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Fragile Facade

(The Blind Barriers Trilogy #1)

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If a stranger was begging for your help, would you answer?

Lark Kingsley had the perfect family, the perfect future, the perfect life. Born and raised in affluent Manhattan society, she was bred for success. Lark had it all. Until one day things go terribly wrong, and she vanishes without a trace.

Raven Ferragamo is starting a new life. Taking a year off after high school,
Paperback, 272 pages
Published May 23rd 2014 by Dabber & Baehr
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Sep 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Love, love, love this cover! I also loved this short story! There was a lot of mystery to it and I was left craving answers but never got them.hopefully the next book will be full length because I got to the end much too quickly and I didn't want it to be over. It wasn't even a cliff hanger, the book just stopped abruptly, and right when it was getting good. I did enjoy how we got the story from the two main characters P
Isha Coleman
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Audiobook Review: Fragile Facade (Blind Barriers Trilogy #1) by Sophie Davis (Author), Sarah Puckett (Narrator)

Sophie Davis masters the psychological thriller. Darkness becomes your best friend, even as it remains your worst enemy. The chill lies in the unknown and Fragile Facade feeds on that uncertainty and never let's go. Raven stumbles into that blank space to help a stranger and may not survive the fall. Haunting nail biter.
This is definitely an intriguing story. There's so much mystery and subterfuge that I'm not sure where it all is leading.

It's such a short piece you can't really determine exactly what the book is. This serial cut off before any true plot development or conflict could arise, or even be tended to. It was very much what a prologue and first couple chapters of a novel would be. That very preliminary introduction of characters and background information. It was..teresting to switch between Lark and
Christoph Fischer
"Blind Barriers" by Sophie Davis is a dark and mysterious tale. Starting with a short plea for help by Lark, a missing young girl who now apparently is in an unspecified place, maybe captivity or limbo, we just don't know.
Intrigued and puzzled we are left with our wondering about Lark while the author introduces Raven, another young girl who has newly arrived in Washington D.C. and is subletting an apartment in the city. While Raven makes new friends and acquaintances she is tempted by a diary s
Jaime Buncie
I loved this book!!! I can't wait for the next one to come out!!!!!! Cliffhangar was awesome, the whole story was awesome. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!! ...more
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I am extremely happy that I got a copy of this book!

It's different from what I usually read, it's mysterious, uncanny, and it grips you so tightly! I know I'm hooked until I find out what the last words says at the end of this trilogy!

The story is told in different ways, by our two main characters, and by journal entries. One of the main characters is Raven, a girl who has recently moved away from home to start a new life. She finds an apartment and is warmly welcomed by her handsome neighbour
Sophie Koufes
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Audio Review:
Fragile Facade is a mystery, a enticing narative with a writing style that creates distinctly crafted characters & draws a vivid picture. Clues, mystery, & secrets intricately weaved throughout the narrative to create a suspenseful listen.Going between past and present timelines with well detailed world building descriptions & settings. With a set infrastructure that leads into this psychological thriller. We are left with more questions than answers in the end. This ends with a oh
Jul 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't find the correct edition, but I read the kindle edition

I absolutely, without a doubt, LOVED this book!!! On some level, I liked it a little more than the Talented books (shh, don't tell Talia or Eric). Of course you can't really compare the two series, because Talented is a paranormal (right?) Dystopian Romance, and The Blind Barriers series is a mystery/thriller/romance. I am glad that this series took different direction from Talented, it really shows the ability and talent that the
Barbara Gordon
Jul 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sophie Davis has done it again!! I loved (loved loved loved) the Talented Saga, and LOVED Pawn... and now I LOVE (!!!) Blind Barriers! This book is written from the points of view of two different characters who live in completely different "worlds". Each chapter is about 1 girl. Raven is trying to make it on her own in a new place, and Lark is a rich girl that hides who she really is from her friends and family. Their worlds collide in an unexpected way... Lark needs Raven to find out what happ ...more
Jul 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
From page one Blind Barriers is a gripping read. Raven, a girl who just graduated high school, finds the journal of a missing Jewelry Heiress. The journal reveals a Romeo and Juliet style romance, and clues beyond compare. The heiress leaves clues around under an assumed name renting a apartment, a train station locker, as well as other places. Seems the heiress was paranoid, for good reasons too because whatever secrets she has Raven uncovering, are secrets she was kidnapped for.

I loves reading
Jacquie Talento
Jun 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy from the author for an honest review.
This is a nice tease to an upcoming series. The story starts with Raven moving to a new town to start a new beginning. As she is pulling items from her trunk, she discovers a diary. Let’s throw in the sexy neighbor Asher who makes her feel welcome and wants to show her around.
The story as well gives us a little background on Lark who is missing but gives us the back story of how she meets and falls for the forbidden Blake whom most would con
Jun 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book from the author, and cannot believe how good it is. I didn't have time to read it when it arrived in the mail and only began it yesterday. I read the entire book in just under 2 days.

The way the chapters alternate points of view really made the pages keep turning. I would reach the end of one chapter sad to leave the point of view of Lark because I wanted to know what happened next. But by the time I'd reached the end of Raven's chapter, I'd be sad to leave he
Tina Nelson
Sep 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok so first of, I loved it. Once again Sophie Davis does not disappoint.
But who ends a book like this??? Seriously, that was kind of ... well mean. Especially since my Kindle read I still had 40 mins....
Guess that just shows that I will eagerly wait for second book.
So enough about this though, I love the Storyline. It was actually unique, for me.
Very well written with just the right touch of mystery.
Thank you Sophie, for letting me read your book.
I'm definitely looking forward to more.
Cheryl Duval
Apr 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Blind Barriers series is beyond strange but in a great, really fascinating and intriguing way. I like the style of writing, told from the point of view of Raven and then Lark. There is a mystery going on that I cannot figure out and that, to me, is an indication of a great story. The author shows incredible imagination! I really like this series and I cannot wait until the next book comes out. I need to know where this story is going to take Lark and Raven. I also need to find out what the m ...more
Fiona Wilson
Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-reads
I love this author, and her other books, so was really looking forward to reading this trilogy.
I was not disappointed!

