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The Final Goodbye

(Hidden Truths #5)

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4.35  ·  Rating details ·  409 ratings  ·  34 reviews
When a serial killer strikes a small Alabama town — anyone could become the next victim, or the main suspect...

Ben Logan, former military, and now the successful owner of a private security firm, can handle just about anything. Well, anything except a run-in with Riley Carpenter.

When Ben joined the Marines, he never looked back, and he broke his best friend’s heart in the
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296 pages
Published June 5th 2018
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Carlene Inspired
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Talk about descriptive and suspenseful, The Final Goodbye is Brittney Sahin's final novel in the Hidden Truths series and the best one yet. That's coming from a huge fan of the previous novels and a lifetime Jake and Alexa (Surviving the Fall) supporter. We follow handsome, charming Ben as he seeks to protect his former friend, Riley, from the hands of a murderer in a small Alabama town. Riley and Ben have 17 years of friendship behind them and sev
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Pelusa Rivera
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author.. Nooooo I did not want to say goodbye.. We have Ben's story and we read what Ben the way he was, god I felt for him and loved him. He gets a second chance with long ago love interest Riley. Riley was the girl he always loved, but never made a real play for her because she was his best friends girlfriend. Then tragedy struck and Riley blamed him, but did she really? Or was she feeling guilty because who she truly loved was Ben? Well my friends these questions are ...more
Di
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brittney Sahin does it again with another read with suspense, mystery and of course a hot ex military man and the one woman who owns his heart. This time it’s the final man Ben, whose story we have been waiting for, and what a story.
It all started years ago with his best friends Nate and Riley. The three were inseparable since birth until a tragic incident separates Ben and Riley, Ben runs away leaving Riley to deal with her emotions on her own. Years later he returns to his hometown when he be
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Ashley
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
They say love makes you do funny things...like not seeing or talking to the love of your life for 14 years, and it being your choice....

When tragedy strikes Ben Logan's hometown he must finally face the woman he has been in love with since he was 14, although shes anything but happy to see him. Riley had all but moved on with her life. She is a successful doctor, has her own practice and a new best friend. No need for Ben to come back, she has things handled.. or so she thought...

I absolutely L
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Melinda  Parker
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes you simply connect with someone. It's inevitable...fate... destiny! But what happens when that connection is so overwhelming that you lose sight and your way? Ben and Riley become our story.

As teens, they were part of a trio but tragedy strikes leaving these two to comprehend and re-evaluate their lives. Unfortunately, they didn't reach the same conclusion. Now, years later, a war, school, budding careers and another tragedy see the couple reunited. Old wounds and deep pain plague them
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Soccergypsy
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story absolutely gutted me. Oh, the yearning between these characters and knowing that had been childhood best friends was heart-wrenching to suffer their pain and angst. But, oh, the reconciliation. The combustion radiating off the pages melted my retinas and enflamed every last cell of my body. (Fairly certain I'm gestating a "Ben Logan offspring" right now.) Talk about an epitome of everything romance heroes strive to attain and embody. I even cried in sympathetic empathy of Ben's "final ...more
Nancy
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
When tragedy strikes a small town that turns into a circus nightmare, someone has to catch the killer. This is the case of "Whodunit" with a side of romance.

This is the story of Ben and Riley who were forced by fate to come face to face again after 14 years. While trying to catch the serial killer they must also face their own fears to have a chance at love again. The falling out could've been remedied right away, but if your bond with someone is so deep that you can't see beyond guilt you'd rat
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Ola Adamska
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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A killer in his hometown makes him come back there after a lot of years. Nothing will prepare Ben for seeing Riley.
This is not the book with an immediate attraction that would make both main characters jump onto each other. There will be a lot of sparks and emotions going on, but what will happen between them as they got back into the same town after that a lot of years?
Ms. Sahin painted great characters and plot that made me open my mouth with all the sudden twists that were out there.
A great r
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My2CentsBookReviews
A very moving story of young childhood friendship lost & love found - independent people not wanting to be vulnerable.

Ben is best friends with Nate and Riley all born at the same hospital, same time they were thick as thieves! Until they turned 18 they were always together. A tradgey and young guilt, secrets pulled them about. It's not until another tradgey puts they back together to work through a serial killer, rescue and the biggest fear letting go of secrets and taking the risk. This is
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Jeriann Fisher
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An Enjoyable Read

A friends-to-lovers and a second chance romance rolled into one and a satisfying mystery makes The Final Goodbye a great read. The tragic death of their friend Nate drove Ben & Riley apart for 14 years. They reunite when Nate's father is murdered. In the intervening years, Ben became a Marine & Riley a psychiatrist. Neither is happy and it takes Riley getting into serious danger as others close to her are murdered, too.

