Sutton has the life every girl dreams of- a loving family, plenty of money, and popularity that any girl would kill for. And then someone does. When she wakes up in a bathtub and realizes that she’s no longer living, something altogether strange happens. She looks in the mirror to see not her own reflection, but the face of someone who looks exactly liker her. So exact that this girl has to be Sutton’s long-lost twin sister, Emma. Emma becomes deaperate to find out what happened to Sutton and goes to great lengths posing as her in order to find out. Can she pretend to be the wealthy, popular sister she never knew, even after she realize that the murderer is watching her every move?
I had really high hopes for this novel afetr enjoying the Pretty Little Liars series, but it unfortunately didn’t reach my expectations. Sara Shepard does a greart job of writing rich, pouty young adults with way too much time, money, and freedom on their hands, but the ones depicted in this novel were so one-dimentional, cliché, and flat that I had a difficult time mustering up any sort of emotion for their antics. And antics there are.
These kids are mean to the core, and poor Emma gets trhust into a circle of “friends” so unlikeable that I couldnlt help but feel sorry for her. The poor girl comes from a rough background, finds out she has a long-lost twin sister, and then tries to do the right thing in seeking her killer. Yet all she’s rewarded with are evil pranks and even meaner friends. It’s awful.
Also- the plot holes in this novel are big enough to fill with ocean. Seriously- every red herring is so carefully laid out that the result is highly predictable and things so conveniently happen to further the mystery that I’m left wondering if it made sense at all.
Plus- the ending is so highly unsatisfying. I understand this is book one of what is meant to be a series, but you have to wrap at elast some things up in order for the reader to have a satisfying experience, and after this book ended, I was left bereft.
I’m afraid I won’t be moving on to book two in this series.