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?

Review Quotes
“An unexpected and exciting series of events that will grab readers.” -The Booklife Prize

“The short chapters and fast pacing coupled with an intriguing storyline made this a page turner that I could not put down.” –

“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
– Author Bio –

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.

If you ever see Harvey Church wandering the streets of Chicago, Toronto, Montreal or the Lido deck of a Princess Cruise ship, ask to see a magic trick!

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My review
This is the equivalent of an emotional Ferris wheel. You are all turned around trying to figure out just what is happening and who really is the bad guy in all of this.

The debit novel is wonderful and is so hard hitting to you emotions I just couldn’t out it down.

Donovan has lived through two tramautic events in his life. The kidnapping of Elizabeth his daughter at age 9 and the suicide of his wife after many years with no leads on where there child was.

It was a tragic tale that delves into many of the emotional pitfalls that come when you lose your family in that way.

Hope was all that he had left for Lizzy and with the showing up of a girl who suffered in the same way and knew his beloved daughter it almost ruined what was left of his life.

I couldn’t take myself away from this book as it captivated my attention despite the subject matter being cruel as well as very emotionally draining.

This is the first published novel by this author and was an amazing read one that I hadn’t really expected. I am hoping for many more books from this author and a long long writing career.

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