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Mirror Image

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  9,536 Ratings  ·  508 Reviews
The crash of a Dallas-bound jet wasn't just a tragedy to TV reporter Avery Daniels; it was an act of fate that handed her a golden opportunity to further her career. Mistaken for a glamorous, selfish woman named Carole Rutledge, the badly injured Avery would find that plastic surgery had given her Carole's face, the famous senatorial candidate Tate Rutledge for a husband, ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published June 1st 1990 by Grand Central Publishing
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Dec 28, 2014 ♥Sharon♥ rated it it was amazing
Mirror Image is another one to add to my favorites list of Sandra Brown books. I think Avery and Tate are one of my favorite couples.

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This one takes us to beautiful Texas to the Rocking R Ranch.

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As with all my other reviews for her books I’m not going to say too much about the plot because it is so much better to jump into her stories without too much floating around in your mind. The synopsis gives you all you really need to know.

I wasn’t sure how SB was going to pull off this plot though. How
Nov 21, 2014 Mo rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

The crash of a Dallas-bound jet wasn't just a tragedy to TV reporter Avery Daniels; it was an act of fate that handed her a golden opportunity to further her career. Mistaken for a glamorous, selfish woman named Carole Rutledge, the badly injured Avery would find that plastic surgery had given her Carole's face, the famous senatorial candidate Tate Rutledge for a husband, and a powerful Texas dynasty for in-laws. And as she lay helpless in the hospital, she would make a shattering dis
Feb 23, 2016 Alp rated it liked it
This book's blurb sounded so promising and the plot idea was great. In fact, the story had strong potential, but alas, it was unable to deliver as much as I expected it would be. I had been frustrated with the heroine, Avery, until I found out that this book was first published in 1990. I then came to understand why she chose to do such a thing. There were some unrealistic things in the story, but fortunately, they didn’t bother me much.

Anyway, this book was well written. I enjoyed reading it fo
Dec 18, 2015 Pepa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me ha gustado. La novela engancha, pero hay cosas que me parece sencillamente increíbles. Me suele pasar con el tema de la suplantación de personas.
La historia está bien montada, aunque desde el primer momento he sabido quien era el malo, quizás demasiado claro estaba, lo otro, lo he supuesto, pero yo misma he pensado que no podría ser jajajaj
El problema es que se resuelve todo en las últimas 30 hojas, demasiado rápido, y el tema entre ellos, muy previsible.
Pero me ha gustado el estilo de esta m
Jul 17, 2015 Ya~ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sandra-brown
Despite the plot was as unrealistic as it got and most of the characters kinda pissed me off, the book was unputdownable and I couldn't figure out who the mastermind behind the plot was until Mrs. Brown showed her cards in the end. Cool:/
S.M. Willers
Dec 31, 2014 S.M. Willers rated it it was amazing

Well, Ms. Brown is quickly becoming one of my go-to authors...she knows how to write and to weave a really good mystery mixed with a danger, intriguing characters and a little bit of sex to keep those juices flowing! I loved this one and so far, Tate and Avery are my fave MCs of SB's books.

Okay, I had my doubts on how you one person could pull off being another person even with the striking resemblance and while for some of it you have to have an open mind, Ms. Brown did a great
Dec 11, 2015 Jonetta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Avery Daniels was in a plane crash and survived. However, she awoke and found herself badly injured with no way to communicate and was mistakenly identified as someone else. Everyone now believes she's Carole Rutledge, wife of the Texas U.S. senatorial candidate Tate Rutledge. While recuperating in the hospital from surgery to restore her face but before she regains the ability to communicate, someone lets her in on the plan to assassinate Tate but she doesn't know the identity of that person. A ...more
Mar 12, 2013 Becky rated it it was ok
The story line for this book could have been interesting but honestly, I couldn't stand any of the characters.

Tate Rutledge is running for senator when his wife Carole is involved in a horrific plane crash - she and his 3-year-old daughter are one of few survivors of the fiery crash. Although Tate has no love lost for Carole, he feels responsible for helping her since she's his wife, and he makes sure she gets the best plastic surgery money can buy to return her face to it's former splendor.

