I delved into this book thinking it to be a thriller which would remain with me for days. The premise of the book was chilling; 2 sisters, twins, one dead, killed by her own sister. How, when, why? As usual, it is always a man who is the trigger, but in this, he is not only a catalyst but someone who is actively playing one sister against the other.
My first book by Amanda Robson, and I was amazed by the way she has painted the characters, Miranda the straight forward accountants, Zara artistic photographer, yet a cutter, and Sebastian boyfriend bound by his own nightmares and past.
I liked how the author had kept the identity of the sisters a secret. Till mid-story, I had no idea who was dead and who killed the other. Once the identity is revealed, the story moves at the same fast pace, but becomes a bit of a routine with no surprises and an unbelievable ending.
I loved the book till the identity reveal, then I rushed through it, hoping for more twists, but alas, none whatsoever.
Character development: could have been better especially Sebastian
Plot : started with a fast pitch yet shuddered mid book
Pace : fast till the end, 163 odd chapters, I could finish in a few hours.
On the whole, enjoyable if gone with the flow, not do much if analyzed.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Avon, and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.
My rating : 3.5 stars
About the Author
After graduating, Amanda Robson worked in medical research at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and at the Poisons Unit at Guy’s Hospital where she became a co-author of a book on cyanide poisoning.
Amanda attended the Faber novel writing course and writes full-time. Her debut novel, Obsession, hit the Kindle top 100, staying there for weeks, and reached number 1 on iBooks. It has received widespread acclaim from authors and press alike.
When the body of a woman is found stabbed to death, the blame falls to her twin sister. But who killed who? And which one is now the woman behind bars?
Zara and Miranda have always supported each other. But then Zara meets Seb, and everything changes. Handsome, charismatic and dangerous, Seb threatens to tear the sisters’ lives apart – but is he really the one to blame? Or are deeper resentments simmering beneath the surface that the sisters must face up to?
As the sisters’ relationship is stretched to the brink, a traumatic incident in Seb’s past begins to rear its head and soon all three are locked in a psychological battle that will leave someone dead. The question is, who?
Publication date : 19th April, 2018
Publisher : Avon
Language : English
Available on Amazon
Thriller let down by the ending