Last Whisper

Carlene Thompson

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Someone is tracking her every move.
A killer who knows that true nightmares never end…
And that the perfect murder is always worth waiting for…

Brooke Yeager’s childhood ended the night she crept downstairs to find her beautiful, gentle mother, Anne, lying in a pool of blood. Standing above Anne’s shattered body, a gun aimed right at the terrified little girl, was Brooke’s stepfather, Zachary Tavell. Luck saved Brooke that night, and in the years since, she’s managed to build a good life in Charleston, West Virginia, secure in the knowledge that Zach is behind bars. Until the night another woman is murdered—a woman who looks just like Brooke. Zach Tavell has escaped from prison, and this time, Brooke will need much more than luck to survive.

As the police search for Tavell, Brooke is shaken by a string of gruesome deaths and disturbing messages linked to her mother’s murder. Everyone she has ever cared about is in danger. And soon it’s clear that the nightmare that began fifteen years ago won’t be over until Brooke comes face to face with a monstrous evil that’s closer, and more cunning, than she ever imagined...

“Thompson creates smart, interesting characters the reader cares about within a gripping suspense story.”
—Judith Kelman, author of After the Fall


“Intriguing…brims with madness and creepy thrills.”
RT BOOKclub Magazine on Share No Secrets


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Chapter One 
Fifteen Years Later
 
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“I can’t believe someone is actually thinking of buying this house,” Mia Walters said. “How long has it been since we’ve even shown it?”
 
“You mean shown it to anyone who was interested, not just someone we dragged there on a tour of other houses?” Brooke Yeager shook her head, grinning. “At least six months. Certainly not since you started at Townsend Realty.”
 
Mia peered from Brooke’s car at the late-summer dusk falling on the South Hills section of Charleston, West Virginia.

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“Thompson creates smart, interesting characters the reader cares about within a gripping suspense story.”
—Judith Kelman, author of After the Fall


“Intriguing…brims with madness and creepy thrills.”
RT BOOKclub Magazine on Share No Secrets



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Carlene Thompson

Carlene Thompson is the author of Black for Remembrance, Nowhere to Hide, and Don’t Close Your Eyes, among other books. She attended college at Marshall University and earned her Ph.D. in English from Ohio State University. She taught at the University of Rio Grande before leaving to focus on her writing full-time. Besides writing, she spends her time caring for the many dogs and cats she's adopted. A native West Virginian, she lives with her husband Keith in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.

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Last Whisper
Carlene Thompson

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
August 2006
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312937287
ISBN10: 0312937288
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 368 pages
$6.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
April 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429909495
ISBN10: 1429909498
368 pages
$7.99
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