Akanksha❤ Søren♰
What a stupid anti-climax of an ending.
Jul 14, 2015 Melissa rated it really liked it
Ok you are going to have to stay with me here. Hear me out...

This story is about Avery Daniels. Avery is a reporter who is in a plane crash and mistakenly identified as Carole Rutledge, the wife of aspiring senatorial candidate, Tate Rutledge. The real Carole Rutledge was also mistaken for Avery, and died in the plane crash. Hence the confusion. Avery and Carole looked so alike that they were often mistaken for each other normally. But Avery's face was totally smashed up in the crash, so nobody
Mar 02, 2013 Alissa rated it it was ok
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I've read several other book by Sandra brown so when I saw this one was only $1.99 I purchased it without a second thought. Boy, was I surprised at how badly this was written. The plot sounded interesting enough but ended up being utterly ridiculous. I thought this would be a suspenseful book but what I ended up with was soft core porn. I'm not a prude by any means its just not my choice in reading materials. It also confirmed that i will never bother with another one of browns books as I seriou ...more
Dec 27, 2015 Booky rated it it was ok
I guess the reader is supposed to get some voyeuristic delight out of being mistaken for another (prettier, more glamorous) woman, getting to screw her hot husband and playing Mommy to her daughter, while telling herself that this other woman (Carole Rutledge) was despicable and all these people were better off with herself (Avery)...But I found it very hard to like Avery or relate with her. In slightly different circumstances it could have been a guilty pleasure...and I wanted it to be so. (I w ...more
Stephanie R
Mar 18, 2013 Stephanie R rated it did not like it
I didn't expect this book to be stellar, but I also didn't expect it to be so terrible given that so many people have rated it five stars. The plot was so implausible that it was hard to become immersed in the story. Avery is a completely unethical, pathetic, disgusting human being. She, a stranger, inserted herself into a family's life in order to get a good scoop (which no paper would run for fear of a massive lawsuit) and to stay close to a man she decides she loves after a couples of weeks o ...more
Lauren lorenzo
I tried, I really tried, but if you cant stand the heroine your reading suffers. Avery was an annoying heroine. Sandra has written better books like the Witness, Exclusive, The Alibi, Ricochet and Smoke Screen.
Jane Stewart
Entertaining and enjoyable mystery suspense with some feel good romance at the end.

I questioned some of Avery’s actions, but I’m not sure what I would have done differently.

You need to suspend disbelief that the husband would not sense differences in his wife: her walk, talk, mannerisms, body parts, and scars. Especially since Avery had not studied Carole’s talk and mannerisms. The weakest part was probably the main bad guy. I cannot imagine any person planning, waiting, and doing what he did. B
Sep 18, 2009 Stacey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the most amazing books I have read in a very long time. Avery Daniels is a has-been television reporter on her way to cover a story in Dallas when her plan crashes almost immediately after take-off.
Also on the plane are Carole Rutledge and her 3 yr old daughter Mandy. Carole's husband, Tate, is running for the senate seat in Texas.
Avery manages to evacuate the burning plane with Mandy in tow and is mistakenly identified as Carole Rutledge. Unable to immediately communicate and te
Nov 08, 2014 Books.Paper.Mania rated it it was amazing
Sandra Brown is as always, my favorite author of all time & she never disappoints! She masters the genre of "Thriller romance". It's what I love the most, a ,lil bit of romance with some thriller! What can keep me away from the book? NOTHING!

Avery Daniels, a TV face got mixed up with the wife of a powerful politician running for senate Tate Rutledge! Avery didn't have anything in her hands to do, she was given the face of Mrs. Carole Rutledge after she had suffered massive injuries in her fa
Aug 07, 2013 Lynn rated it did not like it
I only give this book one star because it is so bad it is funny.

I don't know Brown's other work. This is my first book by her.

