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Their Final Cry (Detective Harlow Durant Book 3)

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I only realised after starting this that I had actually DNF’d the second book in this series. I definitely preferred this one but I might go back and give the start of the series another go. This book was a bit repetitive in places, especially about Harlow liking the rain but I soon got sucked in. I found Harlow more likable and her relationship with Lucas is really tested but I loved seeing Harlow grow and do her best to support him. I was kept guessing until the end and I didn’t want to put it down. I’m not normally a fan of a cliffhanger ending but I am intrigued enough that I will let it slide. I will definitely be reading the next addition. 

I received a copy of the ebook via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
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Another great book from Dea Poirier!

After the ending of The Girls In The Fire I could not wait to find out more about Harlow and her crazy past! I absolutely loved the glimpses into her childhood and even though we had a new storyline in this book, I was hoping for more of them. 
But, in true fashion, this author gave us another fantastic ending that will make me reach for a fourth book if the story continues. I though the writing style was really great and kept me super interested the whole time I was reading.

The plot in this book was an intricate web of people, places, and time, and I enjoyed reading all of it. There were connections I couldn't even have guessed. The characters had great development, and even though I knew quite a bit about Harlow I kept learning more.

There were definitely some nail biting moments of suspense, and surprises along the way.

I read the second book in this series before reading the first, and didn't have any problems jumping right in and following along, but I'd say you're better off reading at least the second book first and not going in blind.

I can't wait to see what Dea Poirier has in store for us next!
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Their Final Cry by Dea Poirier is the third book in the Detective Harlow Durant series and WoW this was so good. This book was a great page turner from start to finish and had great twists and turns throughout that just had me gripped. Dea's books just get better and better and this latest book was another 5 star read.

I highly recommend this series. Wow just brilliant!
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Absolutely love this author and this incredibly gripping series. And this book - wow! Thrilling from start to finish. I could not put up down. An absolutely brilliant read.
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This is the first book I read in this series and won't surely be the last as it was a wild ride: gripping, twisty, and disturbing at times.
The mystery is well plotted and kept surprising me and guessing.
I loved the storytelling and the well developed characters.
Highly recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher for this arc, all opinions are mine
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Review for 'Their Final Cry' by Dea Poirier. 

Read and reviewed via NetGalley for Dea Poirier, Bookouture publishers and Bookouture anonymous 

Publication date 17th October 2022.

This is the second book I have read by this author. It is also the third book in the 'Detective Harlow Durant' series but can be read as a standalone. I have also read 'The Girls In The Fire' (book 2 in the series) which I loved and would definitely recommend! 

I was originally drawn to this book by its stunning eye catching cover and intriguing sounding synopsis and title. The synopsis stated that 'A completely gripping and pulse-pounding crime thriller perfect for fans of Melinda Leigh, Kendra Elliot and Robert Dugoni.' I am a huge fan of Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot so am looking forward to seeing if this lives up to this statement. I am also a fan of Dea and if this book is half as good as' The Girls In The Fire'it is guaranteed to be a page turner!! I must admit I was also biased due to the publisher being Bookouture. I have yet to read a book published by Bookouture  that I haven't enjoyed. Hopefully this won't be the first... Watch this space! (Written before I started reading the book).

This novel consists of 33 chapters. The chapters are short to medium in length so easy to read 'just one more chapter' before bed...OK, I know yeah right, but still just in case!

This book is based in New York, USA 🇺🇸. 

This book is written in a mix of third and first person perspective and the protagonists are Detective Harlow Durant and an unsub. The benefits of books written in first person perspective are as long as they are well written it makes you feel that you are being spoken to by the protagonist and it can create more of a bond between yourselves and them. If there are several protagonists you also get to see more of what is going on. The benefits of third person perspective with multiple protagonists are that it let's you see the bigger picture of what's going on and you get to know more characters more, what they are thinking and what they are doing. It feels like you get to see the whole picture and not miss out in anything. To have the benefit of both first and third person perspective ensures you don't miss out on anything. 

'Their Final Cry' discusses some topics that may trigger some readers or may not be suitable for others. I like to point this out ahead of time in my reviews so you can judge if this book is for you or not. In this book Dea discusses/includes 

WOW!!! WHAT AN ABSOLUTELY GRIPPING PAGE TURNER WITH AN EXPLOSIVE ENDING!! 

This book is extremely well written with vivid descriptions that really set the scene and put you in the picture leaving you feel the heat of the fires on your skin. The cover and the title suit the book perfectly. 

The storyline is realistic and I was completely invested throughout. I absolutely loved reading this book in the series and I'm looking forward to going back to read book one along with any future books in this fantastic series. It is filled with murder, secrets, lies, mystery, tension, suspense and red herrings galore, especially one in particular! I was completely hooked and could not put it down even at 3am!!! The atmosphere was perfect and I was kept on the edge of my seat. It took me ages to work out the killer which is an accomplishment as it is getting harder and harder to surprise me with the amount of crime books I've read so a huge well done to Dea. There is so much going on, not too much to confuse you but the perfect amount to keep the suspense going from page one until the end. 

