14 Days to Die
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 failur ...more
I analyze his outfit, the way he hunches over his plate, his hair-shaved and combed to the side like the soccer star Christiano Ronaldo's.
Then she gets a phone call. A guy with an accent calls and tells her that her husband has hired ...more
Sarah Johnson is a stay at home mom who wants everyone to think she has been happily married for over 14 years. She has the perfect family. She's even convinced herself of this over the years. However, a phone call changes all of that and Sarah is forced to face up to everything she's been denying. Not only is her husband being unfaithful but he wants her dead and has hired a hit-man to carry out the plan to end her life. But this hit-man tells Sarah that he's not keen on killing women. ...more
Sarah's world begins to unravel when she receives a phone call from a man with a heavy foreign accent, telling her that her husband Mike has put a price on her head. She is given 14 days to come up with a counter offer or die. As the days tick away, Sarah discovers many things ...more
Sarah Johnson has the perfect package, a wonderful husband and two beautiful children. Well not so perfect…the marriage wasn’t bad but not great. Her husband, Mike is a bully and doesn’t handle frustration well. And for that his wife is on the receiving line for emotional abuse and terror. ...more
The countdown begins with the first chapter when Sarah receives a threatening and enlightening call about her cheating scumbag of a husband who wants her dead and must now find a way to pay $100k to a hit-man or die! As for Mike, well payback really is a bitch as the Mrs. truly is quite creative in her revengeful ways. (view spoiler)[OMG, the toothbrush! (hide spoiler)]
Despite a couple dubious plot issues and a bit of futile foolishness here and there, this mystery...more
“Is it possible that we all have darkness within us; only some of us never have a chance to act upon it while others are left with no choice?”
I read this book over a month ago, but never got around to reviewing it since I suck. I’m also currently dealing with a situation at work that looks like this . . . .
Which has left me feeling a bit like this . . .
(Hence today's featured coffee mug.)
So you’re gonna get what you ge ...more
Wow! I feel lucky to have found another great debut in such a short period of time. This book came highly recommended from a few Goodreads friends and it did not disappoint.
Sarah Johnson is a stay at home mom raising 2 children with a seemingly perfect life to the outsider. After 14 years of marriage however, she receives a call one evening from a hit man who has been hired by her husba ...more
I read at the back of this book in the Acknowledgments that this author this author A. B. Whelan has other books written, I hadn't seen them due to her writing a different genre, this I understand is her first Thriller/Crime.
I definitely hope it won't be her last!
In my humble opinion, I have read lots of Thrillers from each type from psychological to mystery, from the daft to th ...more
Sarah Johnson is a happily married woman with two loving children. Perfect house, perfect life. All until the phone call that brings her perfect world crashing down around her. Her husband has hired someone to kill her for $50K, but the killer has an offer-he will kill her husband instead, for double the price. She has 2 weeks to come up with the money...
A lot can happen in two weeks, which is intricately play ...more
Good stuff with the premise and the pacing. The ending was killer. Keep your friends close and your toothbrush closer, because paybacks can be hell.
First off, we have the world's biggest dumbass as our main character. Sarah gets a phone call from some guy claiming to be a hit-man and tells her that her husband has hired him to kill her. He gives her 14 days to come up with 100 grand to stop this thing. We get to count-down the days in this book, and believe me, they are the longest days ever. It's like a day getting a root canal ...more
Meet Sarah Johnson ... wife of Mike, mother to two young children, a housewife, who knows her life isn't perfect, but considering she's been married 14 years, it's an okay marriage.
But today is the day she decides to kill her husband. Before you judge her too harshly, there are things the reader needs to know. Firstly, she receives a phone call from a stranger, one with an Italian accent. He informs her that he is a hit man. Her husband has hired him to kill her. He tells her make me a better of ...more
Sarah Johnson's supposedly idyllic world crashed around her the day she received a mysterious call from her hired assassin who offers her a counter deal: double what her husband agreed to pay him to kill her and he'll drop the assignment. She's got 14 days to come up with the money. What follows next is her attempt to come to terms with her imminent demise.
