Book Review: ‘The Last Day’ Is A Thrilling Debut Novel

by | Jan 25, 2020 | Books | 0 comments

Andrew Hunter Murray is a comedian, writer and co-host of a widely successful podcast No Such Thing As A Fish. And now has written his debut novel The Last Day. Most of the world has been destroyed and mankind has been wiped out in parts of the world and one woman and two men might be the key to changing this.

The year is 2059 and the earth stopped rotating 40 years ago. England was the lucky place where the sun now shines and the country has gone to great lengths to keep people alive and laws to ensure that. A lot of the rest of the world is in darkness and people have died because of it. The United States is in the southern half of Great Britain now. England has very strict border laws now going so far as to sink boats to keep people out.

Ellie Hopper works on a rig in the ocean off the coast of England doing scientific research. She is summoned back to England to meet her old professor who is dying and has requested to see her. She has no desire to see him. He did something years ago that she cannot forgive. She sees him and he whispers something to her and now she is on a mission to find something he wants her to see. But not everything is as it seems. Ellie starts to investigate but the people she thought she could trust she cannot. She soon finds herself in trouble and on the run seeking answers. It all leads to a conspiracy to silence her and what she has found out. It leads to a stunning climax where she finds the shocking truth but she may not live to tell anyone.

A thrilling novel that starts off strong and never lets up. The reader is on a ride right up to the end. You won’t put this down. A real page-turner of a story that could in the future actually happen with the way things are going in this world. Author Andrew Hunter Murray will be someone to watch for in the future if he keeps writing novels like this.

The Last Day is in stores on Tuesday, February 4th from Dutton.