Sophie Rothman has a husband, a family, a home and a twisted obsession to hoard money. When arguments over money drive her husband, Harry, away, Sophie's loneliness leads her into an illicit affair and an unwanted pregnancy. After her lover leaves her, Sophie begs Harry to return and deceives him into believing the child she's carrying is his.
Jeanie is born, and the fate of this daughter hinges on Sophie keeping her secret. Jeanie grows into a beautiful strong-willed woman who will stop at nothing to pursue her dream of being an archeologist. Destiny leads Jeanie to Masada, an ancient ruin in the Israeli desert. In the harsh desert sands, she uncovers buried treasures and discovers a burning new love -- David.
When Jeanie announces her plan to marry David, Sophie is forced to reveal her long-guarded secret and forbid the marriage. The dark shocking truth threatens to shatter Jeanie's dream of love and forever change her life.
The Last Victim is a riveting romance about forbidden love, betrayal and the consequences of a lie. It's a story spanning three decades -- from the streets of Brooklyn, New York in the 1940s to the streets of Jerusalem in the 1960s. Here is an intimate portrait of an American family, their ambitions, their conflicts, and the suspense-filled triumph of a young woman pulled back from the brink by love.