Thursday, May 20, 2021

Review: If She Dies by Erik Therme

If She Dies
by Erik Therme

Publisher: Thecker Books
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Nine months ago, Tess’s five-year-old daughter was killed in a car accident. The driver, Brady Becker, was sentenced to two years in prison. It didn't make Tess’s pain go away.

Brady also has a daughter: A twelve-year-old named Eve who walks to Chandler Middle School every day. Tess knows this because she's been watching Eve for the last three weeks. It isn’t fair that Brady’s daughter gets to live, while Tess’s daughter does not.

When Eve goes missing, all eyes turn to Tess, who doesn’t have an alibi. But Tess isn’t guilty.

Or so she believes.

Kritters Thoughts:  Tess lost her five year old daughter in a car accident and she is still in the thick of the grieving process.  She is making ill choices and ends up stalking the family of the man who was involved in her child's death until things go really south and their daughter goes missing.

This was one of those books that the synopsis sold me on, but I am not sure if the book lived up to the expectations.  I really loved the premise and idea of a woman so affected by her own tragedy that she may make some bad choices, but the final outcome of the book just didn't completely work for me.  Without spoiling the ending, I will say that it felt as though it came together too fast in the end and I wasn't completely in love with all of the final details.  

I did love the characters and the writing, so I would read this author again.  I would be intrigued to try one from his backlist while also looking out for something in the future.  

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Ebook 2021 Challenge: 56 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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