Last Breath by Karin Slaughter

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
This is a thriller novella that rounds up the actual thriller The Good Daughter.  My review of that book will be up on the blog soon.

Last Breath* by Karin Slaughter
The Good Daughter #0.5
Published by Witness Impulse on July 11, 2017
ISBN 978-0-0627-4215-5
Pages 176
Format eBook
Source Purchased

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 honor-student Flora is 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 in everything she is being told? 


I suggest that you read this novella first before you start to enjoy the main thriller. That is if you are able to read this eBook on a device at all.

But it is totally worth your time, that´s for sure.

Charlie meets Flora during a boy scout meeting. Her first impression is that this girl is in desperate need of help and that she´s hiding something. But how bad things really are, she only figures out when it is almost too late for her.

This is a fast-paced story in which nothing is as it seems. The language is clear, blunt and direct. Karin Slaughter wrote with Last Breath a perfect start to her main thriller The Good Daughter.
The world of Charlie Quinn is no happy one. Sure, she is married and loves her husband very much, but with the shadow of the hell she had to go through during her childhood, her life is more of a denying thing kind of life than an actual happy one.

Don´t let yourself get fooled by Flora. That girl is a savvy psychopath which gives Charlie a runaround. A real bitch hidden under the skin of a tiny teenager who knows how to play others.

And created by the author in a perfect way. I was really impressed when I started to realize what Flora really was. A bitch.

A great story with very impressive characters and a plot that haunts you all the way to the end. Holy moly! If you can, read it before you start enjoying the main thriller.

*I read the German edition new release by Harper Collins Germany on June 12, 2017

Karin Slaughter ©Alison Rosa

Karin Slaughter, born 1971, is from Atlanta, Georgia. In 2003 her debut novel Blindsighted was published and went straight to the top of the international bestselling list and catapulted her onto the Thriller-Olympus. She is the #1 internationally bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including the Will Trent and Grant County series and the instant New York Times bestselling standalones, Cop Town and Pretty Girls. There are more than 35 million copies of her books in print around the world.

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