LAST STEP by Kathleen Walls
Writers Club Press/iUniverse.com - February 2001
ISBN: 0595170471 - Paperback
Reviewed by Carolyn Howard-Johnson,
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Take a first step
To a Good Mystery
I’m not a reader of mysteries. Does that mean I didn’t like Kathleen Walls new novel, Last Step? Absolutely not.
This new page-turner is a great read for a rainy spring evening and for the busy kind of life we all tend to lead these days. You’ll get to the surprise ending in this short book real fast — probably in only two relaxing evenings.
Last Step is one of those titles with some
depth. Because it is a story about a mother who is convinced her drug-addicted
daughter has been murdered Last Step evokes the “We came to believe…” passage
that all twelve-steppers know. It is no treatise on any program, though,
because it is also a story about a woman who is taking her first step toward
independence and toward love. Here we have a tale about how a woman gathers
up her strength to follow her convictions and, in doing so finds more strength.
Here we have a story that combines a whodunit with some memorable characters,
a little romance and a straight-forward attack at moving a mystery along. For
those of you who like to learn a little something as you read, you won’t be
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