Mortom by Erik Therme / #Review @ErikTherme


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.





Money… Something everybody wants, but nobody ever seems to have enough of it. Are you happy because you have a big fat bank account? No, not necessarily. Are you unhappy because you don’t have a lot of money? No, not necessarily either. The trick is to have just enough, but what is enough and does not everybody wants what they have been promised or what they feel entitled to?

This book is one big treasure hunt and the one who finds the treasure is allowed to keep it, right? People always think that treasure equals money, but is that so?

Is Andy the smartest because he seems to be able to find all the clues or is Craig the winner because maybe he is the one holding all the cards.

Will Andy be the winner and get it all or maybe he had it all for a very long time and just did not know it.

A great story with creepy passages as well as heart breaking ones. Lies may protect someone, but once the truth comes out, it hurts them so much more. 4 stars.

Thank you, Erik Therme


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 on his youngest daughter’s volleyball team, or watching horror movies with his oldest. He currently resides in Iowa City, Iowa–one of only twenty-eight places in the world that UNESCO has certified as a City of Literature.


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