Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Last Hour - 3-Star Review

Title: The Last Hour (Thompson Sisters)

AuthorCharles Sheehan-Miles

Release date: April 19, 2013

Age Group: Adult

Genre: Contemporary

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

Book Description:

Twenty-seven year old Carrie Thompson-Sherman has the life she always wanted: her PhD, a prestigious fellowship, and an amazing husband.

Her life begins to unravel as a jealous colleague puts her fellowship in jeopardy and a haunting secret Ray Sherman carried home from Afghanistan comes to light.

Hounded by a federal investigation and the ensuing media feeding frenzy, Carrie and Ray desperately lean on each other, until a disastrous accident puts both Ray and her sister's lives at risk.

In the last hour, Carrie and Ray will each find themselves faced with a choice.

A choice that will change everything.

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The Last Hour is different from any other book that I have read.  Now, this is not a bad thing... it's just different.  It is not your stereotypical love story.  Yes the characters are in love, but there is more to the story than that.

We get a lot of details about Ray's military career, which is central to the plot of the story.  So if you like a tale of military action, then you will love this one.

Confession time for me... I had a bit of a hard time keeping some of the timeline straight in my head.  We see Ray and Carrie's memories out of order, which is a very natural way that they tend to flow, but as I reader I was looking for a few clues here and there of when and where we were at times.  Don't get me wrong, it is well written.  I just had to devote a little more brain power to reading this one.

About the Author

Charles Sheehan-Miles has been a soldier, computer programmer, short-order cook and non-profit executive. He is the author of several fiction and non-fiction books, including the indie bestsellers Just Remember to Breathe and Republic: A Novel of America's Future.

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  1. Oh goody! I can't wait to read this one. Thanks for the review. I love a military guy.

  2. I found your great blog through the WLC Blog Follows on the World Literary Cafe! Great to connect!