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The Last Act by Brad Parks
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it was amazing
bookshelves: mystery-suspense-crime, favs-2019

As soon as I read the blurb, I knew this book and I would instantly become best friends. How awesome does the plot sound? I would buy tickets for a movie based on this plot right now. As you can see, my expectations were quite high, which most of the time is pretty dangerous, as over-hyped books tend to end up disappointing me. However, THE LAST ACT was the exception to that rule. This book was simply amazing and will be among my favorite thrillers this year, for sure.

Although the beginning part was kind of slow-paced, I was still dying to know what would happen when Tommy accepted the FBI’s deal and went to prison as an undercover agent. What a dangerous idea… would you guys accept it? Once he was in prison, I literally couldn’t stop reading and ended up devouring the rest of the book in a sitting. And what a thrilling experience…

First of all, plot-wise, THE LAST ACT was fantastic. It doesn’t only start with an intriguing premise, but the storyline develops as realistically as you would expect (after all, this is a thriller!) and it features some of the most shocking twists I’ve read this year. I believe my jaw dropped more than once and you know how much I love to be surprised.

Some of you would assume that just because this is a thriller, that characters are not that important. Well, you would be wrong. Actually, what surprised me the most about THE LAST ACT was how attached I became to Tommy and how much I wanted his plan to end well. He was a great character, super likable and smart. His fiancé Amanda was also fantastic and I LOVED how feminist this book was. I’m not going to say much more about this, but you’ll know what I mean once you read it.

This is the kind of thriller that I would recommend to everyone. I honestly can’t see anyone not enjoying this fast-paced, thrilling and shocking adventure. If you read it, please DM so we can discuss all the crazy stuff that happened!
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Reading Progress

December 23, 2018 – Shelved
February 17, 2019 – Started Reading
February 18, 2019 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Barbie (new)

Barbie Nice review, Annie! It sounds interesting. :-)


Annie Barbie wrote: "Nice review, Annie! It sounds interesting. :-)"

It is!!! I totally recommend it ;)


Naim Peress I too got into the Tommy Jump character. I didn’t think I would. He’s not a typical protagonist for a thriller.


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