Late one night in the quiet Hudson Valley town of Havenkill, a distraught woman stumbles into the police stationand lives are changed forever.Aimee En, once a darling of the 80s pop music scene, claims that a teenage boy stole her car, then ran over another young man whod rushed to help.As Liam Millers life hangs in the balance, the events of that fateful night begin to come into focus. But is everything as it seems?The case quickly consumes social media, transforming Liam, a local high school football star, into a folk hero, and the suspect, a high school outcast named Wade Reed, into a depraved would-be killer. But is Wade really guilty? And if he isnt, why wont he talk?Told from a kaleidoscope of viewpointsWades mother Jackie, his younger brother Connor, Aimee En and Pearl Maze, a young police officer with a tragic past, If I Die Tonight is a story of family ties and dark secretsand the lengths well go to protect ourselves....
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If I Die Tonight Reviews
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I have wanted to read Alison Gaylin’s novels for quite some time but just hadn’t had the opportunity. After reading the description for “If I Die Tonight”, I was really intrigued, and couldn’t wait to get started.
The book opens with a Facebook post on Jacqueline (Jackie) Reed’s account. But the message isn’t written by her…it’s written by her teenage son, Wade.
“By the time you read this, I’ll be dead”
Five days earlier…. ...more
Nobody’s perfect… What gets us in trouble is when we try and pretend we are.
I dated a guy once who wanted to know how far drive it was from Miami to Florida… He also thought Rosetta Stone was a civil rights leader. Thank God he was cute.
Mason Marx was short and squat, with mean little pig eyes and the personality of bad cheese.
… Jackie could not stand that mustache. Her eyes were drawn to it whenever Wacksman spoke, so thick and luxuriant she couldn’t help but imagine him groomin ...more
I read an ARC of this book, provided by the publisher.
It took me a little bit to get into this but once I did, wow. What a great book. I truly did not see that ending. Highly recommended. Publish date is 3/6/18 here in the US.
Having loved What Remains of Me I was really looking forward to this and it was one of those books I devoured - although it has a mystery at the heart of it and it'll get tagged as a psychological thriller, this was much more family drama with a small town vibe, digging deep into themes of parental responsibility, sibling relationships, school and community hierarchy and the dark depths of humanity.
A boy dies - run over during a carjacking, a town mourns and focuses in on Wade - a loner of sorts ...more
Wow, this was quite the rollercoaster ride! I actually think this would be a good way to describe this read as its suspenseful accent peaked for me, drops halfway through and peaked again to its conclusion. IF I DIE TONIGHT sent me through such an array of emotions throughout this dark and very thought-provoking read. It was a slow burn that took me about ten chapters before my attention was on this book and this book alone. At which point it picked up and resulted in a satisfying ending with a ...more
“By the time you read this, I’ll be dead.” The prologue in If I Die Tonight by Alison Gaylin is comprised of a Facebook post. Jackie’s son Wade posts what appears to be a suicide note on his mom’s Facebook account and it receives 1,043 likes (what is wrong with people?). Chapter One begins with narrative starting from five days earlier.
It took me a few chapters to take in what was happening and to sort out the cast, but once I did: I really fell into this story. This is the type of story that I ...more
I didn't plan to read If I Die Tonight in one sitting, but once I started it, I simply couldn't put it down. The prologue hooked me immediately with a Facebook post from 17 year old Wade that tells the reader 'By the time you read this, I'll be dead.' This suicide post was so sad and heartfelt that I just had to devour every single page to find out how Wade was left feeling this way.
Wade's post mentioned 'memory gifts' and I thought that was such a beautiful way to refer to a special memory. One ...more
I was a huge fan of Gaylin’s last stand-alone, What Remains of Me, and had been anticipating this one since I first heard about it. The wait was certainly worth it, If I Die Tonight did not disappoint!
High school senior, Wade, a loner is suspected of accidentally killing popular classmate, Liam Miller, in a car wreck. Wade seems to be hiding something about the events of the night in question, but is he a murderer? As his mother Jackie tries to figure out how much of her sons life is a mystery ...more