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With Her Last Breath Book Review Summary

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Avon, Jul 2003, 5.99, 384 pp.
ISBN: 006000181X

The man ruined and then killed her sister Glenda before trying to rape her. Her spouse Ryan refused to believe Maggie choosing to go with his business associate Brent Templeton as being totally in the right and demanded she apologize. When she refused he divorced her. Stunned and needing a change Maggie steals the hunting dog Scout from the SOB whom assaulted her and flees from the San Francisco area into the night still seeking revenge against Brent.

One year later in Blanchefleur, Michigan, Maggie and Scout meet widower Nick Alessandro and his extended family. She feels safe within the Alessandro brood and she and Nick fall in love. However, Brent knows she has made progress in her effort to bring him down and he is coming to finish the job even if it mans killing an Alessandro if any get in his way.

Though the bad guys are cartoon types with the prime villain offering no positive qualities and his “helpers” seemingly more like incest mistakes, WITH HER LAST BREATH is an exhilarating second chance romantic suspense. The story line moves quickly forward from the moment that Maggie and Scout become buddies. The lead couple is an enchanting pair struggling to overcome the past, and along with his family, make this fine tale something that readers will value.

Harriet Klausner
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book The crook is....    -   stalking/killing innocents Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   vigilante getting revenge Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   finding a known killer If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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