Review: She’s Not There by P.J. Parrish
They say it’s better to battle the devil you know. But what if you don’t recognize him before it’s too late?
She knows her name is Amelia, but after waking up in a hospital battered and bruised with just the clothes on her back, it’s all she knows. Unable to piece together her shattered memory, she’s haunted by a vision: menacing faces and voices implying her nightmare is far from over.
Relying only on her wits and her will to live, Amelia becomes a fugitive from a mysterious man, and a life she can’t even remember. But the past she’s fleeing has no intention of letting her go.
Book released on September 15, 2015
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This is a book that I can say I left feeling like everything fell into place perfectly. Between the unknown, the twists and turns and the ending, the book was almost pure perfection!
I was drawn right into the story from the first page with Amelia in the hospital not remembering anything. From that moment, my brain was on overload. I was trying to figure out who was the bad guy, who was the good guy, was the good guy really the bad guy and was the bad guy really the good guy? Would she ever remember what happened to her the night she lost her memory? Why were things so weird in her life?
I had so many questions that kept popping up in this story. When one was answered, another arose. Usually it turned into a why or what the heck. The writing in this story is so perfect and flows so easily, you wouldn’t know that this is two sisters team writing. It is pretty much flawless. I couldn’t put this book down.
The development of the characters in this book is mysterious. What I mean by that is even though you get to know the characters pretty well from the different point of views, you don’t really know them. You only know them how they want you to know them. They aren’t all what or who they seem. As the story unfolds, you can’t help but to switch gears on your feelings towards some of them.
Overall, this is definitely a book I would recommend for those who like suspense and mystery. I like these kind of mysteries. The kind that you can just slink right into the book and devour it. This definitely is on my list of great books of the year.