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.
Revised edition: This edition of Mortom includes editorial revisions.
“Couldn’t put it down!!!”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Emily Fitzpatrick
I absolutely loved this book….. I read the first two chapters immediately when it arrived and returned to it again over the weekend. I couldn’t get over how completely immersed I was in the story and how badly I wanted to see what happened next. The author created a twisting, turning plot that kept evolving with each new clue in the “game.” I am kind of a slow reader, and thus not an “avid” reader because it usually takes me so long to complete a book. But not this one!! I finished it in a day because there was no way I could put it down. The storyline moves along quickly and leaves you hungry for more. I loved how the chapters alternated between the brother-sister storylines and kept introducing new characters with every turn of the page. Just when you think you had something figured out, there would be another twist. I loved the surprise ending and know that other readers will too!! Erik Therme, this may be your first published novel…… please don’t let it be your last!!! Can’t wait to read more!!!
About the Author
Erik 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 twelve-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.