I hope your busy writing the next book Dea as I, for one, cannot wait to find out what happens next!! 

It is set over/includes multiple time lines. When books show what has happened in the past and what is happening in the present I find it really helps the reader (if it is well done) understand why things are happening and what has lead to the present activities and decisions. It also shows the bigger picture. 


Although this is the third book in the series I had absolutely no problems reading it without the others. Any details or events that have previously happened are mentioned in just the right amount of detail to let a new reader know what has happened and yet not too much to bore a previous reader.


The characters are all strong, well developed and realistic. I really enjoyed getting to know the team in this book. I absolutely love Harlow who is a strong female lead. I always enjoy meeting strong women in books being female myself. I like the fact that she is full of sarcasm, kick butt but also shows a side that is vulnerable. Harlow has history that has affected her and it is nice to see someone who isn't constantly soldering on but is struggling with their past and getting through it. I enjoyed seeing her relationship with her partner Lucas grow and develop throughout the book. Lucas made me laugh on several occasions with his sarcasm but you can also see that he cares greatly for Harlow and worried about her. They both make a great team and I'm looking forward to meeting them again in the next book.  Harlow's parents are horrific and I'm not surprised how they treated her has affected her so much  I also really clicked with Dr Pagan and Racquel and am looking forward to meeting them again along with Sergeant Dirby. Although we didn't see much of Sergeant Dirby from how . A fantastic set of characters who I am looking forward to getting to know more! 

Clear your schedules before starting this book as it is a true page turner!! 

Congratulations Dea on yet an absolutely fantastic page turning success. This is exactly why you are in my favourite author club!! I cannot wait to read more of your previous and future books!! 

Overall an absolutely action packed psychological thriller with an explosive ending that will keep you turning the pages until you've finished. 


Genres covered in this book include Thriller, Women's Detective Fiction, Noir Crime, Serial Killers, Mystery, Police Procedural, Psychological Thriller, Suspense. and Psychological Fiction amongst others. 


I would recommend this book to the fans of the above as well as fans of Melinda Leigh, Kendra Elliot, Robert Dugoni, PJ Tracy, Carol Wyer and anyone who loves a page turning psychological thriller. 


282 pages.

This book is just £1.99 to purchase on kindle via Amazon, free on kindle unlimited and £7.99 in paperback (at time of review) which I think is an absolute bargain for this book!!! 

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A great addition to the Detective Harlow Durant series. Can't wait for book 4 and more!!!

Thank you #netgalley and #bookouture for the eARC.
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Harlow is back in this exciting book 3 in the series. Harlow is once again on the search for a serial killer while trying to help Lucas find out what happened to his mother , grandmother and sister. Are these missing women all being murdered  from the same killer ? So many twists in this very captivated thriller! Love this series and definitely would recommend reading this series!
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Thank you NetGalley and Bookouture for this e-ARC in exchange for my honest review!


This is Book 3 in the Detective Harlow Durant Series. I fell in love with this series after reading the first book, Find Me in the Dark. Their Final Cry explores a determined serial killer who may have been around for decades, Detective Harlow Durant’s memories popping up of her own past childhood of living with her father who is known as the “Seattle Sleeper,” and dealing with her partner Lucas’s own quest to solve his mother and grandmother’s disappearance.
Dea Poirier’s writing was excellent as always! I devoured this book just like I did the last two in this series! 

Their Final Cry can be read as a stand-alone, but I HIGHLY suggest reading the first two books in the series: Find Me in the Dark and The Girls in the Fire.
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A suspenseful, dark and intriguing plot is what you will get reading Their Final Cry.  As the cases start to stack up, Harlow and Lucas have their work cut out for them piecing together the past to the present.  Because….how can they be connected after all these years?????  
Harlow and Lucas both have their own personal demons they are trying to come to terms with.  It will certainly test their relationship.
Their Final Cry is a gripping and unputdownable read that I could not stop reading.
A fast paced series I highly recommend. 
You are left with a cliffhanger which makes me want the next book in the series to come now!  
Many thanks to NetGalley, Bookouture and author, Dea Poirier, for the opportunity to read this book for my honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own.
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Harlow Durant is taking some much-needed time for herself. But when she gets a call that her partner, Lucas Park, needs her, she heads back to New York, to the small upstate town of New Paltz, where Mazie Winters has been murdered and her body deposited on a seemingly unrelated crime scene. But as Harlow and Lucas begin to dig into Mazie’s murder, they start to question whether her death and the cold case Lucas has been working on are related after all. Their investigation opens old wounds for Lucas, whose mother disappeared years earlier and who was never found.

