Title: The Wrong Sister
Author: T.E. Woods
Publication Date: February 27, 2018
Page Count: 273
My rating: 4 1/2 stars
About the book:
Sometimes a perfect stranger . . .
From behind the wheel of her car, Tess Kincaid glimpses a woman walking down a Madison, Wisconsin, street. They’ve never met, but Tess senses an undeniable familiarity about her. Hair color, square chin, wide-set blue eyes . . . Tess sees the same features every time she looks in the mirror.
Is neither of those things.
Intrigued, Tess introduces herself and discovers that she and her doppelganger, Mimi, have more than appearance in common. They even share the same birthday. Mimi—confident and outgoing where Tess is understated and shy—is convinced they’re twins, separated shortly after birth. Tess, who’s felt unloved and unmoored since her mother disappeared years ago, only knows that there’s more than coincidence at play. And when a body is discovered in a local marsh, Tess is entangled in a search for the truth that will prove fascinating, disconcerting, and ultimately terrifying . . .
The Wrong Sister by T.E. Woods is a thriller that the main character, Tess Kincaid, finds herself in a police station answering questions at the start of the book. As Tess answers the story begins to be told in these flashes back from the moment she first saw a woman who looked exactly like her and went to introduce herself.
Tess and Mimi find that looks are not the only thing the pair shares between them. They both have the same birthday and then apparently even the same mother who had left Tess as a child. How is this possible? Are they twins who have been separated? And what other secrets could their parents have hidden from them all their lives?
The story within the pages of this book was one that flowed nicely and was easy to become completely engaged in while reading. The way it’s set up with a glimpse of the “current” being an interrogation you know things will escalate and it’s a matter of patience until getting there while the layers of the story unfold.
I will say that I had made a big guess with this one fairly early on and that sort of works out in the end but the author made sure to throw in a few extra twists that kept it exciting nonetheless. With the fact that I flew through this one and enjoyed my time reading it I’m still giving this one 4.5 stars regardless of some things seeming a bit obvious to me.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
T.E. Woods (Teri to her friends) is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Madison, Wisconsin. She blows off steam by writing murder mysteries and is the author of the well-received Justice series. In her free time, Teri enjoys the wonders of Wisconsin by hiking, biking, and kayaking. She knows her way around the kitchen, is someone you’d want on your trivia team, and has solved the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle with a personal best time of twenty-four minutes. If you play poker with her, prepare to lose. If you sit down to watch a Wisconsin Badger football game with her, prepare to hear swear words you never thought would come out of the mouth of a sweet middle-aged lady.