Revenge, not absolution, is the goal chased by Dana Diaz, the standup comic narrating Amy Gentry’s unpredictable second novel ... The writing here is sharp, with contemporary social issues and moral twists that turn on a dime. Last Woman Standing unfolds like a master class in improvisational tragedy.
Gentry’s take on building suspense is unconventional; the book starts out as a wry look at the struggle that is show business, then turns into a buddy story before finally becoming a gripping psychological thriller as revenge pranks become something other ... Both vividly realistic and taken straight from #MeToo headlines. A topical, compelling read that librarians should hand to Paula Hawkins’ fans.
The reveals come hard and fast, some a lot more believable than others, as the plot accelerates to its zesty ending ... Combining high-tech mayhem with good old-fashioned gore and violence, this extended fantasy of truths revealed and vengeance wreaked will be a satisfying read for those who share its righteous rage.