I liked The Girls in the Fire, second in this series. Their Final Cry is even better! The story unfolds mostly through Harlow’s eyes, going between present day and her childhood nineteen years earlier. We see more of what she went through growing up that informs her current mindset and attitudes. We also learn a bit about Lucas’s earlier experiences.

When the case dredges up old hurts for Lucas, Harlow has a choice. Does she shut down, or does she find a way to support the best partner she’s ever had? The struggle is real, and Harlow and Lucas’s relationship is tested.

The threat of a potential cop killer carries over from The Girls in the Fire. Is a serial killer targeting cops, and is Harlow next on his list? Or Lucas? And what’s the story with the journalist who tracks Harlow down and demands that she talk to him for the book he’s allegedly writing about her parents?

Tension is high on all fronts, and Poirier pulled me along with the story. This is a compelling read that’s hard to put down once you get started, and the ending left me hungry for the fourth in the series. I recommend Their Final Cry and the Harlow Durant series for anyone who enjoys a good thriller and likes staying up past their bedtime to see what happens next.
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Book 3 in the Harlow Duran series.

Like the previous books in the series this follows the pattern of a current case interspersed with flashbacks from Harlow's past.

When a young girl's body is found dumped in front of an abandoned farmhouse Harlow and Lucas must decide if it's linked to a cold case they've been investigating.  But how could it when the crimes happened decades apart.

This is another great page turner that kept me enthralled til that shocking ending. I cannot wait for the next one.
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Their Final Cry is the third book in the Detective Harlow Durant series. Like the previous books it deals with some pretty nasty crimes and it also reveals more of Harlow's turbulent childhood with her evil father and abusive mother. This time we also get a glimpse into the past of Harlow's partner, Lucas. The mystery surrounding his mother and grandmother's disappearance being thrown up.
I really enjoyed this latest instalment. There are a few things that I think you have to suspend belief with. I'm not sure that someone with a past such as Harlow's would be able to investigate crimes such as these, even if she were legally allowed, from a mental health point of view, it's far from ideal. Then there's Lucas' involvement in the current investigation, I'm sure that there's no way that he could possibly be involved and I think that with his closeness to Harlow, even that would be unlikely. It doesn't matter though, as their part in all of this is what really drives the story, both in this book and the overall story that we keep being given glimpses of.
I'm sure that there's more to come for Harlow, we certainly have plenty of questions about her story and it's clear that her father has still got a role to play. I'm looking forward to seeing how all of that unfolds.
I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own and given voluntarily
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Rounded up from 4.5

This is the third in the Detective Harlow Durant series but can easily be read as a standalone.
 
After a long break, Harlow is called back by her boss to investigate the murder of a teenage girl in the same place skeletal remains are found. Yet more bodies come to light, this time Harlow's partner Lucas recognises the necklace one of the bodies is wearing. Could he finally get the answers he's been looking for about his mother's disappearance? 
 
Another teenage girl goes missing, and it's a race against time to find the killer before they strike again.
 
I think this series is getting better and better! 
 
Their Final Cry was packed with murder, mystery, twists and turns with plenty of high stakes for the detectives to deal with.
 
I still love the character of Harlow. She's smart, brave, yet still has a bit of a tough time letting go of her lone wolf tendencies. It's a shame that matter how much she tries, she can't quite put her past behind her, especially as nobody will let her forget she's the daughter of a notorious serial killer.
 
Her partner Lucas gets more of a starring role in this story and my heart honestly broke for him over his mother and grandmother's disappearance.
 
I don't want to say too much more in case I give away any spoilers, but I'm honestly still reeling from the ending of this book. I can't wait to see what the author will follow this up with!
 
If you're looking for a well written, well plotted crime thriller, I would highly recommend Their Final Cry to you.
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Detective Harlow Durant and her partner Lucas Park are going to be working on different cases, but somehow they eventually just might connect. For Harlow, the body of 16-year-old Mazie Winters has been discovered, and it doesn’t take long before even more bodies are found. For Lucas, he is working on a case involving bodies that were found in a cellar, a case that had turned cold years ago.

Since the bodies were found at an abandoned farm, Harlow tries to find the farms’s owners. One thing she finds almost immediately is that the farm had more than one owner, and this was in rapid succession. More than that, there have been rumors that something had been going on at that farm, and now Harlow is determined to find answers. 

This case reaches deep for both Harlow and Lucas. Harlow cannot help but remember her disturbing past and Lucas also is reminded of a great loss that he has never found closure for. Both Harlow and Lucas work vigorously to put the pieces of these difficult cases together, and time appears to be running out. 

This excellent third book in the Detective Harlow Durant series is both mysterious and fast-paced. As Harlow’s past disturbs her more and more as the series progresses, we just get to know more about what she experienced as a child. This book also gives insight into Lucas’s tragic past as well. Even so, this book would work well as a standalone and is one that should not be missed. Dea Poirier has whet my appetite for the fourth book in the series, especially after the intriguing cliffhanger ending. 

