This was one heck of a ride from midnight to 3am. I couldn’t seem to stop reading, I tried really hard to shut down my kindle, but I had to get to the ending.
Indentical twins, Tia and Ellie, one in a high powered finance job in London with a husband, Will, and the other slightly ‘slow’ and very innocent, placed in a residential home for 15+ years. The only means of communication between the sisters was the letters Ellie sent every Friday which reached Tia on Monday.
My first book by Valerie Keogh, and it was an addicting ride. The book started with Tia receiving the letters, and Ellie having the worst day of her life with shocking news. And subsequently, Tia comes to stay with them. I liked how the author has started the book with a bang, slowly building up the pitch. There were bread crumbs of clues strewn to raise the suspicions.
The plot and the ending were well written and could be easily deduced, but it is the journey of the writing which kept me captive. There was an alluring quality to it, I literally felt like a fly stuck in a spider’s web who had to keep reading on, to escape. The scenes caused a tidal wave of emotions to arise, it had me going OMG constantly. Ellie’s pain was so beautifully depicted.
One niggle stayed with me, and I kept hoping that it would come out. It didn’t. All I can say is that the autopsy reveals everything. And I did guess the ending, I think I may have seen a movie or read something similar, years ago.
The book was my Venus fly, and any book which can bring me closer to The End can be called nothing but addictive, unputdownable, and a joyride!!
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Publisher Bookouture, and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.
My rating : 4.5 stars
One letter a week for fifteen years. 780 identical white envelopes brimming with my sister’s darkest secrets. All the intimate details of a life as different to mine as could possibly be.
I read each letter slowly to make sure I understand it perfectly, one day very soon it will be a matter of life and death…
At the end of each letter, after signing her name, there is always one final sentence:
Don’t forget to burn this letter.
Publication date : 14th November, 2018
Publisher : Bookouture
I’m happy to see you still gave it such a high rating, even if you were able to guess the ending. Great review!
Something about the writing, caught me… Thank you so much ❤️
Wow! nd specially that final sentence!
Thanks Meenakshi… Even I am shocked. Some days I can write😱😳😂😂
You have me convinced that I need to read this one asap. Hadn’t requested it but now I feel like I am missing out. Beautiful review. I love how you describe your experience reading this one.
Thank you Diana, I liked it.. But I am alone in that, most readers didn’t… Something about Valerie’s writing held me captive…
I think i red a book by Sandra brown where one of the twins died and the other stepped into her life and picked it up as if it was the second one who had died. It was intriguing but you only discovered which one had really died at the end. Like you said it was really good and i just kept turning pages – the only difference was that it was very unpredictable.
This was predictable. I liked Valerie’s writing. It captivated me ❤️🤔🤔
Glad you enjoyed this one, Shalini, I’ll have to give this book a try.
I liked it Jacob… For me it was captivating…. But most haven’t liked… 🤔🤔
That sounds so interesting!!
Thank you so much😘❤️
You’re welcome! I’m so behind on my reviews and comments. I hope to never have to go through getting another wisdom tooth pulled. Messed with my book system! lol.
Oooh it is fine… Take care of your health first. That’s most important… Rest can be caught up❤️💕
I’m just OCD that way sometimes lol. I’m good now. Just playing catch up.
I ran to netgallery and requested a copy based on your words – you are dangerous for me!
Did you get the book? I am sure you would have. But this has not been liked by most… The story is very predictable… But something about it caught me…. 🤔🤔
I haven’t heard back yet – I put in a request – but my ratio is currently low as I’ve been hoarding… oops…
Ooooh… Guilty… I feel like Golem with my precious books📚📚😂😂
I was rejected ;(
Ooooo… It is 1.37 dollars in case interested… Will go 99cents for Christmas
Oh my! I like the sound of this one. Great review, Shalini. I hope you are having a good week. 🙂
I am having an okay week.. How are you doing Leslie how’s family?
Well, I sincerely hope “okay” turns into “awesome”. 🙂 All’s well here. Just busy, busy, busy…Take care of yourself, girl. 🙂
I will Leslie…. Don’t worry. I am a tough bird.. 🐦😘😘
Great review, Shalini! Sounds really good. Glad to see it was a good one for you!
Yeah… I liked it… I think you guys didn’t… Saw a conversation on Goodreads…
Sounds like a great book, Shalini. Enjoyed your review.
Thank you Stephen. I am one of the few people who liked it
Good to see that you loved the book even though you figure things out before the end. Sometimes it just doesn’t matter. Excellent review!
Thank you so much Jonetta.. 💕
That premise is pretty attention catching… I’m intrigued. Glad it met your standards 😉
Fantastic review! I should go see if I can pick this one up still? Not sure how I missed it?
Thank you…. Hope you like it… ❤️
you’re in big trouble if I don’t!😂
Ooooh I am so scared *biting my nails* 😂😂fingers crossed. Hope you like it
Update! I just downloaded it thank you!
Yayyy thank you… Hope you like it… Not many did apparently… I was captivated…
Thank you Shalini for this review with good rating
This one sounds amazing. Wonderful review. I often enjoy a story even if I do guess the ending, the ride to get there is still good if the writing is well done as you said.
You got it… Sometimes the ride makes it worthwhile… But not many have liked this book. I liked the writing more than the story…
That happens sometimes.
You guessed the ending and still enjoyed it. The writing must have been fantastic!! 😀
Exactly… Something about the writing pulled me in… ❤️