Until the Day I Die: A Novel

Until the Day I Die: A Novel

by Emily Carpenter


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ISBN-13: 9781503904217
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 03/12/2019
Pages: 348
Sales rank: 235,138
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Emily Carpenter is the bestselling author of three thrillers, Every Single Secret, Burying the Honeysuckle Girls, and The Weight of Lies. A graduate from Auburn University with a bachelor of arts in speech communication, Emily has worked as an actor, producer, screenwriter, and behind-the-scenes soap opera assistant for CBS TV. Raised in Birmingham, Alabama, she moved to New York City for a little while to pursue her career before moving back to the South. She now lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her family. Visit Emily at www.emilycarpenterauthor.com and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Until the Day I Die: A Novel 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
suekitty13 14 days ago
This was a real page turner with crazy levels of tension and action. The super-fast pace made it easy to overlook plot holes and things that just didn’t make sense. This is not a realistic story and that’s part of the fun. I think our intrinsic mistrust of technology and new apps that we allow to access way more information than seems prudent makes one aspect of this story feel plausible. The situation on the island however is total inventive fantasy. This isn’t a situation that could happen in real life as I’m pretty sure someone would catch on. This didn’t matter one whit to my enjoyment. In terms of sheer suspense and excitement this was a 5 star read. You could not find a more entertaining and engaging book. I do have to say that I wasn’t a fan of the ending. Everything wrapped up too quickly and neatly and the epilogue was just infuriating. Despite this small complaint I did very much enjoy this book and I see it being a big hit with summer time beach readers. Just make sure you watch your drink! Thank you to Lake Union Publishing for providing an Electronic Advance Reader Copy via NetGalley for review.
LlamaJen 8 days ago
Loved the book!! The lengths some people go to for money is scary. I now know if someone wants to send me away for some restoration, the answer is NO!!! I loved how the book alternated between Erin and Shorie. I was surprised how Erin's friends and family were treating her after the loss of her husband. How was Erin suppose to act? She just lost the love of her life and the father of her child. Then I realized they are acting perfectly normal for people with ulterior motives. Hidden Sands is definitely a resort I never want to visit. You have to wonder about family members who send their loved ones there. My guess is that person hates you. I loved the characters, story and writing style. Rhys was still a bit of a mystery for me and a bit creepy. There was something about him I didn't really trust. His job at the school was just wrong. I would expect when the school found out, everyone involved would be in huge amounts of trouble. I was completely surprised when Shorie was on the plane and finally discovered who was involved in this crazy mess. I would have never guessed. The book was full of twists and and kept me guessing what was going to happen until the very end. Shorie and Erin were definitely my favorite characters. Both were strong and brave and also they were the only ones I trusted throughout the book. Shorie was one smart cookie and loved what she did at the end. Definitely recommend the book. I loved all of the author's previous books and can't wait to read the next one. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Lake Union Publishing through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Anonymous 9 days ago
Thank you Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review. To me this story was a 3.5 rounded up to a 4. The cover is beautiful, and Emily Carpenter does a wonderful job of making you feel like you are in the Caribbean. She did a great job with her descriptions throughout the book. This book starts out slow until about 25% in. If you are thinking about giving up, this book does pick up speed and stays interesting until the very end. This book is being marketed as a thriller, but came across part women’s lit part thriller. I enjoyed the back and forth chapters between mother and daughter, and also the change in their relationship through out the book. I did not enjoy the Epilogue. I didn’t think it added to the story, and thought the ending should have been the actual ending. I have seen a lot of reviews saying this story was far fetched, I would agree with that statement, but I don’t think that made me like this book any less. I would recommend this to Emily Carpenter fans for sure.
CarolD59 9 days ago
Until the Day I Die is the first book I have ready by Emily Carpenter. It is a thriller that had me turning pages until late at night. I could not turn the pages fast enough. Erin has lost her husband Perry in an accident and has disengaged from her daughter Shorie and her friends. Erin and Perry own a tech company with their friends. Now that Perry is gone, Erin wants to see the company. The friends convince Erin to take a relaxing vacation on a remote Caribbean island resort. But the resort is not what she expected. Shorie is grieving the passing of her Dad. She wants to work at the family owned company but Erin wants her to go to college as planned. While attending college Shorie realizes someone is stealing from the company and her mother and herself might be in danger. The story has a realistic love/hate mother daughter relationship. How well do you really know your friends? Plenty of plot twists and an OMG ending that makes a great thriller A must read! Thank you to Netgalley, Emily Carpenter, and Lake Union Publishers for a copy of this book and this is my honest review.
ColoradoGirl71 12 days ago
I really didn’t know what to expect with this one as I haven’t read anything by this author, and I didn’t read any summaries. It was a crazy adventure, a bit implausible in parts, but with a few good twists thrown in. Erin is the CEO of a tech company trying to recover from the death of her husband. She really seems to be falling apart and is sent to a spa. I immediately thought of “Nine Perfect Strangers” and I wondered what sort of adventure this spa would be for Erin. The other main character is Erin’s daughter, Shorie, and I really liked her character. She’s deeply involved in the tech company, but her parents wanted her to attend college and experience that part of life. She heads off to college but starts to have worries about the company while her mother is away. Full of intrigue, conspiracy, and online crime – this was a quick easy read. I will definitely read more from Emily Carpenter.
