Last Witness – Chris Merritt

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

Detective Zac Boateng’s old friend, Troy McEwen, is found dead in his home. The official verdict is suicide. But Boateng 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, Boateng 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, Boateng knows that the killer is closing in on him…



My review

You may be certain that what happened in the past, will stay in the past and that you can sleep peacefully and enjoy your sweet dreams. But sometimes it can turn into your worst nightmare …

During the whole book I kept thinking : aha, now I know who did it! Every time there was that little hint that put doubt in my mind once more and made me change direction. How I love that!
I constantly had the feeling that nobody could be trusted. The story contained some kind of current that pushed me forward and only let me go ashore when everything was revealed.

I have no idea how long my list of good authors is, but after reading this book, it became a bit longer, once again. 5 stars.

Thank you, Chris Merritt, Bookouture and Netgalley.


About the author

Chris Merritt is a Clinical Psychologist and former diplomat based in London, who has been writing on psychology since 2010. In 2014 he decided to combine his passion for writing with his love of crime fiction, and eventually came up with The Murder List, his debut novel.

He currently works on a mental health research project at King’s College London, and part-time as a psychologist in the NHS. When not working or writing, he loves climbing and basketball, and dreams of one day being able to work from home enough to own a whippet.