Sunday, July 7

Book Review: Your Last Lie by Gretta Mulrooney

Your Last Lie (Tyrone Swift, #6)Author: Gretta Mulrooney
Title: Your Last Lie
(Tyrone Swift #6)
Genre: Mystery
Pages: ebook
Published:  February 10th 2019 
Where I Got It: My shelf (Netgalley)

Swift is asked to investigate the murder of a pilot, Greg Roscoe. He was stabbed and his body mutilated. Swift establishes that there are a number of people who might have wished Roscoe harm. The man was involved in numerous affairs, gambling and dodgy business deals and has managed to alienate friends, students, his wife and ex-wife.

The truths that Swift uncovers bring heartache and sorrow to Roscoe’s family and cause major problems in his own life and publicity that could damage his business.

Whoops. Jumped into this not realizing it was a series until too late. Oh well. It fine as a standalone. 

The story follows Swift who is asked to investigate the murder of this lowlife pilot named Greg Roscoe. He was brutally murdered. The problem many people wanted him dead. He was a terrible, terrible man. I honestly didn't want the murderer to be found. Good riddance. BUT murder is murder, so Swift is on the case. 

So...I want justice to win but there are some cases were I am secretly rooting for the murderer. Greg was a piece of poop! He was terrible. But murder IS wrong. I'm surprised the man lasted this long without being killed. I guessed who the murderer was pretty quickly. There were times I doubted myself...but I stuck to my guns and was right. BUT the full reasoning on WHY was a shocker for me. 

I liked Swift, but he was the only one I did like. I felt bad for the daughter, but she really annoyed me too. But she has a crappy mom and had a crappy dad. So what do you expect?

The story was fine and I did enjoy it. There were some dragging moments in the middle that made me yawn. Not enough action or suspense. There was a couple lulls there. But the ending was good when the big reveal popped up. 

Super happy that this was a good standalone. I didn't really feel like I was missing anything. Maybe some backstory about Swift, but overall the author did well to keep this as a book someone like me can pick up and not feel lost. 

All-in-all, this was a fun read. The mystery was good even though I had guessed right. Just too obvious, but the reasons WHY shocked me. Some lulls there in the middle, but overall, it was a good one. I liked Swift even though I secretly didn't want him to find the murderer of that dirt-bag! I'll give this 3 stars. 

2019 Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge
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Sophia Rose said...

New to me. LOL, glad the jump into the middle of the series worked out for you. You are not the only one who has secretly not been upset when certain vile people get murdered in books.

Blodeuedd said...

Nr 6! Tsk, Carole Carole ;)

Melliane said...

At last you didn't know about the reasons!

Carole Rae said...

Sophia, I got lucky with this! And yes, Justice is Justice...but...he was a bad man.

B, hehehe ;)

Mel, that is true! I was shocked.