Last Kiss - A Dr Kate Pearson novel (Paperback)Louise Phillips (author)
In a quiet suburb, a woman desperately clings to her sanity as a shadowy presence moves objects around her home.
In a hotel room across the city, an art dealer with a dubious sexual past is found butchered, his body arranged to mimic the Hangman card from the Tarot deck.
But what connects them?
When criminal psychologist Dr Kate Pearson is brought in to help investigate the murder, she finds herself plunged into a web of sexual power and evil which spreads from Dublin to Paris, and then to Rome.
Will Kate discover the identity of the killer before it's too late to protect the innocent? But what separates the innocent from the guilty when the sins of the past can never be forgotten?
Publisher: Hachette Books Ireland
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 584 g
Dimensions: 275 x 158 x 33 mm
A deliciously dark thriller that leaves a bitter aftertaste, like a great dark chocolate or superior claret. The writing is truly spectacular...I didn't think the author could get much better...she is set for great, great things. Top-notch crime thriller which deserves its place at the top of bestseller lists, not just in Ireland, but worldwide * Writing.ie on LAST KISS *
There are very few books that I couldn't put down upon commencing, but Last Kiss was different...Sex, power, greed and evil combine to a satisfyingly chilling yet enthralling read that had me turning around checking I was home alone * Woman's Way on LAST KISS *
Phillips is superb at suspense, at conjuring up a dark menacing atmosphere, but her underlying humanity stops it from becoming too bleak * Sunday Independent on LAST KISS *
I couldn't put Last Kiss down...It was dark, it was deep, it was scary, it chilled me to the bone. It was brilliant! * Kim the Bookworm on LAST KISS *
I loved both the previous books in this series...and this book easily matches...and maybe even surpasses them in terms of the depth and complexity of the plot. This is a dark book...When the killer and their motives are unmasked, it left me with a feeling...as if this were all somehow more than a fiction * Cleopatra Loves Books on LAST KISS *
My God, what a book. I just couldn't put it down. This is a book YOU MUST READ. Fantastic * Lynsey Dolan, Sunshine Radio on LAST KISS *
Last Kiss is the best one yet...This is not just an Irish crime thriller - it's among the best crime writing in the world. Top notch * Mark Philpott, BBC Radio Ulster on LAST KISS *
I can certainly validate that Phillips is an equal to James Patterson, Sara Paretsky, Patricia Cornwell or any authors of cracking good police procedurals * By the Book Reviews on LAST KISS *
Louise Phillips takes you on a journey to the dark side with a story that is as fast-paced and thrilling as a rollercoaster * Jane Casey on LAST KISS *
A dark and terrifying psychological thriller that grips you from the start and doesn't let you go until the very last line * Virginia Gilbert on LAST KISS *
The blend of first and third-person narratives gives the story great pace ... Phillips is exploring the dark matter of damaged sexual identity ... the abiding impression is of the empathy Phillips evokes on behalf of her lethal but fragile anti-heroine * Irish Times on LAST KISS *
This book is superb! A chilling and original storyline about nature versus nurture, it has you hooked right from the very first page - it has an ending that you just can't see coming, even if you do manage to work out who the killer is. Highly recommended * Eurocrime on LAST KISS *
A combination of love and hate, desire and disgust, murder and malice, the tension so well described that I felt myself wanting to shout "look behind you" ... cannot recommend [Last Kiss] enough * Bleach House Library on LAST KISS *
A well-written, clever and dark novel - enjoy * Irish Farmerette on LAST KISS *
The only problem we are left with is what to read next. Last Kiss is impossible to follow and is Phillips' best novel so far * Carousel Creates on LAST KISS *
This is a page-turning, gut-wrenching thriller which will undoubtedly earn Phillips further accolades and hordes of new fans. * Lisa Reads Books on LAST KISS *
I was holding my breath - Last Kiss is a brilliant, dark, deep, scary, chilled-to-the-bone novel. Superb! * Siren FM on LAST KISS *
Thanks to Phillips for restoring my faith in the psychological thriller and in some style! * Raven Crime Reads on LAST KISS *
I became totally caught up in it to the extent of a couple of late nights when I didn't want to stop reading, wanting to learn more about the killer and to understand the whys and wherefores of the elaborate crime, with twists and tensions building up the history * Landing Tales on LAST KISS *
Amazing, definitely her best one yet ... I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes psychological thrillers; a well-crafted book that takes you on a thrilling journey, full of twists and turns * Celeste Loves Books on LAST KISS *
About three quarters through the book I thought I'd worked out the big twist , but I hadn't and the ending was gritty, shocking and satisfying. Fast-paced, dark and intriguing, and well worth reading * Novelicious on LAST KISS *
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