This Last Chance


Fiction - Paranormal
264 Pages
Reviewed on 05/25/2020
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Reviewed by Ankita Shukla for Readers' Favorite

This Last Chance by D.L. Finn presents a delectable combination of thriller and paranormal plots that surround the protagonist, Amber. Ever since Amber's sister, Iris, was murdered, Amber has been looking for answers. On the sixth-month anniversary of Iris's brutal killing, she sensed danger lurking around her. She reported the strange occurrences to the cops and her colleagues, but none of them believed her. Frustrated by a lack of answers, she decided to hire a private detective to at least put a face and a name to Iris' killer. However, fate had different plans for her. Yet, all was not lost for Amber. Unbeknownst to her, angels were doing everything in their power to protect her. Besides these mystical beings, one of the evildwels, a creature who fed on fear and pain, was feeling protective toward Amber. This attraction brought it both fear and hope.

This Last Chance has just the right ingredients that make a book a compelling page-turner. The introduction of a paranormal entity is definitely a stroke of genius. If the suspense of the killer didn't tempt the audience enough, which was definitely not the case, the urge to know more about this creature proved to be beyond words. Contrary to the other evildwels and their inherent desire to feed on pain and fear, Nester surrendered to his attraction toward good. Nevertheless, this surrender posed a threat to his existence. D.L. Finn infused enough personality in Nester to make the audience empathetic toward him. Whether it's attention-seeking Britany or a charming senator, each side character managed to bring diversity to the plot. At the same time, every single one of them remained a suspect in the eyes of both the protagonist and the audience. D.L. Finn has excelled in creating engaging conversations and stimulating scenes. The meticulous blend of paranormal and thriller elements has created a fascinating read. Moving at a steady pace, This Last Chance by D.L. Finn is an engrossing thriller that readers will love and recommend to others.

K.C. Finn

This Last Chance is a work of fiction in the paranormal and mystery subgenres and was penned by author D. L. Finn. In a dark fantasy mystery with plenty of bite, we find ourselves in the presence of protagonist Amber, a woman on a mission. Still reeling from the brutal murder of her sister, six months after the incident Amber wants answers for herself and intends on hiring a detective to investigate. But when a huge snowstorm sees her plans derailed and Amber is trapped with new people that she neither knows nor trusts, a battle of good versus evil begins to brew. What results is a chilling battle of wits and a slow-burning paranormal mystery to be unraveled.

Author D. L. Finn has crafted a highly engaging work that darkens and deepens as it progresses. One of the things I most admired about this book was the seamless interweaving of paranormal and fantasy elements into an emotive tale of investigation and the search for justice: an unusual blending of genres that really works. The atmosphere of the snowstorm is a fantastic premise, one which builds huge amounts of tension for those who are trapped together and motivates us to stick with our hero Amber, and root for her all the more in diverse circumstances. The descriptive work by Finn is atmospheric, with well-chosen lexis that creates cinematic images in the mind of the reader. Overall, I’d highly recommend This Last Chance as a highly engaging paranormal read for mystery fans everywhere.

Sherri Fulmer Moorer

Amber is trying to move on after her sister, Iris, is brutally murdered in an alley. She has a good job at a newspaper and wonderful (if clingy) friends who are dedicated to helping her heal. Still, she's haunted by the fact that her sister's murderer was never captured. Six months after the murder, she is followed by a masked stranger when leaving work and finds several clues in the parking garage connected with Iris's murder. The weekend grows stranger when she meets her mysterious new neighbor and receives a call from her sister's former employer, now a Presidential candidate, on the same afternoon. A series of coincidences leads Amber to a house full of guests during a brutal winter storm, but is it a coincidence? It turns out that a larger battle is taking place between angels and evil beings who feed on the hurt and pain of humans. What will happen as these worlds collide? Find out in This Last Chance by D.L. Finn.

I liked This Last Chance because it's a unique story that mixes the normal and paranormal without the amount of unbelievable crossover that you typically see in paranormal titles. It draws on images that readers will be familiar with no matter what their spiritual beliefs are, and crosses over into reality in ways that most of us imagine are actually happening. It's a great, compelling mystery that draws on a lot of Amber's family history but more than that, it shows how the worlds cross over in balancing the forces of good and evil. If you like paranormal books and mysteries, then this is a good read. D.L. Finn did an excellent job of creating a unique, compelling tale.