The Last Days

The Last Days: A memoir of faith, desire and freedom

Hardback Published on: 14/07/2022
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The Last Days
Coming of age as a Jehovah’s Witness
Insight into the workings of the Jehovah’s Witness organisation. Rather distressing portray of the treatment of the author during her childhood and early... READ MORE
The Last Days
One of the best memoirs I have read this year
Simultaneously recollecting and reflecting, depicting scenes through the eyes of herself as a child and then slightly older, Ali Millar shows not only how ... READ MORE
Chloe L
The Last Days
An interesting insight into the life of one Jehovah's Witness
This book may be compared to Educated by Tara Westover as both are autobiographies of young women growing up in "exclusive" religious family. Of course the... READ MORE
Tracey McHardy


It is 1982 and in the Kingdom Hall we are Jehovah's Witnesses. The state of the world shows us the end is close, and Satan is like a roaring lion, seeking to devour us. Ali Millar is waiting for Armageddon. Born into the Jehovah's Witnesses in a town in the Scottish Borders, her childhood revolves around regular meetings in the Kingdom Hall, where she is haunted by vivid images of the Second Coming, her mind populated by the bodies that will litter the earth upon Jehovah's return. In this frightening, cloistered world Ali grows older. As she does, she starts to question the ways of the Witnesses, and their control over the most intimate aspects of her life. As she marries and has a daughter within the religion, she finds herself pulled deeper and deeper into its dark undertow, her mind tormented by one question: is it possible to escape the life you are born into? A tale of love and darkness, of faith and absolution, The Last Days is an unforgettable memoir of one woman's courageous journey to freedom.

  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781529109528
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 514g
  • Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 36 mm

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The Last Days
An astonishing and powerful debut
The Last Days is an astonishing book. The beauty and honesty with which Ali Millar writes make this a singular reading experience. I was gripped from the v... READ MORE
The Last Days
A Dangerous Truth
“Writing feels like a portal to a dangerous truth.” Faith, desire, control, abuse of power… I devoured The Last Days, an incisive takedown of an exploitat... READ MORE
Ever Dundas
The Last Days
Courageous and daring
A courageous memoir from someone brought up as a Jehovah’s Witness and exposed to the strictest regimes of prayer, ministry and personal denial. And threat... READ MORE
Carol  Groves
The Last Days
Interesting but somewhat heartbreaking
This was a really interesting book. We follow Ali through her childhood into adulthood being indoctrinated with the teachings of Jehovahs Witness program. ... READ MORE
Karen Farrow
The Last Days
WoW.....Just took my breathe away x
The Last Days by Ali Millar was a very interesting book, it's an open memoir, where the Ali the author did not hold back in showing how truly toxic the Jeh... READ MORE
The Last Days
Dissatisfying cult
2.5 rounded up to 3. Thanks to Ebury and NetGalley for an advance e-copy of this title. I struggled to feel satisfied by this account of a life lived ... READ MORE
The Last Days
One person’s courageous journey.
The Last Days by Ali Millar I guess many religions are based on a set of beliefs; beliefs which cannot be proven, and when challenged, require faith to ... READ MORE
Jonathan  Kaye
The Last Days
Faith, Desire, Freedom
Picture the scene, it is 1982, and in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, the elders preach about how the state of the world shows us the end is close... READ MORE