Last to Know
A Christmas Novella
by Brandy Heineman
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 11 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 2 Feb 2022
Independently published, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles
All she wants for Christmas . . . is an end to this terrible year.
Silver bells are ringing, but family drama and flaky finances have Nadine Notaro wrung out. The only bright spots this holiday season are her job at the Blissford Historical Society and her cheery, dependable co-worker, Chase Garren—until the City Council cuts their funding. The lost income will be bad enough, but what about Chase? Though quick to remind everyone they're just friends, she can’t stomach losing him, too.
While packing up the Society's record collections, Chase and Nadine discover a journalist’s cache of negatives pointing to a decades-old scandal and cover-up. Entanglements with the City's biggest power players pull their strings, but every clue brings them closer to the truth—and each other—until Nadine finds evidence of a betrayal she never thought possible.
Casting light on the lies may ruin Christmas and their friendship, but it stands to cost them much more.
Because in Blissford, it's beginning to look a lot like murder.
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Average rating from 30 members
I’m happy to have kicked of my holiday reading with this great novella! For such a short book, it really has a complete, well thought out story with characters I absolutely enjoyed. The writing was wonderful, and I’m looking forward to reading the author’s backlist novel for more of her voice. I definitely recommend this if you’re looking for a quick Christmas read with both a lot of heart and intrigue! The faith elements in this book were probably some of the most realistic I’ve ever seen. Top notch!