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July 30, 2019

Last Summer by @KerryLonsdale ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

November 2018
A soft murmur comes from somewhere beyond her dreams. Her name.
Another whisper.
He says her name again. It draws her from the depths of slumber. She was dreaming. Dreaming about...what?
Biting tongues and keeping secrets. (p. 5)

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July 2019; Lake Union Publishing; 978-1542093088
audio, ebook, print (302 pages); thrillers
Don't start reading this wonderful new book by Kerry Lonsdale if you have things to do - like cooking a meal or going to sleep. I guarantee that you won't be able to put it down until the end. It's another page-turner of a book that has twists and turns throughout that will keep you guessing until the end.

Ella, a magazine lifestyle journalist, wakes up in the hospital with her husband Damien at her side. She doesn't remember the accident that brought her to the hospital and worse yet, doesn't remember their unborn baby who died during the accident. Damien seems to be mad at her and Ella knows that he is hiding something when he won't answer all of her questions. As she tries to remember the months that she's forgotten, she goes through her computer files and tries to learn more about her past. When she gets a phone call from her editor to do a story on Nathan - a rugged survivalist, she learns that he is somehow tied to her memory loss and decides to do the story to see if he can help trigger her memories. I can't say any more about the story because I don't want to give away something crucial but what I can tell you is the last 20 pages are a huge surprise. Every time you think you have this story figured out, you find out a chapter later that you were totally wrong. And trust me - the book is full of red herrings that will keep you guessing.

This is a book that is going to keep you guessing from the first page to the last. The characters are well written and very human - we see their pain and their love plus their many flaws aren't covered up.  I've read every book that Kerry has written and loved them all but I think that Last Summer is my favorite so far.  I can't wait to see what she writes next!

Add it to your TBR list - trust me, this is going to be one of the most talked about books of the summer and you don't want to miss it!

Buy Last Summer at Amazon

About the Author

Kerry Lonsdale writes standalone and series based emotionally charged domestic drama, family suspense, and women’s fiction. Her books are sold worldwide in more than 28 countries and are being translated into 24 languages (and counting). Co-founder of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, an international organization that boasts over 1,000 writers, Kerry resides in Northern California with her husband and two children.

Connect with Kerry
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Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina when she isn't traveling. She and her husband enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their family and friends. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and thrillers. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on FacebookGoodreads, or Twitter

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  1. I've been thinking about adding this to my tbr list.

  2. I hadn't heard of this one before, but it looks like a compelling read. Thanks for your enthusiastic review :-)

  3. oooo the last 20 pages huh. makes me want to read it for that reason alone. lol great review
    sherry @ fundinmental

  4. I am desperately waiting for my library to get this in for me!! Every review I read makes me want to stalk their delivery person. Ha! Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours

  5. It does sound good, especially the sentence - 'floating downstream like a flip-flop' very intriguing lol

    Here's my Tuesday post. Hope you're having a good day!

    Great Review by the way.