From Erica Spindler, the New York Times bestselling author of The Other Girl and Justice for Sara comes The Look-Alike, a thrilling psychological drama about a woman who believes she escaped a brutal murder years ago—but does anyone else believe her?
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?
In this serviceable romantic thriller from bestseller Spindler (The Other Girl), 29-year-old chef Sienna Scott comes to believe returning to her hometown of Tranquility Bluffs, Wis., might just be the worst move she ever made. Though Sienna has matured immensely during the decade since her now-deceased father packed her off to London to protect her from the toxic combination of her mother Viv's paranoid delusions and the probe into the murder of a fellow student, Madison Robie, whose body Sienna discovered, nothing could properly prepare her for the nightmare that awaits her in Tranquility Bluffs. Not only has Viv's mental illness worsened significantly but the Robie investigation has just been reopened and Sienna starts getting menacing calls that rekindle her fears that she might have been the killer's original target. Unexpected passion with the hunky house-flipper who recently moved in across the street from Sienna's family home adds romantic heat en route to the contrived conclusion. Spindler smoothly blends all the plot ingredients, but she leaves the reader hungry for something more satisfying.
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Erica Spindler’s The Look-Alike
Dynamic, suspenseful, intriguing read!!!
Ten years after the murder of a young
woman on the college campus in the
small town of Tranquil Bluffs, Wisconsin,
Sienna Scott returns from England. She
has been living in England with her
grandmother after her father sent her
away. Now she is back to Wisconsin to
live with her mother. Her mother has a
delusion disorder. Her mother and Sienna
look alike. Does Sienna share her disorder?
The cold case of the murder has been
reopened because the Chief of Police is
retiring. Sienna still feels that she was the
one to be murdered as the young woman
had on white coat like the one Sienna wore
that night. The young woman was taking
the out of the way short cut that Sienna
took every week after her study group.
It was a blinding snowstorm that night.
Did the killer murder the young woman
thinking she was Sienna? Dressed in the
white coated was this the murder of a
Sienna look alike?
Sienna starts her own investigation. She
finds this situation challenging plus wants
the satisfaction of seeing the culprit brought
Mix a tangled web of clues, secrets revealed
and lies uncovered for a well written, captivating
and emotional read. The plot is interesting
with twists where the main character goes back
and forth from past to present effortlessly trying
to solve the mystery.
The main character and the supporting characters
are all well developed, multifaceted and cleverly
A Highly Recommended Read!!
I volunteered to read The Look Alike. Thanks to
the Review Crew for the opportunity. My opinion
is voluntary and my own.
Another Masterpiece Thriller by Erica Spindler
I received an ARC of The Look A-Like by Erica Spindler, and loved every page turning minute of it. It was an outstanding book and Erica Spindler is an amazing storyteller. The Look A-Like is the story of Sienna Scott and her return home to Tranquility Bluffs, Wisconsin from London, where she has been for the last ten years. The story takes place in current day, but some chapters detail the events from ten years ago. Ten years ago, when Sienna was a freshmen in college, she found the body of a fellow student, Madison Robie, who had been murdered on campus. Sienna believed that Madi was murdered instead of her, same color coat along the path that Sienna took to her dorm after study group. Sienna's mother, Vivienne suffers from mental illness. Sienna's father, Dan sent her to London to live with his mother, because he was concerned about Sienna's mental health. Upon her arrival home, Sienna hears that Madison Robie's murder case has been reopened. Sienna soon notices the new neighbor across the street, Jonathan Hart. He is fixing up the house to flip it. Sienna and Jonathan become romantically involved and Sienna believes she is falling in love with him. That is until Sienna does the unthinkable and accuses him of murdering Madi. As the police get closer to solving the murder everyone is a suspect, including Sienna's mother, and half brother, Brad. Love how Erica always keeps you guessing who did it. Not sure how many times I flip flopped between Jonathan, Brad, Vivienne, and Randy, campus police officer first on the scene of Madi's murder and now a detective for the Tranquility Bluffs Police Department. Love the details and all the characters in the story. It was a phenomenal story. So happy that The Look A-Like includes my favorite surprises and plot twists that I have come to expect in Erica Spindler's books. She truly did not disappoint. I loved the ending, wasn't sure how she was going to tie it all together, but she did it magnificently.