I was delighted when Sibel Hodge asked me if I wanted to read her latest novel, “Their Last Breath”. As a fan of her work, I could not refuse! And that cover! WOW!
Before I share my thoughts, here’s what the official blurb says:
Detective Carter knows all about torture – but he’s never known a case as dark as this one.
An abandoned building goes up in flames. Six women are chained inside and left to die – the truth is left to burn with them. Only one piece of evidence remains, but will it be enough to find their killer?
Retired detective Warren Carter has been suffocated by grief for his wife and is looking for a new start. But when he gets a call that cuts to the heart of the force, investigating a corrupt police officer, he has to accept. This time, though, he’s going to have to face his demons and work out who to trust when the truth is guarded by his own colleagues.
The Bad Cop…
It was supposed to be the perfect crime: they knew the system well enough to beat it and get away with murder. But they didn’t know Detective Carter, and how far a man will go when he has nothing left to lose…
Sibel Hodge never fails to bring a sense of reality and social justice to her writing and in Their Last Breath, she does just that. A taut and engaging police procedural exploring human trafficking and police corruption, it will grip you and enrage you in equal measures.
Detective Warren Carter is brought out from retirement to investigate corruption within the force, he finds himself caught up in the brutal murder of six unknown women. He vows to bring them justice even though it means uncovering a devastating truth about those he has worked with. Meanwhile Detective Becky Harris is investigating two deaths and is being urged to link them to a previous case. With an expert plotting, Sibel Hodge marries both of these plots together culminating in a nail-biting and often harrowing conclusion.
For me the most thought provoking chapters were those written from the point of view of the young girl who was desperately trying to find a way to escape a Syrian refugee camp. These chapters broke my heart.
While it features some faces who will be familiar to fans of the author’s work, it is most definitely a standalone novel (although, I would urge you to go back and read Sibel’s other books, they are brilliant)
Their Last Breath is another cracking read from Sibel Hodge; never afraid to tackle injustice through the written word, she will take you on a journey which will leave you thinking long after you turn the last page.
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About the author:
Sibel Hodge is the author of the #1 Bestsellers Look Behind You, Untouchable, Duplicity, and Into the Darkness. Her books have sold over one million copies and are international bestsellers in the UK, USA, Australia, France, Canada and Germany. She writes in an eclectic mix of genres, and is a passionate human and animal rights advocate.
Her work has been nominated and shortlisted for numerous prizes, including the Harry Bowling Prize, the Yeovil Literary Prize, the Chapter One Promotions Novel Competition, The Romance Reviews’ prize for Best Novel with Romantic Elements and Indie Book Bargains’ Best Indie Book of 2012 in two categories. She was the winner of Best Children’s Book in the 2013 eFestival of Words; nominated for the 2015 BigAl’s Books and Pals Young Adult Readers’ Choice Award; winner of the Crime, Thrillers & Mystery Book from a Series Award in the SpaSpa Book Awards 2013; winner of the Readers’ Favorite Young Adult (Coming of Age) Honorable award in 2015; a New Adult finalist in the Oklahoma Romance Writers of America’s International Digital Awards 2015, 2017 International Thriller Writers Award finalist for Best E-book Original Novel, Honorable Mention Award Winner in the USA 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards, and winner of the No 1 Best Thriller in the Top Shelf Magazine Indie Book Awards 2018! Her novella Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave has been listed as one of the top forty books about human rights by Accredited Online Colleges.
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