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Last Witness

Detective Zac Boateng, Book 2
Narrated by: Damian Lynch
Series: Detective Zac Boateng, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Summary

What if you made one mistake and it came back to kill you? 

When Met Police Detective Troy McEwen is found dead in his home, the official verdict is suicide. But his friend and fellow detective Zac believes it was murder. And he thinks he might be next on the killer’s list.  

If Troy didn’t take his own life, then who did? 

As he investigates, Zac discovers a link to an incident from decades earlier. Mistakes were made that day. Lives were lost and secrets kept. Until now...

As more people who were there on that fateful day are found dead, Zac knows that the killer is closing in on him....

A tense crime thriller for fans of Lee Child, Mark Billingham and Mark Dawson. Last Witness is a gripping, fast-paced thriller that will have you hooked.

©2019 Chris Merritt (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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The Past That Bites!

Chris Merritt has followed up his debut with a very solid second book. Detective Zac Boateng finding a tragic incident in his past catching up both with him and people he knows. Merritt once again marries an excellent psychological approach to the police procedural genre. His lead and his family are easy to get behind and believe in as their difficult family life is threatened by events.

The London setting is brought to life by the combination of Merritt's direct, uncomplicated prose and Lynch's tough guy narration. Though it's worth noting that Lynch brings all of the characters to life nicely, he isn't just a hard man!

Plot-wise I didn't feel this flowed quite as well as the first book but it still generated plenty of tension and rather than the list of authors that Audible liken it to I would say it's more in Peter James's DI Grace or Tony Parsons's Max Wolfe than say Child's Jack Reacher.

This looks to be a more than decent series that's likely to be well worth following.

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Brilliant

Love these audio books, already downloaded book 3. ? book 4
Totally addictive. Brilliant writing.Brilliantly read.

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Worth a credit

Definitely worth listening to, Zac does sometimes behave in an odd or unreasonable manner which seems to cause some of his problems, however, overall I like his character and his relationships with his family.

The plot is good, a little irritating in parts as I tend to think 'he wouldn't respond like that......'. Not one of my favourite writers, but I have enjoyed this trilogy.

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Could Listen to Damian Lynch all night

Another good listen. Nice to hear places I recognise, makes characters come alive. Love it

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Macca

Ruddy awesome! Another spine-tingling thriller by this talented new author. Bring on the next instalment on Audible, please, Mr. Merritt!

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Strong second box

A fantastic second book from Chris Merritt and what hopes to be a long and enjoyable detective series! Plenty of plot twists and great building of characters! Look forward to the next one!

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Fantastic character studies, compelling story

This was such a joy to listen to. Merritt captures the characters beautifully and tells a story which kept me guessing right up until the end. Impressive work for a young writer!