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Last Ragged Breath (Bell Elkins, Book 4)

Last Ragged Breath (Bell Elkins, Book 4)

Karin Slaughter has called Julia Keller ‘a rare talent’ and Dennis Lehane has praised her ‘remarkable writing’. Now Bell Elkins returns.

His body was found mutilated on the outskirts of the town he was there to help. Who killed him and why?

A high-end resort being built on the outskirts of Acker’s Gap, West Virginia, a town desperate for jobs and prosperity, should have been welcome. But following the Buffalo Creek disaster of 1972, where a coal company’s mistake tragically claimed the lives of many Raythune County’s citizens, opinions and tensions are running high.

When Ed Hackel, Mountain Magic’s marketing manager, is found brutally murdered, suspicion quickly falls on Royce Dillard. An acknowledged loner orphaned by the disaster, Dillard had made his opposition clear by refusing to sell a parcel of his land deemed critical by the developers for access to the resort.
With all evidence pointing to Dillard, Bell Elkins, the County’s prosecuting attorney, feels she has no choice but to charge him. When a person dies his last ragged breath always tells the truth — but is the truth always what it seems to be?

(P)2017 Headline Publishing Group Limited
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 23rd March 2017

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781472217509

Reviews

A rare talent and a must read
Karin Slaughter
A gripping, beautifully crafted murder-mystery
Scott Turow
A remarkably written and remarkably tense debut. I loved it
Dennis Lehane
A terrific debut - atmospheric, suspenseful, assured. I hope there's more to come in the story of Bell Elkins and Acker's Gap
Laura Lippman
Be careful opening this book because once you do you won't be able to close it. A killer novel
Tom Franklin