Friday, September 23, 2016

Someone Must Die by Sharon Potts

Summary on Goodreads.

"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."

I couldn't put this book down because I just had to know who took Ethan. Although it was a page turning, I wasn't totally satisfied with the story. A couple of things were missing and I felt the writing incomplete.

For example, when Diana told Jonathan about the ransom note he said "Good God. Have you shown it to the FBI?" and that was all the reaction I got from him. Was he surprised (probably)? How did he react (besides those words)?

Some other things were easily convenient and the end didn't satisfy/convince me at all. I just hate the criminal who confesses everything to the victim at the end.

Besides that, the plot got me engaged and I couldn't put the book down until I finished it. I enjoyed the story beside the holes in it.