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In the Event of My Death

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  575 Ratings  ·  60 Reviews
They had been six teenage girls in Wheeling, West Virginia. Full of mischief. Acting wild. Having good times. And getting into trouble. they called themselves the Six of Hearts. Then one night things went to far. One of them died. The rest swore to never tell what really happened.

Now, thirteen years later, someone has decided to kill the remaining Six of hearts. The first
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published December 15th 1999 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Kelly
Jul 05, 2013 Kelly rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Mystery/thriller/suspense fans, Pretty Little Liars fans
This one was one of those easy-to-read formulaic thrillers that was...well, actually pretty damn good! The cover of the book looks like a young adult thriller and doesn't beckon you to take it very seriously, which makes it a surprise to read and find out it sure doesn't read like a YA novel.

It's about five friends with a dark secret. They formed this silly little club when they were in their late teens, called 'The Six of Hearts'. The problem, obviously, is that one of them is now dead. You bar
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Dawn
Mar 27, 2011 Dawn rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoys murder mystery.
Recommended to Dawn by: I read all of Carlene Thompson's books.
Another thrilling mystery from Carlene Thompson. She keeps the story moving at a fast clip and keeps you guessing throughout the story. Just when I think I have the murderer figured out, something happens that sends your thinking in a different direction. I look forward to reading the rest of her books. This author never disappoints!
Kelsey
May 09, 2011 Kelsey rated it really liked it
Shelves: tbr-challenge
A club started by six young girls called the Six of Hearts started out innocent but ended with the death of their friend Faith. Now 13 years later, the surviving five are being picked off one by one. The calling card is the number six and a drawn heart together with a tarot card for judgment.

Laurel Damron, one of the club members, is scared to death by what is happening but the original club leader, Monica Boyd, doesn’t want any of them to tell what happened that night that they lost one of thei
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Kathy
Mar 19, 2016 Kathy rated it really liked it
A long time ago, six girls formed a secret club called The Six of Hearts. They continued this club until they were seventeen, when an awful accident occurred and one of them died. They never told the truth about what happened that night. Now, thirteen years later, someone is killing them off one by one, leaving a heart, the number six and a judgment tarot card with the body. Can they figure out who the killer is, before they all die?
Diane
Jun 04, 2012 Diane rated it it was amazing
Becky Ryan lived in Sinclair 8 years ago. She inherited her Grandmother's ESP ability but 8 years ago when her 14 y/o brother was abducted she had no visions and could not help find him. He was murdered and she felt repercussions from her family and the town because of her inability to help find him.

She left the town and had not been back till this trip to see her Aunt Esther who had been diagnosed with cancer. On her way into town she had an accident due to a vision where she saw from a 7 y/o
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Irene Imhof
This was a thriller. Five girls grow up together and form a secret club called the Queen of Hearts.

One of the girls is killed (which they think is accidentally) while they are having one of their clubs "Chanting" and fun meetings in a old barn.

They vow to keep it a secret until one of the girls is murdered and a tarot card with the "Queen of Hearts" is left at the murder scene.

The murder is 13 years later from the date of the death of the girl that died. They are all now 30 years of age.

It is
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Afsana
Dec 14, 2009 Afsana rated it really liked it
Shelves: re-reads
I enjoyed this book Though it was a reread.
If looked at on its own its a great story with and a surprise ending

Who would have thought that someone could be so delusional and so murderous.

If I was to consider it after reading all the others then would say its follows formuler and you knew it would be someone close though I was (having forgotten what actually happened) Thought it was somene else . It was near the end I remembered how faith actually died

But this was one of her earlier books I thin
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Caleb
May 25, 2015 Caleb rated it liked it
This was a pretty decent read, a few grammatical/consistency errors and that feeling that the ending was rushed especially that epilouge but other than that it was an OK read. Something light that gave you thrill, suspense, and mystery.
Judy
Oct 26, 2014 Judy rated it really liked it
This book hooked me. It started out rather trite, and then got interesting. The author was really good at making everyone a suspicious character. I would read another one of this author's books.
Misty (Red's Romance Review's)
Jun 21, 2015 Misty (Red's Romance Review's) rated it really liked it
Hooked from the very first page!! Could not put this book down, devoured it in less than 24 hours!!
Colleen
Feb 20, 2014 Colleen rated it it was amazing
This was a good mystery...I thought I had it figured out and I was completely wrong! Give it a try!
Dixie
Oct 08, 2014 Dixie rated it really liked it
Good mystery...didn't know who the killer was until last few pages.
Lori
Mar 20, 2015 Lori rated it it was amazing
raed when it first came out loved it
Francesca
-Poco originale-

