Book Review: The Last Cuckoo

Title: The Last Cuckoo

Author: Maria Frankland

Narrator: Chris Nuttall



When a blended family is the darkest place to be…do you listen to your mother? Even after she’s dead?

Anna Hardaker is following you….

This seemingly innocent tweet fills Jamie Hardaker with confusion and fear. After all, his mother Anna has been dead for nearly three weeks.

What follows is an orchestrated Twitter campaign to lead those Anna loved and didn’t love so much to the truth behind her “accidental” death.

Includes questions for book discussion groups.

My Review

4/5 Stars

When Jamie’s mother dies, he’s not entirely sure how he’ll go on. Wrapped in grief, he does what he can to try and move on with his life. Then he gets a notification from his mother’s Twitter. He brushes it off, thinking it to be an old notification. That is, until he starts to see his mother again.

I liked Jamie’s character. He was well-rounded and easy to sympathize with. His reactions were real and easy to understand. For anyone who’s ever lost someone they’re close to, they’ll find the portrayal of grief to be very real.

This story is full of emotions and suspenseful. Plenty of twists and turns to keep you listening.

I’ve never heard a narrator with an Irish accent before so it was an interesting listen. The narrator really brought the characters and story to life.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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