Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Mirror, Mirror by Jessica Jesinghaus

Mirror, Mirror
by Jessica Jesinghaus


Publication Date: July 28, 2016
Publisher: Jessica Jesinghaus
Genre: Romantic Paranormal Suspense
Print Length: 336 pages
Available from: Amazon
 
 Nearly twenty years ago a teenage girl was murdered...

Samantha Carlson was just a young girl when her cousin, Emily, was brutally raped and killed in her own home. As a child, Sam's family did their best to shelter her from the gruesome details. Now, working the crime beat for the Portland Tribune, Sam has the resources at her fingertips to investigate the case for herself.

Through the eyes of a killer...

After inheriting a family heirloom, an antique vanity table that once belonged to her murdered cousin, Sam begins seeing visions in the mirror's depths. Like watching an old home movie, she bears witness to Emily's murder. As if that weren't frightening enough, she starts to see other things too: fleeting glimpses of the killer himself! Are the things she sees just a figment of her imagination or could something otherworldly be trying to communicate with her? When the killer strikes again and leaves clues behind meant specifically for Sam it becomes a race against time to try to catch him.

  
Mirror, Mirror by Jessica Jesinghaus

Mirror, MirrorOne of the best things about a well-written mystery/suspense is trying to guess the outcome as the clues begin to pile up, but I have to be honest, the author who has nailed their craft will leave saying, “I didn’t see THAT one coming.” Congratulations to author Jessica Jesinghaus! I didn’t see that one coming! You had me hooked on MIRROR, MIRROR from page one as you ramp up the action, tossed out the bread crumbs and led me on a merry chase through your written maze to the end!

Sam found the antique vanity table in her grandmother’s basement. Twenty years prior, it belonged to her older cousin, a teen brutally raped and murdered, her killer still on the loose. A tenacious crime reporter, Sam thought she had seen it all, but when brutal images begin showing up in the mirror, Sam is positive she is watching her cousin’s last moments from the killer’s eyes. Even more unnerving are the glimpses of the monster himself, but she never sees enough to identify the killer. Could Emily be sending a message from beyond the veil of life? Is she showing Sam the murders done by the same man?

Sam finds it impossible NOT to investigate Emily’s murder for herself. That investigation will lead into a dark abyss of danger as Sam learns more that it is safe for her know. Is the murderer after her now? How does he know she has “spoken” to Emily? Is he taunting Sam with clues?

It’s a deadly game of cat and mouse and Sam is being lured into the trap. Not until the terror gets too close to home do the authorities believe in Sam’s claims, but by then, it may be too late.

Settle in for a dark tale of twisted evil while a voice from the dead urges Sam toward the hidden truth that will completely turn her world upside down. Jessica Jesinghaus has mastered her craft, building a world that feels veiled in secrets with answers just out of one’s grasp. An excellent read that was hard to put down until I could discover if Emily could finally move on or if she even wanted to! The atmosphere is set from the front cover on, and its a nail biter.

I received this copy from Jessica Jesinghaus, because I think I coerced her into it! My review is honest and voluntary, though!



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