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I discovered Therese Walsh through a Facebook writers’ giveaway, and although I didn’t win, I was drawn to her novel based purely on its title. It drew me in, just as the novel did, once I turned the first page.
I loved this book! One of the few in recent memory that earned 5 stars from me. I like to think of myself as a discerning reader who isn’t easily impressed, so 5 stars isn’t an accolade I give freely. I enjoy most books that I read because I don’t buy books I don’t think I’m going to like, but I don’t LOVE many. This is one of the ones that captured my attention from the start.
Smart, suspenseful, and romantic, Last Will tells the story of the bond between twins and what happens when that sisterhood is threatened. Moira and Maeve Leahy share a secret language and can feel each others emotions and physical states, but they couldn’t be more different; their mother made sure of that. Teenage jealousy takes a wild turn in this novel and no one’s life will be the same again.
Vivid imagery, strong character development and a plot with just enough twists & turns to keep the reader highly engaged, Last Will is beautifully written. Throughout my reading of the book I was impressed with Walsh’s diction, metaphors, and overall tone. Again and again I imagined what it would be like to visit Castine or I reminisced about my time in Rome. She definitely knows how to set a scene, hold your attention, and make you wish the book would never end.
Therese Walsh is a gifted writer. I highly recommend this novel. You won’t be disappointed.
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