Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Release Date: April 01, 2020
Genre: Adult Fiction / Thriller / Mystery
Shayna Darby is finally coming to terms with her parents’ deaths when she’s delivered another blow. The body of her estranged twin sister, Angela—the possible victim of a serial killer—has been pulled from the Seine. Putting what’s left of her life on hold, Shayna heads to Paris. But while cleaning out Angela’s apartment, Shayna makes a startling discovery: a coded message meant for her alone…
Alive. Trust no one.
Taking the warning to heart, Shayna maintains the lie. She makes a positive ID on the remains and works to find out where—and why—her missing sister is hiding. Shayna retraces her sister’s footsteps, and they lead her down into Paris’s underbelly.
As she gets closer to the truth—and to the killer—Shayna’s own life may now be in the balance…
The pace was very steady, and I couldn’t wait to find out what had happened to Angela and who the killer was. I think Marr did a really good job of making you suspicious of everyone and even though I wasn’t super shocked by the ending, a couple of things definitely surprised me. The end merges into disturbing and a touch gory, but the majority of the book isn’t like that at all so if you are squeamish I think you should be able to read this just fine.
I was captivated by the mystery, and the catacombs in Paris was such a unique and fascinating setting. I liked reading about Paris in general, but I knew nothing about the catacombs going into it and it made the book quite creepy and even more interesting.
I was also a huge fan of the twin aspect. I haven’t read many books about twins, so it was nice to have something different. There was definitely a lot going on, but The Missing Sister was a solid, suspenseful thriller and I look forward to seeing what Marr comes up with next!
MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ / 5
Thank you to the publisher for providing me with an advance review copy of this book, all opinions and thoughts are my own.