Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Day I Died by Lori Rader-Day...Review & Giveaway! 3 Winners!




I just finished up a great read earlier this month!  The Day I Died by Lori Rader-Day is a book just perfect for keeping you up on summer nights.  Here is the scoop...

From the award-winning author of Little Pretty Things comes this gripping, unforgettable tale of a mother's desperate search for a lost boy.
Anna Winger can know people better than they know themselves with only a glance—at their handwriting. Hired out by companies wanting to land trustworthy employees and by the lovelorn hoping to find happiness, Anna likes to keep the real-life mess of other people at arm’s length and on paper. But when she is called to use her expertise on a note left behind at a murder scene in the small town she and her son have recently moved to, the crime gets under Anna’s skin and rips open her narrow life for all to see. To save her son—and herself—once and for all, Anna will face her every fear, her every mistake, and the past she thought she'd rewritten.

My Thoughts:  I love a good thriller/mystery and The Day I Died falls nicely into this category.  This is a story about the lengths a mother will go to protect her child filled in with lots of suspense and twists and turns.  I found Anna's profession quite intriguing and it added an interesting layer to the book.  She is a "real deal" doing handwriting analysis to figure people out and solve crimes.  It is also a profession that has allowed her to stay on the run with her son for many years.  However, things start to get much  more complicated when she dives into the new case in her latest small town of Parks.  This case involves a missing toddler and his mother and the husband/father  who appears to be abusive which brings up all kinds of memories for Anna.  When her own son, Josh, goes missing the life she has been running from must now be faced. 

This book has a lot going on....in a good way!  There were "what-ifs" at every turn that kept me guessing.  I liked the character of Anna because she was real.  Sometimes you could totally relate but other times I just wanted to shake her.  The author did a wonderful job creating a main character that is both believable and fascinating.  The Day I Died would be a wonderful summer reading pick!

Buy It:  You can purchase The Day I Died at your local bookstore of on the Harper Collins website by clicking HERE.

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27 comments:

M Wag said...

I love to read in bed as I'm settling down after a long day. Sometimes, it backfires, as I get reading a book that I can't lay down and then I'm tired the next day! But I also love to read on the beach as my hubby sleeps.

Darlene said...

My favorite place to read is on my back deck.

Anonymous said...

Laying in the sun

John Smith said...

"Leave a comment below telling me your favorite summer reading spot." By a roaring fireplace with a glass of eggnog is good all-year-round!

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calvad said...

My favorite summer reading spot is in my rocking chair on m y front porch. Deana

slb3334 said...

my favorite spot is by the lake.

kim miller said...

My Bed!

Dawn Ballo said...

My favorite reading spot is out on our deck.

Sandy Klocinski said...

My favorite summer reading spot is the beach or the pool

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Arf2-D2 said...

I like to sit on the back porch on my adirondack chair.

Arf2-D2 said...

I pinned.
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/414471971946687603

Unknown said...

Im kinda a night owl so I love when the rest of the house goes to sleep and I get the couch all to myself to read!

Debra Vanderpool said...

My over sized over stuff chair after the house is quiet with a hot cup of coffee and the lap quilt I made over my legs.

barbara scott said...

I LIKE TO READ IN MY PATIO SWING

T Martin said...

I have a reclining chair in my study that I love to read in.

cowboyswife said...

I like to read outside, I like hearing the birds and feeling the breeze and the sun on me.

Denise S. said...

My favorite summer spot is on the couch by my front window.

AEKZ2 said...

I like reading on my couch. It's near a big window.

Audra said...

I love reading in my Hammock

Susan Smoaks said...

my favorite summer reading spot is in bed.

Gail Fernandez said...

My favorite summer reading spot is laying by the pool or on the beach.

grammypennyann said...

I love reading on our patio on a summer afternoon!!~

latanya t said...

on my couch after everyone is asleep

dlhaley said...

On my back patio.

Kathy Borgen said...

My favorite summer reading spot is on the patio on my comfy big rocker and hearing my windshield in the background.