Luanne Rice – Last Day


From celebrated New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice comes a riveting story of a seaside community shaken by a violent crime and a tragic loss.

Years ago, Beth Lathrop and her sister Kate suffered what they thought would be the worst tragedy of their lives the night both the famous painting Moonlight and their mother were taken. The detective assigned to the case, Conor Reid, swore to protect the sisters from then on.

Beth moved on, throwing herself fully into the art world, running the family gallery, and raising a beautiful daughter with her husband Pete. Kate, instead, retreated into herself and took to the skies as a pilot, always on the run. When Beth is found strangled in her home, and Moonlight goes missing again, Detective Reid cant help but feel a sense of dj vu.

Reid immediately suspects Beths husband, whose affair is a poorly kept secret. He has an airtight alibi – but he also has a motive, and the evidence seems to point to him. Kate and Reid, along with the sisters closest childhood friends, struggle to make sense of Beths death, but they only find more questions: Who else would have wanted Beth dead? Whats the significance of Moonlight?

Twenty years ago, Reid vowed to protect Beth and Kate – and hes failed. Now solving the case is turning into an obsession….

Author: Luanne Rice
Narrator: Nicol Zanzarella
Duration: 13 hours 8 minutes
Released: 20 Jan 2002
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Language: English

User Review:

backbone relieved

Not to mention endless exposition. If I had wanted to read a novel about dealing with grief and the unhappy memories that feed it, I would have chosen that sort of book. The constant angst of all the characters, and I do mean all, didn’t do much to advance the story line because it consumed most of the novel. About two thirds through the book I had to skip ahead when this went on and on and on. Turned out the outcome wasn’t worth it. I should have just stopped listening.