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.

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The Ackert farm used to be a prized orchard. Now the bitter soil only produces corpses.
Harlow’s self reflection trip is cut short with a plea to return to upstate New York and help her partner, Lucas, solve the cold cases. And the new disappearances.
This case churns up much history and angst for the partners, but can they ever fully shake free of their pasts?
The character development is progressing with Harlow. Poirier allows readers to experience more of her past. The same with Lucas. Lucas is a loose cannon and rather dramatic, but Harlow remains somewhat collected.
The author left me with a cliffhanger, which is us just cruel, so the next Installment hopefully will be imminent.
My noggin was noodling in New York as I read.
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I love Harlow’s backstory and her inner turmoil. Each book in this series is not predictable and unfolds at a perfect pace. I was glad we got to find out what happened to Lucas’s family. The serial killer killing cops is an interesting side story, I am curious to see how that unfolds. I love cold cases because of how  time makes them more complex. With the ending of this book, I eagerly await the next.
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Harlow has the most interesting background. She is a detective, and her father is an infamous serial killer. In this book we get to know about her past a bit more. No wonder she is traumatized. So is her partner at work, and we find out more about him and his past as well. It is not a pretty read.

Well-written, great suspense tangled with terrible history makes this an excellent read! I love Harlow as a character, and it is hard, yet understandable to see how she suffers due to her past. She has her heart in the right place, and she is a great detective because she has a great feel for justice, and she wants to, no needs to deliver!

Highly recommended book, series, author! 4,5 stars.
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I would like to thank Netgalley and Bookouture for an advance copy of Their Final Cry, the third novel to feature New York State Detective Harlow Durant.

Harlow is called back from a sabbatical to the town of New Paltz, when the body of teenager Mazie Winters is found at a deserted farm. Her partner, Lucas Parks, is already there investigating the cold case of bodies found in the farm’s root cellar. The case gets close to home when more bodies are found in a hidden cabin and Lucas recognises the necklace one of them is wearing.

I thoroughly enjoyed Their Final Cry, which is a pulse pounding read, full of action and emotion. The investigation plays a role in the novel, but is more the glue that holds everything together than the main focal point. To that extent I found the conclusion to it rather anticlimactic and flat, but what happens before and after that is anything but.

The novel is mainly told from Harlow’s first person point of view and alternates between her present and 19 years ago when she discovers that her father is a serial killer. This dysfunctional childhood (her mother was abusive and her father mostly kind) explains her current personality, distrustful and distant. She has overcome this to a certain extent with Lucas, but is unable to emotionally support him when he needs it. They have some cracking rows in this novel and I loved every minute of the raw emotion as it seems so visceral and real. Who knew Lucas had it in him?

The investigation has a high body count and a lot of delving into old paperwork. It held my interest with developments at every turn, often raising more questions than answers. If the excitement of the case weren’t enough, it seems like there is a serial cop killer on the loose, so there is heightened danger there too. I assume that this will be developed more in future novels as it is background noise in this one. And if all that isn’t enough the novel ends in a cliffhanger. I don’t think the author will be able to write fast enough to satisfy my curiosity about that. Bring it on.

Their Final Cry is a good read that I have no hesitation in recommending.
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Oh dear Lord, save me! I just finished reading Their Final Cry and am supposed to tell you all about it, but all I can think is, 'When's the next book coming out?' I already knew Dea Poirier to write bloodcurdling thrillers with frightening cliff hangers, but I've never been this desperate for the next book! I think the only other cliff hanger I've ever experienced this way, was one of NCIS' season's finales, when Ducky topples over all alone on the beach. It had me screaming at the television.

Back to Their Final Cry. This is the third book in the Detetive Harlow Durant series. Harlow is called back to work to assist her partner Lucas with a cold case that seemed to have become active again with a fresh body turning up. The body was left at an old farm, where two old bodies had been found, probably from the 90s. The farm and the woods surrounding it were said to be haunted, but were they? Harlow and Lucas need to find out what really happened on this farm in the 90s and what is happening this very moment.

I don't think I need to tell you anymore how much this book has affected me. This time I thought well before embarking on this next Poirier journey. The other books left me frantically shutting my curtains, locking my doors and looking over my shoulder. This time I was prepared and I decided to read Their Final Cry only during day light hours. She won't have me this time!

So I have been able to read this book without being frightened out of my mind. God, I'm such a sissy. Even with these preparations Poirier had me turning those pages. I finished it quickly. I simply had to, because I HAD to know who the killer was. So do I know now who did it? I guess partly, because there's that cliff hanger again. Please, Poirier, publish your next thriller quickly. I need to know what happens next! I am sure I won't sleep before I do!
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