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.
Each chapter brings new questions and puzzles to solve. Things are revealed slowly but there was enough information given to keep my attention. I enjoyed the story and how things developed. It's safe to say I was intrgued as to how things would turn out.
The characters aren't the most likeable but I found this made the story more interesting. I enjoy characters who have flaws it makes them seem a bit more realistic.
I kept saying to myself just one more chapter and I would stop. However I couldn't help myself and often carried on reading. After a reveal I had to know what would happen next!
Mortom held my interest and I really enjoyed the mysterious story.
An entertaining adventure with puzzles to be solved!
Four and a half stars from me!
Thank you to Erik Therme for kindly sending me a copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.