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The Stranger in the Mirror

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  74 ratings  ·  43 reviews
A diabolically twisty, psychologically unsettling novel about a woman with no recollection of her past from the authors of the Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick The Last Mrs. Parrish and The Wife Stalker.

“Liv Constantine plants her flag squarely in land staked out by the likes of Lisa Gardner and Karin Slaughter.”—Providence Journal

Addison’s about to get married, but she’s
Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: July 6th 2021 by Harper (first published May 4th 2021)
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Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book. Once again, Liv Constantine hits it out of the park. This is a creepy book, on so many levels. The characters are well done and the situation is downright scary. Grabbed me early on and I would have finished quicker if Real Life didn't get in the way! ...more
Jan 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for providing me a chance to review this outstanding book by Liv Constantine.
Addison is a showcase photographer planning the perfect wedding with her fiancé Gabriel. It appears everything is in order except for the need to know who she really is and her future mother-in-law is just the person to hire a detective to protect her son’s heart from a woman who says she lost her memory about who she is and where she came.
Two years ago, abandoned and injured, Addi
Ally Bryan
Nov 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: november-2020
Thank you to Netgalley and Harper for the ARC.

🌟🌟🌟🌟 4/5 stars

This book got me through Election Night 2020, so that is how entertaining it is. I was hooked from the first page and read 75% of it in one sitting. Liv Constantine has mastered the fun, twisty thriller that I love to read

The Stranger in the Mirror is about Addison, an amnesiac who is recently engaged and is starting to get nervous about her wedding. Addison cannot remember anything about her past and cannot stop feeling like she may
Chris Markley
Nov 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, thriller
Addison remembers nothing about her life before she was found wandering on the side of the road in fact even her name is made up. But with the help of the couple that takes her in she starts to build a new life for herself complete with a new job and a fiancé. She is happy, except for the disturbing visions and the scars on her arms, Who is she and what happened to her? When a successful doctor finds her and claims she is his wife that disappeared 2 years before she thinks the questions will be ...more
Donna Hines
Dec 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Imagine building a life with a new man only to uncover your past life comes calling with a vengeance and you can't recall a darn thing because of having amnesia.
Addison may have more in common with Julian's situation than one may think and by far this was not hard to connect the dots yet it's that appeal to learn more, to need facts, to displace memories to fit the narrative that keeps readers engaged and seeking more.
Throughout this thrills, chills, and spills we uncover that Addison was found
Dec 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Addison is like any bride, she is very nervous about her upcoming wedding. She is trying to get her future mother in laws approval but there is one thing that is very different for her. She doesn't know who she is, she has no memory of who she was.
Julian  a successful doctor has been a single father for the past two years, he has been looking for his wife after she disappeared two years ago.
Both of their lives are on a collision course to turn everything upside down when these two cross each o
Dec 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My gratitude to Harper and Netgalley for this ARC.

Addison Hope has amnesia, has no idea who she is (Addison is made-up name), where she came from or why she was wandering on a highway when a trucker picked her up. She has jagged scars on her arms that appear to be from when she tried to take her life. She makes a home with the trucker and his wife, soon falls in love and becomes engaged to be married.

In another state Julian’s wife Cassandra has been missing for two years. Why would she leave him
Nov 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020, arc
Addison Hope has no idea who she is - and hasn’t for two years. She was picked up by a kind trucker on the side of the road in New Jersey and taken to Philadelphia with complete amnesia. She built a life with this new identity, and is engaged to be married to a wonderful man, with a wealthy family. But Addy begins to get flashbacks of her former life - and none of them are pleasant.

Meanwhile, Julian and 7 year old Valentina have been searching for their wife and mother, Cassandra, who disappear
Nov 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
I loved this. I really enjoy the way Liv Constantine. It’s thrilling and intriguing from cover to cover
Nov 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
I so look forward to Liv Constantine’s books. The are consistently edgy and fast-paced. It’s a fascinating glance into a truly evil mind and I can’t get enough. The only drawback for me was that this is very similar to an earlier book by them, so the plot was completely fresh as it was with their last book. Still an excellent read overall.

