THE LAST INNOCENT HOUR by Barbara Taylor Sissel
Publication Date: November 21, 2011
Review Copy From: Personal Pick
My Rating: 5
Synopsis (via GR):
Something twisted is stalking the Cunningham family. It lurks at the periphery of Beth’s vision. Her husband Charlie can’t help, if she could even remember him; he’s doing time for a murder he didn’t commit. The small child Beth was found with, whom she doesn’t know either, was taken to foster care. There isn’t much time now. If Beth doesn’t recall the hideous events that stole her memory soon, the killer will strike again, and someone else will die.
My Thoughts and Opinion:
I am a big fan of this author, having read many of her books, FAULTLINES, CROOKED LITTLE LIES, SAFE KEEPING, EVIDENCE OF LIFE, THE VOLUNTEER, and THE NINTH STEP. Recently I was going through my Kindle and found that I had this title and I hadn’t read it. How I missed that is beyond me.
Beth Clayton Cunningham returns to her family’s farm at her mother’s request after being away for many years due to an incident with and secrets about her stepfather. Her, her husband and daughter arrive and old feelings and emotions come to the surface.
Her mother now admits that the stepfather married her for the money and land and knows she has made a big mistake. She does not know that this scam goes way beyond her stepfather. Elected officials and the police also want and need this farm. But why?
When greed, money and mental instability are overwhelming, murders seem to be piling up. Can her stepfather be stopped before he hurts her daughter? But how to protect her when Beth has an injury that renders her with amnesia not even knowing her own name. And her husband is charged with the murder of her mother.
Another page turner by Ms. Sissel. The characters are totally relatable. The story flows and I found myself saying “just one more chapter!”
If you have not read anything by this author, I highly recommend any of her books. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!
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