Book Reviews

The Last Devil to Die by Richard Osman

Someone on social media said that The Thursday Murder Club series just gets better with each book. After reading The Last Devil to Die (the fourth in the series), I can wholeheartedly agree. If you haven’t started the series, you absolutely should. Also, this is a series that you do have to read in order as it helps with the overall love and understanding of the characters.

The Story

Shocking news reaches the Thursday Murder Club.

An old friend in the antiques business has been killed, and a dangerous package he was protecting has gone missing.

As the gang springs into action they encounter art forgers, online fraudsters and drug dealers, as well as heartache close to home.

With the body count rising, the package still missing and trouble firmly on their tail, has their luck finally run out? And who will be the last devil to die?

My Thoughts

I wish I had planned better and kept my library book for longer so I could share some of the passages that I just loved. You don’t expect a book like this to bring you to absolute tears.

I gave this book 4.5⭐ because it was pretty near perfect. However, the overall story didn’t blow me away, which is why I docked it a half star. I think it might have fallen just a little bit flat because there were sooooo many characters. There was a lot going on which gave The Last Devil to Die overall just a “busy” feel, if that makes sense.

However, the interpersonal relationships were just incredible. Between new and old love stories, platonic relationships, newfound friendships . . . I think that is what made this book so good. Your life doesn’t end when you get older, and YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

I am quite lucky that I have not personally had to deal with this in my life or my loved ones, but proceed with some caution if you’re sensitive to storylines of dementia. Even without it in my life, I was crying quite a lot. (This isn’t a spoiler, just a warning.)

I can’t recommend this series enough. It’s a mystery that keeps you guessing in each book. Each book has a resolution, so you’re not really left with any cliffhangers. However, it’s heartwarming and inspiring all in one. Stop whatever you’re doing and read these books!

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