The Last Hours

Overall Score

If you’re looking to completely escape the reality of life as we know it, this might not be the book for you.

  • Plot
  • Characters
  • World

Minette  Walters, 2018

Well, this is timely.

The Last Hours is a novel set in 14th Century England as the Black Death (plague) first makes itself known. Conditions include self-imposed quarantine, supply shortages, and suspicion of others.

I read this when COVID-19 was just background noise – the time I refer to as Before. The story was entertaining, with a couple of very evil characters, and was also somewhat predictable. I enjoy historical fiction in this time period, so I expected that I would want to continue the series, but when I finished I found I had spent all the time I wanted with these characters.  The book is not amazing, but it passed the time.

I checked this out from my local library and I bet you can find it at yours.

 

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