HER LAST BREATH

Coming July 1, 2021, from Thomas & Mercer


From the bestselling author of One Small Sacrifice comes a suspenseful thriller about a dead woman who predicted her own murder—and the sister who won’t let the truth be buried.


When her beloved sister Caroline dies suddenly, Deirdre Crawley is heartbroken. However, her sorrow turns to bone-chilling confusion when she receives a message Caroline sent days earlier warning that her death would be no accident. Long used to being a pariah to her family, Deirdre covers her tattoos and heads to Manhattan for her sister’s funeral.


The message claimed Caroline’s husband, Theo, killed his first wife and got away with it. Reeling from the news, Deirdre confronts Theo on the way to the cemetery, and he reveals both his temper and his suspicion that Deirdre’s “perfect” sister was having an affair.


Paranoid and armed with just enough information to make her dangerous, Deirdre digs into the disturbing secrets buried with Caroline. But as she gets closer to the truth, she realizes that her own life may be at risk…and that there may be more than one killer in the family.


“A black sheep family drama becomes a deliciously paranoid psychological thriller from the always thrilling Hilary Davidson. Brilliant!”

—Adrian McKinty,  bestselling author of The Chain


“Hilary Davidson brings her A game in this stand-alone thriller about a woman’s search to find her sister’s killer. With a twisty Agatha Christie plot, complex psychological threads, and deep, dark family secrets, Her Last Breath is a genre-bending page-turner!” 

—Wendy Walker, bestselling author of Don’t Look for Me


“Before you start Her Last Breath, be sure to take a deep one. Davidson starts her tale at full speed and rarely comes up for air.” 

—Linwood Barclay, bestselling author of Elevator Pitch


“Absorbing, complex, and satisfyingly twisty, HER LAST BREATH is an addictive page-turner. Hilary Davidson knows how to hook readers and keep them hooked.” 

—Meg Gardiner, bestselling author of the UNSUB series


“Hilary Davidson hits a home run with Her Last Breath. One part thriller, one part domestic suspense, and one part family drama result in a fantastic story of love and betrayal, loss and redemption. Tightly written, compulsively readable, with flawed characters I both rooted for and feared for. I loved this book.” 

—Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author


“Hilary Davidson is a master storyteller, and she knocks it out of the park with Her Last Breath. Packed with shocking twists and turns, and featuring a glamourous and fascinatingly damaged cast of characters, this book is a great escape in every sense.” 

—Alison Gaylin, USA TODAY bestselling author