Last Breath (The Good Daughter 0.5)

The fantastic prequel to The Good Daughter, the stunning new standalone from the No. 1 bestselling author of the Will Trent and Grant County series.

Protecting someone always comes at a cost.

At the age of thirteen, Charlie Quinn’s childhood came to an abrupt and devastating end. Two men, with a grudge against her lawyer father, broke into her home – and after that shocking night, Charlie’s world was never the same.

Now a lawyer herself, Charlie has made it her mission to defend those with no one else to turn to. So when Flora Faulkner, a motherless teen, begs for help, Charlie is reminded of her own past, and is powerless to say no.

But honour-student Flora is in far deeper trouble than Charlie could ever have anticipated. Soon she must ask herself: How far should she go to protect her client? And can she truly believe everything she is being told?

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Last Breath is the prequel novel to The Good Daughter … which I wish I had known before I read The Good Daughter. Le sigh. Either way, it is still a great little novella and you don’t have to read them in order. But I prefer that I had.

Last Breath kept me guessing right to the end, just as the majority of Karin Slaughter’s books do. She is truly the queen of mystery/thrillers in my not-so-esteemed opinion. Slaughter’s books are not for the faint of heart and never promise a happy ending, although some do end fairly well for the protagonists. I won’t spoil which way Last Breath ends but I did find the story to get progressively disturbing as it went on.

I listened to the audiobook version of Last Breath, narrated by Kathleen Early. She did an excellent job and I would definitely listen to another book performed by her. As this is a novella, the audiobook is only four hours long and easy to listen to in a day.

I loved both Last Breath and The Good Daughter and desperately wish Slaughter would write another about my favourite lawyer, Charlie.

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Published by Hannah

Former library clerk, current full-time teacher and employee. I love books and make no promises as to a posting schedule.

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