Born in the American South, Alex Finlay spent years traversing the globe, from a tropical island in the Pacific to a small village in the UK to a remote region in the Far East to his current home in Washington, D.C. But it was on a trip to Tulum, Mexico that Alex was inspired to write Every Last Fear.


Every Last Fear:

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 Goodreads' "Most Anticipated Books of 2021"

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 Bibliofile's "Best Mystery Books for 2021"
One of Crime By the Book's "Most Anticipated Early 2021 Crime Books"


“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." 


“I loved EVERY LAST FEAR. What elevates this thriller are the characters: real, flawed, heroic, driven. What would you do if someone you loved was convicted of a crime you were certain they didn’t commit? You won’t be able to put down this fast-moving, thoroughly compelling story until the very last page. A winner.”

—ALLISON BRENNAN, New York Times bestselling author

“True-crime buffs will devour EVERY LAST FEAR"


"[T]he 'buzz' book of early 2021. It has a Harlan Coben-esque plot with an intriguing premise."


“Alex Finlay’s jaw-dropping EVERY LAST FEAR... is a powerful, standout thriller. Finlay is a masterful storyteller, seamlessly shifting perspectives and timelines to add layers of emotional depth and suspense to this fast-paced, expertly plotted, utterly engrossing novel. Hands down the best thriller I’ve read this year.”

—JENNIFER HILLIER, author of Little Secrets and the award-winning Jar of Hearts 

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