A book review of The I Died by Lori Rader-Day.
I love murder mysteries that add an extra twist to make them a little more interesting. In the Day I Died by Lori Rader-Day it’s that the main character, Anna Winger specializes in handwriting analysis. It really added something to the story. When she would explain what each little swirl, hesitation or flourish meant, it was fascinating. It made me want to learn more about handwriting analysis.
On top of that little twist, there is also plenty of mystery and suspense. Anna and her son Josh have recently moved to the small town, when the sheriff asks for her to use her handwriting skills in the solving of a murder. Anna is a bit of mystery herself as we learn that she travels from town to town, running from something that happened in her past.
We slowly put together the pieces of Anna’s past along with the pieces of the current mystery. There are plenty of twists and turns along the way.
Very well written, progresses nicely. The characters are well developed. Held my interest from beginning to end.
I received an ARC of this book.
About Lori Rader-Day
Lori Rader-Day, author of The Black Hour and Little Pretty Things, is the recipient of the Simon & Schuster Mary Higgins Clark Award and the Anthony Award for Best First Novel. Lori’s short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Time Out Chicago, and Good Housekeeping, among other publications. She lives in Chicago, where she teaches mystery writing at StoryStudio Chicago and serves as the president of the Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter.
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