#PsychologicalThriller #BookReview -- A Face to Die For by Andrea Kane -- #Giveaway inside
Doppelgangers, treachery, and diabolical disloyalty led to three shattered lives…
Urban legend says that everyone has a double, or exact look-alike. Would you search for yours? And if you found them, would you risk your life for theirs?
When a chance encounter outside the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan results in mistaken identity, wedding planner Gia Russo is curious to find the person whose cell phone picture has been shown her—veterinarian Dr. Danielle Murano, her exact look-alike. A Facebook private message blossoms into a budding, long-distance friendship, and the two women agree to meet in New York and see the truth for their own eyes.
Shocked at the sight of one another, they quickly bond over drinks, childhood pictures and an uncanny feeling that they share more than just a visual resemblance. Together they decide to end the speculation and undergo DNA testing for siblingship. But when the tests confirm they’re identical twins, more questions are raised than answered.
And with good reason. The same mysterious forces that separated the sisters years ago are still at large, frantic to keep the two women apart. Their attempts to do so become more violent once it becomes clear that the two sisters have found each other. But when the danger escalates and the sisters fear for their lives, Gia turns to a former client of her wedding planning company, Marc Devereraux of Forensic Instincts, for help.
Despite being embroiled in another case, Forensic Instincts agrees to help Gia and Danielle discover who has been threatening them. And when Forensic Instincts discovers that this case is linked to the [Mafia, Organized Crime], they must dig up skeletons better left buried, and get at the frightening truth without destroying the sisters and the families they have grown to love.
If you have taken a peek at the excerpt, you will see what happened when one man took the lives of a man and woman without cleaning up the loose ends. As the story unfolds, Forensic Instincts, a company using innovative techniques to solve crimes and crack cold cases, is called upon to piece together the shattered lives of unsuspecting three young women.
With surgical precision, Kane created a realistic story. Complete with an overarching plot, A Face To Die For is an intricate web of subplots leading to the cause of the double homicide introduced in the prologue. Nothing is out of place. In fact, the discerning reader can see the escalation and resolution of the subplots. This is quite a masterpiece.
From Dani to the conniving little twit who masquerades as a family friend, each character is fully developed. Further, the character arc is easily discerned. Of particular interest is the team that comprises Forensic Instincts. It was amazing to see how the various talents were used to solve cases – clairvoyance, IT, and more.