Review: Someone Must Die by Sharon Potts

Print Length: 340 pages
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (June 28, 2016)

From When her six-year-old nephew vanishes from a neighborhood carnival, Aubrey Lynd’s safe, snow-globe world fractures; it shatters when the FBI’s investigation raises questions about her own family that Aubrey can’t answer.

Aubrey picks apart the inconsistencies to expose the first of many lies: a ransom note—concealed from the FBI—with a terrifying and impossible ultimatum. Aubrey doesn’t know what to believe or whom to trust. The abduction is clearly personal—but why would someone play a high-stakes game with the life of a child? The more she presses for answers, the more Aubrey is convinced that her mother is hiding something.

Desperate to save her young nephew, Aubrey must face harsh truths and choose between loyalty to her family and doing the right thing. And she’d better hurry, because vengeance sets its own schedule, and time is running out.


My Rating: 3 stars out of 5

This book was not one of my favorites. There were several times during this story that I found myself becoming bored as the story suddenly began to get repetitive. I get it, you are worried about Ethan, and you're parents are lying to you. I don't need this repeated several times. I also found the ending to simply drag on when there was no reason for it. The ending was wrapped nicely for me once the truth came out at last. There was no need for the addition of the extra chapters. 

Aside from those few things, I found this book to be a decent read that I am sure many people will enjoy. For the most part it was an engaging read - and the mystery surrounding who took Ethan and why coupled with was the events of the past were exciting. There were times when I thought I had it figured out, only to be thoroughly surprised by the ending. 

Overall, I would be willing to give this author another chance, and I do think this story will apply to a variety of people. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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