BOOK REVIEW: The Last Lie Told by Debra Webb

Publication Date: August 1, 2022
Format: Kindle
Genre: Mystery 

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
313 pages
Buy:  Kindle | Paperback


Legal investigator Finley O’Sullivan searches for evidence the police overlooked, wading through secrets, lies, and betrayal to find answers. With the unsolved murder of her husband still very much on her mind, Finley must confront her own personal trauma on a daily basis. Lies are part of her livelihood, but they’re also the reason she can’t get justice for the man she loved.

When a man imprisoned for murder recants his confession, claiming he cleaned up the mess for his girlfriend—the victim’s own daughter—Finley takes on the case. She discovers the victim had identical twin daughters…and the sisters have very different accounts of the crime.

As she dives headlong into the twins’ traumatic past, Finley will have to contend with her own demons to get to the truth—before it’s too late.


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There are two mysteries held in this book.  One involves the murder of a music mogul whose murderer is in prison but now states his confession was a lie and would like a new trial.  The suspects are the twin daughters of the man murdered, his wife and his mistress. As Finley unreels the secrets all these women seem to be hiding followers of the man in prison pop up to let her know if she is on the right trail.  The District Attorney and many other powerful people also don't like Finley digging into the old case, worried about what might crop up and who may be implicated.  

In order to throw her off the trail and derail her investigation the police decide to dive deeper into the investigation into Finley's husbands death and the man or men who brutally attacked her.  Hoping that she will have another mental breakdown like the one she so publicly succumbed too while in court that derailed her career as a DA and put her on probation with the bar. Uncovering new facts about her husband throw Finely off balance but this time she doesn't lose focus.  However now she is interested in why her husband lied to her about some things and if there is more she doesn't know.  

I loved the characters of Finley and her mentor, boss and godfather Jack Finnegan one of the best defense attorneys in Nashville. Jack reminds me a bit of Billy Bob Thornton's character in Goliath, although Jack is sober he has an interesting relationship with a bottle of whiskey.  Finleys' best friend Matt definitely seems to have a thing for her but is smart enough to hold back but it seems he is now on Finleys radar.  Finley is still grieving for her husband and determined to get justice for him and for herself.  She still lives in the fixer upper that her husband was determined to make into their family home, surrounded by her memories and demons. 

I'm excited for the next book in this series. 

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