After her sister's death, Maggie Chantel not only looses her family, but her marriage and job as well. Maggie's insistence that her sister was murdered falls on deaf ears; even Maggie's husband doesn't want to offend the perpetrator, Brent Templeton. Out of money, Maggie leaves town, but not before liberating Brent's abused dog, Scout.

Nick Alessandro is a man haunted by his own demons, having yet to recover from the loss of his wife. When Nick first sees Maggie, he directs her toward his family's restaurant, knowing that his mother will see that she and Scout are taken care of. Meanwhile, Maggie's life has just gotten more dangerous; her campaign against Brent has started to bear fruit, and he intends on tracking her down and exacting revenge.

Cait London is building quite a reputation for delivering taut suspense with gripping emotion. WITH HER LAST BREATH is a tale about damaged souls struggling to both survive and thrive. (Jul., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith