Her Last Breath

Publication Date:

July 2018



Original language and publisher

English | Joffe Books


Commercial Fiction, Crime & Thrillers

Her Last Breath

  • 2 Seas Represents: Dutch and Nordic Countries rights.
  • Over 49,000 copies sold since July 2018. Amazon UK #4.


Perfect for fans of Kimberley Chambers, Damien Boyd, Rachel Abbott, Angela Marsons, Patricia Gibney or Mark Billingham.

Standalone, but features the same detectives as in Langthorne Series

Detective George Elms thought he’d seen it all, until he comes up against a serial killer Henry ‘The Bull’ Roberts.

Henry Roberts had a type — young, blonde, attractive women. He is three years into a life sentence. Two of his victims were never found. Now, Henry Roberts is dying and he wants to make a deal. Move him to a secure unit by the sea and he will tell the police where the other victims’ remains are. The offer is accepted and Detective George Elms travels to the force who led the original investigation. He is the messenger. He finds a police force and a community still shattered. As he reviews the old case notes he also learns something else. Henry Roberts didn’t work alone.

A woman goes missing who fits the profile of the other victims. The circumstances of her disappearance do too — she never made it from her commuter train to her car. Then a second woman disappears. George is convinced the cases are linked. Henry Roberts told him on his prison visit that two is better because, “you can make the other one watch.”

Time is running out for George. He’s convinced that Henry Roberts knows who he should be chasing, but will he help before he takes his last breath? Or the women take theirs?

Charlie Gallagher has been a serving UK police officer for ten years. During that time he has had many roles, starting as a front-line response officer, then a member of a specialist tactical team and is currently a detective investigating serious offences.