‘Wow!!... I was left quite breathless… Kept me gripped.’ Book Reviews by Shalini
Eddie stands at his door anxiously waiting for her to arrive, touching the box in his pocket for luck. He doesn’t hear the footsteps behind him until it’s too late…
Detective Finnegan Beck is called to a violent crime scene at a remote house near the rural Irish town of Cross Beg, where a dog lies whimpering beside his beloved owner’s body.
At first it looks like a burglary gone wrong. But Beck spots something his colleagues didn’t. The victim, Eddie Kavanagh, was wearing his smartest clothes. He’d brushed his hair. And, on closer inspection, a small velvet box containing an engagement ring is discovered in his pocket, along with a letter to a nameless woman, which seems to suggest she’s in danger.
Those who knew Eddie have no idea about a female friend though – there’s been no one in his life since a girl who he’d loved and who’d broken his heart decades before.
So who was the woman Eddie was waiting for? And did his connection with her ultimately lead to his murder? When a beautiful young woman is then found beaten to death, murdered exactly as Eddie had been, Beck has to ask – is the danger over? Or is it just beginning?
An absolutely addictive and atmospheric crime novel that will leave you gasping for breath. If you love gripping thrillers from Rachel Caine, Robert Dugoni and Kendra Elliot, you won’t be able to put this one down.
Readers are loving Her Last Goodnight:
‘It had me hooked from the very beginning. There was a lot of action… as well as twists and turns which kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end… If you love a good detective story, this is the book for you.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Her Last Goodnight reminds me of the great crime thrillers... Dark, gripping and with the plot slowly unfolding until it reaches its shocking conclusion.’ NetGalley reviewer
‘Evocative, hauntingly beautiful, Her Last Goodnight pulls you into the closed world of rural Ireland… Add Michael Scanlon to the ranks of Tana French and Peter May.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Crikey it is such a darn good read I just want more… Fast-paced… A brilliant storyline… many heart in my mouth moments.’ Books from Dusk til Dawn, 5 stars
‘A cracking read… plenty of action and a solid and addictive mystery to the goings-on in the small town with many twists, turns and red herrings I failed to predict… Engrossing and compulsive. Highly recommended.’ Reader’s Retreat
‘Brilliant plot. Small town Ireland in all its claustrophobic glory but with modern day crimes… Great stuff!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Beck is a flawed character, but a very likable one—I find myself rooting for him to not just solve the case, but to make progress on his own personal journey… I found the story deeply satisfying, the sort of book I linger over and don't want to end.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘A spellbinding trip with the police department in rural Ireland. Detective Finnegan Beck and Garda Claire Sommers figure prominently in this excellent murder mystery… A page turner!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘This author certainly knows how to hook you and then reel you in.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘It’s compelling, dark and has many interesting and surprising twists… Twisted and very intelligent; it kept me turning pages into the night… I loved [this] book.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘I really enjoyed this book. It kept me engrossed from start to finish. A real page turner.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘If more stars were available, I would be giving this one more than five.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Spellbinding… Excellent murder mystery… A page turner!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
Customer ReviewsSee All
Irish crime thriller with a twist!
Detective Finnegan Beck returns in this latest third installment of Michael Scanlon's Irish crime thriller series. This is my first time reading Scanlon's work, and I plan on catching up on his first two novels for Beck's character alone. I highly enjoyed his strong personality, his confidence, his ability to face his past, and his bad habits on his own terms - the complete 'detective with baggage' package!
Beck is just the type of detective needed to solve the murder of Eddie Kavanagh, an elderly man who was beaten to death while awaiting his lover. Following pure instinct and years of detective experience in Cross Beg and greater Dublin, Ireland Beck brings everything full circle, leaving no stone unturned. More than once, I suspected that I had it all figure out, cuff the perp, and take him away... I was, however, gravely mistaken. The last few chapters were quite a rush, I anxiously raced through them determined to put it all together!
I'd recommend this book to anyone interested in exploring Irish crime thrillers with a strong central character. Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher Bookouture, and the author Michael Scanlon for providing me with a complimentary copy of this title in exchange for an honest review. #mistyscornerreviews