Publisher: Walker Childrens
Publish Date: August 7, 2012
Origins: From Publisher for Review
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Synopsis: Rachel and Alice are an extremely rare kind of identical twins—so identical that even their aunt and uncle, whom they’ve lived with since their parents passed away, can’t tell them apart. But the sisters are connected in a way that goes well beyond their surfaces: when one experiences pain, the other exhibits the exact same signs of distress. So when one twin mysteriously disappears, the other immediately knows something is wrong—especially when she starts experiencing serious physical traumas, despite the fact that nobody has touched her. As the search commences to find her sister, the twin left behind must rely on their intense bond to uncover the truth. But is there anyone around her she can trust, when everyone could be a suspect? And ultimately, can she even trust herself? Master storyteller Jessica Warman will keep readers guessing when everything they see—and everything they are told—suddenly becomes unreliable in this page-turning literary thriller.
Review: I’m sure everyone has met a set of twins in their life before, but it’s highly doubtful you’ve ever met twins like Rachel and Alice. They’ve always been able to feel each other’s pain and this has sometimes expressed itself physically. If one gets hit by a ball, the other one forms the bruise, etc. Now one of the twins has disappeared at the local carnival and her sister knows there is something truly wrong. Rachel’s always been the ‘good’ twin and Alice is the troublemaker, after they have to go live with their aunt and uncle because their parents died. “Beautiful Lies” is an emotionally twisting mystery, with secrets, lies, mental illness, and true danger to keep you guessing until the very end.
I was very drawn into Ms. Warman’s latest book, “Beautiful Lies”, from the first page. I’ve always been fascinated by twins and these girls are a rare type of twin, which makes them more intriguing. Suspicion, confusion, trauma, and illusion seem to rule over the twin who is left behind when her sister is taken. I don’t want to give away too much, but in “Beautiful Lies”, Ms. Warman has woven a labyrinthine story which will keep you up late trying to figure out the truth among the secrets and mystery. I highly enjoyed this book and I recommend it for anyone who enjoys a truly suspenseful story.
Other Books by this Author: Where The Truth Lies