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Last Kiss

(Hubbard's Point/Black Hall #6)

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3.85  ·  Rating details ·  3,597 ratings  ·  289 reviews
New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice returns to Hubbard’s Point, Connecticut, and to characters from her beloved Beach Girls, to tell the haunting story of a close-knit community grappling with a heartbreaking mystery, and of a woman rebuilding her world and reclaiming a love she believed lost a lifetime ago.

A face on a poster, a name in the news, an inexplicabl
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Hardcover, 341 pages
Published July 15th 2008 by Bantam (first published January 1st 2008)
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Steven Walle
Nov 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was a great read. I couldn't put it down. The book is about how a small northern American town suffers at the loss of one of there own through murder. It shows how each family member, friend and detective grieve and finally come to terms with their loss and find a way to move on with their lives. I highly recommend this book. Enjoy and Be Blessed!
Kathryn
Aug 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
This one in the series takes up a little from Beach Girls my favourite in the series. Nell features in it, now grown into her late teens and dealing with the loss of Charlie her boyfriend. As is Sheridan his mother. What happened the night of his death? Nell is determined to find out. So well written, the details of setting are wonderful to read. Emotional and satisfying read.
Fabi
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
O que posso dizer de este livro....que adorei. Foi o segundo livro que li da autora, o outro foi a linguagem secreta das irmãs que também gostei muito.
Adorei as personagens, a história e as descrições. A autora faz descrições lindas neste livro. Apesar de uma história triste, também tem momentos de muito amor e de alegria. Aconselho é um livro mesmo bom!
Tess
Sep 12, 2008 rated it liked it
I read it because I got it free as a ARC.

Compares to Practical Magic, but with way, way less humor.

Death, romance, feelings. Lots and lots of feelings. Very squishy book.

Needed more humor, more magic, and less feelings, but all in all not a bad read.
Catarina
May 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: luanne-rice
Este livro foi a minha estreia com a autora, e apesar da maioria das criticas a este livro ser positivas, as criticas á autora já não o são tanto o que me fez começar o livro com um pé atrás.
Faz-me uma certa confusão que os autores tenham livros tão dispares em termos de conteudo/criticas, mas ainda não posso falar mais porque ainda não li mais nada da autora.

Falando de: "O Último Beijo".
Eu simplesmente adorei este livro, desde o inicio ao fim. Apesar de não estar inserido no meu género preferid
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Filipa
O Último Beijo é um livro fantástico. Absolutamente fantástico.
Gostei imenso, devorei-o em pouco mais de um dia.

Tem uma história tão comovente, tão emocionante... É difícil não sentimos empatia pela situação e pelas personagens - e por toda a história.
O livro está muito bem construído e a escrita é tão simples que é impossível não nos sentirmos lá com as personagens a viver as mesmas coisas que eles, a sentir o que eles sentem.
O Charlie - que bela personagem, quase parece irreal. E a Nell é impo
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Teri
Mar 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: library-e-books
I found this book to be slow in many parts, not one of my favorites. I did like the ending, but it took me a while to finish this one. :(
Debbie Maskus
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
As I read stories around the United States, I find some enjoyable reading, and some so-so reading. This mystery set in Connecticut falls under the so-so reading. The story centers on young love and old love with a mushy ending. A young eighteen-year-old boy, Charlie, dies a brutal killing. Charlie's mother old boyfriend arrives to learn what happened. The discovery stuns the reader and the people involved. Luanne Rice weaves witch craft and music into the story, but each does not reach the ultim ...more
Mary
Jun 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes contemporary fiction
Recommended to Mary by: Library Book Sale
A face on a poster, a name in the news, an inexplicable tragedy. A promising young man goes out one warm summer evening and is found dead - murdered - less than twenty-four hours later. No motive; no clues; no answers. Most people might reflect briefly on the disturbing headlines, perhaps say a prayer of safely removed sympathy, but ultimately will move on with their lives. But what if the young man was your son? Or your true love?

