Her Last Move by John Marrs

Her Last Move

“Whatever you do, don’t read this in the dark…” —Cara Hunter, author of Close to Home 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 how can she identify one face in a sea of thousands? With ...

Details Her Last Move

TitleHer Last Move
Release DateNov 8th, 2018
PublisherThomas & Mercer
GenreThriller, Mystery, Crime, Fiction, Mystery Thriller

Reviews Her Last Move

  • Kylie D
    What an absolute corker of a book! It starts with a bang and never lets up until the final page.A serial killer is at work in London, with several bodies turning up in a matter of days, each death more vicious and depraved than the last. But what has sent the killer on his spree? And what links the victims? Luckily DS Becca Vincent and DS Joe Russell are on the case, each with their own points to prove. Becca is a young detective out to make a na...
  • Kaceey
    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...
  • Susanne Strong
    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...
  • Louise Wilson
    She's chasing a killer. He's watching her every move. Each kill is calculated, planned and executed like clockwork. DS Becca Vincent has landed the biggest case of her career. With a list of people he wants to kill, he knows everyone will understand why they had to die. It's personal, but what connections are there between the victims? This story is told alternately between DS Becca Vincent, super recogniser, Joe and the villain. There,are twists...
  • Joey R.
    2.5 Stars— I have made no secret that John Marrs is one of my favorite authors. He always writes in a fast paced style and keeps you guessing with surprises throughout his books. Therefore, the first book I decided to read when I rejoined Kindle Unlimited was “Her Last Move”, the only Marrs’ book I hadn’t read. “Her Last Move” was different from Marrs’ other books in that it took some time for the plot to grab me. After thinking b...
  • Pauline
    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...
  • Krystin Rachel
    Book Blog | BookstagramOpening Hook: A subway nightmare, and I'm not talking about Jared.Main Character: Trying to do it all, failing.Plot Twisty-ness: Twisty, but in a depressing wayI don’t know why I thought this was going to be a serial killer “thriller”… I mean, in some ways it is. There is a serial killer. And cops. And stuff is happening.But, holy shit, this might be the most depressing crime fiction novel I’ve ever read. This jus...
  •  Li'l Owl
    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)
    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...
  • bookswithpaulette
    This book packs a punch, a vindictive, vengeful serial killer is on the loose in London.The bodies are piling up, the murders are brutal, evil and calculated. DS Becca Vincent and DS Joe Russell are tasked to examine the evidence and find the links to why these victims. The character development of Becca and Joe are what makes this book. Becca is a young detective keen to make a name for herself whilst trying to balance time at home with her 6-ye...
  • Mark
    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...
  • Jayme
    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 ...
  • Amy
    Holy cannoli this was one hell of a read you guys! I was a huge fan of Marrs last book, The Good Samaritan and couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one. The wait was well worth it and one of the many things that made this a standout for me was that it was SO vastly different from his previous work but still outstanding, it’s so impressive when an author pushes the boundaries and shakes things up with each new book release.This follows Becca,...
  • Erin (from Long Island, NY)
    This is a tough 1 to review. I do love this author but while I can totally appreciate the skill it takes for him to weave together a story like this, it wasn’t my personal favorite. First off let me say that I was just as completely engrossed in this as I was in his previous books (that I adored start to finish.) I love how complicated his characters are, although this 1 comes heavy with seriously depressing back stories. Still I loved some, de...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    This is my third Marrs book and ding ding ding, it's another winner!! I love how intricately different each book was - The Good Samaritan, The One and now Her Last Move. I will say that this one took me a little longer to connect with but when it did... BAM - I was hooked and that was IT - goodbye productivity!Told in three different POVs, we get the views of Joe, Becca and Dominic. Becca and Joe are working together to catch the serial killer th...
  • Pat
    One thing we can maybe all agree on is that this book was a departure for John Marrs. He has not published a police procedural before. He scored points from me by introducing a really different type of protagonist in Joe Russell who was in a special police unit of super-recognisers. I had heard of this but never saw it mentioned in a book. He is working with DS Becca Vincent, a single mum who is also very ambitious professionally and therefore st...
  • Rheama Heather
    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...
  • Janet Newport
    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...
  • Elaine Tomasso
    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...
  • Tracy Fenton
    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...
  • Nicole
    This is a really well written stand alone crime thriller, which I highly recommend!I've read one John Mars book before, the one, which is more of a sci-fi thriller. Whereas this is a crime thriller, which I think I perferI listened to the audiobook of this book, which I really enjoyed. I think the narrator did a great job.It was really well written, very pacey and engaging. It was also dark and violent which I love in my thrillers. The only reaso...
  • Marc Bougharios
    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...
  • Bridgett
    I'm disappointed. This is my fifth John Marrs novel, and of those five, TWO were given 5-star ratings : The Good Samaritan and The One. Now, anybody who knows me is very much aware that I give very few 5-star ratings. I just don't. A book has to be beyond extraordinary for that to happen...a plot I've never read before; an amazing twist I didn't see coming; words which make me laugh out loud, or sob until my eyes are swollen shut; or maybe...
  • Liz Barnsley
    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 ...
  • Laura Rash
    That was kind of crazy! So many details that were all wrapped up by the end that shook me bc I didn’t see it coming! I always enjoy John Marrs books!
  • The Book Review Café
    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...
  • Helen
    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...
  • Ruthy lavin
    Easily 4.5 star worthy! The kind of gripping, all consuming, clever, believable and brilliant writing which leaves you unable to put it down, even for the loo! :)Great stuff. Another success from this wonderful author - even creepier than ‘ the Good Samaritan’.