Her Last Breath by @hilarydavidson

From the bestselling author of One Small Sacrifice comes a suspenseful thriller about a dead woman who predicted her own murder—and the sister who won’t let the truth be buried.

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.

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I didn’t know what to wear to the funeral.

1, DEIRDRE

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(Thomas & Mercer, 1 July 2021, ebook, 296 pages, bought from @AmazonKindle, #AmazonFirstReads)

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This is a new author for me. I chose this book as it seemed the only decent one on offer this month for Amazon First Reads so I didn’t know what to expect. This is a really good thriller. At first, the book seemed to offer nothing original and I’ve read similar storylines in other books. What made Her Last Breath stand out if the fact when Deirdre starts to dig into Caroline’s secrets and the secrets of the family she married into, she discovers nothing is what her sister’s final message led her to believe and Caroline was wrong about a lot of things. I also liked the fact the book uses more than one narrator and the chapters bounced back and forth between them. This creates a lot of suspense as you need to read on to see how the story strands all fit together. I thought this was a terrific read.

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