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 receives a call one day that her husband has put out a hit on her. She has 14 days to either come up with double the money that her husband Mike offered, or he will kill her. Sarah has to figure out a way out of all this, all the while wondering if karma from her past has caught up with her.
This book was intense from the beginning and kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through. It was a very quick and easy read for me since it was so fast-paced. The writing was pretty well done, except there were a few times that I felt it was too repetitive. Also, when we finally got some information on Sarah's past it was a bit underwhelming. I was expecting something more dramatic I guess. I probably would have given this one 5 stars if it wasn't for that. I was pretty disappointed in her past transgressions. Insert eye-roll here.
I think part of the reason that I enjoyed this book so much is that as a housewife myself I found 14 Days To Die to be a little terrifying. Well not in the traditional manner, but if I think too hard about it. The whole "What if this happened to me?" thing. Which I'm still trying to not think about fully. Because even though it's ludicrous that my husband would ever hire a hit-man to kill me, there are other things in this book that I think most married women worry about. It's just a small leap to hiring a hit-man from there. Eep.
Overall 14 Days To Die is a pretty great, but not perfect psychological thriller. I enjoyed it quite a bit and I'm glad that it (mostly) lived up to my expectations. It's worth the read for sure!
I would recommend 14 Days To Die for fans of Gone Girl, Girl on the Train, and anyone looking for a good psychological thriller.