THE FACE IN THE MIRROR
I tried putting the end of the conversation out of my mind and focused my attention on Crista. I had an appointment with her first thing after lunch and I needed to figure out what my next move would be with her.
I needed to find out how the investigation into her sister was going. I needed to find out how much of danger Crista was actually in. I needed to find out what I could do to protect her.
But most of all, I needed to find out just how dangerous Jane really was.
Jack Fletcher once had a promising career as the youngest social worker in the Middlesex County Hospital's Adult Mental Health Programme. But after suffering an attack at the hands of a client, he is left with a failed marriage, alcoholism, anxiety attacks and a social work license that is under threat of being revoked. Jack's life is spiralling downward until he is assigned to the newest patient, Crista Sunderland, a woman who burned her house down while her twin sister was trapped inside. Crista won't speak with police or any counsellor about what happened, but she will talk to Jack, since she can see that he is as broken as she is. Jack is tasked with finding out if the woman is as mentally ill as everyone suspects or if she is telling the truth about her sister being a serial killer. A killer whose body wasn't found in the fire.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Barrientos pens a thrilling romp, with the chills, twists, and feels you want. A quick read, this debut novel reveals a budding author whose development shows promise. Encourage him. Buy this book. Five stars.
I pre-ordered this book and could not wait to get it! Let me tell you, it did not disappoint! I read a lot of thrillers and figured by the middle I had it pegged, as I often do. Damn was I wrong, I never would have guessed the end, it kept me engaged until the very end. I ended up staying up super later and then waking up early to finish it(no small feat with 2 small children). Would definitely recommend.
I absolutely loved this book! I could not put it down as I had to finish it as soon as possible, and I was absolutely shocked by the ending! I cannot wait to see what else the author has in store as his novel had me captivated from start to finish. Would highly recommend this book to any of my friends and anyone who enjoys a thrilling novel. Not only is the book incredibly written it is a story that will stick with me for a long time.