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Every Last Fear

(2021)
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“High-energy . . . Finlay expands the puzzle and ratchets up the action.” —New York Times

"This debut is gripping from the first bone-chilling line until the final page." —Newsweek

One of the Most Anticipated Books of 2021: Newsweek • CNN E! Online Goodreads • BuzzFeed • PopSugar • BookBub • Bibliofile Mystery and Suspense

A LibraryReads Selection — A Top Book Voted by Librarians for March 2021
An Indie Next Pick — A Top Book Voted by Independent Bookstores for March 2021

In one of the year’s most anticipated debut psychological thrillers, a family made infamous by a true crime documentary is found dead, leaving their surviving son to uncover the truth about their final days.


“They found the bodies on a Tuesday.” So begins this twisty and breathtaking novel that traces the fate of the Pine family, a thriller that will both leave you on the edge of your seat and move you to tears.

After a late night of partying, NYU student Matt Pine returns to his dorm room to devastating news: nearly his entire family—his mom, his dad, his little brother and sister—have been found dead from an apparent gas leak while vacationing in Mexico. The local police claim it was an accident, but the FBI and State Department seem far less certain—and they won’t tell Matt why.

The tragedy makes headlines everywhere because this isn’t the first time the Pine family has been thrust into the media spotlight. Matt’s older brother, Danny—currently serving a life sentence for the murder of his teenage girlfriend Charlotte—was the subject of a viral true crime documentary suggesting that Danny was wrongfully convicted. Though the country has rallied behind Danny, Matt holds a secret about his brother that he’s never told anyone: the night Charlotte was killed Matt saw something that makes him believe his brother is guilty of the crime.

When Matt returns to his small hometown to bury his parents and siblings, he’s faced with a hostile community that was villainized by the documentary, a frenzied media, and memories he’d hoped to leave behind forever. Now, as the deaths in Mexico appear increasingly suspicious and connected to Danny’s case, Matt must unearth the truth behind the crime that sent his brother to prison—putting his own life in peril—and forcing him to confront his every last fear.

Told through multiple points-of-view and alternating between past and present, Alex Finlay's Every Last Fear is not only a page-turning thriller, it’s also a poignant story about a family managing heartbreak and tragedy, and living through a fame they never wanted.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A hugely ambitious novel that satisfies on so many different levels. It's a riveting mystery, a propulsive thriller, and a moving portrait of a family torn apart, and brought together, by tragedy." - Lou Berney

"Brilliant. Finlay weaves a story as mesmerizing as it is heartbreaking. Hooks you from the very first page and keeps you guessing until the final explosive twist. Taut, smart, and compelling. A do not miss!" - Liv Constantine

"Explosive! A knife-edged thriller that explores the true meaning of family, including love, loyalty and lies." - Lisa Gardner

"Jaw-dropping. Every Last Fear is a powerful, standout thriller. Finlay is a masterful storyteller, seamlessly shifting perspectives and timelines to add layers of emotional depth and suspense to this fast-paced, expertly plotted, utterly engrossing novel. Hands down the best thriller I've read this year." - Jennifer Hillier

"Prepare yourself for twist after exciting twist. A standout novel plotted with surgical precision." - Karin Slaughter


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July 2021 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Every Last Fear
Author(s): Alex Finlay
ISBN: 1-4328-8740-8 / 978-1-4328-8740-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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March 2021 : Hardback
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Title: Every Last Fear
Author(s): Alex Finlay
ISBN: 1-80024-526-2 / 978-1-80024-526-6
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March 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: Every Last Fear: A Novel
Author(s): Alex Finlay
ISBN: 1-250-26882-6 / 978-1-250-26882-2 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

November 2021 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Every Last Fear: A Novel
Author(s): Alex Finlay
ISBN: 1-250-81712-9 / 978-1-250-81712-9 (USA edition)
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September 2021 : Paperback
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Title: Every Last Fear
Author(s): Finlay, Alex
ISBN: 1-80024-529-7 / 978-1-80024-529-7
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March 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: Every Last Fear: A Novel
Author(s): Alex Finlay
ISBN: 1-250-79427-7 / 978-1-250-79427-7 (USA edition)
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March 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Every Last Fear: A Novel
Author(s): Alex Finlay
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March 2021 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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March 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Every Last Fear: One of the most gripping and twisty new psychological thrillers of 2021 that you don't want to miss!
Author(s): Alex Finlay
Publisher: Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book
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