Toted as a cross between Gone Girl and Room (but with identical twins), Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone has been on my radar for months. I was so excited to get my hands on a copy!
First, a synopsis. A young woman, Cat, returns to her family home in Scotland after finding out her identical twin sister has mysteriously disappeared. She finds the house almost exactly as she left it – including the hidden passageways, ornate rooms, and creeping sense of dread from her childhood. Soon, she discovers someone has left clues for her throughout the house. But why? And who’s behind it?
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Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone: My Thoughts
This was one of the most unique & original psychological thrillers I’ve ever read. So imaginative, and breathlessly addicting! The atmosphere was on point, too, and the characters felt fully-formed. Their motivations actually rang true, which is really important for me to get invested in a story.
I’m obsessed with old, sprawling houses filled with antiques, endless rooms, and strange passageways, and this book totally fed that obsession! There were even hidden clues throughout the house, which made my mystery-loving heart so happy.
If you love thrillers but are looking for something a little different, totally check this one out! Highly recommended.
Rating: 4.5 (out of 5) stars
Release date: April 20th, 2021
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