Her Last Breath

Castillo, Linda

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Her Last Breath
When her best friend's husband and two children are killed in a suspicious car accident, Amish community member Kate Burkholder maintains a vigil by a grievously injured survivor who may hold answers before investigating a brutal killer who makes her question everything about her Amish culture.

Publisher: New York :, Minotaur Books,, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 0312658575
Characteristics: 308 pages ;,25 cm


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Sep 09, 2014

Great book could not put this one down cant wait to read next book

Aug 23, 2014

give the Amish a rest. read 1 book you read them all

Aug 02, 2014

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "An interesting story about murder in the Amish community. We get to know the sheriff- Kate Burkholder- as she works to solve the case. A good insight into the Amish way of life."

Jul 14, 2014
  • SuzeParker rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I'm a fan of Linda Castillo's Kate Burkholder series, and Her Last Breath didn't disappoint. The book slammed me with heartbreak at the very start. An Amish man -- obviously a loving husband and father -- and his three children are broadsided by a speeding truck that has been modified to cause the greatest possible destruction. Only the oldest child survives. Kate Burkholder and her team must trace the clues back to the murderer. Adding to the intrigue of this particular novel are Kate's ambiguous relationship with John Tomasetti and the discovery of bones that relate to a well-guarded secret in Kate's own past.

Once or twice in Castillo's previous novels, I've figured out who the badguy was before the big reveal. Not so in Her Last Breath. In this case, the moment of revelation itself was unexpected, not to mention the fact that I didn't remotely suspect the perpetrator's identity. I also liked that, once the murderer was revealed, the resolution didn't come immediately.

Castillo's next book in the series, The Dead Will Tell, comes out next week. I'll be in line.

Jan 21, 2014

Very interesting books that always keep my interest. Look forward to her new books

Oct 09, 2013

This was not what I expected. Finding swear words within the first few pages, I was done with it. It's going back to the library. Not for me.

Oct 04, 2013
  • bluke01 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Linda Castillo is a fine writer. I appreciate the oblique references to sex and violence, especially when telling a story with both!

Aug 12, 2013

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Jun 29, 2013
  • dcafk rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I was disappointed by this book. It became clear to me halfway through just who was guilty and why.

Jun 29, 2013

This was a good read. One I could not put down as were the other two of her series that I've read. I haven't read the first book in this series but it's on my list for later.


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