Her Last Breath (Book Two of the Kerri Blasco series) by J. A. Schneider, 249 pages, RGS Media, October 21 2016, Genre: Psychological Thriller. Warning-May Contain Spoilers
“If it were her last breath, she could never harm anyone,” the title character’s husband assures Detective Kerri Blasco. But in this Hitchcock-style psychological thriller, nothing and no one are what they seem. In this second installment of the Kerri Blasco series, author J. A. Schneider once again hits it out of the park.
The book opens with heart-pounding, horrifying action, as Mari struggles to escape a blood drenched scene and to save her own life. She survives with the help of a kind, handsome stranger named Jay. When she awakens, she discovers she is under arrest for murder. Mari has no memory of the evening up until she awoke at the murder scene. Her estranged yet devoted husband Ted, a high-profile defense attorney, arrives quickly and stays by her side through the hastily arranged arraignment. Kerri’s keen instincts kick in, telling her to look further into the case. Caught between two men- her husband who wants her back and Jay, who saved her life-Mari feels conflicted. Realizing she was framed, Mari begins to see even those closest to her as a potential threat. The longer she goes without her memories, the key to the crime, the more Mari’s paranoia mounts. Piecing together the clues, Kerri realizes Mari may be in danger. As Kerri races to find Mari, the suspects collide, leading to a surprising twist ending.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a page turner that I finished in one sitting. I was immediately drawn to Mari’s character, a freelance writer. I sympathized with her precarious situation and building feelings of uncertainty. More of Kerri Blasco’s softer side was revealed, but she remained a stubborn force for good, determined to catch the person responsible. I recommend this book to anyone who loves psychological thrillers with plot twists.
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