The last time I saw my sister was the day before she vanished from my life. I’ve spent the last five years searching for her, clinging to the hope that one day I will find out what happened to her, but every lead has ended up at a dead end.
He took me because he thinks I’m Her.
My instinct is to run. I want to fight my way out of there, but I can’t. This man is my only connection to my sister. I’ll do whatever it takes to uncover the truth. Even if it means falling right into the
arms of a psychopath.
“Thought you might be hungry,” he says, tossing a neatly folded brown package on the bed. “It’s just a sandwich,” he adds, noting my dubious expression.As much as I want to throw it back in his face, my stomach betrays me with a loud rumble. My face heats as I busy myself with opening the thin layer of paper.
The bread is fresher than I expect and the aroma of ham fills the air. I eat without coming up for air, partly due to being so damn hungry and also because I have no idea when my next meal will be coming.
“Thanks,” I mutter, screwing the wrapper up into a tight ball.
He hesitates and sits down next to me. My heart races at his proximity and I shuffle over a few inches. He chuckles and rubs his jaw.
“You’re really taking this whole wide-eyed innocent act too far,” he comments.
My mouth gapes. I have no idea how to respond to that. When he reaches for my hand, I jump, and try to yank my arm away. His fingers close around my wrist as he pulls me closer to him. I whimper. He’s so close I can feel his warm breath on my neck.
“I’m sorry if I scared you earlier,” he says, his eyes penetrating mine. I want to look away, but I can’t. “I’m just…you frustrate me sometimes. I think you’re finally getting it and then you do something stupid like this.”
“I don’t know who you are,” I whisper, shaking my head. “Please, let me go. I wont tell anyone—”
“For fucks sake, Anna, will you quit this bullshit,” he growls, pulling me to my feet. He steps backward, pushing his body against mine, trapping me against the wall. Terrified, I try and push him back, but he’s too strong. His six foot and well stacked frame easily overpowers me. Suddenly, my blood runs cold. I gasp, struggling to breathe as his words repeat in my head. One word. Anna. He called me Anna.
Oh god, oh god, oh god. It all makes sense now.
He thinks I’m her.
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So this review is going to be a little vague as I don’t want to give too much away about this one. Suffice it to say that I LOVED it. I found it well written and nicely paced. The plot was interesting, and it had twists and turns aplenty.
I have to take a moment to give myself a pat on the back. I am excellent at Sherlocking twists, and I will say I had a good idea from the start where this one was headed. I turned out to be right. I don’t think it was particularly evident, but since I had a little suspicious what the twist was going to be, I picked up on clues here and there. That said it DID NOT take any enjoyment away from the reading experience. It wasn’t heavy of side characters, but the few we see here and there added layers to the story. Both main characters were likable and well developed. There were a couple of sex scenes but don’t go into this one expecting that to be the primary focus, and the ending was OK. I’m not taking any stars off because the book overall was completely enjoyable but I would have liked a little something more from the ending.
Like I said, LOVED IT so go forth and give this one a read. Two HUGE thumbs up from yours truly.
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