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The Last Breath


The Last Breath by Kimberly Belle

4 stars

(Excerpt from Goodreads) From a remarkable new voice in suspenseful women’s fiction comes an emotionally searing drama about a woman who risks her life to discover the devastating truth about her family…

Humanitarian aid worker Gia Andrews chases disasters around the globe for a living. It’s the perfect lifestyle to keep her far away from her own personal ground zero. Sixteen years ago, Gia’s father was imprisoned for brutally killing her stepmother. Now he’s come home to die of cancer, and she’s responsible for his care—and coming to terms with his guilt.

Gia reluctantly resumes the role of daughter to the town’s most infamous murderer, a part complete with protesters on the lawn and death threats that are turning tragedy into front-page news. Returning to life in small-town Tennessee involves rebuilding relationships that distance and turmoil have strained, though finding an emotional anchor in the attractive hometown bartender is certainly helping Gia cope.

As the past unravels before her, Gia will find herself torn between the stories that her family, their friends and neighbors, and even her long-departed stepmother have believed to be real all these years. But in the end, the truth—and all the lies that came before—may have deadlier consequences than she could have ever anticipated…

Sixteen years ago, Ray was convicted of brutally killing his wife Ella Mae. Since then, Gia and her brother and sister have had nothing to do with him. Gia is a humanitarian aid worker that chases after disasters to avoid the one back home. But it’s time for her to face the past. Ray has terminal cancer and is being placed under house arrest with hospice. Since Gia’s sister and brother refuse to talk to him or help her out, it is up to her to take care of Ray.

But ask she spends more time with Ray and Uncle Cal, her father’s attorney, she starts learning that there is more to this story than what she knows. Everyone has secrets and all of them are going to open her eyes to the past and what really happened. Then there is Dean, the next door neighbor that still lives next door that had a relationship with Ella Mae.

I liked this book. It was a great story, a bit heartbreaking. I really felt for Gia, it seemed like the more truth she learned the worse things got for her. I liked how the story starts you out with Ella Mae’s death but you learn there was so much more to the story.

This is a great story. If you like mystery/thriller romances this would be the book for you.

I received this book from the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review.

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