Sunday, April 5, 2020

Review: The Missing Sister by Elle Marr (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

The Missing Sister
by Elle Marr

About The Missing Sister

The Missing Sister
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (April 1, 2020)
Paperback: 299 pages
ISBN-10: 1542006058
ISBN-13: 978-1542006057
Digital ASIN: B07QYMXX41

In Paris, her twin sister has vanished, leaving behind three chilling words: Trust no one.

Shayna Darby is finally coming to terms with her parents’ deaths when she’s delivered another blow. The body of her estranged twin sister, Angela—the possible victim of a serial killer—has been pulled from the Seine. Putting what’s left of her life on hold, Shayna heads to Paris. But while cleaning out Angela’s apartment, Shayna makes a startling discovery: a coded message meant for her alone…

Alive. Trust no one.

Taking the warning to heart, Shayna maintains the lie. She makes a positive ID on the remains and works to find out where—and why—her missing sister is hiding. Shayna retraces her sister’s footsteps, and they lead her down into Paris’s underbelly.

As she gets closer to the truth—and to the killer—Shayna’s own life may now be in the balance…
My Review 

Shayna Darby is familiar with loss. Her parents death turned her life upside town. Now, she is notified that her twin sister, Angela, died in Paris. The circumstances are suspicious. Shayna leaves her life behind and heads to Paris. She is instructed to identify the body and clean out Angela’s apartment.

Upon her arrival in Paris, Shayna is met by Angela’s boyfriend. A boyfriend Shayna knew nothing about. While cleaning out Angela’s apartment, she discovers her sister left behind secret clues that only Shayna would recognize. She begins to wonder if her sister is really dead and who, if anyone, Shayna could trust.

Shayna starts her own quest for the truth and comes up with several shocking discoveries.

The premise of this story grabbed my attention immediately. This is a captivating novel that makes you think and try to put all the pieces together. The author did a good job of keeping me in suspense. I was totally engrossed watching Shayna trying to unravel the mystery of her sister. I guessed part of it early on, but I didn’t figure out the whys and hows until the big reveal at the end.

The characters, the setting and the storyline make for an intriguing adventure.

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FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

About Elle Marr

elle marr

Originally from Sacramento, Elle Marr explored the urban wilderness of Southern California before spending three wine-and-cheese-filled years in France. There she earned a master’s degree from the Sorbonne University in Paris. Now she lives and writes outside Portland, Oregon, with her husband and one very demanding feline. When she’s not busy writing her next novel, she’s most likely thinking about it. Connect with her online at, or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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  1. This sounds like a great read. I love books that pull me in and keep me guessing. I'm feeling like I might need to make another book order soon!

  2. Good to hear it's captivating as I have this on my Kindle. Glad it kept you guessing even if you did figure some of it out.

  3. I wish I'd had time to read this for the tour. Thanks for the great review.


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