This was an interesting story with an unusual premise, told in Sarah's voice so we get to see the facts ...more
How well do we really know the people close to us, the ones we love and come home to every night feeling secure in the knowledge that we are living a wonderful life? What happens when doubt, fear and disbelief become part of our every day lives? Who can you trust when you are not even sure of the consequences of your own actions. Lots of twists, turns and ...more
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It was a fine winter day that eighth of February when I decided to kill my husband. When I come to think of it, I mean really think of it, it wasn’t the first time I had considered erasing him from the face of the Earth. But let’s be honest here; what wife, after a day of emotional abuse, hasn’t found solace in the thought of getting rid of her husband? Sometimes when Mike came to bed drunk, yelling at ...more
A.B. Whelan's 14 Days to Die hovers around the ancient adage of what one puts out into the universe will, eventually, find its way home. And home is in the quaint suburbs of Southern California on a typical cul-de-sac with two lively children, squawking chickens, and a passive dog. Whelan injects the day-to-day life of middle America with bills, lack of money, school and backpac ...more
A fast paced novel that is an easy read and keeps you wanting to read more. A psychological thriller with lots of twists and turns and a large dose of tension. The novel keeps y ...more
"It was a fine winter day that eighth of February when I decided to kill my husband."
"I need my old friend, madness, if I want To execute such an unforgivable sin, or I will fail."
Sarah Johnson thought things were good. She has a handsome husband, great kids, fabulous house, the "perfect" everything. So it seems. What everyone doesn't see is how her husband treats her. She is shadow of her former self. After letting go of a wonderful job that earned ...more
This is a gripping thriller full of twists and turns. As established in the book’s blurb, Sarah is contacted by a stranger who lets her know her husband has asked him to kill her. If she strikes a deal with him, he will spare her life. She’s got 14 days to come up with the money.
Each chapter is structured as a day in the countdown to Sarah’s fate. As the story moves forward, we get a glance at her marriage, her daily routines, and her insights about the choic ...more
Sometimes you just need to take a break and read something that is fun and has nothing to say beyond the telling of a good story. Th ...more
As weird as it sounds, 14 Days to Die is one of my 2016 favourite reads and, at the same time, one of my least favourite books. It's very confusing.
Long story short, Sarah (housewife and mother of two) gets a lovely call from a stranger. He informs her that her husband hired him to kill her and she has two weeks to double the sum her better half is willing to pay. She agrees and decides to kill him first.
First of all, the things I loved about the book:
*Sarah's transition from a ...more
98% of this book was a 5 star read for me. I enjoyed Sarah's inner musings, they made me snicker out loud on more than one occasion. The stuff she did to Mike was nasty, but funny. The plot flowed nicely and kept me turning the pages. Then we got to the ending and I was left underwhelmed. It seemed rushed and confusing. With something thrown in about one of the characters that left me perplexed as to why it was eve ...more
Surprisingly, this was really good.....why I'm surprised is a mystery. Guess I just wasn't expecting much. I'm glad this book proved me wrong. It started off right away with a hit on Sarah and the chapters were divided on how many days she had left. Even though, this was a psychological thriller, at times I actually found this to be humorous. Not sure if the author meant it to be but I found myself chuckling quite a bit at the thoughts Sarah was having. So either way, I enjoyed it. I t ...more
Thank you to NetGalley for allowing me to read and review an ebook copy of 14 Days To Die By: A.B. Whelan.
I have been looking forward to reading 14 Days To Die ever since I saw the summary for it on Goodreads. I am happy to say that I wasn't disappointed! I gave this one 3.5 stars, but it definitely deserves to be rounded up to 4 stars and not down to 3 stars based on enjoyment alone.
14 Days To Die is about a stay at home mom named Sarah who rec ...more
This booked had my gripped from page 1. You meet Sarah, a mother of 2, a doting wife that does everything for her family. You would think she has the perfect family and life, a nice house, cars and nice things. Then things turn when sarah gets a phone call from a man with a foreign accent claiming that her husband as put a hit on her to be killed. The man give ...more
The not-by-chance discovery of her husband's intentions to have her murdered are the beginning of a true evaluation of Sarah's apparently happy marriage with her husband. Concluding the revelations to be just the tip of the iceberg, the scales are tipped in favor of Sarah hating her husband more and more by ev ...more
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Sarah's life looks perfect from the outside; just returning to the states from living in Italy, her handsome husband and her have 2 children, a beautiful home, and live in a nice neighborhood. The inside isn't as pretty as everyone thinks, while Sarah's husband is driving around in a Porsche, he's tearing her to shreds for spending any money and not having a ...more
"It was a fine winter day that eighth of February
when I decided to kill my husband."
Sounds cold. Calculating. Yet... the reader comes to realize that the reason she wants to kill her husband is that he has put a 'hit' out on her! A man with a foreign accent calls her on the phone telling her so - and t ...more
Mike and Sarah Johnson have been married 14 years and have 2 children. They have recently moved back to the States from ...more
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 ...more
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