The Day She Died is a tightly crafted psychological thriller that explores the themes of memory, perspective, identity, and whether we can ever escape the past. A blend of Elizabeth is Missing and the film Memento, Freedman lures the reader into a dark labyrinth of suspicion that ultimately causes you to question everything.
Elle Wild, award-winning author of Strange Things Done
The opening takes off like a bullet train, hurtling through heartbreak, memory, family, and loss, to an ending which stays with you long after the stunning final chapter. Breathlessly paced and expertly wrought, The Day She Died proves S.M. Freedman is a master of psychological suspense.
Sam Wiebe, award-winning author of the Wakeland series
Tangible, taut, and maddeningly suspenseful, The Day She Died pulls you in and won't let go.
R.M. Greenaway, author of the B.C. Blues crime series
The Day She Died is as unique as it is gripping... a twisting, time-tumbling narrative that drives the action toward a conclusion that is both unexpected and thoroughly satisfying. S.M. Freedman's prose is clean and crisp; her storytelling utterly compelling.
June Hutton, author of Underground, Two Gun & Sun, and Four Umbrellas
A superb work of psychological suspense. The Day She Died is the kind of novel that keeps you racing to turn the pages, even as you want to stop and savour every expertly crafted turn of phrase. This is the best book I've read in I-don't-know-how-long: creepy and atmospheric, compelling and arresting, with an ending that will truly haunt you long after you've put the book down. Highly recommended.
Owen Laukkanen, bestselling author of Deception Cove and Gale Force
The book is evocatively written in a league that holds its own with literary fiction ... The Day She Died will be a day you won't soon forget.
She Kills Lit
[A] dreamy tale of sin and guilt.
A gripping journey that will have you thinking about death, memory, and the fluidity of time.
Haunting and unsettling, this is not only a must-read for all thriller fans but for everybody who loves a good plot with many twists and turns.
A captivating read that pulls you in and drags you along at full-throttle on a white-knuckle ride that delivers you to an inescapable climax.
The Mind Reels