IF I DIE TONIGHT
I feel like thrillers are very popular right now but they are all starting to feel a bit the same. I didn't love this one, but I didn't hate it either. If I Die Tonight by Allison Gaylin wasn't completely gripping and I definitely want that in a thriller. I did like the young voices in the novel though, they seemed fairly realistic and I was interested in the mother/son dynamic. A solid 3 star and a quick read. This book took me 3.5 hours to read.
Late one night in the quiet Hudson Valley town of Havenkill, a distraught woman stumbles into the police station—and lives are changed forever.
Aimee En, once a darling of the ’80s pop music scene, claims that a teenage boy stole her car, then ran over another young man who'd rushed to help.
As Liam Miller’s life hangs in the balance, the events of that fateful night begin to come into focus. But is everything as it seems?
The case quickly consumes social media, transforming Liam, a local high school football star, into a folk hero, and the suspect, a high school outcast named Wade Reed, into a depraved would-be killer. But is Wade really guilty? And if he isn't, why won't he talk?
Told from a kaleidoscope of viewpoints—Wade's mother Jackie, his younger brother Connor, Aimee En and Pearl Maze, a young police officer with a tragic past, If I Die Tonight is a story of family ties and dark secrets—and the lengths we'll go to protect ourselves.