Last Words. Finished 5-30-18, 4/5 stars, thriller, pub. 2015
Unabridged audio read by Robert Petkoff
Mark Novac book 1
Still mourning the death of his wife, private investigator Mark Novak accepts a case that may be his undoing. On the same day his wife died, the body of a teenage girl was pulled from the extensive and perilous cave system beneath Southern Indiana. Now the man who rescued the girl, who was believed to be her killer, begs Novak to uncover what really happened.
Garrison is much like any place in America, proud and fortified against outsiders. For Mark to delve beneath the town’s surface, he must match wits with the man who knows the caverns better than anyone. A man who seemed to have lost his mind. A man who seems to know Mark Novak all too well. from Goodreads
Mark Novac works for the Innocence Foundation, due in great part to his deceased wife, who was following a lead when she was murdered. Fast forward a few years and Mark is not coping with her unsolved murder as well as his bosses would like so they send him to Indiana on a wild goose chase. Only it turns into something more for Mark as his life is threatened and he begins to care again.
I liked this thriller and recommend it to fans on the genre. There was a lot of caving details in it and I appreciated learning about something new that wasn’t boring because the story fit the setting perfectly. I like Mark and see that there’s a second book so I’ll have to get that soon.
5 thoughts on “Last Words by Michael Koryta”
I like Koryta’s work but missed this one somehow. It sounds like one I’d like as well.
I’ve read other books by this author too and liked them very much. Have not read this one as yet. Good to know about the caving details, etc.
Oooh this looks interesting@
Nice! I love a good thriller. Glad this one was great.
I have this sitting on my stacks in audio. My daughter listened to it and loved it. Robert Petkoff is one of my favorite narrators.