If I Should Die is a pretty quick read, being rather short at about 158 pages, much shorter than the last book I read that was almost 500 pages long. It shoots past you as you read because you want to know what’s going to happen and who the killer will be! One thing that I always do when I’m reading a murder mystery is try to guess what the twist will be at the end. I made one guess right in the beginning, but then changed it to another character that I guessed would turn out to be the ultimate bad guy. Then, I almost changed it to another character, who I was SURE was the bad guy. I mean, he knew things that no one told him about! Clearly that’s guilty right? But I still held onto my gut feeling that my second guess was the right guess. I thought I had everything figured out, my guess about the main bad guy was right, but there was a twist that I wasn’t expecting at the end! Like, I wasn’t expecting the ending at all! I certainly gasped at the end and clutched at my heart. In a way, I saw a part of the ending coming, but not all of it!
The book has some cliches: the bad boy detective/agent that goes against the grain lone-wolf style to solve the case, revenge, romance, a kick butt hot girl who is a little stupid at the end, and betrayal. But, these are things common to mystery novels and are in a lot of ways lovable. Well, maybe not lovable. I mean, people die in these books for Pete’s Sake! It was an enjoyable little read. There is nothing better than sitting down and getting engulfed completely in a murder mystery!
Musa Publishing gives it a heat rating of 1, meaning there is some romance and what have you. But nothing I would consider too bad. I mean, it’s no where close to 50 Shades or anything like that. (Thankfully)
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