Book Reviews

Blog Tour Review – Her Last Breath by Charlie Gallagher

28th July 2018

Today’s review is for Her Last Breath by Charlie Gallagher. The final instalment following Detective George Elms.

About Her Last Breath

George has been enlisted to talk to dying convicted murderer, Henry Roberts.

Roberts left a trail of devastation behind him. Not just with the victim’s families but also the small police force who had to pick up the pieces.

Now he’s dying, he wants something and in return he will, after 3 years, break his silence around the location of his still missing victims.

As two girls disappear who fit his type, the race is on to get to the truth.

As George joins forces with the police force left devasted by the original crimes, will George and Emma find out the truth? And will the victim’s families get their longed-for closure?

My Review

Her Last Breath is the second book I have read in the George Elms series and hit me much harder than Charlie’s previous book, Then She Ran.

In fact, it infiltrated my dreams. I can’t remember the exact nature of my dream now but I know George and co were there… I know I was facing Henry Roberts head on.  I even woke my husband and asked him not to do it.  Not that I know what ‘It’ was, now.

The story is gripping and kept me on my feet all the way to the end. I must admit, though, that I had forgotten George’s personal life story and, it looks like things are finally working out for him there.

I am a little bit gutted that Detective George Elms won’t be back, but I suppose even the greatest Detectives need to be shelved eventually and, often, it’s that one case that does it.

Her Last Breath is definitely one for fans of gritty police procedurals who can handle a little mild language.

You can buy the George Elms series by clicking the links below.

About Charlie Gallagher

Charlie Gallagher has been a serving UK police officer for ten years. During that time he has had many roles, starting as a front-line response officer, then a member of a specialist tactical team and is currently a detective investigating serious offences.


  • Reply
    lindsey bray
    25th August 2018 at 5:47 pm

    Sound gripping, i usually read girly books but this sounds very interesting.

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    Alex Lamb & Bear
    24th August 2018 at 11:53 pm

    Ooooh this sounds like something I’d enjoy!

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    Cath - BattleMum
    24th August 2018 at 10:10 pm

    This sounds like my kind of book. I love reading police and detective type books. Will have to look this author up!

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    Heidi Brown
    24th August 2018 at 8:19 pm

    I haven’t heard of this series before, but I often buy my mum books for xmas and birthdays and she loves a good horror/thriller so this series is going on the list for her, sounds like a great read, thanks!

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    24th August 2018 at 6:33 pm

    I love books like these! They keep me on the edge of my seat the whole read. Kat x

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    Cliona Kelliher
    23rd August 2018 at 1:49 pm

    I’d love to read this and others by the author. Detective novels are probably my favourite relaxing books that I zone out to, just finished a John Connolly that I really enjoyed but I really like the sound of this one too, going to check out his other books!

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    Amy - All about a Mummy
    23rd August 2018 at 11:54 am

    I haven’t heard of this series which surprises me as I love a detective thriller. I’ll have to add them to my TBR pile.

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      Beth Davidson
      23rd August 2018 at 12:23 pm

      Oooh, I definitely recommend them. They are pretty amazing! 😀

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    23rd August 2018 at 10:21 am

    It sounds like such an incredible book and very intriguing too. I have not read a book a while now and your book tour is motivating me to pick one up.

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      Beth Davidson
      23rd August 2018 at 12:24 pm

      Excellent news. I can definitely recommend them! 🙂

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    Eliza Allen
    23rd August 2018 at 9:50 am

    Thanks for the honest review of this book, I’ve not read any of these books before so might start with Then She Ran as it sounds like the easier book from your review. It must have been good if it got into your dreams!

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      Beth Davidson
      23rd August 2018 at 12:25 pm

      It was amazing! And really did get me. 🙂

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