Today I am taking part in the blog tour for “The Last Thing She Said” by Rachel Walkley. Many thanks to Rachel, and to Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources, for inviting me to be a part of this tour, and for providing me with a copy of the book.
“Beware of a man named Frederick and his offer of marriage.”
Rose’s granddaughters, Rebecca, Leia and Naomi, have never taken her prophecies seriously. But now that Rose is dead, and Naomi has a new man in her life, should they take heed of this mysterious warning?
Naomi needs to master the art of performing. Rebecca rarely ventures out of her house. She’s afraid of what she might see. As for Rebecca’s twin, everyone admires Leia’s giant brain, but now the genius is on the verge of a breakdown.
Rebecca suspects Naomi’s new boyfriend is hiding something. She begs Leia, now living in the US, to investigate.
Leia’s search takes her to a remote farm in Ohio on the trail of the truth behind a tragic death.
Just who is Ethan? And what isn’t he telling Naomi?
In a story full of drama and mystery, the sisters discover there is more that connects them than they realise, and that only together can they discover exactly what’s behind Rose’s prophecy.
The Last Thing She Said is a sweet story of three very different sisters, each with their own secrets, struggling to come to terms with the death of their grandmother, and find a way to rebuild their relationships with each other. Each of the sisters, although very different, I found equally relatable for different reasons, and I found that I quickly became very invested in each of their stories.
Alongside the main storyline, we get a glimpse into some of Rose’s earlier prophecies, and I really enjoyed uncovering the truth, sometimes happy and sometimes sad, behind some of these. Honestly, I would be quite happy to read an entire book filled with the tales behind the annual premonitions.
The Last Thing She Said is at times happy, and at other times heart-breakingly sad, but at all times it is a beautifully written, sensitively handled book.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Born in the East of England, Rachel has lived in big cities and small villages including London and Bristol, before settling in Cheshire.
For most of her working life, she’s been a scientist and librarian, and her love of creative writing has never ceased even when surrounded by technical reports and impenetrable patents. Among moments of mummy taxi, delving into museum archives, drawing pictures and flute playing, Rachel finds a little time to pen her magical mysteries.
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