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Her Last Breath

Castillo, Linda (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Her Last Breath
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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.
Authors: Castillo, Linda
Title: Her last breath
Publisher: New York :, Minotaur Books,, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 308 pages ;,25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: 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.
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ISBN: 0312658575
9781250031549
9780312658571
Statement of Responsibility: Linda Castillo
Subject Headings: Murder Investigation Fiction. Amish Fiction. Burkholder, Kate (Fictitious character) Fiction.
Genre/Form: Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Topical Term: Murder
Amish
Burkholder, Kate (Fictitious character)
LCCN: 2013006979
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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.

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

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!

Thrillers and Suspense August 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=664508

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.

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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