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3.86  ·  Rating details ·  71 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Psychiatrist Jodi Kendall adores her husband, Michael. They have a serious argument in which she detaches from her body—a coping technique she’s never revealed to anyone. The next day, Jodi can’t remember the details of the argument and, before they can reconcile, Michael suddenly dies.

Six months later, distraught and confused, Jodi takes an accidental overdose and has a
Paperback, 278 pages
Published August 21st 2015 by Deeds Publishing
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Mar 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
“Heaven did not seem to be my home; and I broke my heart with weeping to come back to earth; and the angels were so angry that they flung me out into the middle of the heath on the top of Wuthering Heights; where I woke sobbing for joy.”

----Emily Brontë

Constance McKee, an American forensic psychiatrist, pens her debut book, The Girl in the Mirror that unfolds the story of a woman psychiatrist who after the death of her beloved husband goes through near death experience (NDE) but soon her diag
T. C.
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a very heartfelt story that was both enjoyable and emotional at times. The characters are likable while also contributing in unique ways to the story. I particularly like how the author weaved the main character's struggle into an elaborate journey that will take the readers on a wild ride. The whole topic of near-death experience is something interesting that really gave the story a different feel that was refreshing. Overall, this book is well written and enjoyable to read.

Nov 12, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf, kindle, reviewed
DNF 53%

What a God-awful book. I mean absolutely awful. Not to mention so bloody boring. I tried, I really did but I'd finally reached my limit. I couldn't take it anymore. So bad I wanted to pull my hair out. That, and I couldn't stand the main character, Jodi. There was not one thing about her that I found likeable. If anything, I thought she was a complete sap and total nut-job. The one word that kept popping in my mind when I finally chucked it was dumb, dumb, dumb. I will admit that I jumped
Susan Crawford
Oct 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book! It's the story of a psychiatrist whose husband dies suddenly and unexpectedly. It is also the story of life after death, near death experiences, wormholes, and other dimensions. McKee manages to deal with both the earthly and the ethereal in a believable and compelling way. I loved it!
Sep 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“The Girl in the Mirror” explores the painful attempts of a young woman to reunite with a husband whose death was sudden and unexpected. Jodi’s husband has a fatal heart attack following a night of troubled intimacy, a night which she cannot fully remember. In the aftermath of his death, fueled by a combination of frustrated grief and drugs, a near-death experience allows Jodi a brief reunion with Michael. This experience fuels Jodi’s heartbreaking obsession on getting back to Michael, whatever ...more
Michael Mardel
Nov 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Girl in the mirror by McKee is a pretty fast-paced story from beginning to end. We start with a death and end with enlightenment. In between are near-death experiences by a psychiatrist who wants to meet up with her husband in a parallel universe. Into the mix is another psych called Bentley who studies his patients with their NDEs. He lives outside the law so he can afford to move his sick son back to England. All the characters intertwine but at least our protagonist, Jodie, finds her frie ...more
Nov 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I was a First Read Winner of this book, and found it very interesting. The premise of the book sounded very intriguing to me, especially the part about a possible parallel universe and when I got the book I could not wait to get started. It was very well written and I liked the complex characters, but it moved at a very leisurely pace and I certainly learned a lot about therapy and depression. I liked the ending of the book and I know I will be thinking about this book long after I have put it a ...more
Nov 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I won this book through Goodreads giveaway.

