Sunday, June 30, 2013

MT Review: Her Last Breath: A Novel

I've finished "Her Last Breath" the 5th book in her Kate Burkholder series by Linda Castillo.

Product Description

An extraordinarily beautiful Amish woman, a dangerous femme fatale, is the central figure in a story that reveals a dark side of Painters Mill and its seemingly perfect Amish world.

A rainy night, an Amish father returning home with his three children, a speeding car hurtling toward them out of nowhere.

What at first seems like a tragic, but routine car accident suddenly takes on a more sinister cast as evidence emerges that nothing about the crash is accidental. But who would want to kill an Amish deacon and two of his children? He leaves behind a grieving widow and a young boy who clings to life in the intensive care wing of a hospital, unable to communicate. He may be the only one who knows what happened that night. Desperate to find out who killed her best friend’s husband and why, Kate begins to suspect she is not looking for a reckless drunk, but instead is on the trail of a cold blooded killer amid the residents of Painter’s Mill. It is a search that takes her on a chilling journey into the darkest reaches of the human heart and makes her question everything she has ever believed about the Amish culture into which she was born.

My Review:

The beginning opens with a father coming home with his three children when a car sideswipes them.  Kate takes the call and when she arrives she is horrified at what she sees.  When she realizes it's Paul and his children who is married to her best friend in childhood she is devastated.  There is only one survivor the oldest child David 9 years old but he is in bad shape and is taken to the hospital.

If that wasn't even enough she has to deal with her love life.  John Tomassetti her criminal investigator lover wants to move to the next step in their relationship - he wants her to move in with him.  She is wary and trying to deal with the situation without hurting John.

If that wasn't enough the remains of Daniel Lapp the rapist who attacked her when she was 14 years old is found in an abandoned mine.

This book was well written, fast paced and twisted plot with sick psycho villains who have no remorse whatsoever.  



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