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Title: If I Should Die
Author: Sally Franklin Christie
Genre: Suspense, Thriller
Publisher: Eternal Press
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Book Description: Peyton Farley has settled into a new life in southwest Montana. Research and fact checking for a local newspaper is a perfectly safe job, or is it? One morning, Peyton awakens and finds a strange man in lace up work boots who is bleeding out on her kitchen floor. As Peyton calls 911 from her bedroom, someone is stealing the body.
Who is the dead man? Why is he bleeding to death in Peyton’s apartment? Can one research assignment evolve into murder, embezzlement, betrayal and silence?
If I Should Die is a suspenseful journey into the lives of many people. The choices and impacts are repulsive and inspiring. Silence will never sound the same.
My Review: I received a copy of this book from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.
What a great read with enough twists and turns that make the “who did it” near impossible to detect until near the end. And even then, there are questions that are not answered until the last page is turned. Filled with both the best and worst of things people do to and with each other, each person encountered has a hand in the deception; implicitly or unknowingly. It starts with a dying man on Peyton’s kitchen floor, and quickly moves to a murder scene without a victim when she leaves the room to call for help.
Told in multiple points of view, the one voice that never really clearly shows “why” they behave as they do left me wondering about whether or not there was just random craziness or there was a history of increased distance with reality. Weaving together multiple story lines with only the unknown dead man in common, the duplicity of his life is mirrored in the dual-story lines that follow his loved ones in two parts of the country. A successful story with a clever plot, and even more clever writing that moved the action forward, even while in reminiscence, this is a great first novel from this author.
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About the Author: Sally Franklin Christie has spent her life achieving incredibly average goals. Her challenges and choices have led to into the world of organizing for social change, civil rights and helping people navigate in a world filled with physical barriers and discrimination. She photographs and paints landscapes, when she isn’t at the computer researching, networking and writing. Special interests include Missing Children and Adults, Astronomy, Character Traits and Criminal Thinking.
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