14 Days to Die A. B. Whelan

cover77402-medium Pub: inMotion Capitol

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 their twist of fate?

Sarah Johnson thought she had a stable and happy marriage, but now, she is thinking of ways to murder him.

Just recently her husband Mike has had a trendy haircut and has bought a Porsche, and now a terrifying phone call has changed her world and left her with a choice to make.

Trying to tie the pieces of the demise of her marriage, Sarah embarks on an internet trawl of ways to kill him. Her self pity is probably what all wives and mothers feel at some point in their lives but I couldn’t help but wonder whether self – preservation would have been a better option.

The tiny things she does to express her displeasure of her wayward husband were funny, who among us has not thought of doing such things. They did make me smile.

It’s evident from the start that something awful has happened to one of them, but the final twist is one I never expected.

14 Days to Die is very entertaining, and I read in one sitting. I felt sorry for Sarah but also laughed at her. Her life is of a typical housewife struggling day to day to keep house, husband and children happy whilst also fighting against the ravages of age that time does to a woman.

I enjoyed this novel and A.B. Whelan is an author I will continue to look out for.

4*/5

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