Until the Day I Die by Emily Carpenter


I am always a little wary about these atmospheric thrillers because sometimes they use the most random possibilities just to startle you into liking the book. This tale comes perilously close to doing that but I still enjoyed the experience.

We have a mother daughter duo whose thoughts we have access to. They are both mourning the loss of the man of the house, and the glue that held them together. One is devolving into an incoherent and over worked mess (Erin,the mother) and the daughter is being forced to go to college instead of working on the company that her parents and another couple founded. Erin gets sent away to an island in the caribbean to rest and reinvigorate while Shorie is not happy to be in college. Then things get murky and the more either of them dig from their own direction, they find something even stranger beneath. It remains to be seen if one can rescue the other before everything ends.

The epilogue could have been slightly less vague because I was not sure how to feel considering Erin’s last conversation with Ben. .It is atmospheric and fast paced (for the most part) and I think I would have enjoyed this more as an audiobook just for all the suspicious moments and when I could not see the next line to know what followed.I recommend it for fans of this genre and one of the main reasons I liked it as much as I did was because it did not let me accurately guess the culprit.

I am glad I got a chance to read this ARC thanks to the publishers and Netgalley

P.S: The song “Until the day I day” by Story of the year’s first line kept playing in my head everytime I clicked on the book’s cover!

Affiliated link if you want to purchase the book: Book Depository

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