Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Review: The Last Breath by Karin Slaughter

The Last Breath
by Karin Slaughter

Publisher: Witness Impulse
Pages: 176
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  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?

Kritters Thoughts:  A novella that comes before the first book in a series, so a fun quick start to try to decide before you want to start the new series.  Charlie Quinn is a lawyer and the daughter of a lawyer who has seen quite a few hardships in her life, so she a big heart for people who may be in the same spot she was in.  Flora enters her life in a pivotal moment and tugs at her heart strings and she decides to help her, was it a good idea?

I loved Charlie Quinn.  I loved the quick glimpses that you get into her past and I am assuming that the first book in the series centers around her and maybe using a full novel can spend more time and more detail to tell the full story of what happened in her childhood and how her family was affected.  

I also loved Flora.  As her story is the main part of the whole novella, I can't say much without ruining the whole thing, but I liked how her story started and ended.  

After reading this novella, I will definitely have to read The Good Daughter and soon!  

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2017 Challenge: 22 out of 50

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Partner in Crime Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

1 comment :

  1. I enjoyed this novella and looking forward to reading THE GOOD DAUGHTER.


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