Top critical review
Did not knock my socks off, But I did enjoy it,
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on August 19, 2021
3 ½ stars
I have enjoyed all the books I have read by Liv Constantine (sister duo Lynne & Valerie Constantine ) Some I have enjoyed more than others, but they are all good. The Stranger in the Mirror was a fast read and while it did not knock my socks off I did enjoy it, finished it in a couple of days.
Addison lives in Philadelphia and is engaged to Gabriel, but she is not all the excited about the big day. It is not because she does not love him, she does very much, but it is because Addison does not know who she really is. Two years ago she was found on the side of the road in New Jersey by a trucker named Ed, with no memory of who she was. Ed brought her home and together with his wife Gigi, they have given Addison a home, helped her heal and got her a new identity.
In a Boston suburb Julian has been trying to find out what happened to his wife Cassandra, who went missing 2 years ago. He knows that she would not have just left him and especially their seven-year-old daughter Valentina of her own will.
I don’t want to say too much and spoil things, but you can probably guess how Addison and Cassandra are connected without me saying LOL
I was hooked from the beginning and I couldn’t wait to find out who Addison really was and when we did find out I couldn’t wait to find out what happened to make her lose her memory and end up on the side of the road in NJ. I loved the flow of the book, it was a fast read that only took me a couple of days to finish. There was a twist later in the book that made me go “What?! Nice! So did not see that coming.” But then the book took a turn that had me rolling my eyes. And while yes I can suspend belief when I read sometimes things are just too way over the top and the turn this book took while it wasn’t way over the top, it was skimming close to it.
I did enjoy all the characters, though Gabriel really got on my nerves at the end of the book. To me he turned into a selfish child LOL And I really though the Constantine sisters did a great job with the ending.
All in all this was a very entertaining read and I look forward to more works by this sister duo.