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The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle

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Book Summary

Twin sisters Iris and Summer are startlingly alike, but beyond what the eye can see lies a darkness that sets them apart. Cynical and insecure, Iris has long been envious of Summer’s seemingly never-ending good fortune, including her perfect husband Adam.

Called to Thailand to help her sister sail the family yacht to the Seychelles, Iris nurtures her own secret hopes for what might happen on the journey. But when she unexpectedly finds herself alone in the middle of the Indian Ocean, everything changes. When she makes it to land, Iris allows herself to be swept up by Adam, who assumes that she is Summer.

Iris recklessly goes along with his mistake. Not only does she finally have the golden life she’s always envied, with her sister gone, she’s one step closer to the hundred-million-dollar inheritance left by her manipulative father. All Iris has to do is be the first of his seven children to produce an heir.

Iris’s “new” life lurches between glamorous dream and paranoid nightmare. On the edge of being exposed, how far will she go to ensure no one discovers the truth?

And just what did happen to Summer on that yacht?

Only Iris knows . . .


Condition: New

Hardcover, Published October 20, 2020 by William Morrow

ISBN: 9780063030145


3 reviews for The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle

  1. Elysse W

    In general, I’m not a fan of twin-based thrillers, but this was a horse of a different color. I loved this one! I have seen mixed reviews; sometimes twin thrillers can be hit or miss, people don’t think any two people can be so identical that they might get themselves into these types of situations; but alas, I’m not a twin, so who am I to say, eh?

    I really enjoyed these sisters, I thought the book, while maybe a tad unrealistic, was entertaining and suspenseful. I read this one really quickly, and it continued to keep me guessing, even in the last line of the book. That was completely masterful; very rarely do authors have me so captivated!

  2. Gillian

    I had seen this book everywhere but, allured by the cover, I still went into it somewhat blind, knowing little more than twin sisters were to set out on an ocean crossing leaving only one of them remaining. My thoughts immediately leapt to the assumption that one twin must kill the other and claim accident, but I was instead treated to a far more malevolent twisted tale.

    Initially a slow start as I fumbled through some of the sailing terminology and recoiled at the description of baby Tarquin’s ailments (!), the story soon picked up pace, Iris’ visceral love for the ocean calling to me from the pages, such that I was soon a stowaway on the sisters’ voyage. My feelings towards the sisters and their various family members undulated along with the waves as their backstory was laid bare from Iris’ perspective, clear that there was more to the story than experienced at its surface.

    I smugly patted myself on the back at unravelling a key turn of events before it appeared across the pages; however, was swiftly floored by the bombshell final paragraph, which kicked my super sleuth delusions into touch. 2020 has treated us to so many wonderful debuts and this is surely another to add to the list. Hats off to Rose Carlyle and I look forward to whatever she might next have in store!

  3. KC

    4.5 rounded up to 5

    I am so impressed by this debut by Rose Carlyle and I can not wait to read more from her.

    Please do yourself a favor and go into this one as blind as possible. I read a couple reviews/synopsis before reading this one and ended up spoiled by comparisons I read. Because of that, I was able to guess one of the main twists fairly easily. Not sure if I would have guessed otherwise.

    I loved this one, such an atmospheric read as parts of this story take place in Australia, and there are lots of awesome sailing scenes. This book did such a good job of making me feel tense while reading it, this book will definately take you along for a ride. The thing I will remember the most about this book was the ending, I can’t decide if I loved it or hated it. But it is defintely something I will remember, and I love when authors take chances and come up with crazy endings.

    If you are looking for a fast paced, entertaining, glamourous book, with a memorable ending. This one is for you!

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