Next month’s Book Club read was chosen by my sister Lucy and it is The Last by Hanna Jameson:
Historian Jon Keller was on a work trip to Switzerland when the world ended. Now, he desperately wishes he hadn’t ignored the last message from his wife, Nadia (I miss you so much… I feel bad about how we left it. Love you), the message he was considering how to answer when he received a horrifying push notification:
BREAKING: Nuclear weapon detonates over Washington.
Two months later, twenty survivors remain in L’Hotel Sixieme, an infamous establishment with a dark and mysterious legacy. Far from the nearest city, this motley crew fights to keep hope alive and maintain some semblance of civilisation. But when Keller goes up to the roof to investigate the hotel’s worsening water quality, he is shocked to find the body of a young girl floating in one of the tanks, and is faced with the terrifying possibility that there might be a killer among the group.
As supplies dwindle and tensions rise, Keller becomes obsessed with investigating the death of the little girl as a way to cling to his own humanity. Yet the real question remains: Can he afford to lose his mind in this hotel, or should he take his chances in the outside world?
Described as ‘Stephen King meets Agatha Christie’, I am buzzed for this book. I’ll be writing my review in around a month’s time so watch this space!