Nearly a year after the death of eighteen-year-old Charlie, singe
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Fbeatriz
Jun 16, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Agora sim! Tinha ficado um pouco desiludida com o "Espero por ti neste Inverno", que tinha ficado, na minha opinião, muito aquém do "A minha verdade é o amor", um livro fantástico!
Este novo livro da Luanne Rice volta a ser fantástico! Gostei mesmo muito!
Neste livro surge-nos o sofrimento de uma mãe que perde o seu filho de 18 anos e o da sua namorada que não consegue conceber a vida sem ele. Nell procura saber o que aconteceu, quem foi o responsável pela morte de Charlie, enquanto que a sua mãe
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Betita
May 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: meu
Estava desejosa de ler este livro :))) e com razão.
A vida de Sheridan e Nell perde todo o sentido com a morte de Charlie.
A dor sem descrição de uma Mãe que perde o seu unico filho e de uma adolescente que perde o seu grande amor são os pontos fulcrais da história.
Mas há uma comunidade inteira para as apoiar, desde Stevie a madrasta de Nell que também ela vive num impasse com o seu Amor, às irmãs de Sheridan, que tentam a todo o custo ajudá-la recorrendo aos seus antepassados Irlandeses, às suas
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Chelle Newton
Feb 24, 2011 rated it liked it
This book is beach reading, at best. Luanne Rice spins a good story, but she took way too much influence from Nora Roberts' elements trilogy and just missed the mark with the magic. She also should have stuck to one couple as soul mates, instead of having so many couples in the book who were just meant to be. The murder mystery was interesting, but by the time I got to the end of the book, I really didn't care why he did it. I thought she should have ended the book about 50 pages before I was fi ...more
Sheila
May 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
A trip back to Hubbard's Point Ct. Nell Kilvert is now grown up and looking for answers. Her boy friend Charlie Rosslare went away to college in New York and was killed early one morning by the East River. She contacts Gavin Dawson a long ago friend and beach companion of her dad, Jack Kilvert and Stevie. Gavin is now an investigator for divorce attorney Vincent De Havilland and the lost love of Sheridan Rosslare, Charlie's mother. Gavin must face his feelings for Sheridan while trying to find o ...more
Kelly 💜☕️
I listened to the audio of this book and it was passable. It's about a mother trying to figure out how her adult son died and it brings up many things from her own past. I enjoyed the narrator Blair Brown (actress) and listened to the 10 hours in just 4 days. Maybe I would've liked it more if I had read any of the previous books in the series, it could have been better. I'm glad I got this from the library and didn't use an Audible credit. Luanne Rice has other books that are more my speed.
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Lisa
Jun 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
Such a tragedy when someone you love is murdered. It's sad to see the pain that Charlie's death is causing everyone especially Sheraton. She had the world in her hands with being a famous Nashville singer a son starting college....until Charlie's death and Gavin has come back into her life to help solve Charlie's murder. Gavin had a very special spot in Sheridan's life until she let him go many years ago.
Krista Bowers-ballington
It was all I could do to get through this book. Along with its prequel, "Beach Girls", it was filled lots of unnecessary details and dialogue. I found myself skimming and skipping chunks here and there.
Surprisingly, it finally picked up in Pt. 2, halfway through the book. I actually enjoyed the second half. If it weren't for the whole first half of the book, I could have rated it at 4 stars instead of 2.
Rhonda Rae Baker
Beautiful story...I was touched by the characters and what happened to them. Thought I had made it without actually breaking down crying when I came to the Epilogue but right with the last two sentences totally lost it. Amazingly wonderful insight...magical, mysterious, revealing, and healing...(-: Thank you Luanne...you are extremely talented!!!!
Calypso
Sep 17, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, luanne-rice
Uma leitura agradável, mas que não me conseguiu cativar. Nunca me consegui emocionar com os acontecimentos nem criar laços com as personagens. Achei ainda que haviam demasiadas personagens "figurantes" que acabam por não ter nenhum contributo especial para o enredo.