The girl in the Mirror by Constance McKee was a unique read. I have never read a book that dealt with near death experiences and beyond. It was a page turner from start to finish. This is a must read for anyone who loves a good mystery.
Jan 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Constance McKee is a retired psychiatrist who has used her experience to craft a fascinating book about a psychiatrist's desire to repeat a near death experience so that she can revisit her recently deceased husband. The characters are well drawn and the story itself is complex and entwined. This is a story about grief, loss and how life must go on.
Oct 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book made me feel different emotions while reading it. But I don't find too many books can do this for me. I loved this book and I think the ending was great as well. I think the author did a great job with this book. * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Elizabeth Burgess
The Girl in the Mirror

Very interesting and entertaining book. I enjoyed the otherworldly side as well as the medical aspect of the novel. Recommended read for someone who likes books with depth and meaning.
Nov 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: time-travel
This is a fascinating book with a very novel take on the link between self-discovery and inter-dimensional travel. I thought it cleverly crafted, and I loved the outcome.
Elizabeth Burgess
Nov 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Very interesting and entertaining book. I enjoyed the otherworldly side as well as the medical aspect of the novel. Recommended read for someone who likes books with depth and meaning.
rooss Just
Jan 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
i like this book!
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved so much this novel, I was always looking to find more time to read. Like I put away things important to do and cleaning time just to be able to read more page. When I was unabled to read (like at work) I was just thinking about what will happen to Jodi? I'm a bit sad my mother don't understand English at all because I'm sure she will love this story. I keep an eye open for if it will be translate in French for her.
Nina DuBois
Feb 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book as part of the Goodreads giveaway. All opinions are my own.

This book was way more than I expected it would be. This is the first book I've read that deals with depression, loss, and a good amount of psychology, which I love.

Jodi a very lost character who does not know the meaning and value of her life without her husband Michael who dies suddenly. After her attempt at suicide, Jodi saw Michael in what she calls a parallel universe or "hallucination", no one truly
Connie Lacy
Jun 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
I enjoy books with a magical realism or fantasy element. And “The Girl in the Mirror” falls into that category for me. Jodi, a young psychiatrist who loses her husband to a sudden heart attack, has a near death experience when she overdoses during intense grieving. She not only sees her dead husband, Michael, but talks with him and even embraces him as he heads off for work. And then she wakes up in the ER. While fighting the temptation to commit suicide, she makes it her mission to see Michael ...more
Jun 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
An incredibly fascinating and interpretive look at the way we view psychiatry, mental illness, and our own reality.

*I received this book for free in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway in exchange for an honest rating/review.
May 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Excellent read. I loved the premise and the characters. I would definitely recommend!
Jan 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
Jodi Kendal is a Psychiatrist by profession and married to Michael whom dies in the first few pages having cardiac arrest. Couple of month later by accident she takes overdose - sleeping pills - and encounters a near-death occurrence with her dead husband but she recovers finally. The experience is felt so real that she consults with one of the near-death experience expert; Dr. Simon Bentley. During her consultations she finds out that Michael is alive but in a different but equivalent to this w ...more
Rona Simmons
May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
“Reality is, after all, very subjective.” The perfect line to sum up this intriguing story that stretches your belief systems .. is there life after death, is there a parallel universe to our own, can you go there, and would you if you could?
I had to stop myself from skimming to find out what happens at the end.
I'm not sure I believe in the parallel universe, well I probably don't or can't wrap my head around it, but Near Death Experiences, yes ... I suppose, well maybe. A very difficult subjec
Susan Swiderski
I'm not quite sure how to rate this book. If I'd never read any other books involving Near Death Experiences, had never croaked on the operating table, and didn't know someone personally who not only had an NDE, but is also a respected lecturer on the topic, I would have probably rated it higher, simply because of how astounding this fascinating and semi-taboo subject is to read about the first time. Because the author is also a psychiatrist, I was hoping she'd be offering some new insights into ...more
Violet Rightmire
Apr 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a captivating, thought-provoking look at parallel universes, out-of-body experiences and near death experiences. Sound woo-woo and too far out there? Not under the hand of this skilled writer. Debut author Constance McKee creates a credible world and weaves a tale that takes the reader on a fascinating journey that resonates long after the book is finished.
Dec 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm interested in books that explore what happens after death. This book takes a different approach and Jodi gets to see her deceased husband in an unexpected way. I was a little impatient for her to see him again, and much happens before that happens.
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