Thank you to Lake Union Publishers for providing me with a free digital copy of Until The Day I Die in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
If there’s a healthy way to grieve, Erin Gaines hasn’t found it. After her husband’s sudden death, the runaway success of the tech company they built with their best friends has become overwhelming. Her nerves are frayed, she’s disengaged, and her frustrated daughter, Shorie, is pulling away from her. Maybe Erin’s friends and family are right. Maybe a few weeks at a spa resort in the Caribbean islands is just what she needs to hit the reset button…
Shorie is not only worried about her mother’s mental state but also for the future of her parents’ company. Especially when she begins to suspect that not all of Erin’s colleagues can be trusted. It seems someone is spinning an intricate web of deception—the foundation for a conspiracy that is putting everything, and everyone she loves, at risk. And she may be the only one who can stop it.
Now, thousands of miles away in a remote, and oftentimes menacing, tropical jungle, Erin is beginning to have similar fears. Things at the resort aren’t exactly how the brochure described, and unless she’s losing her mind, Erin’s pretty sure she wasn’t sent there to recover—she was sent to disappear.
Until The Day I Die is the third book by Emily Carpenter that I’ve read and I think it’s my new favorite! Ms. Carpenter has become the queen of the atmospheric thriller, in my own mind at least. She develops such strong settings that not only transport you to another place but also give off the creepiest of vibes. The Weight of Lies and Every Single Secret both take place in old mansions with so many quirks that I was scared for the characters. In Until The Day I Die, the tropical resort where the main character goes is so unnaturally perfect, I was left wondering what the catch was.
What made this thriller work so well for me was the realistic nature of the plot. The horrifying reality that Erin was facing could very well happen in real life. Thrillers can sometimes get a little far fetched but what happened in UTDID could probably actually happen to someone. I don’t want to say much more for fear of spoilers, but just know that UTDID is another great thriller from Emily Carpenter and a five star read for me!