Ben is a strong but guarded man who has never forgo
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Andrea
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved Ben and Riley’s story. Childhood friend Riley dating Bens best friend Nate. Nate dies from a free fall from climbing when they were teens. Ben always loved Riley since childhood but because she was dating his best friend he stayed away. 14 years later he never stopped thinking about her or Riley about him. Someone starts to kill people close to Riley. Ben comes back home for a funeral and it all begins. This good has a sexy hot ex-Marine,love,mystery & suspense. I couldn’t but the bo ...more
Jodie Lauren
Oct 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Ben and Riley were the best of friends when they were kids, along with Nate, they were always together until a tragic accident tore them apart. Ben couldn’t stay and so he ran and Riley couldn’t leave. They haven’t spoken for years and so when Nate’s dad is murdered, he has an obligation to come to the funeral and to see if he can help find the killer.

When she sees him she realises he is all grown up and things aren’t the same between them. She is angry. The past cant stay in the past. She needs
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Kerry
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ku, romantic-suspence
6 stars! I have thoroughly enjoyed this series, but this one may just be my favorite! I adore a good second chance romance, and this had all of the elements I look for. I really fell for Ben and Riley. I was hooked by their past and just loved watching them grow close once again. The plot was really interesting, and there was a good amount of suspense along with the romance. I was also surprised by the twist at the end, which I always enjoy. The epilogue was adorable, and the bonus content after ...more
Betty Leung
Not impressed

This is my first book from this author and I wasn’t impressed. I love alpha heroes and angsty suspense stories but I find this one was missing something. I think I just didn’t like Riley that much. She’s supposed to be a bright psychiatrist (as mentioned multiple times in the book) but she didn’t see anything weird from the people I can’t mention because of spoilers?
And she kept being in denial and that pissed me off. I like stronger female characters and Riley wasn’t it.
Pat Rathmann
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THRILLER AND ROMANCE

An intense thriller and a long lost romance. Two loves, childhood friends, reconnect after fourteen years of separation. Ben returns home to attend the funeral of a very close and dear friend. While both he and Riley are working through past anger and trust issues, they find that someone dear to them both was murdered. While the police beginning investigating, another person is murdered revealing a very twisted plot and a cast of very questionable people.
Jessica
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Final Goodbye.
The last book of the Hidden Truths series is an angst filled, suspenseful, plot twist non stop damn good read. Ben and Rileys’ journey from young kids, to death, to guilt ridden lives, to finally forgiveness, love and their HEA is page turner. Their search for the serial killer brings old friends around and shows not only the good things about small towns but the pitfalls of them. All in all this was a great ending to the series though I am sad to say goodbye.
Amanda Cole
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ben! What can I say about Ben?! ❤ He goes through a tragedy and copes the only way he knows how, by running away, but in the process hurting his long time best friend. He comes back to his hometown and tries to stay away from her, but the attraction is too strong. There are still hurt feelings there, but I’m glad there was a solution that pleased the reader ...more
Jenn
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great ending to the series

Despite the fact that I think the "code" is ridiculous I still really enjoyed the book. It took forever for them to finally speak the truth. Maybe that's why I couldn't stop reading kept waiting for it to happen.

Love the rest of the author s work
Geraldine-Bub Fink
Loved this book!

Brittney Sahin has what it takes to keep her readers on the edge! She is brilliant at creating complex and intense characters that stay with you long after completing her novels.
Samantha Hollinger
Another good story

This was a great story and the twist at the end was great. Seeing the characters develops and getting to see how they interacted as kids was very beneficial. I'd recommend this either and her books every day.
Will A. Graham
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great read

I enjoyed reading this book. The characters were well developed and supported the story. You will not be disappointed by selecting this book. There is suspense,betrayal and great lovemaking. The writing flowed easily and effortless. Overall an outstanding book.
A.R. Hadley
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Any touch by him was like a little drop of heaven misting over her, making her feel whole again. Complete.”

Brittney’s books always make me swoon. And this one made me cry a little too — mostly happy tears. Loved it!
Danielle
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read

The final book in the series. I am going to miss these characters. I love them all. This story was by far my favorite and I can't wait to read her new series.
Sue
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this series so much, romantic suspense at its best. I loved it as much as the rest of the series.
Elena
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Think this was the best book.
J. Ostrowski
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
I’m so so sad to give such a low rating. I loved Ben. But Riley was TSTL 😭😭😭 There’s no way she passed Psych 101.
Judy Cornett
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Phenomenal series

This is the first series of hers that I have read. I loved everyone of these books. I had a hard time putting them down, I would recommend this series to anyone
Joanne
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good book

I really enjoyed this book. The series was awesome. Captivating and intriguing with romance as well. Can’t wait to read more from this author.
Lynette
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a great series. I loved every second of it.
Linda Chase
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic reading

I always hate ending a set of fantastic books but this set has me in mourning they were that good
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Brittney Sahin began writing at an early age, with the dream to be a published author before the age of 18. Although academic pursuits (and, later, a teaching career) interrupted her aspirations, she never stopped writing—never stopped imagining.

It wasn’t until her students encouraged her to follow her dreams that Brittney said goodbye to Upstate New York in order to start a new adventure in the p
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