When her beloved sister Caroline dies suddenly, Deirdre is heartbroken. However, her sorrow turns to bone-chilling confusion when she receives a message Caroline sent days earlier warning that her death would be no accident. Long used to being a pariah to her family, Deirdre covers her tattoos and heads to Manhattan for her sister’s funeral.
The message claimed Caroline’s husband, Theo, killed his first wife and got away with it. Reeling from the news, Deirdre confronts Theo on the way to the cemetery, and he reveals both his temper and his suspicion that Deirdre’s “perfect” sister was having an affair.
Paranoid and armed with just enough information to make her dangerous, Deirdre digs into the disturbing secrets buried with Caroline. But as she gets closer to the truth, she realizes that her own life may be at risk…and that there may be more than one killer in the family.
My Thoughts on Her Last Breath
I’m not having a good week when it comes to finding books I love. After the disappointment of The Secret Wife, I’ve been disappointed again by Her Last Breath. I really wanted to like this book but I just didn’t. I gave it three stars on Good Reads, but I have to say that feels like i was being generous.
What was it about Her Last Breath that I didn’t like? The characters. There wasn’t one I liked, or one I disliked. They just felt flat to me. I couldn’t picture them in my mind, and I couldn’t relate to either of the storytellers, Deirdre and Theo. Everything felt a bit ‘by the book’ – troubled children grow up to be troubled adults who can’t see the wood for the trees.
I have to say the same for the plot too. It was clunky. There were too many things that felt forced, like they were there added into ‘check a box’, including the ending that – for me – couldn’t come soon enough. Why three stars then? Because I’ve read books that were a lot worse. And this wasn’t a bad book, it just wasn’t for me. Sorry!