Last Breath

Last Breath

by Karin Slaughter
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Overview

Last Breath by Karin Slaughter

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?

Razor-sharp and lightning-fast, this electrifying story from the #1 international bestselling author will leave you breathless. And be sure to read Karin Slaughter’s extraordinary new novel The Good Daughter—available August 22, 2017.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062792365
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/08/2017
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 32,603
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 120 countries with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her eighteen novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times bestselling novels Pretty Girls and The Good Daughter. Slaughter is the founder of the Save the Libraries project—a nonprofit organization established to support libraries and library programming. A native of Georgia, Karin Slaughter lives in Atlanta. Her standalone novels The Good Daughter and Cop Town are in development for film and television.

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Last Breath 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book ends abruptly and with no sense of finality. I am hugely disappointed. Save your money, you will be reading and suddenly have no idea why you bothered to start the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a short prequel to The Good Daughter . At 100 pages, it still delivers a great detective story, with the main characters of Charlie and her dad Rusty. I read it after i read The Good Daughter and loved reading more about this family
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Karin Slaughter writes with an understanding that I love. She can do no wrong
Anonymous 10 months ago
I read The Good Daughter first and was looking forward to reading this as well. But in less than 100 pages, there must have been 5-10 typos. There's no excuse for that.
Anonymous 5 days ago
I figured for 99 cents it would be a short story, which it was 100 pages (rest a chapter of a different book). Problem, ending just kind of dropped off. Disappointing.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Karin slaughter is amazing! Just take my word for it and start reading... love her!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I believed her too. Thanks for writing it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
CMash More than 1 year ago
I am embarrassed to admit that this is the first book that I have read by this author. But it definitely won’t be the last. I am hooked! The LAST BREATH is the prequel to THE GOOD DAUGHTER coming out on Aug. 8th and I can’t wait. In this book we meet Charlie Quinn, Esq. A fighter for those that can’t. She meets Flora, a 15 year old, who hints at abuse at the hands of her grandparents and wants help to become emancipated. Charlie starts to investigate and finds that all isn’t as her client states. Who is this 15 year old and who is the manipulator? The reader also gets a hint of Charlie’s background and earlier life where she witnessed her mother’s murder. Even though this was a novella, the suspense was constant and leaving me wanting more!! I am trying to wait patiently for THE GOOD DAUGHTER, since this one was a page turner, I can only imagine how much I am going to enjoy the sequel!
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings A novella that comes before the first book in a series, so a fun quick start to try to decide before you want to start the new series. Charlie Quinn is a lawyer and the daughter of a lawyer who has seen quite a few hardships in her life, so she a big heart for people who may be in the same spot she was in. Flora enters her life in a pivotal moment and tugs at her heart strings and she decides to help her, was it a good idea?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is nothing like her usual writing, disappointing.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
When Charlie Quinn was thirteen, two men broke into her house and put an end to her childhood. She blamed her high power attorney father yet she becomes and attorney herself to help those in need. Charlie is giving a talk at a Girl Scout meeting she becomes sick and while in the bathroom, fifteen year old Flora Faulker starts talking to her and eventually asks Charlie to help her become emancipated. Flora lives with her drug using and selling grandparents that are using her trust money. Charlie sees herself in Flora and decides to help her. But Charlie soon realizes that things are a lot worse than she initially thought. She is going to have to ask herself how far she is going to go to help Flora and how much can she believe. Charlie is in way over her head. I have The Good Daughter scheduled to review in the next month and when I saw this was the prequel I just had to read it first and I loved it. Charlie has had a tough life but has decided to become a lawyer to help people, unlike her father. Charlie clearly wants to help but she is way over her head. I love how she still fights even when things get tough. This is a great prequel that has wet my thirst for The Good Daughter. I can’t wait to get reading it now. I received Last Breath from Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.
SheTreadsSoftly More than 1 year ago
Last Breath by Karin Slaughter is a very highly recommended short novel that is a prequel to her upcoming novel, The Good Daughter. It also stands alone as an excellent story. Charlie Quinn is a lawyer visiting a group of Girl Scouts for career night when she suddenly feels ill and runs to the bathroom where fifteen year-old honor student Flora Faulkner assists her. Afterwards, Flora asks for Charlie's help to become an emancipated minor. It seems that Flora's grandparents are spending all her trust money on themselves and there won't be anything left for Flora to attend college. How could Charlie refuse to help a girl who lost her mother, just as Charlie did. Soon it is clear that the case is much more complicated than it originally appeared. What a wonderfully written, outstanding twisty tale. Charlie is a great character and Slaughter proves how accomplished she is at character development and setting the location, and doing so in an abbreviated number of pages. It was a pleasure to read Last Breath and only makes me more anxious to read The Good Daughter (released on 8/8/17). This prequel is set thirteen years before events in The Good Daughter. Disclosure: My review copy was courtesy of Witness Impulse.
AuthorKarinSlaughter More than 1 year ago