This book introduces us to Lark who has led a very privileged life. But that life doesn't turn out quite how she expected when she goes missing. What has happened to her? Has someone taken her? If so, where and why?

We also meet Raven. Her life couldn't be more different to that of Lark, but their lives are about to become inextricably linked.

There are so many twists and turns thi
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book! I couldn't even put it down so I finished within a day. A little slow and confusing to start, but it quickly became a mystery that wasn't as easy to figure out as you'd think. There were a couple spelling and grammar mistakes but nothing distracting. Some parts were also a bit hard to follow as the book flips between characters and timelines. Overall was a great book though and meaningful plot. Ending was definitely a cliff-hanger (but a good one!) and I c ...more
Amanda Phillips
Jul 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sophie Davis has done it again!

Blind Barriers drew me in from the first chapter until the ending. It's the story of a girl that dreams of moving to the big city and has set out to make that happen. Once she gets there, she finds a newspaper clipping of a girl that has gone missing. The events that take place next are just enough to leave you begging for more!

5 out of 5 stars, Ms. Sophie Davis, for grabbing my attention and not letting go until the very end.
The first book in the Blind Barriers serial series definitely left me wanting more with it's abrupt ending. Lark is the typical rich teenage girl, while Raven moves to D.C. to start a new life. But Lark's odd disappearance sparks Raven's curiosity, and the hunt begins... I enjoyed reading this book and can't wait to read #2... ...more
Nov 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is eerie and strange. The writing is good. The tone is creepy and kind of sad. The pacing is fast. Lark and Raven are connected somehow. Blind Barriers is the first serial that introduces Lark and Raven. Lark is in trouble. Raven finds Lark's journal. This book was told in dual first person POV. 4 stars. ...more
Justess Jacobson
Mar 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I recieved it from the author after friending each other on social media. I knew I was going to like it when I opened the book and there was an instant mystery. I couldn't put it down, I could not wait to finish it. The story is easy to follow, and I loved the set up, and learning about the mystery girl. I am SO EXCITED to read the next book. I am hooked on Sophie Davis books! ...more
Jun 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book, albeit way too short. it left so many questions, and i felt it lacked because of it being short. really looking forward to book 2. I totally got into this book, as short as it was, and can not wait for the next one, hoping it will be longer and answers all the questions I have.
Jun 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is exciting. I love a good mystery and that is just what this was. The book bounces between Raven's point of view to Lark's and is really easy to follow. This is a definite must read if you like mysteries. Congrats Sophie on another well written book that leaves you hanging on for more. ...more
Wanda Hartzenberg
Dec 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
I am a huge fan of Sophie Davis and this book is exception. Fast paced short read with characters that sweep you up and make you part of their family truly an amazing read.

Give it a go why dont you?

Sep 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very good book enough just to get you hooked,, and wanting more.. I love have different yet alike the two girls are. this is going to be a great series
Jan 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, kindle
Can't wait to see what happens next. This is a very intriguing story that has you contemplating the plot direction and possibilities. ...more
Courtney Jadevaia
Oh ..... My god! I have to read the second one now. Like not just want to, HAVE TO! What a cliff hanger! I LOVE YOU SOPHIE DAVIS!
I received this book for review from audiobook boom.

Let me just start out with this - I did not know this was a trilogy with cliffhangers!

Ok moving on. I really enjoyed the writing style. It was well done, elegantly stated, and I really felt like I understood the characters and their world.

I enjoyed the audiobook narration with the intonations that differed between our two main characters. I enjoyed the narration voice and would definitely listen to more audiobooks from this narrator. Her tone o
⎯» Rating: 3 Stars
⎯» Genre: Mystery-Suspense
⎯» POV: Dual—First Person

“Our roles have become reversed, she and I. She is the understudy I never knew existed, now destined to inherit my spotlight. I’ve written the script, handed it over, and will do my best to direct the show. All I ask is that she read the lines, improvise where necessary, and commit fully. I just hope she understands.

She must understand.”

This started off slow, but drew my interest towards the end. I really
Jan 04, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My feeling for Fragile Facade seesawed as I read. Sophie Davis’ writing was cIear and elegant. Mystery looms throughout the book. Yet I have to be honest: it was not my favorite book by Sophie Davis.

It’s split into two perspectives: Lark’s and Raven’s. Lark is an incredibly rich heiress who by any standard should be spoiled rotten, yet in spite of her parents she’s kind and caring. Raven is her complete opposite; she’s a poor girl who just moved to D.C. for the first time, is struggling to find
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the third series of Sophie's that I have started and it did not disappoint. I had this in my TBR list for a while, therefore I had forgotten the synopsis, and I had SO much fun trying to tell where on earth this story was going. Lark's mysterious disappearance is all you can think about during this addictive read. You will question every character's motive while your imagination goes crazy.

We have Lark's current POV, Lark's past POV, and Raven's POV. All were written perfectly, and I re
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Author of twenty-six books in six series, Sophie Davis is a pseudonym for best friends turned co-authors. The pair met in law school and instantly bonded over their love of great books and bad horror movies. When one longed for the ability to read minds so she wouldn't have to study for the bar exam, they created a dystopian world with superpowers that spans nine books.

While writing in genres of

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