Last Breath

Last Breath 1

by Karin Slaughter

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 16/05/2017

5/5 Rating 1 Reviews

The fantastic prequel to THE GOOD DAUGHTER, the stunning new standalone from the bestselling author of PRETTY GIRLS.

Protecting someone always comes at a cost.

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 in 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 everything she is being told?

Praise for Karin Slaughter:

'I'd follow her anywhere' Gillian Flynn

'Crime fiction at its finest' Michael Connolly

'One of the boldest thriller writers working today' Tess Gerritsen

'Passion, intensity, and humanity' Lee Child

'A writer of extraordinary talents' Kathy Reichs

'Fiction doesn't get any better than this' Jeffrey Deaver

Crime & mystery
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Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter is one of the world's most popular and acclaimed storytellers.

Published in 36 languages, with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her sixteen novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times bestselling novel Pretty Girls.

A native of Georgia, Karin currently lives in Atlanta. Her Will Trent series, Grant County series, and standalone novel Cop Town are all in development for film and television.

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  • an excellent teaser

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    Last Breath is a prequel to The Good Daughter, a stand-alone (?) novel by American author, Karin Slaughter. Lawyer Charlotte Quinn wasn't planning to do any more pro bono work: she already has a client who owes her two grand. But Florabama Faulkner's appeal for help strikes a chord with Charlie. This girl lost her mother at a young age too, and she has hopes of doing what would make her mother proud: going to college. But her guardians are her grandparents, a couple who seem intent on working their way through Flora's trust fund until there's nothing left. Flora wants Charlie to help her achieve legal emancipation. Charlie duly checks what she needs to, and finds that not everything is quite as it has been presented, and no one involved is quite who or what they at first seem.

    This prequel, set thirteen years before The Good Daughter, gives the reader some insight into the main character, Charlie Quinn. It also introduces secondary characters: Charlie’s husband, prosecution lawyer Ben Bernard (sigh), her dad, notorious defense attourney Rusty Quinn, his secretary Lenore, Pikeville cops and the DA. Fast paced with plenty of twists, this is an excellent teaser that will have readers impatient for The Good Daughter.