In the heartbreaking conclusion to the breathing series we pick up one year after the final events of Barely Breathing. Emma has been at Stanford University for a year and has found a new bond of friends to keep her distracted from the demons of her past. But demons that Emma has never fully faced don’t disappear as easily as she wants. When tragedy strikes at her hometown, Emma struggles to keep her head above water as she has to return to confront her demons head on. Will Emma finally be able to find peace or will all the guilt and pain drag her under?
I must admit that the breathing trilogy has been a rare find of an amazing story about a girl who has struggled with abuse and is continuing to fight for a life that isn’t full of grief and being told that she is worthless. In the final book I kept having my heart broken for Emma as one thing after another hit her and kept dragging her down. I kept holding my breath through the last pages praying for a happy ending.
I loved being in Emma’s world, even when things were so dark that I found myself worried for her. The journey of her life through the past three books has literally left me out of breath. I have been recommending this book to my friends and family left and right.
"My insides still burned. I considered what I could do to push the torment back into the dark and return to my numb state. I couldn't do it on my own. I needed help. I was desperate."
Emma Thomas is hiding. From everything and everyone... including herself. But she can't hide forever. Her past will find her, and her secrets won't remain quiet---not if she wants to be forgiven. Emma learns that honesty can hurt worse than betrayal, and the truth may cost her the only love she's ever known.
The highly anticipated conclusion of The Breathing Series will have readers holding their breath until the last page.