Her Last Breath
By: Hilary Davidson
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Publication Date: 07/01/21
My Rating: TBR (Kindle First)
From the bestselling author of One Small Sacrifice comes a suspenseful thriller about a dead woman who predicted her own murder―and the sister who won’t let the truth be buried.
When her beloved sister Caroline dies suddenly, Deirdre is heartbroken. However, her sorrow turns to bone-chilling confusion when she receives a message Caroline sent days earlier warning that her death would be no accident. Long used to being a pariah to her family, Deirdre covers her tattoos and heads to Manhattan for her sister’s funeral.
The message claimed Caroline’s husband, Theo, killed his first wife and got away with it. Reeling from the news, Deirdre confronts Theo on the way to the cemetery, and he reveals both his temper and his suspicion that Deirdre’s “perfect” sister was having an affair.
Paranoid and armed with just enough information to make her dangerous, Deirdre digs into the disturbing secrets buried with Caroline. But as she gets closer to the truth, she realizes that her own life may be at risk…and that there may be more than one killer in the family.
A black sheep family drama becomes a deliciously paranoid psychological thriller from the always-thrilling Hilary Davidson. Brilliant!”
—Adrian McKinty, New York Times bestselling author
“One part thriller, one part domestic suspense, and one part family drama result in a fantastic story of love and betrayal, loss and redemption. Tightly written, compulsively readable, with flawed characters I both rooted for and feared for. I loved this book.”
—Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author
“Hilary Davidson brings her A game in this stand-alone thriller about a woman’s search to find her sister’s killer. With a twisty Agatha Christie plot, complex psychological threads, and deep, dark family secrets, Her Last Breath is a genre-bending page-turner!”
—Wendy Walker, bestselling author of Don’t Look for Me
“Before you start Her Last Breath, be sure to take a deep one. Davidson starts her tale at full speed and rarely comes up for air.”
—Linwood Barclay, New York Times bestselling author
“Absorbing, complex, and satisfyingly twisty, Her Last Breath is an addictive page-turner. Hilary Davidson knows how to hook readers and keep them hooked.”
—Meg Gardiner, author of the UNSUB series
About the Author
“Her voice is a fresh and welcome addition to the noir landscape.”
— Los Angeles Review of Books
Hilary Davidson was a journalist before she turned to the dark side and started writing crime fiction. Her novels include the award-winning Lily Moore series—The Damage Done, The Next One to Fall, and Evil in All Its Disguises—the bestselling Shadows of New York series—One Small Sacrifice and Don’t Look Down—and the standalone novels Blood Always Tells and Her Last Breath. She is also the author of some fifty short stories. Her fiction has won two Anthony Awards, a Derringer Award, and a host of other accolades. Toronto born and raised, she moved to New York City in October 2001. She is also the author of eighteen nonfiction books. Website