If I Die Tonight

If I Die Tonight

Late one night in the quiet Hudson Valley town of Havenkill, a distraught woman stumbles into the police station?and lives are changed forever. Aimee En, once a darling of the ?80s pop music scene, claims that a teenage boy stole her car, then ran over another young man who?d rushed to help. As Liam Miller?s life hangs in the balance, the events of that fateful night begin t Late one night in the quiet Hudson Valley town of Havenkill, a distraught woman stumbles into the police ...

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Title:If I Die Tonight
Author:Alison Gaylin
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:If I Die Tonight
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

If I Die Tonight Reviews

  • Kristy
    Mar 04, 2018
    Havenkill is a pretty quiet town--mostly focused on its football team. So when a washed up 80s rockstar named Aimee En stumbles into the police station in the middle of the night, claiming someone carjacked her Jaguar and then ran over a teenage boy who was trying to help, it receives ...
  • Megan Abbott
    Oct 28, 2017
    The best yet from one of the most talented crime writers out there. It's both a deeply satisfying suspense novel, beautifully orchestrated and exciting to the very end....and a haunting, emotionally resonant story about family, familial love and loss. The upstate community is rendered ...
  • Luanne Ollivier
    Mar 14, 2018
    If I Die Tonight is Alison Gaylin's newest release. This was a first read of this author for me, but it won't be the last. Small town USA. An aging pop star who goes by the name Amie Em stumbles in the local police station, saying she was carjacked by a teenaged boy. Another boy nam...
  • Jamie Rosenblit
    Mar 08, 2018
    I was a huge fan of Gaylin?s last stand-alone, What Remains of Me, and had been anticipating this one since I first heard about it. The wait was certainly worth it, If I Die Tonight did not disappoint! High school senior, Wade, a loner is suspected of accidentally killing popular...
  • Kathy
    Feb 17, 2018
    4.5 stars. Opening with a heart wrenching prologue, If I Die Tonight by Alison Gaylin is a spellbinding mystery about a carjacking that leads to the hit and run of a popular high school student. Jackie Reed is a single mom raising her  two sons, seventeen year old Wade and thirt...
  • Susan Crowe
    Feb 16, 2018
    I read an ARC of this book, provided by the publisher. It took me a little bit to get into this but once I did, wow. What a great book. I truly did not see that ending. Highly recommended. Publish date is 3/6/18 here in the US. ...
  • Susanne Strong - Traveling Sister
    Dec 16, 2017
    3.5 Stars* (rounded down) Aimee En knows she isn?t a reliable witness. She is a has been, washed up musician who just came from a late night gig but swears she is telling the truth. A boy in a black hoodie hijacked her car and then boom - he hit another teenage boy with it. And Ai...
  • Asheley
    Mar 06, 2018
    ?By the time you read this, I?ll be dead.? The prologue in If I Die Tonight by Alison Gaylin is comprised of a Facebook post. Jackie?s son Wade posts what appears to be a suicide note on his mom?s Facebook account and it receives 1,043 likes (what is wrong with people?). Chap...
  • Brooke Bumgardner (Brooke Blogs)
    Mar 22, 2018
    There were lots of twists and turns in this book that kept me wondering how it was all going to turn out in the end. I did guess the guilty parties earlier than I would have liked, but still felt intrigued enough about the story to see it through and find out how it would play out. The...
  • Reading.Between.Wines
    Mar 04, 2018
    ????? / 5 rounded up. First of all, many thanks to William Morrow and Company for providing me with an advance review copy of this book via Edelweiss. All opinions are my own. This book has been on my list for AGES, and I had actually just preordered it from Amazon wh...
  • Jen Ryland
    Feb 11, 2018
    While I can appreciate what this book was attempting to do, and there were things I did like about it, If I Die Tonight ultimately wasn't my kind of book. I did like and appreciate the fact that this was a book that looked at life and parenting in the internet age and I think the bo...
  • Jim
    May 14, 2018
    Havenkill, a small and very rural town in New York is the setting for author Alison Gaylin's, "If I Die Tonight". Told in a continuing revolving of character's voices it's short sharp edged chapters that tease emotions throughout. In today's world where social media can destroy lives w...
  • Beth McCraw
    Apr 10, 2018
    Didn't want to put this one down, soo good!! ...
  • Gare Billings
    Mar 11, 2018
    Let's be honest - I LOVE thrillers, mysteries and suspense. Within those genres, there is a sub-genre that I feel does not get enough love and that is domestic suspense. Domestic suspense thrillers are hard to come by and some really fall flat for me even though I do love them. This is...
