Last Night by Kim Deister--- Blog Tour with Rachel's Review

Title: Last Night
Author: Kim Deister
Genre: Thriller/Suspense
Release Date: September 21, 2019
Cover Designer: Claire Smith
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Terrifying visions torment Starra. Lost moments of time and flashes of images too horrific to accept fill her with icy fear so complete she can’t escape it. With too many unanswered questions, she needs answers. Now. It’s her only hope if she wants to save what’s left of her shattered mind and soul.

Unlike Starra, Mina cares nothing for her soul. Damned long ago, she’s too scarred for redemption. There are people meant to enjoy lives of love and family and friends. Mina isn’t one of these people. Her life is in the shadows, unafraid of the dark... until she realizes that something lurks in those shadows, something that wants to tear her apart.

One never knows what the darkness hides...

I was hooked by the blurb and the cover (yes I'm a blurb and cover whore... better add teasers into that list as well). Unfortunately this is one of those times where I was kind of disappointed becuase I expected SO much more.
This was the first time I'd read a Kim Deister book.
I love dark, suspenseful reads. The more twists and turns and aggravation with not knowing yet needing to know.. that's me in a nutshell. My very favorite stories... and I am on an ever exploring journey for the next read that fits.
Last Night was one of those books that I was sure was so sure was going to be added to that list, however the beginning, I just couldn't get into it. There was a lot of repetition.  Especially in the first couple of chapters. There was Starra and her POV, blacking out, not knowing...and there was Mina, an assasin, going after those who've wronged the wrong people. I could tell within those first couple of chapters what was most likely happening, which isn't a big deal. The fact you kinda know what's going on doesn't impede the story. But it does get old with Starra being so repetitive. I kind of started to dislike her. Mina was kick ass. Loved that character.
There were some twists that were very well played, seemingly coming out of nowhere. 
Last Night was enjoyable overall. It was well written, engaging, entertaining. I really wanted to love it, but I did like it.
4 stars

Kim Deister was born and raised in a tiny town in the wilds of northern New York that is less than six hours from the Arctic Circle, a pretty college town called Potsdam. She grew up in a family of lawyers and teachers and bucked all the traditions to run off and wear combat boots in the US Army as a Signals Intelligence Analyst (no jokes!) and a linguist. She also worked as a tech writer for Corning Glass Works, which was an entirely different kind of writing. 

Living the Army life has allowed Kim to travel all over and much of that has seeped into her books. She has a love of strong female characters, tropical places, and flipping traditional themes on end. She loves that words can take one out of the existing world and let the unimaginable become imaginable. When she’s not writing, she’s probably on the beach, with her nose deep in a book.

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