The Missing Sister
In Paris, her twin sister has vanished, leaving behind three chilling words: Trust no one.
Shayna Darby is finally coming to terms with her parents deaths when shes delivered another blow. The body of her estranged twin sister, Angelathe possible victim of a serial killerhas been pulled from the Seine. Putting whats left of her life on hold, Shayna heads to Paris. But...more
Would anyone like a chapter of another character? For instance the policeman. It would be fun to read his analysis of the sisters or his frustration. Most of all his secrets which we were not told only alluded to. (hide spoiler)]
She wrote good characters and the premise was fantastic but I never felt quite as connected to this book as I hoped. I absolutely recommend it however, as I feel my experience may be unique to me this time.
Thank you to Elle Marr, Thomas & Mercer and NetGalley for ...more
Shayna goes to Paris after her sister is found dead. She reads a message in their secret twin language that she is really alive, so decides to retrace the steps of her sisters last days to try and find her.
The story was underdeveloped and mystery was short lived. Ending predictable and it was slow to get there. There is little to no build up for the suspense; I was continuously bored and just wanted to just flip to the last few pages because everything in between was so pointless. ...more
Cest ici lempire de la mort
For here is the empire of death
Shayna Darby knows about loss.
She lost both of her parents when she was only 21 years old and now she has to fly to Paris to identify her estranged twin sisters body in the morgue.
When she arrives in France and goes to her sisters apartment she finds a message that only she can decipher:
Alive. Trust no one.
From then on its a race against time to find her twin and discover the truth beneath the layers of lies and the masses of ...more
Shayna Darby flies to Paris to identify the body of her twin sister Angela who has purportedly been murdered. While trying to come to grips with this, Shayna sees a coded message that only she and her sister ...more
Shayna flies from America to try to find her missing sister and finds a message from her sister wrote in a secret script they used growing up. Everyone else thinks shes dead.
Shayna then has to try to discover the truth... Trips to the catacombs, restaurants, secret underground brothels.
Elle Marr is a great writer but I found it difficult to connect to the characters. Shayna seemed ...more
I was ...more
The only two things that turned me off of this book is one, the over-done-ness of the twin thing. I am a twin, and I have never in my life referred to my other ...more
In the search for her twin she will encounter all kinds of people. None of them are whom they appear to be.
In the end the only one she can trust is herself. Her determination to find her sister leads her into the most dangerous and difficult places she will ever go. And in the end she does have to learn who to trust and ...more
I couldn't stop reading after the first chapter. It's engaging and the mystery is so well done.
I liked the idea of mixed race twins , the description of Paris , all the small details from the taxi drive to the hotel, cafeteria and every shop or surrounding. The underworld as well because we often don't get to much insight about one of the most visited city in the world.
As for the story itself, it's full of mystery and will keep you on the edge until you finished the ...more
I really liked 2 things about this novel. First, that our main characters were of mix race. They were born in the US,while being half Chinese (and half Irish, if I'm not mistaken). So there were interesting discussions on what that feels like,on the sense of belonging, on how rude ...more
The synopsis (that I'm sure you've already seen, but I'm going to tell you again anyway) hooked me - Sister gets a message that her twin is dead and she needs to ID her body. She flies to Paris and goes to her sister's apartment only to find a cryptic message on her whiteboard "Alive. Trust No One." Like woah. I'm there for that. What happened to the sister? Where is she? What shady thing is she involved in?
I'd like to start with the good stuff - 1. The ...more
No truly you have to watch out for yourself but for twins it becomes a bit more complicated because they share a special 'bond' a bond that is driven by 'blood'.
Twin sisters Shayna and her estranged twin Angela are about to embark on a journey that's quite odd to say the least. Catacombs in Paris were long used by Nazi's in WWII but now these underground tunnels and darkened areas of history might hold new meaning.
It's a case that involves more than just a mystery as Angela goes ...more
I admit this book was a struggle for me to get through. It wasn't a quick read, and it didn't have enough action to keep me turning the pages. However, the synopsis and the characters are what kept me reading. I wanted to know what happened to Angela and more about their childhood, secret language, and what really happened ...more
Great debut novel- non stop action that will keep you engaged and guessing until the end. I loved that the main characters are bi-racial twins- the author herself mentioned in the acknowledgements the importance of inclusion, and I can't agree more.
A brief synopsis- read the description for more info :)
Shayna is notified that her twin sister, Angela was murdered and she must fly to Paris to identify the body. Shayna notices a secret message that ...more
Thank you Netgalley for the Arc in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own and are completely unbiased! ...more
Finished reading: March 15th 2020
"Grief is a bizarre beast that can make us see and do things that don't make sense. Memory adjusts and omits with the slightest nudge, let alone under circumstances like mine."
*** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Thomas & Mercer in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ***
There was just something about the blurb of The Missing Sister that intrigued me back when I first saw it on Netgalley last year, and ...more
Shayna's twin sister, Angela, has supposedly been murdered. Shayna travels to Paris to pack her up her sisters home when she finds a clue left in their secret code that only Shayna will understand: "Alive. Trust no one."
I really enjoyed the descriptive writing style. I've never been to Paris, but I felt as if I could really imagine everywhere Shayna was going. There was great detail but I felt myself getting lost a few times and not understanding how Shayna ended up where she was. Some ...more
What a gritty thriller. It had a da Vinci Code type feel to it. The description of the catacombs beneath Paris gave me goosebumps. More than once, I paused reading to google about what the author was writing about. It was an added bonus. I got a good thriller, a few twists and turns, and a history lesson. I had no idea about the 6 million Parisians buried beneath the city. How creepy right? This book was creepy awesome, plain and ...more
Shayna learns that her identical twin sister, Angela, has been murdered in Paris. She travels to Paris to identify the body and clean out Angelas apartment when she sees a message written in their twin code that says, alive, trust no one. Shayna then begins the search for her sister.
I expected to love this book but it ended up just being ok. I loved the Paris setting and thought it was well ...more