Was it her husband, her lover, or an intruder that took Ella Mae's last breath?
Regardless of who the guilty party was, her husband, Ray Andrews, was convicted and sent to prison for sixteen years. Ray was now on his way home but not because he had served his sentence but because he was dying of cancer. Will his children be there to greet him or have they forgotten him as they did when he was in prison?
THE LAST BREATH moves from past to present telling the story of Ella Mae's life before she was suffocated with Saran Wrap and her daughter's life as her father comes home.
While Gia Andrews struggles with coming home and having to face the shame of what happened sixteen years ago and finding out if her father really did kill her mother, you also follow her through her sexual romps. Her mother's romps with her lover were also part of storyline and definitely were a part of solving the mystery. These descriptions aren't graphic, but I had to give a warning. :)
As Gia investigates, she questions her uncle who was her father's attorney about his defense and if everything was truly done to prove Ray's innocence. Could the evidence all have been false or contrived and the real killer still be free?
Gia had to know. Would the professor writing a book about her father have the real facts or would it all be water under the bridge for now?
The book was tense and made me anxious to find out the truth and oh so good because you can't figure out who the guilty party really was. You think you have it and then you change your mind.
The ending has a surprise, and it is an ending that I really liked. :) 4/5
If you read the book, please let me know what you thought.
This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.