'A truly gripping plot . . . E. V. Kelly's work will be a welcome addition to the Irish crime scene'
The characters jump off the page in this tense, claustrophobic and absolutely absorbing thriller. An assured debut from an impressive new voice
The mystery is so well plotted that I was second guessing everything and every character. The book has a lyrical tone and it was like I was being carried along on the wave of a symphony . . . A chilling though magical read
Compelling, clever and chilling . . . A powerful debut which keeps you guessing right to the very end
Breathtakingly paced . . . The plot is layered, complex and tense while remaining frighteningly plausible, leading to a final reveal that is deeply satisfying. E. V. Kelly is a writer to watch, and Her Last Words is a triumphant debut
Kelly is a stunning writer . . . The twists and turns of this narrative will have you feeling as anxious, suspicious, and culpable as its characters
Her Last Words is truly surprising. It starts one place and ends up somewhere else entirely, in a way that is original and demands reader attention.
Her Last Words opens with a terrific hook . . . told as a hallucinatory fever-dream that seems to move forward with the fitful jerks of a nightmare's narrative . It's a tale of twin compulsions, or derangements . . . a compelling and challenging thriller.