The Last Witness

The Last Witness

A Thriller

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Baker & Taylor
When Carla Lane's husband is murdered by Serbian war criminals, she discovers that she underwent extensive therapy as a girl to suppress memories of a Bosnian genocide and a long-lost brother who may still be alive.

Baker
& Taylor

Growing up in New York unaware of the brutal "ethnic cleansings" in Bosnia 20 years earlier, Carla receives her mother's diary in the wake of her husband's murder by Serbian war criminals and reclaims suppressed memories of her witness to work camp atrocities. By the author of The Second Messiah. 60,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
After a massacre at a Bosnian prison camp, a young girl is found alone, clutching a diary, so traumatized she can’t even speak. Twenty years later, the last witness to the prison guards' brutal crimes must hunt down those responsible to learn what happened to her family.

Twenty years ago, after the fall of Yugoslavia, the world watched in horror as tens of thousands were killed or imprisioned in work camps during an “ethnic cleansing” in Bosnia. Carla Lane has little knowledge of what went on halfway around the world when she was a child. She is living a near perfect life in New York City, married and soon to have a family of her own. But when her husband is murdered by a group of Serbian war criminals, strange memories start coming back, and she discovers that she underwent extensive therapy as a girl to suppress her memories. She is given her mother’s diary, which unlocks her childhood memories and reveals that she was, along with her parents and young brother, imprisoned in a war camp outside Sarajevo.

As her memories come back, it becomes clear that she is the last witness to a brutal massacre in the prison and that her brother may still be alive. She sets out to find her brother, but first she must hunt down the war criminals responsible for destroying her life. But these killers will stop at nothing to protect their anonymity and their deadly pasts...and are determined to silence the last witness to their crimes.

From the talented storyteller who gave us The Second Messiah, The Last Witness serves up another captivating and nail-biting thriller that will keep you holding your breath right to the end.

Publisher: New York : Howard Books, c2014
Edition: 1st Howard Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781451611878
Branch Call Number: FIC MEA
Characteristics: x, 408 p. ;,24 cm.

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MARIA J MOORE
Sep 29, 2014

Heartbreaking book. The horrors of war and the evil of men.

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