If She Dies by Erik Therme #BookReview #TheckerBooks #3.5*

How far would you go to right a wrong?

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.

Not An Easy Read!

This isn’t always an easy read; I admit to struggling with it at times.

Nine months ago Tess’s young daughter was killed in a car accident. The driver was jailed for two years. But Tess is struggling. The imprisoned man left behind a wife and daughter who Tess can’t help but keep tabs on – every day. So when his daughter goes missing,k Tess is the number one suspect – even though she has done nothing wrong. Or, at least, that’s what she believes.

There is a lot of emotion in this one and it wasn’t always an easy read – nor can I think it was an easy one to write. The death of any child is a tragedy and this young girl’s death has taken it’s toll on her parents’ marriage. Whilst sympathising massively with Tess, there were times when she really tried my patience. I think the author did an admirable job with a difficult subject but it felt like a very long read – I would have guessed at double the length it actually is. Not an easy read by any means but the author has done a fine job in showing that there are two sides to every story although I really did not appreciate his words at the last, making the ending, for me, rather ambiguous. 3.5*.

My thanks to the author for my copy; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: psychological fiction

Author Details

Erik Therme has thrashed in garage bands, inadvertently harbored runaways, and met Darth Vader. When he’s not at his computer, he can be found cheering on his youngest daughter’s volleyball team, or watching horror movies with his oldest. He currently resides in Iowa City, Iowa—one of only twenty-eight places in the world that UNESCO has certified as a City of Literature. Join Erik’s mailing list to be notified of new releases and author giveaways (link below).

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