From the internationally bestselling author of The Marriage Lie comes an emotionally searing drama about a woman who risks her life to discover the devastating truth about her family…
Humanitarian aid worker Gia Andrews chases disasters around the globe for a living. It’s the perfect lifestyle to keep her far away from her own personal ground zero. Sixteen years ago, Gia’s father was imprisoned for brutally killing her stepmother. Now he’s come home to die of cancer, and she’s responsible for his care—and coming to terms with his guilt.
Gia reluctantly resumes the role of daughter to the town’s most infamous murderer, a part complete with protesters on the lawn and death threats that turn her tragedy into front-page news. Returning to life in small-town Tennessee involves rebuilding relationships that distance and turmoil have strained, though finding an emotional anchor in the attractive hometown bartender is certainly helping Gia cope.
As the past unravels before her, Gia will find herself torn between the stories that her family, their friends and neighbors, and even her long-departed stepmother have believed to be real all these years. But in the end, the truth—and all the lies that came before—may have deadlier consequences than she could have ever anticipated….
Praise for The Last Breath
“Belle’s a smooth writer whose characters are vibrant and truly reflect the area where the novel is set.” Kirkus Reviews
“A multi-layered page-turner... Belle's debut is thoroughly satisfying.” Publisher's Weekly
“This is more than a suspense novel, it is the story of family, forgiveness, and the power of love. 5 stars.” Suspense Magazine
“As readers feverishly flip the pages of this painstakingly emotional book, they will ... consume it all in one sitting. Will surprise readers to the very end.” RT Book Reviews