Her Last Move by John Marrs

Her Last Move

She’s chasing a killer. He’s watching her every move. He hides in the shadows, waiting for the perfect moment. Each kill is calculated, planned and executed like clockwork.Struggling to balance her personal and professional life, young DS Becca Vincent has landed the biggest case of her career—and she knows that it will make or break her. But she can’t catch the culprit alone. Together with facial recognition expert Joe Russell, she striv...


Details Her Last Move

TitleHer Last Move
Author
Release DateNov 8th, 2018
PublisherThomas & Mercer
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Crime
Rating

Reviews Her Last Move

  • Susanne Strong
    1970-01-01
    3.5 Stars* (rounded up). The body count keeps rising and neither DS Becca Vincent or the rest of her team are able to work fast enough to track the killer. Knowing that time is of the essence, Becca calls in the help of super facial recognition expert Joe Russell. If Joe can’t find this guy, well then, all bets are off. One by one, the murders get more gruesome and more personal with Becca and Joe racing to try and figure out what their connect...
  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister
    1970-01-01
    3.5*Two murders within hours of each other. Both victims have identical tattoos on their hands. Both live at the same address. And…both died a horrific death, but in very different ways. Soon after, reports begin flooding in of yet more gruesome deaths. Sure gives the appearance of being related…unless you don’t believe in coincidences. So, are they all related? Is there a serial killer on the loose? Is there a reason they’re being target...
  • Pauline
    1970-01-01
    I really enjoy John Marrs books and was delighted to receive an ARC of his latest book Her Last Move. I really enjoyed this thriller and was hooked from the first page to the last. The characters were very well written and each one had an interesting story.There is a serial killer working in London and the detective working on the case is Becca who is trying to find him before he strikes again. She is helped by Joe a super recogniser of faces who...
  •  Li'l Owl
    1970-01-01
    Twisty and terrifying! This is not your standard detective vs killer story! Prologue:We are in the shoes of an unknown individual (I will use 'he' for simplicity). He's weaving through the packed crowds of the tube station, following a large man named Demitru. He has been stalking Demitru for some time and he knows his daily movements, which is what he's counting on. He closes in, closer and closer, using the crowd to remain unnoticed. Standing d...
  • Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books)
    1970-01-01
    John Marrs is an auto-buy author for me, meaning I'll read anything he writes. When I found out he had a new book, Her Last Move, coming out, I couldn't wait to request it on Netgalley! Regular readers of my blog and reviews know by now that I love books that involve some element of stalking, and this one did, and I loved it. The book alternates between three POVs - our protagonist Becca, who is a detective hoping to have her big career break on...
  • Jayme
    1970-01-01
    3.5 stars (rounded up) “HE” has a list of people that he plans to kill. And, he just knows that everyone will understand WHY each victim had to die, once he explains his reasons....Yes, it’s personal. BUT what is the connection between the victims? Tasked with solving this mystery are DS Becca Vincent and Joe Russell, a member of the Super Recognizer task force (yes, I googled it, and there IS such a department! 🤓) Each of them has lost ...
  • Mark
    1970-01-01
    So, with much excitement I started John Marrs 5th book having loved the previous 4 and ‘The One’ being one of my favourite books EVER!....one of the things I love about this author is his ability to surprise and the different writing styles he adopts and with that the range of stories he tells, never predictable and this book is completely different to any of his others...The story is set around ( and I don’t want to give too much away) a m...
  • Rheama
    1970-01-01
    A string of bizarre murders have London detectives chasing a serial killer. The story is alternately told by Detective Becca Vincent, a single mom struggling to balance work and home, the villain, and a “super-recognizer,” Joe, whose photographic memory of facial features makes him priceless to the police.There’s a fine line between classic and stale, and I felt like I zigzagged across it several times here. There’s no arguing the story i...
  • Elaine Tomasso
    1970-01-01
    I would like to thank Netgalley and Thomas & Mercer for an advance copy of Her Last Move, a stand alone procedural/thriller featuring DS Becca Vincent and DS Joe Russell of The Met.When DS Becca Vincent recognises the tattoos on a murder victim as the same ones she'd seen on a tube fatality the day before she manages to muscle her way onto the investigation. She is teamed with super-recogniser, DS Joe Russell and together they make a formidable t...
  • Marc Bougharios
    1970-01-01
    Once again, Marrs is back with another addictive disturbing novel. I don’t know how he does it, but he manages to hook his readers from the first page to the last page. I’m never disappointed when I’m reading one of his novels because I know it’s always great. This novel was very dark and I’m not ashamed to say that I loved it. The story was told in 3 different perspectives, two detectives and the killer. It’s very interesting to read...
  • Diane Merritt
    1970-01-01
    Another fantastic John Marrs book. Pulls you in from the beginning and keeps you going until the very end! What a great book, cant wait for more from this author.Thanks to the publisher and netgalley for an early release of this book
  • Liz Barnsley
    1970-01-01
    A pacy and addictive police procedural, a fast and satisfying read - whilst I can't say it brought anything new to the table, also there were a few little irritating cliche plot devices, overall Her Last Move is a great read for anyone who loves this genre. There are some unexpected moments, always a pleasure for us readers who tend to see the path of a plot more often than not through the sheer volume we read - that raised the game slightly and ...
  • Janet Newport
    1970-01-01
    Thank you NetGalley and Thomas & Mercer for this arc.Having looked through the other reviews on NetGalley and seeing a consistent 4+ star ratings for the author's previous books on Goodreads, I was really looking forward to this one.While the story was compelling enough that I finished the book, the sheer volume of plot contrivances and all the implausibilities got to be wearying for me. But it was the 3 main characters that left me feeling overw...
  • Ingstje
    1970-01-01
