4.5 whaaat? Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5
Sometimes a perfect stranger . . .
From behind the wheel of her car, Tess Kincaid glimpses a woman walking down a Madison, Wisconsin, street. They’ve never met, but Tess senses an undeniable familiarity about her. Hair color, square chin, wide-set blue eyes . . . Tess sees the same features every time she looks in the mirror.
Is neither of those things.
Intrigued, Tess introduces herself and discovers that she and her doppelganger, Mimi, have more than appearance in common. They even share the same birthday. Mimi—confident and outgoing where Tess is understated and shy—is convinced they’re twins, separated shortly after birth. Tess, who’s felt unloved and unmoored since her mother disappeared years ago, only knows that there’s more than coincidence at play. And when a body is discovered in a local marsh, Tess is entangled in a search for the truth that will prove fascinating, disconcerting, and ultimately terrifying . . .
What would you think if you saw your identical twin walking down the street? And you don’t have an identical twin? Would you hunt her down and confront her? Would you have drinks with her? Would you question everything you’ve ever known about your life? Well that is what Tess did….
Tess has a quiet life, she works at a library, and takes care of her alcoholic father…. her mother left her father and her when she was 12 and she feels tremendous guilt…. she thinks she drove her mother away and consequently ruined her father’s life…. A lot for a girl of 12 to put on herself….
Mimi, Tess’s doppelgänger has had quite the different life…. she is a recent graduate from Tufts with a PhD in history, interviewing for a job as a professor at the local university…. after meeting and deciding to have drinks, the girls discover they have more in common than just their looks…. they have the same birthday, their mothers have the same first name, and did I mention they look identical? What is going on?
This book had my head spinning…. Tess is being interviewed in a Police Station about a body… and the story is told in flashback scenes, in bits and pieces…. I had so many theories it was crazy….. but nothing had my head spinning more than the truth…. what an ending… an ending I needed to read twice…..
Strongly recommend to my psychological thriller loving friends…. absolutely join Mimi and Tess on the journey to find out what the heck is going on? What is the truth?
*** thank you so much to the publisher and Net Galley for a copy of this fabulous book ***
Prepare to go, huh?