Alex Finlay is the pseudonym of an author who lives in Washington, DC. His 2021 breakout thriller, Every Last Fear, received widespread acclaim, was translated into more than a dozen languages, and optioned for TV and film.  His highly-anticipated followup, The Night Shift, releases on March 1, 2022.


An Amazon Editors’ Pick:  Best Mystery, Thriller & Suspense for March 2021
A LibraryReads Selection: Top Book Voted by Librarians for March 2021
An  "Indie Next" Selection: Top Book Voted by Independent Bookstores for March 2021
One of Newsweek's "21 Best Books to Read This Spring 2021"
One of the London Times' "Best New Thrillers for March 2021"
One of Goodreads' "Most Anticipated Books of 2021"
One of CNN underscored's "Most Anticipated New Books to Read this March"
One of PopSugar's "Best New Books Coming Out in 2021"
One of BuzzFeed's "Mystery Novels We’re Highly Anticipating in 2021"
One of BookBub's "Best Mysteries and Thrillers Coming Out This Year"
One of Mystery & Suspense Magazine's "Best and Most Anticipated Thrillers of the Year"
One of Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine's "Books to Look Forward to in 2021"
One of E! Online’s “15 Books to Add to Your Reading List in March”
One of Reader's Digest's "50 Best Fiction Books to Read this Year"
One of Parade Magazine's "Favorite Books of Spring"
One of BusinessWeek's "31 Best Thrillers to Read this Summer"

A breathtaking new novel about a pair of small-town murders fifteen years apart—and the ties that bind them.



“EVERY LAST FEAR is a hugely ambitious novel that satisfies on so many different levels. It’s a riveting mystery, a propulsive thriller, and a moving portrait of a family torn apart, and brought together, by tragedy.”

—LOU BERNEY, Edgar award-winning author of November Road

"Finlay imparts nuance via a prismatic narrative that jumps back and forth in time, examining both tragedies from multiple angles. Those who favor character-driven crime novels will find much to admire." 


"Alex Finlay delivers a gripping debut in EVERY LAST FEAR, a thriller that derives its action from a compelling family drama touching on unconditional love, obsession and betrayal....Finlay layers believable twists that [will lead you] down several surprising roads....'Every Last Fear' is a taut thriller [that] introduces a new talent."


“True-crime buffs will devour EVERY LAST FEAR"


“High-energy . . . Finlay expands the puzzle and ratchets up the action.”


“[T]umultuous, terrific and twist-laden . . . . EVERY LAST FEAR  features the perfect blend of the psychological and action thriller in what is sure to be one of the most talked about titles of the year. ”


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