Someone Must Die by Sharon Potts

Setting: Miami, Florida
Genre: Suspense/Mystery
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Release Date: June 28, 2016

She barely knows her grandson, but her son finally gives her a chance to spend time with the six-year-old boy. Diana Lynd never expects their time together to go so horribly wrong. Diana takes the boy into a carnival's fun house. Ethan runs ahead of her and vanishes into thin air.

Aubrey Lynd gets the call that her nephew is missing. She rushes to Florida to support her mother. She knows her mother and brother have a tentative relationship, and this will rip apart all the steps they'd taken.

With a detective and FBI agent taking the case, Aubrey hopes the boy will be found quickly. It isn't long, however, before it's clear her mother is hiding something. When Aubrey discovers her mother has a ransom note, she has no idea what will happen next. That note says they cannot go to the authorities or the boy dies. Worse, the only way to get Ethan back is if Diana kills her fiance.

Sharon Potts does an exceptional job at building tension. I kept reading to see what would happen next. The story does bounce back and forth from one character to the next, and it also takes a few visits to the past. Keeping up with the shifts isn't difficult, but it can be a little jarring when the chapter ended with a bit of a cliffhanger.

Someone Must Die is a great suspense novel. It did have moment where I wished the characters would smarten up, but that seems to happen a lot when I'm reading a mystery.


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