Recently I downloaded a new app through my library called Libby that allows me to rent ebooks from the library and read them on my phone! That being said, I was recommended to read a murder myster, written by David Baldacci titled The Last Mile. After a weekend of reading, I had to share a review with the world because the book was amazing.
Alright so the book follows a detective Amos Decker as he crosses paths with an old college football rival and now felon, Melvin Mars, who is on death row when someone else confesses for the crime. Decker is a part of an FBI team set out to solve cold cases, and yet they pick up Mars’ case at the suggestion of Decker due to his own backstory. The book plays out like a solid “who done it” as the case opens up a can of worms none of the characters could ever imagine. What I loved most about the book was that is hooked you in from the very beginning, the characters are well written and likeable, but my favorite part is that the characters are human. The amount of real human emotion that was able to be displayed on the page was something I wasn’t expecting from a crime thriller.
The book was a quick read, banging it out over a weekend, I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for something riveting to pass the time.