“Could you murder your wife to save your daughter?
Nick and Tasha are a couple held together by their five-year-old daughter. Until one ordinary morning, when Ellie vanishes amid the chaos of the school run.
When Nick receives a ransom note, his world is turned upside down.
It tells him he can have his daughter back, but first he must murder his wife.”
I am delighted to welcome you to the blog today and to another NetGalley review. Today I’m putting Her Last Tomorrow by Adam Croft under the spotlight. Her Last Tomorrow was published in paperback, audio and eBook formats most recently in June 2018 and I received a free eARC copy via NetGalley. This has in no way influenced my review.
Her Last Tomorrow is the first book I’ve read by Adam Croft and I enjoyed it. After all, how could you resist that tagline, huh? ‘Could you murder your wife to save your daughter?’ I absolutely flipping love it! Imagine being put in that situation, imagine being made to choose between your partner and your child. That’s exactly what happens to Nick when, in his care, his 5-year-old daughter, Ellie, is taken. Snatched in broad daylight from the car whilst he dashes back into the house for something. Nick is assured she is safe and well and he can have her back. Providing he kills his wife, Tasha…
Tasha is a pretty unlikable character but that doesn’t justify how easily Nick (who I liked to start with) comes to the decision that he is actually going to go through with the kidnapper’s demands. He is going to kill his wife to ensure the safe return of his daughter. But then he starts to plot and plan Tasha’s downfall only to realise it’s not going to be as easy as he originally thought. The police detective investigating Ellie’s kidnapping is also suspicious of Nick. Why has he been seen hanging around a notorious local pub patronised by local thugs when his young daughter is missing. Meanwhile, Tasha’s world gradually falls apart and instead of the hard-nosed businesswoman, we start to see a much more emotional and human side to her. I still didn’t like her though.
In fact, I don’t think I liked any of the characters in this book but that’s never really an issue for me. I’m not a reader who has to have a bond with a character to enjoy a novel. This, even for me (Mrs Slow-Reader), was a fairly quick read. I will say, however, that I found the plot and the writing a little simplistic at times. But it is what it is; a very commercial, entertaining read which has sold a shedload of copies and will continue to do so because it’s good. If a little far fetched in places (hey, it’s fiction!).
Would I recommend this book? Yes, I would if you’re looking for a quick and easy, uncomplicated read to while away a few hours. I found it fascinating to see how my opinion of the characters changed as the story moved on. I just wish the story and the characters had a little more oomph to them. Overall I enjoyed Her Last Tomorrow and found it a short but entertaining read.
I chose to read and review an eARC of Her Last Tomorrow. The above review is my own unbiased opinion.
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With more than 1.5 million books sold to date, Adam Croft is one of the most successful independently published authors in the world, and one of the biggest selling authors of the past few years.
His 2015 worldwide bestseller Her Last Tomorrow sold more than 200,000 copies across all platforms and became one of the bestselling books of the year, reaching the top 10 in the overall Amazon Kindle chart and peaking at number 12 in the combined paperback fiction and non-fiction chart.
His Knight & Culverhouse crime thriller series has sold more than 250,000 copies worldwide, with his Kempston Hardwick mystery books being adapted as audio plays starring some of the biggest names in British TV.
In 2016, the Knight & Culverhouse Box Set reached storewide number 1 in Canada, knocking J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child off the top spot only weeks after Her Last Tomorrow was also number 1 in Canada. The new edition of Her Last Tomorrow also reached storewide number 1 in Australia over Christmas 2016.
During the summer of 2016, two of Adam’s books hit the USA Today bestseller list only weeks apart, making them two of the most-purchased books in the United States over the summer.
In February 2017, Only The Truth became a worldwide bestseller, reaching storewide number 1at both Amazon US and Amazon UK, making it the bestselling book in the world at that moment in time. The same day, Amazon’s overall Author Rankings placed Adam as the most widely read author in the world, with J.K. Rowling in second place.
In January 2018, Adam’s bestselling book to date, Tell Me I’m Wrong became a worldwide bestseller and has since gone on to sell more than 250,000 copies.
Adam has been featured on BBC television, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live, the BBC World Service, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, The Bookseller and a number of other news and media outlets.
In March 2018, Adam was conferred as an Honorary Doctor of Arts, the highest academic qualification in the UK, by the University of Bedfordshire in recognition of his achievements.
Adam presents the regular crime fiction podcast Partners in Crime with fellow bestselling author Robert Daws.
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