Friday Book Club: J-Dub’s Review of Her Last Breath by Hilary Davidson ~ 9/17/21

My no spoiler Goodreads review: Told in alternating chapters from the point of views of Deidre (sister of the deceased)and Theo (husband of the deceased), this story is a classic suspenseful whodunnit. Sometimes broken relationships are healed and the bad guys get what they deserve.

Some of my highlights:

  • Everyone sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are. —Niccolò Machiavelli
  • “We say we wish to know dark secrets, Theo, but we rarely mean it. The truth is often so ugly we can’t look it in the face.”
  • “But I don’t think genes predict who you’ll be. They give you some characteristics, but they don’t define you.”
  • He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into you. —Friedrich Nietzsche
  • For as long as I’d known Mrs. Chen, her response to any situation, happy or sad, was to cook. It’s her primary way of expressing affection.

A recommended read. Quick, suspenseful, themes of nurture versus nature and more. I could be Mrs. Chen. Food is curative or can be.

As always, more to come.

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