Monday, May 8, 2017

#MMBBR #Review The Day I Died Lori Rader-Day by @LoriRaderDay @Morrow_PB #FirstLine


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.

#FirstLine ~ On the day I died, I took the new oars down to the lake.

This book was quite thrilling and suspenseful.  It is about secrets and real life, mixed with many other very interesting elements, like handwriting interpretation for example, that added layers of intrigue to this story.  There are lots of stories within the story, which I loved.  I also loved that there were twists and turns and that the story did not travel down a straight line.  A great read for lovers of a good mystery and thriller reads.

Lori Rader-Day

LORI RADER-DAY, author of The Day I Died (forthcoming 2017), The Black Hour, and Little Pretty Things, is the recipient of the 2016 Mary Higgins Clark Award and the 2015 Anthony Award for Best First Novel. Lori’s short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Time Out Chicago, Good Housekeeping, and others. She lives in Chicago, where she teaches mystery writing at StoryStudio Chicago and is the president of the Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter. Visit her at


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