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Book Review: Last Call

Updated: Nov 30, 2020

Last Call was written by Matthew Nunes and published by Moonshine Cove Publishing LLC in 2020. You may purchase it at Visit the author on Facebook or at Amazon.

LAST CALL is the first of a series of mystery novels featuring former Naval Officer Paul Costa, a man who thought he was seeking a quieter life for himself and his daughter in civilian life, only to find the biggest threats still lie ahead. Trouble has a way of stalking Paul Costa. But when the latest trouble comes in the form of a very dead Congressman with a knife in his ear, the same knife Paul was just using, the same Congressman Paul just neatly ejected from his bar, he knows trouble's not just passing through, it's come home to roost.

I believe it’s essential; in order for a writer to hook a reader into reading their story, they must capture them on the first page, in such a way that they won’t be able to put the book down for at least the first twenty pages. In Last Call the author not only hooked me into staying with the story but his descriptive ability brought me directly into the scene. It was as if I was actually sitting on a bar stool next to where Paul Costa, the bartender, was trying to reason with one of his drunk customers.

The plot, character development and the ability to interest the reader in the story was accomplished very quickly and the pages began to turn without effort. It’s a believable tale about a suspect who is hell bent on clearing his name and finding the true killer of a Congressman, but there are many obstacles along the way that will make his efforts extremely difficult.

Matt Nunes first book is a success and I look forward to reading more in this series.

I give Last Call 4 out of 5 stars.

Matthew Nunes can be heard on The Writers Lounge Podcast located on this site.

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