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One last breath

1 last breath
One last breath
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New York, NY : Kensington Books, [2018]
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474 pages ; 22 cm
In the space of minutes, a gunman opens fire at Rory Abernathy's wedding to Liam Bastian. Rory flees, and five years later still has no idea what happened... why... or who was behind it. In remote Point Roberts, Washington, Rory lives with her young daughter Charlotte. When they are tracked down by Liam, he is stunned to discover they had a child. As ugly secrets begin to surface, so does the killer's need for vengeance... and this time there is nowhere to run....
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F JACKSON New or Popular Adult Fiction Book
F JACK New or Popular Adult Fiction Book

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You may now kill the bride . . .

Every family has its secrets
Rory Abernathy's wedding to Liam Bastian turned into a bloodbath. She fled after stabbing a masked intruder, just before a gunman opened fire on the wedding party. Five years on, Rory still has no idea who was behind the attacks. Fearful she and her daughter remain targets, she's made a new life far from Liam and the wealthy, powerful Bastians. But some
But even in remote Point Roberts, Washington, she can't hide from the past. Liam tracks Rory down, stunned to learn they have a child. Did someone in Rory's family try to kill him for his portion of the Bastian estate? As they gradually overcome distrust in search of the truth, Rory knows one thing for certain: someone is watching her...

Are worth killing for
Time has passed, but the killer's need for vengeance hasn't. And as a nightmare stirs to life again, Rory will find that this time, there's nowhere left to run...

"Superb . . . a masterpiece of romantic suspense."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Something Wicked

"Definitely one you don't want to read alone at night."
-- Library Journal on Wicked Lies

Author Notes

Romance author Lisa Jackson grew up in Oregon. She graduated from Oregon State University and started working in the banking/investment industry. In the early 1980s, she stopped working in order to become a stay-at-home mom and started writing romance novels at the suggestion of her sister and fellow romance author Nancy Bush. She published her first novel, A Twist of Fate, in 1983. Her books regularly appear on the New York Times, USA Today and Publisher's Weekly bestseller lists. In April 2011 Lisa Jackson's title Devious hit the Publisher's Weekly bestseller list and in Aug 2012 her title You Don't Want to Know made The New York Times Best Seller List. In 2014 she continued this trend with her book, Close to Home.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

A wedding gone bloodily wrong kicks off this overstuffed romantic thriller from Jackson and Bush (Wicked Ways). Liam Bastian's mother insists upon an elaborate public ceremony to consecrate Liam's bond with Rory Abernathy, despite their legal marriage two months earlier. Rory's background is very different from the Bastians' wealth and privilege, and Liam's mother disapproves of the match. En route to the altar, Rory is aggressively threatened and attacked, while a sniper wounds Liam and other wedding guests. Rory flees to a small town in Washington State, convinced she's the cause of it all and desperate to protect a vital secret. Five years later, Liam is about to call off the search for her when his private investigator gets a lead on Rory's location. Reunited against Rory's will, Liam and Rory can at last reconnect, though their relationship takes a back seat to conflict and crime. Vandalism aimed at the Bastians' business, simmering family quarrels, and additional murders thicken the byzantine brew, obscuring the true villain until the breathless finale. This novel is aimed much more at fans of puzzling thrillers; those who prefer a focus on romance will be disappointed. Agent: Robin Rue, Writers House. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Library Journal Review

A masked man forces his way into Rory -Abernathy Bastian's hotel room and threatens her and her unborn baby right before she walks down the aisle to repeat her vows with her husband, Liam. Rory defends herself with a paring knife, panics, and flees-just as a sniper takes aim at the wedding crowd and everything erupts into bloody violence. Five years later, she has reinvented herself as Heather Johnson and carved out a life for herself and her daughter in remote Point Roberts, WA, still fearing she's the target of a killer. But Liam is on her trail, and just when they finally connect, the murders begin again. VERDICT Combining their considerable talents, sisters Jackson and Bush have penned a chilling thriller with enough false leads to keep readers enthralled to the finish. Jackson and Bush (Wicked Ways) write books independently, too. They live in Lake -Oswego, OR. © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.