  • Heidi
    Feb 12, 2018
    I once read this quote in a book, and it has stayed with me: ?You?re only ever as happy as your unhappiest child.? (unfortunately I have forgotten where I read it, or I would give due credit to the author). How true! This is the situation Jackie finds herself in, a single mother ...
  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    Dec 16, 2017
    I was lost in the deep slopes of the craggy coulee with two of my Traveling Sisters reading I Die Tonight and we settled in amongst the rocky edges with each of our reading pillows that soon had us on our toes guessing and discussing the path of this clever and engaging mystery. I Die ...
  • Emma
    Aug 20, 2017
    *FOUR AND A HALF STARS OUT OF FIVE* Regular visitors to my blog will know that I am a big fan of crime thrillers set in small town America. If I Die Tonight is set in Havenkill, a small Hudson Valley town where little happens and that?s exactly how the residents like it. Except tr...
  • Kaceey
    Dec 14, 2017
    This was my first read from Alison Gaylin (though I own 3 of her others). What an unexpected surprise. Why haven?t I picked up one of her other books till now!? Jackie is doing her best to raise two teenage sons on her own. And lately she feels like she knows them less and less. B...
  • Amy
    Mar 09, 2018
    THIS WAS ONE OF THOSE BOOKS THAT PULLS YOU IN RIGHT FROM THE START, IT HAS A POWERFUL PROLOGUE AND THEN FLIPS BACK IN TIME FIVE DAYS EARLIER. IT?S TOLD FROM A HANDFUL OF PERSPECTIVES BUT I ENJOYED HEARING FROM JACKIE, MOM TO TWO TEENAGED BOYS AND PEARL, A POLICE OFFICER THE MOST. JAC...
  • Deanna
    Apr 12, 2018
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... I have wanted to read Alison Gaylin?s novels for quite some time but just hadn?t had the opportunity. After reading the description for ?If I Die Tonight?, I was really intrigued, and couldn?t wait...
  • Liz Barnsley
    Aug 16, 2017
    Having loved What Remains of Me I was really looking forward to this and it was one of those books I devoured - although it has a mystery at the heart of it and it'll get tagged as a psychological thriller, this was much more family drama with a small town vibe, digging deep into theme...
  • DJ Sakata
    Mar 31, 2018
    Favorite Quotes: Nobody?s perfect? What gets us in trouble is when we try and pretend we are. I dated a guy once who wanted to know how far drive it was from Miami to Florida? He also thought Rosetta Stone was a civil rights leader. Thank God he was cute. Mason Marx was ...
  • Melinda
    Mar 25, 2018
    Tragedy hits the small town of Havenkill on a late rainy night. Aimee En, a washed up 80's rockstar is driving home from a late night gig when she is carjacked by a teenage boy. Another teenager, Liam Miller, comes from out of nowhere to help Aimee and ends up being hit and killed. But...
  • Michelle Ryles
    Mar 30, 2018
    I didn't plan to read If I Die Tonight in one sitting, but once I started it, I simply couldn't put it down. The prologue hooked me immediately with a Facebook post from 17 year old Wade that tells the reader 'By the time you read this, I'll be dead.' This suicide post was so sad and h...
  • Ellen Gail
    Feb 19, 2018
    "I can trust you, right, buddy? You won't say anything?" Do you ever get really excited when you're reading a mystery and you realize it's genuinely good? Like the characters have layers on layers, the plot is twisty but not frustrating, and gosh darn it you're just having a good ...
  • Laura
    Jul 03, 2017
    Alison Gaylin left an impression on me with What Remains of Me, so I was thrilled to get my hands on If I Die Tonight. This one was a bit more of a family drama, which isn't a bad thing. Just different from the type of story I fell in love with in the first novel I read of hers (mur...
  • Liz
    Mar 20, 2018
    **3.5 Stars** rounded up. This is my first book by Alison Gaylin. I really enjoyed it! Although it was tagged a psychological thriller...In my opinion it was more a family drama/suspense told in different perspectives. It took me awhile to get drawn in completely (at about page 190 I w...
  • Cesar
    Apr 11, 2018
    4 stars "By the time you read this, I'll be dead." When we hear in the news that something bad has happened in a small town where nothing bad happens, people jump to conclusions. They blame the mother. They blame the father. They blame that weird high schooler. They blame anyone ...
  • Laura Rash
    Dec 12, 2017
    This wasn?t a bad storyline but it moved kind of slow & was a little bit too long for my taste. ...
  • Hailey Kathryn
    Mar 23, 2018
    From start to finish, Gaylin had me hooked with this story. She beautifully illustrated how gossip can spread in a small town, and the implications it can bring. She was able to establish different voices and intertwine the plots seamlessly. And if you know me, I dislike typically ...