Today I am super excited to share my review of The Last by Hanna Jameson, publishing on April 9, 2019 by Atria Books!

My Thoughts:

Woo, this book! So, the less you know going in, the better! There’s a reason it has a brief synopsis, and my review will be to the point, too!

The Last is a dystopian psychological thriller on every level. An American professor is left stranded in Switzerland as a nuclear war erupts. The professor is not alone. There are twenty other “survivors.” 

As if surviving nuclear war isn’t enough, this crew has a murderer in their midsts as the body of a girl has been discovered in a water tank at the hotel. All the survivors start to suspect each other, and they become obsessed with solving the crime. 

A thrilling, chilling, thought-provoking  novel (could this nuclear war really happen?), The Last leaves you wondering what’s the truth and where are the lies. It’s dark, disturbing, and completely absorbing. Kudos to Hanna Jameson for this brilliantly original and unsettling book! 

I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own. Thanks to my friend, Melisa, and Atria Books for this special opportunity. 


“Nuclear apocalypse meets murder mystery, with an amazing cast of characters. It’s Stephen King meets Agatha Christie, in this fantastic and highly original novel” -Luca Vesta, author of Dead Gone

“The questions Jameson poses—who will be with you at the end of the world, and what kind of person will you be?—are as haunting as the plot itself. This is a chilling and extraordinary book.” -Emily St. John Mandel, bestselling author of Station Eleven

For fans of high-concept thrillers such as Annihilation and The Girl with All the Gifts, this breathtaking dystopian psychological thriller follows an American academic stranded at a Swiss hotel as the world descends into nuclear war—along with twenty other survivors—who becomes obsessed with identifying a murderer in their midst after the body of a young girl is discovered in one of the hotel’s water tanks.

Have you read The Last, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jenni THR