The Last Breath

ISBN 13: 9781409150688

The Last Breath

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A tense and compelling crime thriller from the two-time winner of the THEAKSTONS OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD. Everything is going well for journalist Paddy Meehan. She finally has a flat of her own, and the job she always wanted, as one of Scotland's leading newspaper columnists. Then the police knock at her door with the news that her former lover, Terry, has been found in a ditch, shot through the head. Even though they'd split up months before, Paddy is down as the next of kin, and has been left everything, including a box of notebooks... As Paddy tries to uncover what it was Terry wanted her to discover, it soon becomes clear that he was about to expose a secret. A secret worth killing for. And Paddy is next in line...

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Glasgow, 1990. Paddy Meehan thinks she might have it all: flash car, flat, job as one of Scotland’s leading newspaper columnists, and a giant packet of biscuits all to herself. But her relaxed Saturday night in front of the TV is shattered when the police knock on her door. Someone close to her has died, they tell her, smiling sympathetically. She prepares herself for the worst – and is staggered when they tell her who it is. Terry Patterson has been found naked in a ditch, executed with a shot through his temple. He was her first ever lover and her hero, the sort of journalist she always aspired to be. Paddy chucked him months ago, but she’s down as his next of kin. He has also left her everything in his will: a house in Ayrshire, boxes of notebooks, and a folder. What was Terry trying to tell her? As Paddy begins her investigation into his murder, she realizes that if the secret he was about to expose was worth killing for, she – and those closest to her – are in terrible danger ...

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Denise Mina is a critically acclaimed Glaswegian crime writer. Her novels includeThe End of the Wasp Season and Gods and Beasts, both of which won the prestigious Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year Award in consecutive years. Denise also writes short stories and in 2006 wrote her first play. She is a regular contributor to TV and radio. Find out more at www.denisemina.co.uk or follow her on Twitter @DameDeniseMina

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