Before I begin writing about The Dying Breath, let me say that you need to read Alane Ferguson’s other three forensic mysteries before you start on this one. In order, they are The Christopher Killer, The Angel of Death, and The Circle of Blood. The events of The Dying Breath will make almost no sense if you haven’t read the previous three books. This final volume of Cameryn Mahoney’s story includes many pieces from the preceding books, and the picture won’t be clear without all of the puzzle pieces.
In The Dying Breath, Cameryn is the target and obsession of her ex-boyfriend and psychopath, Kyle O’Neil. He’ll do almost anything to get to her, including killing indiscriminately and threatening those she loves the most. Cameryn is tired of being a victim, and she will do all she can to protect herself and those she loves.
Cameryn must use her knowledge of forensics, her wits, faith, and sheer dumb luck to escape Kyle’s clutches. He always seems to be one step ahead of her, but Cameryn knows she has to find a way to escape Kyle’s madness. Can she do it without endangering those around her? Will Cameryn’s knowledge be enough to save her? Read The Dying Breath by Alane Ferguson to find out.
As a side note, I must say that I am thrilled that I will get to meet Alane Ferguson at the South Carolina Association of School Librarians conference this year! I can’t wait to talk to this amazing author and hear what she has to say about young adult literature.