teenaged girl, seated next to Ward on an airplane, steals a family heirloom. Meanwhile, someone (the Watcher) is scripting a death for them for reasons unknown. I was not engaged in this book until the last 20-25% and was all set to give it 2 stars, but it had great, surprise ending.
Sep 18, 2011 Bob rated it really liked it
The owner of a company that makes souvenirs for NASCAR and his Pediatrician wife are still mourning the loss of their young son and experiencing some strange occurrences. He is having unexplained memory lapses and she is showing tremors in here hands which are going to cause problems in surgery. There is also a bid to sell his company to a local businessman and his son which he refuses to do. Problems escalate when a computer virus that seems to originate from the company computers spreads child ...more
This author keeps the reader engaged during the whole novel. A couple is grieving the loss of their child of nearly a year ago. What they don't know is someone is watching them and their days are numbered. Is the Watcher someone hired by the grieving husband's competitor or is it some lone nut? Why has the Watcher focused on this couple and why is he out for their blood? You'll have to read the book to find out. You're in not only for one twist but two but you'll never see it coming!
Apr 18, 2016 Ashley marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Own in paperback.

FS: "Sitting cross-legged on the cool clay floor, the watcher used the tip of his survival knife to carve another letter into the wall of his hide."

LS: "They melted into the wide line of people filing into the new building past the life size bronze statue of a nine-year-old boy who, while holding a model car in his delicate hands, greeted the passersby with an angel's smile."
David Foster
Great surprise conclusion! Never would have guessed who the culprit was! I thought the psychological plot re. the couple who had lost their son was a little contrived until the drugging issue became evident.
Mar 19, 2009 Corky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this in one sitting! Yes all 384 pages. Could not put this fast paced thriller down!
Rollicking thriller based in North Carolina with a few wicked twists at the end. Entertaining.
Jan 03, 2010 Perkimom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gory, sadistic, scary stuff. I could not focus on anything else that needed to be done--just stuck to the couch needing to know what happened next. Big surprises!!!
Jul 21, 2012 Cheryl rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good read at the summer cottage.
Dawn Leitheuser
Was not disappointed in this book at all. It took me a bit to really get into it~ only because of everyday life~ however the read was good and I would read this author again!
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