The Last Friend – Harvey Church
The Knock on his Door…That Changed his Life
Fifteen years after Donovan’s daughter is abducted, Monica Russell knocks on his door. She claims she knew his daughter while in captivity and says she made a promise to tell him about their friendship.
The Last Friend to hold His Daughter’s Hand
When Monica claims to know where his daughter’s remains are buried, Donovan is immediately committed to doing whatever this last friend needs from him, regardless of the warnings from his family and friends.
The Friend Who Can Help Him Seek Vengeance
And when Monica claims to know where he can find the man who abducted, assaulted, and murdered his princess, Donovan knows he will stop at nothing to get his vengeance.
What Cost Will He Ultimately Pay?
Monica claims she can show Donovan a lot of things about his daughter, but what price will Donovan ultimately pay the young lady who claims to be the last friend to know his daughter?
“The short chapters and fast pacing coupled with an intriguing storyline made this a page turner that I could not put down.” – novelgossip.com
“There’s no way to read this and not feel the gravity of it.” 5-star review, an Amazon reader
“You know it’s a 5-star book when you can’t put it down and stay up way too late reading!” 5-star review by an Amazon reader
“This book was a fast read . . . if you like psychological thrillers, then this will be right up your alley!” Goodreads Reviewer
“The plot hummed along at an incredible rate.” 5-star review by an Amazon reader
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Harvey Church has a background in finance, which is how he found himself writing about the people and ridiculousness (sometimes the same thing) of that field in his Edwin Burrows light mystery series. Although he considers himself retired from that field (aka not working), he’s planning another three Edwin Burrows novels for 2018.
His first “serious” novel, The Last Friend, is a Kindle Scout writing competition winner and was published by Kindle Press on January 9, 2018. The BookLife Prize called it “an entertaining read for mystery and thriller fans alike,” and said it is “an unexpected and exciting series of events that will grab readers.” Harvey plans two sister novels to The Last Friend in 2018, one titled The Last Night (Spring 2018) and the other tentatively titled The Last Survivor.
For fun, Harvey likes to practice street magic and spends hours engineering tricks to wow his audiences. He is also an avid hockey fan (Go Leafs Go). He has a wife and two kids. His favorite color is blue, but he drives a black car because he read somewhere, back in the 90’s, that radar detectors have a tough time seeing them. Interestingly, he never speeds because he’s too busy singing like nobody’s watching, or maybe it’s that everybody is deaf.
He’s a supporter of double-chins, double-dates, and double-dipping (though never on double-dates), and obviously enjoys writing about himself in the third person, in the voice of the narrator from The Royal Tenenbaums.
Connect with Harvey Church by searching Harvey Church Mysteries on Facebook, at @hashtag_harv on Instagram, and @harveychurch1 on Twitter.
You can also find him wandering the streets of Chicago, Toronto, Montreal or the Lido deck of a Princess Cruise ship. If you ever meet Harv, ask to see a magic trick!
Don’t forget to sign up for his email list at AListHarvey.com
So this happens to be Harvey’s first “serious” book and can I just say you’d never know!
The story revolves around Donovan and the unsolved case of his missing daughter, which sets for a twisty turn read…. especially when purpled hair and full of attitude Monica Russell turns up on his door step claiming to have been in captivity with his daughter. My first thoughts….. Yeah right! Total con artist wanting money from a guy that was clinging onto the sliver of hope and I think anyone in his position would. At times I wanted to tell at Donovan to “get a grip!” I felt like he was taking every word this girl, who he’d know for a whole five seconds, for the truth and at times I felt like she was making most of it up! Playing up to his emotions which he wore on his sleeve.
This book is certainly action packed, with many twists and turns along the way. My mind was always ticking over with the plot and where Harvey was leading us, it definitely kept you thinking and I was always on my toes!
I’m looking forward to seeing where this story goes with books 2 & 3.
A very solid 4 golden apples from me!