    Without exception, I very much enjoyed each of the author’s previous novels. It’s no secret either that John Marrs is one of my favorite authors who I often recommend to other readers. Well if someone’s looking for a new detective novel I can now recommend Her Last Move as well. This novel is his first foray into the police procedural genre, using a detective’s point of view and I have to give him another round of applause because he pull...
  • The Book Review Café
    1970-01-01
    Her Last Move is the latest offering from author John Marrs and his first police procedure novel, so I was interested to see if he could manage to put his own unique spin on a genre that can sometimes feel oversaturated with similar plots. Although parts of Her Last Move felt familiar, for example serial killer becomes vigilante, I do think John Marrs has managed to add a couple of unique features to the read, I was especially intrigued by Joe Ru...
  • Meghan
    1970-01-01
    John Marrs has done it again! Another amazing page turner! This time Marrs writes his first police procedural book. The complexity of his characters along with the detail he uses in his writing is superb! He manages to give you just enough information to make you wonder, to make you really think as you try to solve this crime and the reasons behind it. He brings in just enough of the sick and twisted inner makings of a killer on the loose and at ...
  • Annette
    1970-01-01
    I love the authors writing style, you know from the first to the last page you are going to be hooked. He encompasses everything I love in a police procedural/crime thriller, the serial killer that no one wants to believe it is a serial killer as there doesn't seem to be any connection to the victims or the method of the killings. The main characters are likeable they try to have a life outside of the enquiry but it sometimes feels impossible to ...
  • Deborah Dobrin
    1970-01-01
    I wouldn’t usually pick up a police procedural book; It’s not one of my go to genres but as this was written by John Marrs I’d give it a go. It was brilliant. As with all his books it had an OMG moment that hit me like a ton of bricks. It’s brilliantly crafted and kept me awake reading all night. Another sure fire hit
  • Ali
    1970-01-01
    Incredible! One of my favorite books of the year without a doubt. Full review to follow
  • Zuzana
    1970-01-01
    Too emotionally drained to write a full review.... Review to follow when I recover 😂
  • Wendy
    1970-01-01
    Her Last Move by John Marrs Oh my word! I’m speechless to how good this was! I’ve read books by John Marrs previously and knowing this would have a crime element was keen to see how he would execute a different genre. I was pleasantly surprised! Marrs created detailed and authentic dialogue and settings considering this to be his first novel with crime themes and police procedural dialogue that were on par to other crime writers that I’ve ...
  • Yvonne (It's All About Books)
    1970-01-01
    Finished reading: October 27th 2018 "That's how his mind operated - he was all or nothing. When there was a goal to achieve, he could become so ruthlessly single-minded that he wouldn't allow anything to stand in his way." *** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Thomas & Mercer in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! *** (view spoiler)[I've been meaning to try one of his thrillers for some time now, so when I sa...
  • Kathryn
    1970-01-01
    Her Last Move is the second John Marrs book I have read and I was hesitant to read another in case it didn’t live up to very high bar that had been set when I read The Good Samaritan earlier this year. I needn’t have worried as Her Last Move is incredible. I am a big fan of psychological thrillers however with many books in this genre they often become quite predictable and it is easy to spot the killer or work out the ending. This is not the...
  • peggy
    1970-01-01
    OMG THIS BOOK IS AMAZING!!!!This is one hell of a page turner. I devoured this book in one sitting. The blurb for this book was good, but after reading this rollercoaster of a read it was way beyond my expectations. This book is a marathon of suspense, tension and a really nasty killer who has his own agenda. A new breed of detective and a female detective who just wants to prove to herself and others that she is good at her job.This is the secon...
  • Niki
    1970-01-01
    5* without second thought!Excellent writing style, which helps you read the book very easily!Amazing plot and the twists keep you interested until the end!If you havent introduced yourself to John Marrs' books then you should do so immediately!
  • Helen (TBC)
    1970-01-01
    I've read I've read and loved all John Marrs' books to date and also read a lot of police procedurals, some good, some just okay so I was intrigued to read his first venture into this genre.As always with this author the writing is engaging and the characters are believable, none are stereotypical and their back stories are deftly woven into the storyline. The juggle between the professional and personal lives of key characters was absolutely nai...
  • Tracy Fenton
    1970-01-01
    I’m going to be honest here as I think I am John Marrs’ #1 superfan and this particular book took me ages to get into. This is a complete change in genre and style for John – his previous books have been quirky, original psychological thrillers with brilliant characters and unusual story-lines, but Her Last Move is a police based crime thriller which took me quite some time to connect with.Once I had accepted that this book didn’t have th...
  • Donna Hines
    1970-01-01
    DS Becca Vincent is on the hunt for a serial killer but is she the one being hunted?The role reversal will have you up at night and the characters will have you questioning everything you think you know up till the very end.The killer is evasive always a step ahead but with facial recognition expert Joe Russell perhaps the tide is turning in their favor.One by one the bodies turn up and the heat to capture is about to reach its peak.Can they stop...
  • Jayme
    1970-01-01
    3.5 stars (rounded up) “HE” has a list of people that he plans to kill. And, he just knows the everyone will understand WHY each victim had to die, once he explains the reasons why...Yes, it’s personal. BUT what is the connection between the victims? Tasked with solving this mystery are DS Becca Vincent and Joe Russell, a member of the Super Recognizer task force (yes, I googled it, and there IS such a department! 🤓) Each of them has los...
  • Jacqueline Murphy
    1970-01-01
    Right so now that I can breathe again, I can start my review, this is my first read by John Marrs and very happy to report that it certainly won’t be my last.What an action packed book full of twists and turns. To say this grips you from page 1 is an understatement. DS Becca Vincent and super-recogniser DS Joe Russell are on the investigating team in the search for a serial killer on a spree in London. The killer is organised, methodical and le...