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?
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.
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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.