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Publisher's 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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I Love a good twist. Detective mysteries are my favourite. Can't wait for the next one.

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  • Donna
  • 29-01-2019

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This is good,a breezy mystery set in modern London. Zac and Etta are a big focus of the author's, along with a couple of people on
Zac's team and a man appearing from nowhere who may or may not offer a unique turn in Zac's career. I hope the next book is coming soon. You don't need to read these in order (this being book 2 in the series) but I'm glad I did.

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  • Maine Knitter
  • 23-05-2020

Better than average


The ethical dilemma bothered me throughout this book. Otherwise the story was good. There were several candidates for who the killer could be. I like Zac and Etta’s relationship and Zac’s colleagues on the team.

The narration was well done.

I will definitely read more.

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  • Simon
  • 03-12-2018

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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  • Elin101
  • 22-01-2021

Great narration

What made a good story excellent for me was Damian Lynch’s narration. His talent for accents and portraying multiple characters made the story rattle along. His ability to bring the characters to life by his narration made me believe I was right in the middle of the drama.

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  • Sharon Allcorn
  • 06-06-2019

Brilliant

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

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  • mollyeyre
  • 27-04-2019

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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  • Ery71
  • 20-02-2019

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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  • Mr A J McPherson
  • 23-01-2019

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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  • Dadyougeek
  • 22-01-2019

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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  • Sam H.
  • 19-12-2018

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!

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