Book Review: Mortom by Erik Therme

20755278Title: Mortom

Author: Erik Therme

Genre: Mystery, Suspense

Publication Date: February 6, 2014

About the Book

Andy Crowl barely knew his recently deceased cousin, Craig Moore, so he’s especially surprised to be named as the sole beneficiary in Craig’s will. Not that there’s much to inherit: just an empty bank account and a run-down house.

Once Andy arrives in the town of Mortom, however, he’s drawn into his puzzle-obsessed cousin’s true legacy: a twisted and ominous treasure hunt. Beckoned by macabre clues of dead rats and cemetery keys, Andy jumps into the game, hoping to discover untold wealth. But unsavory secrets—and unanswered questions about Craig’s untimely demise—arise at every turn, leading Andy to wonder if he’s playing the game…or if the game is playing him.

Something’s rotten in Mortom. And this dead man’s game might not be all that Andy is doomed to lose.


My Review

I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

Mortom is an interesting read. I liked the book even though I didn’t care much for the characters, which is unusual.

Erik Therme has a good writing style and the story flowed well. It was a quick read even though there was a lot going on.

I think the main reason I didn’t care for the main characters, Andy and Kate, is because all they did was fight and they wouldn’t listen to each other. I know from experience that siblings fight, but they usually grow out of it. I did feel sorry for them at times, and it was obvious that they loved each other even though they fought all the time. Perhaps it was just the stressful situation that they were in.

Mortom is full of suspense and drama and it has some interesting twists. If you like a suspenseful mystery, this is a good one.

Buy it on Amazon or Sleepygirl’s Used Books.

About the Author

7831573Erik Therme has thrashed in garage bands, inadvertently harbored runaways, and met Darth Vader.

When he’s not at his computer, he can be found cheering for his oldest daughter’s volleyball team, or chilling on the PlayStation 3 with his eleven-year-old. He currently resides in Iowa City, Iowa—one of only seven places in the world UNESCO has certified as a City of Literature.