Storia sentita e risentita: delle amiche, un cadavere ed un segreto da mantenere. Nonostante tutto ho deciso di leggere il libro e devo dire che all'inizio mi ha anche incuriosita. Poi, però, si dilunga un po' troppo diventando un po' noioso. Non sono entrata in empatia con nessuno dei protagonisti, non vedevo l'ora di arrivare alla fine, solo per sapere come erano andate le cose. Carino, niente di più. Voto 2+
Kelly
Dec 16, 2009 Kelly rated it liked it
Shelves: 2009
I would give this book a solid 3.5 stars, as my opinion of it is somewhat mixed. Two comparisons kept coming to mind as I was reading: 1. It's a lot like a Lifetime movie with mediocre acting, only in book form, and 2. It reminds me a lot of the old Christopher Pike books I used to read as a teenager. The writing isn't very sophisticated, the characters aren't deep enough to form any connections to, and the plotlines are a bit cheesy and unrealistic sometimes. However, that said, it was a decent ...more
Tony M.
Feb 05, 2014 Tony M. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
divorato in due giorni. Libro davvero scorrevole. Ti lascia sempre incollato al libro. Vuoi sempre andare avanti. Si sospetta di tutti quindi fino alle ultime pagine non sai chi sia il colpevole.
Davvero consigliato.
Ashley Swatek
Dec 17, 2015 Ashley Swatek rated it it was amazing
Read this forever ago but remember it being a really easy story to follow but with surprising twists that you don't see coming. Definitely a good little suspense book!
Julian
Sep 28, 2015 Julian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good mystery with a lot of suspense! As usual, Carlene Thompson makes it very difficult to put down her books
as she leaves a cliffhanger at the end of most of her chapters! Excellent mystery writer!
Emma Slaughter
Apr 09, 2015 Emma Slaughter rated it liked it
It was well written, the main characters were three dimensional but there was something missing, and the tacked on happy ending was not needed.
Carrie
Jan 20, 2016 Carrie rated it really liked it
Very good. Suspenseful. Thought I knew who it was but turned out I was wrong.
Adrian
Sep 05, 2014 Adrian rated it liked it
Well written pretty good story but pretty predictable
Debra
Aug 12, 2014 Debra added it
very good
Ashley
Jan 13, 2016 Ashley marked it as to-read
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Own in hardback.

FS: "Angela Ricci wished again she had a dog."

LS: "I hope you'll be seeing me for the rest of my life."
Laura
Aug 16, 2011 Laura rated it liked it
I liked this book quite a bit. Although I didn't have that 'I can't put it down feeling', the author did a great job in really creeping me out. I had this sort-of paranoid feeling when I was reading it and if I heard a sound in the house I was startled. I wish I had read the book in the winter because the book itself is set in the winter and there is a lot of talk about the weather within the book......I think that would have allowed me to get into the book more.
Tasha
Feb 21, 2011 Tasha rated it it was ok
Shelves: its-killin-time
I liked the idea of this book, which was why I picked it up. While I think their were enough characters introduced to keeping you guessing at the same time the characters were not well developed and I struggled with that aspect of the book. The very end was really tough to swallow. The way the murders were done and solved was well done but I just didn't get that "here's the story all wrapped up in a pretty little bow" feeling. I was kind of left searching for something.
Marie
Dec 09, 2009 Marie rated it really liked it
I am loving this author and fully intend to read all the books she has written. Another quick, easy read, written in an easy flowing style. It dragged just a tad bit in some chapters, but overall was a great mystery and I did not see the killer coming at all because there are so many red herrings throughout.
Jessie
Mar 03, 2012 Jessie rated it really liked it
This was a very interesting book. There were several different potential killers, you really had no idea until it was revealed. There were several typos, but that didnt take away from this being a great story. I would love to see what else this author has wrote.
Tory Wagner
Feb 13, 2012 Tory Wagner rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
While the story line is pretty inplausible, it was a quick read and held my interest. There is a bit of witchcraft involved, a love interest or two and some violent murders to keep the story moving. Not great literature, but a fun read.
Ffiamma
May 21, 2013 Ffiamma rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: donne, americana
una serie di omicidi legati a un episodio adolescenziale, un gruppo di donne, la provincia americana e i suoi segreti e le ipocrisie. gradevole- anche se la soluzione è abbastanza facile da indovinare.
Irene Georgilis
Jan 30, 2011 Irene Georgilis rated it it was amazing
I truly enjoyed this book I read it in just 2 days. It was really intense and I couldn't put it down. I am certainly going to be reading more of Carlene Thompson's books as this was the first one.
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Carlene Thompson is an author of suspense thriller novels.

Her first book, Black for Remembrance, was published in 1990 by Little, Brown and was well received. Her books are suspense novels, often with romantic elements and many take place in Thompson's home state of West Virginia. Her books often feature animals, which she bases on animals she knows in real life.
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