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Her Last Breath by Alison Belsham

Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Trapeze
Source: Compulsive Readers
Amazon, Hive

About The Book

The body count is rising…and the clock is ticking. When a young woman is attacked and left fighting to survive in hospital, the police are pulled into a race against time to save her life. But just 24 hours later, she dies and a deadly tattoo is discovered on her body. And when another young woman disappears, Detective Francis Sullivan and his team fear a serial killer walks the streets of Brighton. His team identify a suspect, Alex Mullins, son of Francis’s lover, Marni. Can Francis forget their shared past and save the next victim before it is too late?


My Thoughts

This is a dark and disturbing story, but addictive and unstoppable! A woman who seems to be attacked dies while she is at the hospital, and a mysterious tattoo has appeared on her skin… What type of killing is that? And when another woman appears in a similar situation the police know for sure that there’s a serial killer on the loose. The problem will began when the main suspect, Alex Mullins, is related to one of the detectives of the case, Detective Francis Sullivan. As you can imagine, the case will turn much darker being feelings involved. Alex seems to have a connection with both victims, this will put Francis in a difficult personal and professional situation, she will have to trust her instincts and discover the truth before it’s too late. I’ll admit that this is my first case of the The Tattoo Thief series, but I loved so much this book that I’ll search for the first one of the series! The case is well plotted and original and the characters are real and brave, they have faults, but I think this is what makes a book more real and connected with the readers. I really liked the originality of the case and surprises and twists on it; a non-stop reading that kept me glued to the case since the first page. I was holding my breath for half of the book wondering if they would solve it before it was too late! Her Last Breath is a must read thriller that any crime lover would enjoy since the first page, ready?


About The Author

Alison Belsham initially started writing with the ambition of becoming a screenwriter-and in 2000 was commended for her visual storytelling in the Orange Prize for Screenwriting. In 2001 she was shortlisted in a BBC Drama Writer competition. Life and children intervened but, switching to fiction, in 2009 her novel Domino was selected for the prestigious Adventures in Fiction mentoring scheme. In 2016 she pitched her first crime novel, The Tattoo Thief, at the Pitch Perfect event at the Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival and was judged the winner.