Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Beautiful Lies

"Rachel and Alice are an extremely rare kind of identical twins—so identical that even their aunt and uncle, whom they’ve lived with since their parents passed away, can’t tell them apart. But the sisters are connected in a way that goes well beyond their surfaces: when one experiences pain, the other exhibits the exact same signs of distress. So when one twin mysteriously disappears, the other immediately knows something is wrong—especially when she starts experiencing serious physical traumas, despite the fact that nobody has touched her. As the search commences to find her sister, the twin left behind must rely on their intense bond to uncover the truth. But is there anyone around her she can trust, when everyone could be a suspect? And ultimately, can she even trust herself? Master storyteller Jessica Warman will keep readers guessing when everything they see—and everything they are told—suddenly becomes unreliable in this page-turning literary thriller."

Quick and Easy Review

It is hard to say what exactly my feelings are about this book, as a psychological thriller, the book definitely worked, and  I feel is the only thing the story had going for it, which almost makes you excuse the fact that a lot of things don't really add up or make sense. Pretty much, the concept of the stigmatic twins and the serial killer is a good one, but doesn't have enough of a logical depth to them. It was almost like you read one story and then jumped to another at the end, that mildy tied into the beginning.  The Story is also pretty predictable.. I knew who the killer was in the beginning and as the ending came around I knew, what the author would do. Although, still unsure HOW that happened. My final thought is the book is a mess, yet still intriguing. Feels more like a low budget horror movie though. 

1 comment:

  1. felt much the same way you did. read it earlier this weekend and still not sure how i feel about it. i think i had a hard time with it because i never felt like i could trust the narrator.

    great review!