Cheryl
Oct 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
I liked this better than Beach Girls - Nell all grown up. I did begin to suspect who did what to whom, but still had some nagging doubts and was caught by surmise. I enjoyed this book
Anita
Mar 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice finish to the series..
Barb
Oct 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice returns to Hubbard's Point, Connecticut, and to characters from her beloved Beach Girls, to tell the haunting story of a close-knit community grappling with a heartbreaking mystery, and of a woman rebuilding her world and reclaiming a love she believed lost a lifetime ago.
A face on a poster, a name in the news, an inexplicable tragedy. A promising young man goes out one warm summer evening and is found dead—murdered—less than twenty-four hours later
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Chloe
Jan 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Let me just say that if it weren't for the ending of this book, I'd probably give it 5 stars. I loved it!
It is the story of a community reeling from the death of a young man named Charlie. He was a freshman at NYU and was killed one night; supposedly mugged and killed in the city. The book follows his mom, Sheridan, and his girlfriend, Nell, as they try to adapt to life without Charlie and put the pieces together of what happened to him. Charlie's father had been MIA his whole life and his mom
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Janette
May 18, 2017 rated it liked it
The are some good parts but a lot of eye rolling moments. I listened to the audio and with all the characters point of view and all their flashbacks; I felt that could have been better executed in distinguishing the change. This was definitely corny novel. It's also hit on how one life impacts some many and how that person was valued. I definitely see the importance of both parents being involved in a child's life being the message, although it was overdone. How about more of it takes a village. ...more
Claudia Cheyne
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
One year after her son Charlie was found murdered Sheridan Rosslare can barely face each new day. Charlie's girlfriend Nell Kilvert cannot move on either. She was supposed to be joining him at college instead of grieving so she hires a private investigator to solve the mystery of how a young man so full of life could die alone on a deserted city street. Gavin Dawson takes the job knowing it will bring him face to face with the woman he thought he would marry so many years ago. They each went the ...more
Cobygirl517
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
1) I didn't buy into how "perfect" the dead kid was supposed to be.
2) I thought there was an excessive amount of coupling going on.
3) I'm not big on romantic storylines (clearly... see #2)
4) The witch magic seemed weird and a bit much.
5) I figured out pretty early on who the killer was and why, so it was pretty annoying waiting for the characters in the book try to figure it out and catch on.
6) There is a lot of whining in this book.
7) The writing is okay, but not spectacular.
8) Meh.
Chris
Oct 26, 2017 rated it did not like it
Didn't really like this one. So far the worst of the series for me. Way overly dramatic. Nell was crazy and annoying in this one and didnt like Sheridan at all. Stevie was out there too. Really didnt like any of the women characters at all, they were all crazy and couldnt relate to any of them. The last two books about Nell never caught my interest and really had to push through. Disappointing.
Holly Schnider
It pains me to give a book 2 stars, but it was very slow and full of what I felt to be unnecessary description and dialogue. I didn't want to give up on the story, but it was difficult to complete. Overall, a decent storyline, but it fell short in grabbing my interest. Perhaps a better twist with the murder plot?
Stacey
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I haven't read a Luanne Rice book in years and I know remember why I loved reading her books so much! I love when a person feels like you personally know the characters in a book and when you get they feeling in your chest of being upset when they are upset or happy when they are happy! This book sure gave me that!!!
River
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was really interesting and it was a nail biter. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a dramatic love story. It was really good. I think the ending of this book was really good and really just made the book even better. I give this book a four star rating.
Jennifer Sadler
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great book! It was a bit slow for me at first as there are several stories to follow and I was trying to figure out where it was going. About a quarter of the way through it got me, hook, line and sinker and did not take me but a couple hours to get through the entire book.
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Luanne Rice is the New York Times bestselling author of thirty-two novels including THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF SISTERS, her first YA novel. Five of her books have been made into movies and mini-series, many have been New York Times bestsellers and two of her pieces have been featured in off-Broadway theatre productions. She divides her time between New York City and the Connecticut shoreline.

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Hubbard's Point/Black Hall (6 books)
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  • True Blue
  • The Perfect Summer
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