Publication Date: February 6, 2014
3 Stars=Okay Page Turner
In Mortom by Erik Therme, Andy Crowl goes back to Mortom due to the death of a family member. Andy’s cousin, Craig Moore was found dead and has left Andy a scavenger hunt. This scavenger is for Andy to uncover messages from his dead cousin. It seems Craig has left everything he owns to Andy, which is shocking since they never really spoke to each other. Andy along with his sister, Kate try to find out what Craig was going through at the time of his death.
Andy is not happy because it turns out that Craig has left him nothing but a house full of junk besides the mysterious clues. Andy is pressed for time even though his sister wants them to leave and forget the whole thing. Andy is curious and knows that he only has a few days to solve the clues Craig has left to him. While he takes on this task, upsets his sister and interviews those who knew Craig, Andy soon comes to the realization that his cousin wasn’t as normal as he hoped that he would be.
Mortom is an unusual mystery about family and secrets. This book took too long to get to the twists and turns. It was hard to keep my attention because I could not relate to any of the characters. However, I liked the hidden clues, which is the main reason I kept reading the book. It was fun trying to solve them with Andy. This is one reader’s opinion so I advise readers to read Mortom for themselves and come to their own conclusion.
Reviewed by Teresa Beasley