The Last First Time by Andrea Bramhall

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Book three in Norfolk Coast Investigation Story

Author: Andrea Bramhall


When Gina Temple decides to go Christmas shopping for her girlfriend, Detective Sergeant Kate Brannon, in the Norfolk town of King’s Lynn, it seems like an easy enough task.

If only life were that simple.

A split-second event, months in the planning, tips their safe world upside-down.

In this twisting lesbian thriller, Kate’s subsequent investigation leads her down the rabbit hole, where innocent people are targets, and has repercussions that will reverberate for a long, long time.

Meanwhile, as the two women grow closer, things get even more complicated. Life seems determined to throw obstacles in their path.

Will things ever feel normal again?

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Publication Date

December 2017


epub, mobi, and pdf


104,000 words




978-3-95533-947-0 (mobi), 978-3-95533-948-7 (epub), 978-3-95533-949-4 (pdf)


Ylva Publishing

4 reviews for The Last First Time by Andrea Bramhall

  1. Karola
    Rated 5 out of 5


    ***free ARC
    I was curious what would happen in this book with Kate and Gina. And Andrea Bramhall has done a very good job with it. Not only the connection between Kate and Gina, also new developments in the family and the horrific and awful attacks that had happend in Great Britain are a part of this story. The description of the crime scenes seems really authentic and maybe isn’t for everyone. But it’s probably not even close to the real crime scenes after such an attack. But in the end you can hope for a further book…which I’m really looking forward to.

  2. Betty Harmon
    Rated 4 out of 5


    This is a complex book that is not an easy read, but it is a must read! You’ll be cursing both the terrorists and some of the good guys before the end of the story. I was caught into the web at the beginning of the tale and ensnared right up until the end of the story. This is the third in a series about these characters.
    You can read this book without reading the first two, but you might want to consider reading the others first.

    I gave this story four stars because I felt it could have benefited from another editorial pass, but the story itself is definitely worth five stars.
    I cannot wait for the sequel!

  3. Kitty Kat
    Rated 5 out of 5


    I certainly hope this isn’t the last time we get to read about Gina and Kate. This third instalment is a highly topical story revolving around terrorism in the U.K. and the Norfolk Police force trying to deal with it on their patch. Both women get caught up in different ways and the heightened emotions as a result are raw, real and strengthen their relationship. Andrea Bramhall manages to weave a few different threads through the story. Gina becomes involved in an issue from the past that intrigued me. We also find out about Kate’s past when her ex comes back on the scene. There were also some surprises that I didn’t see coming. The writing was immersive and perfectly pitched and I just hope there is more to come. The story development was such that I can see the series running and running. An excellent book.

    I was given this ARC by Ylva in return for an honest review.

  4. rebeccakbarrus2
    Rated 4 out of 5


    *Note: I was provided with a free copy of the book by Ylva Publishing in exchange for a fair review

    One of the things I love about Bramhall’s Norfolk Coast Investigation series is that she nails the nuance and complexity of criminals. When I read the prologue, I worried for a split second that all that nuance would be thrown out the window. I didn’t need to worry though. Bramhall handled it with characteristic sensitivity. You can tell that she’s done her research. It doesn’t tie up as cleanly as the first two books, but that just makes it more real to life.

    Both Kate and Gina grow in this story as well, as individuals and as a couple. There was tension without it being about cheating, which is always appreciated (especially in a wlw book). I won’t say much more because I don’t want to ruin the enjoyment, but it’s a delight! Also Sammy is fantastic.

    I’d definitely recommend to fans of the series, as well as fans of murder mysteries and healthy wlw relationships (although I’d recommend going back and reading the first two more strongly to the latter group).

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