Many thanks to, Netgalley, Edelweiss. Harper and Liv Constantine for my complimentary e-copy ARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Dallas Strawn
Nov 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Liv Constantine’s latest psychological thriller The Stranger in the Mirror is an impressive addition to their catalog of work...this story is absolutely crazy, it’s soapy, tense, and twisted beyond belief. And I just ate up every bit of it. I love my twisted books, and the Constantine sisters are so good at crafting an ending that you’d never see coming from a mile away.

This particular novel tells the story of a woman named Addison who is suffering from amnesia and is picked up on the side of t
Johnna Whetstone
Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another hit for the sisters who write under the pseudonym Liv Constantine! One of the best things about books from this duo, is the fact that characters do actually feel like they’re different! Not all books, allow you to feel the difference in characters, and I’m not sure if it’s because it’s two are actually doing the writing, but this one definitely feels like you are reading different characters! In doing this, I was able to connect with each character, understand where they were coming from ...more
Dec 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, 2020-reads
Wow! The Stranger in the Mirror was a crazy, thrilling reading experience--the perfect pick for a weekend of escapism. I truly appreciate books that are easy to read and keep me turning the pages right now--I couldn't resist diving into this one super early.

Addison Hope is engaged to be married to Gabriel, her charming, loving fiance. Everything is perfect, except that Addison has amnesia and doesn't remember anything about her past. Two years ago she was picked up on the side of the highway by
Stephanie Peterson
Nov 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is my 3rd book by the Constantine sisters... I love their books and the way they write together. This book was a twisty back and forth thriller written in a few perspectives... which in general is my favorite format. This is one that I basically figured out the twist.... which is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. I did really enjoy it and hoped that it ended the way it did. This type of premise is my favorite... I am huge fan of amnesia stories. I mean I love that character is trying to f ...more
Jessica M
Nov 20, 2020 rated it liked it
I'm a big fan of Liv Constantine, and this was another well-plotted suspense novel.

The things I liked:
-Well written, well plotted
-Excellent dialogue and very "real" character interactions
-Original plot-line that drew me in immediately

What made me grit my teeth:
-The plot fit together *too well*, in a way that felt like it was done for the author's convenience
-I had a hard time connecting to the main character, largely because instead of giving us a vibe of how she was feeling, a lot of "telling"
Nov 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
This one is right up there with The Last Mrs. Parrish which is one of my favorite thrillers!

What a thrill ride this is that hooked me from page one!

The story revolves around Addison who can’t remember anything from her past. She’s about to get married to a wonderful man but fears she did something awful in her past.
Meanwhile, her husband, Julian and daughter are desperately searching for her.
Eventually, Addison and Julian cross paths and that’s when everything spirals out of control.

This bo
Britt Hart
Dec 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thanks to NetGalley and Harper Collins for the ARC.

Liv Constantine is clearly making herself a force to be reckoned with in the thriller genre. The Stranger In The Mirror follows Addison, a young woman with amnesia living in Philly who is attempting to piece together her old life while starting a new one with her fiancé Gabriel. In Boston, Jullian’s wife and the mother of his child have been missing for 2 years, without a trace or lead to follow. After a chance crossing of their paths, things t
Dec 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Liv Constantine continues to create spellbinding mysteries! In "The Stranger in the Mirror," Addison has no memory of her life before she was found hitchhiking on the side of the road. She has successfully moved on, working as a photographer and becoming engaged to a wonderful man. In the back of her mind, however, she wonders where she came from and the few memories she's had are frightening. When someone from her past shows up and volunteers to help her know who she really is, Addison has to d ...more
Dec 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received this book from netgalley in exchange for a review.
I've read others by this author before and was immediately drawn to this one.
Addison finds herself engaged to a wealthy gentleman, and living a pretty good life, despite the fact she cant remeber who she is. Two years ago, Ed found her on the highway alomg his truckimg route, and decided to lend her a had. She's been with him and his wife ever since.
Miles away, Julian is looking for the wife who disappeared one day. He has a chance enc
Keisha Frantom
Nov 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Addison has amnesia and can't remember anything about her life. She settles in Pennsylvania after a kind truck driver rescued her from the road. She begins a relationship but is worried about the scars on her body and the bloody flashbacks she gets. One night a man named Julian recognizes her and claims she is his wife. The story had me guessing about Addison's flashbacks, was she capable of violence? And why did she loose her memory in the first place? The ending is crazy! Thanks to NetGalley f ...more
Nov 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This book starts with a mystery on the first page: Who is Addison? Then, twists and turns are continually being added to the story while you are gasping in delight and wondering just where this will all end. Well, it ends in a neat little package; perhaps too neat. But, it was certainly an enjoyable journey getting to the end. This is another win for Liv Constantine!

My copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My thanks to the the author, th
Megan Taylor
3.5 stars
I'm not upset at all that I read it but it wasn't my favorite book of these authors.
This book, as per usual with these authors, had me completely absorbed in the story. That being said, while I rushed to get through it, this book I was onto the twist. I won't get into the storyline as I don't want to ruin it for the others. But the story does leave you wondering if this has ever happened to someone as it is pretty believable. It takes a lot of trust to allow someone to hypnotize them b
Shellie Zeigler
Nov 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Thank you to Netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. This thriller draws you in immediately with a tale of a woman that has lost her memory and has no idea how she ended up running through the woods next to a highway. Luckily she runs into a kind stranger that takes her in. Then the story starts flipping back and forth....this is when it gets good. We start hearing from a man that has lost his wife and has been searching for her for two years. Could they be the same p ...more
Holly Browning
Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Liv Constantine is quickly rising to the top of my list for the best psychological thrillers! This book is a home run on so many levels. Characters are well developed, as is the story line, and will keep you guessing the whole way through. Diving into the "darker and more controversial side" of hypnosis and false memories, this is a must for fans that love a mystery to get lost in. Recommending for my book club in 2021! #thestrangerinthemirror #livconstantine #netgalley ...more
Cathi - LovesBooksMore
Nov 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Addison Hope has no idea who she is. No recollection of the past two years. She has found love with Gabriel who accepts her unknown past and loves her in spite.
When Julian shows up and tells Addison that she is married, has a child and a life back in Boston- she is torn. She remembers nothing of this.
Gabriel and Addisons new family are broken. Addison reluctantly goes to Boston. Julian takes it slow and Addison is Re acclimated to her old life. But now she has flashbacks and hears voices- forge
Cathy Branciforte
Nov 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: edelweiss
Another good page turner by the Constantine sisters that had me up late into the night! I’ve loved all of their books and this one did not disappoint with its creepy story and plot twists.
This would be a great beach read, perfect for a one sitting binge!
Thanks to Harper Collins and Edelweiss for the advanced digital review copy!
Penny Cook
Dec 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Addison does not remember her life for the past 2 years, but she moves forward and is going to get married. When her old life catches up with her, you don't stop guessing until the end what's going on. I did get confused a couple of time about who is who but it all comes together and the ending is great. ...more
Deirdre Rosenberg
Dec 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
I really enjoyed this fast paced novel. I found it to be really well plotted and thoughtful. I was surprised by a handful of twists and turns. This author is hitting it out of the park and I am stoked for what she puts out next. This book is particularly nice in front of a cozy fire with a big cup of tea.
Kristi Frick
Nov 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book had me on the edge of my seat. I stayed up reading last night until I dropped my kindle on my head because I fell asleep. Lol! Thank you @netgalley , @harperbooks and @livconstantine2 for the advanced readers copy of this book. I highly recommend this book. It will be out July 6, 2021. Get your preorders in now!
Kelly Faysash
Nov 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this novel and felt their was a lot of originality to the plot which is sometimes lacking with the amount of thrillers on the shelves. There were quite a few surprising plot elements that kept the story moving forward at a good clip. Worth a read!
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Liv Constantine is the pen name of sisters Lynne Constantine and Valerie Constantine. Together, they are the bestselling author of the Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick The Last Mrs. Parrish, The Last Time I Saw You, The Wife Stalker, and The Stranger in the Mirror (coming July 2021). Their critically acclaimed books have been praised by USA Today, The Sunday Times, People Magazine, and Good Mornin ...more

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