Sunday, January 17, 2010

6. Until the Day You Die by Tina Wainscott

I've enjoyed Tina Wainscott's books in the past, so when trying to decide what to read next, I picked up Until the Day You Die. The book was a bit slow, but scary at times, and I give it a B.

Back cover:
When Maggie Fletcher's sister is murdered, presumably by stalker Colin Masters, Maggie is left devastated- and furious. There isn't enough evidenct to prove that Masters did it- unless Maggie falsely claims, under oath, that she saw him leaving the scene of the crime...
Maggie's testimony puts Masters behind bars- but also wrecks Maggie's life. When she and her son move to a small New Hampshire town to start a new life, Maggie can't help but feel that she's being shadowed.
Someone is slowly, stealthily invading every part of Maggie's world, turning everything and everyone against her. Now Maggie fears that a faceless, merciless pursuer wants to make her pay for her lie- with her life.

Maggie was a bit of an unsympathetic character. While I can understand her need and desire to lie under oath about seeing Colin Masters, it messes up not only her life, but all of those that love her. I guess the book does show what impact lying can have on your life and just continue to snowball and get out of control. There were a few other storylines that were thrown into the story that I really didn't understand and didn't think were necessary to building the suspense of the story, but all in all, it was a good book. There was some romantic aspects to the book that were fairly predictible, so that put a bit of a damper on the book as romance novels are not my cup of tea usually. All in all, Until the Day You Die was a good book, but nothing that will probably stick with me for that long.

I am not sure what I am going to read next. I have one library book to read and another to pick up tomorrow, but I think I may grab something off of my shelves. I have a bit of a headache right now so I may run some errands now so I can enjoy my day off tomorrow and just read and relax. I hope everyone had a great weekend and Happy Reading!


Literary Feline said...

It can be hard to get behind an unsympathetic character. I am glad you at least enjoyed this one on some level. Sometimes that's enough. :-)

I hope your headache goes away soon! I have to work tomorrow morning, unfortunately. At least it's only half a day. Enjoy your week!

Staci said...

Enjoy your day off tomorrow and I hope it includes a good book!! I've never heard of Tina Wainscott...can you tell that I don't spend much time reading this genre????