Robindpdx 13 days ago
I had a hard time getting into this story. It was confusing and did not hold my attention at first. Eventually the elements began to make more sense and I was able to follow what was going on. Some of what happened was not believable. I would try reading other books by this author.
TheBookBag 14 days ago
Until the Day I Die is a story that kept me wondering and guessing until the end. And then there was the ending that I wasn't expecting. All the deceit, conniving, and suspense I felt throughout the whole story made this a definite page turner. Then there was the 'drop my jaw' conclusion. Genus! Erin gets sent away to a retreat facility when her family decides she is not handling her husband's sudden death. But things are not what they seem there and it's anything but a restful retreat. Some of the things Erin had to deal with definitely got my heart racing. And Shoire, Erin's daughter—what a strong, smart person she is. She knows something isn't right with her mom and the company her parents founded and she just keeps digging and never gives up, even when she doesn't know who to trust. Emily Carpenter has once again written a story that I won't soon forget. This is one you need to read!
Ashcclapp 14 days ago
This was a rollercoaster for me. The first third of the book just didn't have enough speed for me and I wanted it to get into the action and, more generally, the point. When it picked up speed, I really enjoyed the ride and the twists along the way. The very last bit, the epilogue, just crashed hard for me. I felt like it was a twist that was not needed on top of everything that had gone on. Throughout the story, I noticed there was just a large excess of characters and the epilogue confirmed that there were just too many as it contained a twist with a character I couldn't have cared less about. I think this was overall a good book with a very unique and original plot but could've been better by cutting out some excess fat in the shape of characters who do very little other than to add yet another name to remember and in the shape of excess plot turns that are just not needed overall. I was provided a free ARC ebook of this novel by Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
MeganLeprich 14 days ago
Thank you so much to Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I have a feeling this is going to be a very unpopular opinion about this book. I was very excited to read this book after hearing numerous great things about the author Emily Carpenter and her past books. I myself have never read anything by her nor heard of her so I was excited when I received this. This book is about Erin who is reeling after the sudden death of her husband. Left to deal with a successful tech company and a college bound daughter on her own, Erin starts to disconnect from everyone. When her friends and family suggest spending some time at a wellness spa in the Caribbean islands Erin feels she has no choice but to go. While her daughter Shorie is trying to deal with college and uncover what's going on within the tech company Erin starts to realize that the resort isn't aiming for her to get better, they're trying to make her disappear. Honestly I had pretty high expectations for this book after hearing everyone talk about how good it is. I unfortunately did not like it one bit. It reminded me of Liane Moriarty's "Nine Perfect Strangers" which, by the way, I hated that book also. The situations and events that occurred are so far-fetched and over the top you honestly can't believe it's really happening. And then when you get to the end of the book and figure out who's behind the crime and why they did it, you realize how truly over the top this book is. After reading this horrible book I started looking to Emily Carpenter's other books and am I the only one that noticed they're pretty much all the same? Almost every book has to do with a husband, wife, or parent dying and then shady things happening on a foreign island. Can we not have an original thought and not repeat the same book over and over again just with different characters? Sorry to sound so crass but I honestly feel like I wasted my time reading this book.
CapriciousNiteOwl 14 days ago
4 shining stars!! “Until The Day I Die” was my first, but definitely not last, book from Emily Carpenter. At first I though I was in for another domestic fiction novel but it quickly turned into this brilliant mystery/suspense story, that I simply could not put down (thank goodness for the snow day, today!). The book was a slow burn at the beginning with a hint, here and there, of something sinister beneath the surface ☺…and finally somewhere in the middle of the story, the “sitting-at-the-edge of my seat” suspense erupted and from there on…I was sold! The mother/daughter duo, Erin and Shorie, got my attention from the beginning. Both characters were well developed and likeable, and I really rooted for both of them. I was anxious at times for their wellbeing, and I distrusted almost every single person around them. I kept switching my suspicions from one person to another and I did not know who should be trusted, which I think made this story so much more thrilling. I also loved the atmospheric, tropical island resort setting with all of its sinister going-ons, which doesn’t surprise me since “Lord of the Flies” book by William Golding is one of my all time favorites. The author did a superb job with the alternating POVs, and her writing was engaging and never tedious. I would undeniably recommend this book to all mystery/suspense fans. I would like to thank NetGalley, Emily Carpenter, and Lake Union Publishing for giving me an opportunity to read and review an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
lauriesophee 14 days ago
Wow! Just Wow! *Alert*- Remember to breathe as you read "Until the Day I Die"! This is an intense, suspenseful, psychological novel that will have you wondering how is this book going to end! The story is told by Erin and her daughter Shorie. Erin is a founder at her app company and still reeling from her husband's sudden, unexpected death. Shorie is a freshman at college. Shorie believes college is a waste for her and wants to help with the business, and to stay home and help her mom. She misses her dad. This mother/daughter team is strong, determined and brilliant as they solve who is embezzling money from their company and how! It is certainly a dangerous and wild ride! This book had me actually holding my breath at times while I was racing through the pages!