If you’re into mysteries that lag so much that you’ve forgotten what the actually crime was then this book series is for you.
The books comes from the mind of Pretty Little Liars creator Sara Shepard. If you’re thinking this book will bring you endless hours of thinking WHO IS THE KILLER??? like PLL has achieved then don’t worry it will already be done for you. The main characters of Emma and the ghostly voice of Sutton pretty much narrate that process for you.
The plots of this and the previous two books follow Emma as she impersonates her missing dead twin sister Sutton Mercer. She is living the life of a paranoid wreck wondering who killed her sister. Each book has centred on Emma losing her shit about some minor character in the book who had beef with her sister. She follows them around, basically harassing them until finally she realizes it couldn’t have been them. But shockingly that is all wrapped up with her moving onto some other suspect. These books could go on forever until she run out of people to accuse.
I wouldn’t mind so much if this happened in one book but it has happened all three. Hopefully the third book will be a little different and Emma will step into action a bit more. She pretty much acts like lamb to the slaughter, wandering around with a big target on her back. If she does a little investigating maybe she won’t be such a stress ball.
Emma needs a good kick in the ovaries, of all the suspects she has been fretting over, she has yet to wonder about her new boyfriend. He knows she wasn’t her twin sister and hated Sutton when she was alive. Of all her paranoid delusions about all these crazed psychopaths out to get her, you’d think that the bitter loner tortured by her twin would be on the list of suspects.
The book is well written but the plot fails to surprise.