Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Her Last Breath

Her Last Breath is the 4th book in the Kate Burkholder series by Linda Castillo.  Like the other books in this series, I flew through this book in a day!
I noticed that like other thriller series that I read, if I read too many in a row I get irritated and need to take a bit of break.  There was absolutely nothing wrong with this storyline but I found descrepancies with the overall storyline and they called the suspect the dead husband's name at one point.  I will say that the twist in this book is very very good.  I was also pleased with the headway that John and Kate's relationship took.

There relationship is as frustrating as the Morelli and Stephanie Plum relationship in that series.  One step forward, 3 steps back.  And stupid reasons.  Kinda like when I wanted to shake Claire and Ethan in Blackberry Winter, these two could use a throttling or two even with their 'histories'.

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

There were some questions still eft at the end of the book and have me itching to read the next book in the series.

How many books have you read so far in 2015? Does the snow /cold weather usually mean more reading for you?

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