#BookBeginnings If I Die Tonight: A Novel by Alison Gaylin

The 2019 Edgar award winners were announced this week and I’m featuring the best paperback original If I Die Tonight: A Novel by Alison Gaylin for  Book Beginnings on Fridays.

Book Beginnings is a fun meme hosted by Rose City Reader blog. To participate, share the first sentence or so of a novel you are reading and your thoughts about it. When you are finished, add your URL to the Book Beginnings page linked above. Hope to see you there!

If I Die Tonight: A Novel by Alison Gaylin


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Summary:   Aging pop star Aimee En tells the police that a teenager stole her car and used it to run down a local high school football player named Liam Miller. As Miller’s life hangs in the balance, social media portrays Liam as a hero and the suspected car thief Wade Reed as a deranged killer. But are things that simple?


Five days earlier

In bed late at night with her laptop, Jackie Reed sometimes forgot there were others in the house. That’s how quiet it was here, with these hushed boys of hers, always with their heads down, with their shuffling footsteps and their padded sneakers, their muttered greetings, their doors closing behind them.


According to the blurb, the story’s told from multiple points of view. That may explain why the beginning is from Wade Reed’s mother’s point of view.

I think some of you may have already reviewed this. Did you like it?

Have you read anything by Alison Gaylin? Would you like to read this one?



  1. Breana M.

    I haven’t read anything by this author, but this book sounds interesting. Enjoy your current read!

  2. Ashley S.

    I haven’t read this one, but it sounds so intriguing. Hope you have an awesome weekend! 🙂

    • Roberta

      Thanks, you too.

  3. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Now you have piqued my curiosity. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  4. Nicki J. Markus

    I’ve not come across this one before. Hope you enjoy it.

  5. Mayu

    I really like the cover and the book also sounds very interesting!!!!

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