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I am the surprise JILL IN THE BOX
This review is dedicated to Sarah for her trust in me and for seeing something good in me.
Oh my!! When I chose to review the book, I didn’t know that I start with a GASP and end in a sigh. My first read by author Marc Scott, and believe me, he had me holding my breath at the opening scene which happened in the first couple of chapters. One of the best thriller-y yet horrifying scene to imagine. That wouldnt leave my mind anytime soon. No more railway crossings for me. EVER.
Two half sisters, unknown to each other, with the same father, Poppy and Bree. This was their story alone and when life intersected them.
My first read by this author, I was quite shaken up with the details of their lives. The writing though graphic, brought out the pathos in me at the way life turned out for them. Some of them wrenched my heart. The author managed to put great emotions into my heart with the subtleties of the scenes.
This might not be my normal read in these troubled times (my mind is too tired) but it made a great impact on me. The author wrote the realities of life in small doses so that I could cope up with the visual imagery in my mind.
Both the sisters were etched with a hand of reality. They were good when they wanted to be, and very very bad when they really wanted to be. The author sure had a wicked mind while writing their parts. The story culminated with a shocker that I never could have imagined. Whoa…
After this, I need a cozy read about unicorns and rainbow. Overall a different read for sure. I still can’t seem to take a deep breath.
I received a ARC from Sarah and the author, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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Beautifully brutal, dark and twisted’
Traumatised by the tragic death of her twin brother, Brianna falls into a state of deep depression, isolating herself from the world and all those that care about her. When a twist of fate reveals that she has a half-sister she finds a new purpose in her life and sets out to find her sibling, desperately hoping she can fill the void left in her world.
Poppy has not enjoyed the same privileged lifestyle as her sister while growing up. Abandoned into the care system at the age of eight, she has encountered both physical and sexual abuse for most of her life. Passing through the hands of more care homes and foster families than she can remember, the damaged product of a broken upbringing, Poppy has never found a place to feel truly safe. Kicking back at society, she turns to drug abuse and acts of extreme violence to escape from reality.
When the two siblings are finally united, they discover that they have much more in common than their DNA. Their paths are shrouded with sinister secrets of betrayal and regret and both girls share a deep-rooted hatred for one of their parents. As the dark truths of their lives are unveiled they realise that nothing can ever be the same again…
Publication Date: July 2020