Monday, December 28, 2020

Review: Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle

Title: Girl in the Mirror
Author: Rose Carlyle
Published: October 2020, William Morrow
Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Source: Publisher via TLC Booktours

Written with the chilling, twisty suspense of The Wife Between Us and Something in the Water, a seductive debut thriller about greed, lust, secrets, and deadly lies involving identical twin sisters.

Twin sisters Iris and Summer are startlingly alike, but beyond what the eye can see lies a darkness that sets them apart. Cynical and insecure, Iris has long been envious of Summer’s seemingly never-ending good fortune, including her perfect husband Adam.

Called to Thailand to help her sister sail the family yacht to the Seychelles, Iris nurtures her own secret hopes for what might happen on the journey. But when she unexpectedly finds herself alone in the middle of the Indian Ocean, everything changes. When she makes it to land, Iris allows herself to be swept up by Adam, who assumes that she is Summer.

Iris recklessly goes along with his mistake. Not only does she finally have the golden life she’s always envied, with her sister gone, she’s one step closer to the hundred-million-dollar inheritance left by her manipulative father. All Iris has to do is be the first of his seven children to produce an heir.

Iris’s “new” life lurches between glamorous dream and paranoid nightmare. On the edge of being exposed, how far will she go to ensure no one discovers the truth?

And just what did happen to Summer on the yacht?

Only Iris knows . . .

My thoughts: I love a good, twisty thriller, especially one that has me rereading pages because I'm not sure what I read was what I thought I read...yeah - that's this kind of book! And it's a debut on top of that!

This book is so fun and crazy that I could not read it fast enough. Twin sisters, an inheritance - this one hooks you right off the bat and never lets up. Yes, you might have to suspend belief here and there, but this is the perfect popcorn thriller that you can easily binge. And go in as blind as you's so much more enjoyable that way!

There are some characters here that you will love to hate and some that you won't be able to figure out - I just love books like that. Trying to work out their motivations and what is going on with them makes for such good reading and keeps me engaged even more. This book takes a look at the dark side of twin relationships and boy does it deliver!

I cannot wait to see what comes next from this talented writer. She definitely has one creative, devious mind and I will be in line for her next book with bells on!



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