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Last Breath

Narrated by: Kathleen Early
Series: The Good Daughter, Book 0.5
Length: 4 hrs
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Summary

A stunning novella from the number one Sunday Times best-selling author of the Will Trent and Grant County series.

Protecting someone always comes at a cost.

At the age of 13, 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 honour-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?

©2018 Karin Slaughter (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Too short

I didn't realize this was only 4 hours, so I was very disappointed when it ended just as I was getting into it. Loved The Good Daughter and would have loved this as well but just felt like a beginning of a book to me.

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  • 06-08-18

Way too short

I was looking forward to this prequel to The Good Daughter ... Charlie and Ben, Rusty and the whole cast were well drawn, but this could have easily been a side-plot to a bigger tale. Disappointed that I couldn't immerse myself in it for longer.

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Left me wanting more!

I've become addicted to Karin Slaughter's books since discovering her on Audible. I really enjoyed "The Good Daughter", the crafting of the story, the plot lines, the characters, everything drew me in. I was thrilled to come across the prequel, but like another reviewer mentioned previously, it was too short. Too short in that I was so disappointed that it was over so soon. I thought I'd get at least another 10-15 chapters, that there would be more story to enjoy. That said, apart from not wanting it to end, the book doesn't disappoint. Karin Slaughter excellence as usual.

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Honestly thought it was an error when it ended

I'd failed to notice the four-hour running time when using one of my credits so when it suddenly stopped it did not feel like the end of a story... more like the end of a first section.

Until I came out of the Tube in London and could get online to read the other comments I honestly thought it was a technical error when it ended and there would definitely be more of the book to come. Sadly not.

There is obviously more to be written about young Flora Faulkner and I hope this ingeniously twisted tale will be finished in the fullness of time.

Although I enjoyed the book as far as it went, I found it less compelling than The Good Daughter and the plot more padded out, despite its short length.

The narrator did inject some passion and flair into her performance but her delivery sometimes veered dangerously close to the kind of sing-song young American female accent that can set my teeth on edge as a listener from the north of England!

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Far to short

I was enjoying the book but surprised on how short it was, it was only quarter of a book! Disappointing as I was completely hooked by the first novel which I thought was outstanding