Review: 14 Days To Die by A.B. Whelan

26262230Title: 14 Days To Die

Author: A.B. Whelan

Published by: inMotion Capitol; January 13, 2016

Format/Source: E-arc provided by the pulisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: 3 Stars

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To what extent would you go to avenge your husband’s infidelity?

Stay-at-home mom Sarah Johnson has the perfect family—a handsome, hardworking husband and two healthy and beautiful children. At least, that’s what she’s been telling herself for years. After the tragedies in her youth, Sarah deemed living a lie easier than dwelling on the past and facing her everyday failures. To avoid any kind of confrontation at home she doesn’t read her husband’s emails or spy on him like most jealous wives do. She wouldn’t jeopardize her comfortable but dull life for anything.

But Sarah’s world is about to crumble around her when she receives a phone call from a man with a heavy foreign accent telling her that her perfect husband has put a price on her head. She is offered two weeks to come up with a counteroffer or die. Why would her model husband Mike want her dead? Hasn’t she been the perfect wife? Or has her karma finally caught up with her—making her pay for her former transgressions? The final countdown begins and now Sarah has to race against time to find out what went wrong in her marriage and find a way out of this nightmare.

So the game of life or death begins. Secrets are unveiled. Emotions are unleashed. Actions are taken.

Will there be a winner in this dangerous game when no one can escape the twist of fate?

My Review

I was really looking forward to reading this book. I thought it sounded like a really interesting story. Unfortunately, it didn’t really work, for me. I just didn’t really connect with the story, but judging from all of the 4 and 5 star reviews, others didn’t seem to have the same problem. It didn’t completely work for me as a book, but I think the story would be perfect as a movie.

I didn’t really connect with Sarah, or like her even, until the second half of the book. Her life and marriage are seemingly perfect, until it isn’t anymore and she spends a lot of this book wondering where she went wrong. She finds out this horrible thing and tries to come up with a way to survive. She definitely has an interesting personality, but it took me a while to care about what happened to her.

Parts of the book seemed to go slowly and others seemed to go at super speed, especially in the last 15%. There were a few things that happened in the book that seemed not entirely realistic, but it wasn’t all that unbelievable. I did, however, find it to be kind of predictable. There were a few twists that I didn’t see coming, but I figured out most of it pretty early on.

Overall, I thought the story was okay and if the premise sounds interesting to you, I would recommend it.

Happy Reading!


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