If I Should Die
Author: Jennie Hansen
Publisher: Covenant Communcations
Published: June 2011
Softcover: 235 pages
FTC FYI: I received a free copy from the publisher which did not affect my review.
Kallene and her best friend Linda never miss their morning run together. This morning was the same as others, but something was bothering Linda. She is unhappy in her marriage and decides she needs to file for divorce. The next day, Kallene was running a little behind, Linda was never late, so when Linda is not there, Kallene is immediately concerned about her friend. She quickly jogs over to Linda’s, and hurriedly knocks on the door. Linda’s husband Carson answers, not knowing where she is either. Kallene doesn’t like his reaction, as he just assumes Kallene will watch their daughter Macie, and that Linda will come home once she cools down. After a few days and still no sign of Linda, Kallene calls the police out of concern for her friend. Detectives arrive and question Carson, making him the person of interest in Linda’s disappearance. Secondary characters such as the nosey neighbor, another neighbor with a shady past, and her sweet but troubled cub scout were captivating as well.
This is the first book of Jennie Hansen’s that I have read. She is a good writer and I enjoyed this book. Kallene is a smart and likable character. Two love interests are vying for her, and I was happy with the end result, even though I really liked both male characters. If there was one thing that distracted me from the story a bit was Kallene’s job. She worked from home mostly for an advertising firm, and there was some controversy over her boss taking credit for her work. For me, the story focused too much on her job at times and took away from the disappearance of her friend.
3 1/2 stars out of 5.