Let me count the ways this was dreadfully awful:

Plot: A woman survives a plane crash that most die in. She is mistaken for the mom of a kid who also survived. Her face is so utterly smashed that she can't speak (only one eye is unbandaged) and so as she learns she is getting a really good plastic surgeon to remake her face into THE MOM SHE IS NOT, she can't protest.

Yelania Nightwalker
Nov 01, 2010 Yelania Nightwalker rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing! I was nervous about when and how Tate would know the truth. Every time I thought "now, he will discover the truth" did not, and that kept me in suspense. Awesome ending, and really a very beautiful love story, and hot of course. I recommend this book.
Feb 04, 2009 Kath rated it it was amazing
Overall, I loved this story and the main plot. Mistaken identity made in a plan crash and the crash victim (Avery) undergoes reconstructive surgery and ends up taking someone else's identity. Before she can reveal her identity, she finds that the woman's husband (Tate), a senatorial candidiate is an assasination target. His wife (Carol, her new identity) was in on it. During her recovery, Tate is there daily, giving her encouragement and Avery finds Tate as the center of her world. He's very car ...more
Nov 04, 2010 Carrie rated it liked it
3.5* The most interesting thing about this book for me was the unusual situation Avery found herself dealing with. Setting aside the implausibility of it, it was a great exercise in imagining what it would be like to wholly inhabit another person's life, dealing with all their mistakes and foibles. Each of us is in some way prepared to deal with our own shortcomings and sins, but dealing with another's is much tougher. This is especially true since Avery chose to remain in the place of Carole, a ...more
Narrator: Dick Hill
First Published: 1990 by Grand Central Pub.

Superb. Absolutely superb. Both the narration and the story. The last chapter held me in breathless suspense and made me mourn that there are no longer romantic thrillers like this written anymore. SB's new work pale in comparison to her older ones and I don't care if they are no longer considered fashionable or 'sophisticated'. They are the reason why I started reading (and loving Romantic S
Me gustan esos libros que me hacen equivocarme en todas las hipótesis que me formulo a lo largo de la historia. La trama puede parecer para algunos poco creíble. Una mujer que tras un accidente aéreo sufre una transformación física a causa de una cirugía, lo cual la lleva a usurpar el lugar de otra. Sin embargo, en mi caso no llego a incomodarme y logro engancharme. ¿Por qué? Creo que una de las razones fue Tate Rutledge y su tormentosa relación con la mujer que cree su esposa. Me mantuve tejien ...more
Jan 15, 2016 Vero rated it it was amazing
Es ya la segunda vez que leo el libro y me ha encantado otra vez, me gustan ambos protagonistas, leeré más de esta autora porque me gusta la forma en que crea sus historias.
Dec 15, 2015 *Book-Lover* rated it really liked it
I loved this one!! the ending felt a little rushed, but the characters were well developed, chemistry was the bomb, and of course I was blown away by who the culprit actually was!
Mar 05, 2016 Anne rated it it was ok
2.5 stars
Oct 06, 2010 Marleen rated it did not like it
[1,5 stars...] Mirror Image had a promising & exciting start. I was hoping & looking forward to read another great Sandra Brown book (like "The Standoff" which is still one of her better romance stories). Admittedly, the mistaken identity is a great plot line, but then the story peters out and turns out to be very predictable and pretty much a cliche. I finished it anyway, but I wasn't as satisfied with this read as I had hoped when I started the book.
Marilyn Rondeau
Mar 14, 2015 Marilyn Rondeau rated it it was amazing
The crash of a Dallas-bound jet not only changed the existence of TV reporter Avery Daniels; but altered her entire life giving her a chance to make a comeback in her career. At first it wasn’t something Avery had planned but as the days of recuperation and surgery continued where she could not speak to correct her mistaken identity, she learned of a plan to assassinate her supposed husband, a famous senatorial candidate Tate Rutledge. Following her surgeries and recuperation in the hospital, Ca ...more
Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
Brown kept me guessing right up to the end! Great book! Loved it!
Isadora Moraes
Jan 05, 2016 Isadora Moraes rated it really liked it
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