This second gothic novel in the dark Mirror Sisters trilogy continues the tale of sisterly love at its absolute worst—from the legendary New York Times bestselling author of Flowers in the Attic and My Sweet Audrina (now Lifetime movies). For fans of Ruth Ware (In a Dark, Dark Wood) and Liane Moriarty (The Husband’s Secret).
Sisters until the end...
Which may come sooner than they think.
Under their mother’s watchful eye, identical twins Haylee and Kaylee Fitzgerald have lived their entire lives in sync. Never alone, never apart, everything about them must be exactly the same: clothes, friends, punishments.
One night, in the darkness of a movie theater, Haylee reveals that she’s leaving to meet up with someone she knows from online. But suddenly feeling ill, and not wanting to disappoint this older man, she convinces Kaylee to go in her stead. He’ll never know, and this way he won’t think she stood him up.
Kaylee reluctantly agrees to go, but when the credits roll and she’s nowhere to be found, Haylee confesses everything to her mom. With the manhunt on, Haylee knows everything must be done to find her sister. Still, for the first time in her life, she’s free from her twin, which, really, isn’t so bad...is it?
I enjoyed this book better than the first one. You can see my review here. Two identical twin sisters Haylee and Kaylee live under the thumb of their very controlling mother. She is so controlling that she won't let one wake unless the other is awake and they must always dress the same, do their hair the same and finish each other's sentences. This works for mom but the girls would love to have their own separate lives. One of them has done what she felt she needed to in order to make that happen and it is at the expense of her sister.
This book had me hooked and it was finished in three days even with my job, my kids, homework and mommy work. If I had the time it would have been read in one night. The book starts right were book one leaves off. One of the twins is missing and now the other has to talk about what she knows.
I was dying to know what was going to happen and was happy there was some closure at the end of the book although I cannot wait for book 3.
This book reads quicker than the first and highlighted just how much parents can screw up their kids. The psychological damage from an overbearing mother and the absence of father due to divorce was the breeding ground for jealousy, hatred, and manipulation. It was a perfect storm and book 3 can't come soon enough.
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