The Look-Alike, by Erica Spindler

2.5 these two things are not the same stars!!


The Look-Alike

Hardcover, 311 pages
Published January 28th 2020 by St. Martin’s Press
Original Title
The Look-Alike
1250083672 (ISBN13: 9781250083678)


Sienna Scott grew up in the dark shadow of her mother’s paranoid delusions. Now, she’s returned home to confront her past and the unsolved murder that altered the course of her life.

In her mother’s shuttered house, an old fear that has haunted Sienna for years rears its ugly head —that it was she who had been the killer’s target that night. And now, with it, a new fear—that the killer not only intended to remedy his past mistake—he’s already begun. But are these fears any different from the ones that torment her mother?

As the walls close in, the line between truth and lie, reality and delusion disintegrate. Has Sienna’s worst nightmare come true? Or will she unmask a killer and finally prove she may be her mother’s look-alike, but she’s not her clone?



My Review…

This is not my first Erica Spindler book and I have previously loved all her books I read, and I thought this was going to be the same way.  However, I felt maybe this book was not even close to their caliber. I’m not sure if it’s because she was trying to delve so much into the mental illness aspect of the book?  Or maybe because she had to many players in the game.  I knew from the beginning who did it which usually happens to me, but I still wanted to see the book through.  There was a lot of inconsistency on whether she wanted the character to stick with the mental illness side or the mystery side or the romance side. The main female protagonist was very flighty which I could kind of see from her upbringing, maybe.  I don’t know I just felt this book was all over the place.

Maybe it was a more me than you kind of a problem, like I said I really have loved her previous books.  Did I hype this one up to much in my head… maybe..


About the author…

Erica SpindlerA New York Times and International bestselling author, Erica Spindler’s skill for crafting engrossing plots and compelling characters has earned both critical praise and legions of fans. Her stories have been lauded as thrill-packed page turners, white- knuckle rides and edge-of-your-seat whodunits.

Erica loves meeting and interacting with her fans, both in person and online. She has a wicked sense of humor, an optimistic spirit and loves coffee, chocolate and red wine, not necessarily in that order.

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