Sunday, October 14, 2012

Beautiful Lies by Jessica Warman

 Beautiful Lies
Author: Jessica Warman
Publication: August 7, 2012 (Read in October)
By: Walker Children's 
3.75 Stars

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.

This book is beautifully written with an interesting storyline. It has alternating POV's that are both unique and incredibly confusing at times. This is the kind of book you really have to pay attention to otherwise you risk missing something important. 

For me, it started off well but about a quarter of the way through, I was having trouble keeping track of who was who. There were also times I wasn't exactly sure what was going on and at that point I considered giving up on it. When I finally flipped to the back (there's an Epilogue) and began reading the story backwards, it made so much more sense. I know this kind of ruins the plot but it's the only way I can see finishing a book that I would normally mark as a DNF (did not finish).

If you enjoy psychological thrillers without much romance, then you will thoroughly enjoy this read!


  1. I am a sucker for psychological thrillers, so this definitely sounds like a book for me. Great review! :)

    - Ellie @ The Selkie Reads Stories