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Sunday, March 10, 2019

REVIEW: Until the Day I Die by Emily Carpenter @emilydcarpenter @LUAuthors

Until the Day I Die
by Emily Carpenter


Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Publish Date: March 12, 2019
348 Pages
Genres: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

From the bestselling author of Burying the Honeysuckle Girlscomes a riveting novel about a mother and daughter separated by grief, secrets, and a conspiracy that threatens to destroy their lives.

If there’s a healthy way to grieve, Erin Gaines hasn’t found it. After her husband’s sudden death, the runaway success of the tech company they built with their best friends has become overwhelming. Her nerves are frayed, she’s disengaged, and her frustrated daughter, Shorie, is pulling away from her. Maybe Erin’s friends and family are right. Maybe a few weeks at a spa resort in the Caribbean islands is just what she needs to hit the reset button…

Shorie is not only worried about her mother’s mental state but also for the future of her parents’ company. Especially when she begins to suspect that not all of Erin’s colleagues can be trusted. It seems someone is spinning an intricate web of deception—the foundation for a conspiracy that is putting everything, and everyone she loves, at risk. And she may be the only one who can stop it.

Now, thousands of miles away in a remote, and oftentimes menacing, tropical jungle, Erin is beginning to have similar fears. Things at the resort aren’t exactly how the brochure described, and unless she’s losing her mind, Erin’s pretty sure she wasn’t sent there to recover—she was sent to disappear.

My Review:

Emily Carpenter is an autobuy author for me.  I absolutely loved The Weight of Lies and Every Single Secret so when this one was available and I was lucky to snag a copy, I burst out into song, danced a jig and hugged the nearest person to me.  That might be sliiiiightly exaggerated but I am positive I did squeal for a bit. 

Carpenter has a way of making her characters heard.  This story deals with the loss of a husband and father and unfolds in the eyes of his wife and daughter.  The tech company that encompassed their lives now may be the thing that tears them apart.  Erin doesn't know how to deal with the death of her husband and is running herself too thin.  Shorie wanted to start working immediately for Jax (their tech company) and forego college.  She's been under her father's wing for some time now and  is a natural with a computer.

This story really takes off after Erin arrives at this resort in the Caribbean where the closest people to her thinks she's needs to go and hit the reset button.  Shorie gets to college and realizes she has a way to go to classes and STILL look into some strange data she's found with Jax.  There are strange things afoot at the spa resort and as things become clear to Erin, she's on a race for her life.  Shorie is also making progress on her end and neither of them are liking what they find.

Such a great story - I really enjoyed how everything got a bit nuts and let me tell you, these getaway resorts to refresh your mind... the universe isn't doing shit... DON'T GO. 🤣  Grief can bring out the worst in people and their hardship in the aftermath can become all too much.  What I really appreciated about this story was the bond between Shorie and her father as it reminded me a lot of the one I have with mine.  

Basically, read this book.  It's moderate suspense with some lovable characters and a couple of surprises.


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