Love and loss. Secrets and lies. Pain and tragedy. Last Kiss Goodnight is full of these elements, taking you on the emotional journeys of an exceptionally well-written cast of characters in a beautiful story that is destined to stay with you long after you’ve read the final sentence.
Kate, battling her inner turmoil, has recently moved to Aylesborough with her husband, Toby. She needs a new start—an escape from the pain in her life. Toby is doing his best to help Kate heal and wants nothing more than to rebuild their marriage. Kate, on the other hand, is just as determined to resist his efforts, and lies about how she spends her days so Toby won’t know the truth.
Martha is disheveled and sitting alone on a bench, knitting what appears to be a garment for an infant, when she meets Kate. Both sense the other is hiding something, but Kate feels compelled to get to know her, and a cautious friendship begins—each woman unwilling or unable to reveal her hidden pain and darkest secrets.
Elsewhere in Aylesborough, a man named Matthew searches for answers and feels certain he will find them at the building site of Millrose Mount Village—which used to be Millrose Mount Hospital, a mental institution with a dark history.
Last Kiss Goodnight is a truly fantastic novel. The more you learn about the characters, the more the mystery deepens as to how they got to this point in their lives. What happened to make Kate and Toby move to a strange place, leaving their former lives behind? What happened to create the rift in their marriage? Why is Martha so guarded about her past? Why did she choose to live a nomadic life? Why is Matthew so interested in a mental institution that has been closed for years?
If you love to read novels with strongly written characters and an engrossing storyline that tugs at your heartstrings, you definitely need to add this one to your to-be-read list. I promise you, you won’t regret it. This is a Book Worth Reading… and Teresa Driscoll has earned a place on my author watch list. I’ll definitely be looking for more to read from this author.
Author: Teresa Driscoll
Title: Last Kiss Goodnight
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Publication Date: March 25, 2016 by Bookouture
About the Book
I stroked the top of my baby’s head and whispered to him gently that I would find a way. I will not let them take you…
Once upon a time Kate’s life was full of love and smiles and laughter. A time where she dared to dream and hope. But then her perfect family unit is shattered in the most unthinkable way. And now Kate is silently and steadily falling apart.
When she meets Martha, Kate recognizes a kindred spirit. Martha is searching for a lost love; tragedy has touched her life too. Why are they so inexplicably drawn to one another? And why are they both keeping secrets about their pasts?
As Kate and Martha are forced to face the painful memories they’d each locked away, can they save each other and learn to live again?
About the Author
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