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 she’s delivered another blow. The body of her estranged twin sister, Angela—the possible victim of a serial killer—has been pulled from the Seine. Putting what’s left of her life on hold, Shayna heads to Paris....more
More lists with this book...
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
Beginning of the novel was intriguing and promising made me think I was about to start something action packed, fast paced, exciting but a few chapters later: My jaw started to hurt because of too much yawning. I started to see double and blurry. Nope, of course I didn’t drink more than two glasses of my favorite brand of Chardonnay! I took several naps and when ...more
Shayna Darby has received a horrible email informing her of the death of her identical twin sister who has been living in Paris for several years.
Leaving her California home and flying to France, she is surprised by Angela's boyfriend, who has a key to Angela's apartment ... just something else Shayna didn't know about her sister. Much to her amazement, there is a message ... meant only for Shayna. As twins and as young children they invented their own secret language. The message, written in th ...more
Thenstory is told from Shayna's perspective. It has a beautiful and descriptive style in writing. A serial k ...more
So Shaina picks up the pieces of her sister’s life, following her footsteps around Paris (this was a cool read if you’re looking for a tourist sort of escape to Paris—really great descriptions of popular sites, particularly the ...more
C’est ici l’empire 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 sister’s body in the morgue.
When she arrives in France and goes to her sister’s apartment she finds a message that only she can decipher:
Alive. Trust no one.
From then on it’s a race against time to find her twin and discover the truth beneath the layers of lies and the masses ...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
Thanks so much to NetGalley and Thomas & Mercer for my review copy! ...more
I was fascinat ...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 syn ...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 she’s 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
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
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
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 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
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 mi ...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
Thank you Netgalley for the Arc in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own and are completely unbiased!
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, a ...more
The pace was very steady, and I couldn't wait to find out what had happened to Angela and who the killer was. I think Marr did a really good job of making you suspicious of everyone and even though I wasn't super shocked by the ending, a couple of things definitely surprised me. The end merges into disturbing and a touch gory, but the majority of the book is ...more
Shayna Darby has already felt deep loss but then she gets message that her estranged twin sister, Angela, has been pulled from the Seine. Shayna heads to Paris to make an ID on the remains found. When she arrive to her sister's appartment she discover a coded message meant for her alone…
Alive. Trust no one.
MISSING SISTER had an intriguing premise and I liked the setting of Paris...
...but this story was kinda slow and boring. Its told in the 1st person n ...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
Her debut thriller THE MISSING SISTER was an Amazon Charts Best Seller, the #24 Best Selling eBook of 2020 on Amazon, a #1 Amazon Best Seller, fea ...more