Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Mirror Shop by Nicholas Bundock

Owning an antique mirror shop brings in many different buyers.  The buyers are usually looking for something special for their home, but Rhona seems to be extra special to Luke and seems to need more attention.

Luke definitely has no problem giving her extra attention even though he and Eva have happily been together for years.  Rhona seems to become an obsession for Luke. 

Luke tries to find every opportunity to see Rhona, and he day dreams about their meetings and re-lives them.

Rhona's husband, Alden, and Eva's Client, Agnes, have a link to both Luke and Eva because Agnes had an affair with Alden and at one of her therapy session reveals some information that shocks Eva because it can't be true can it? 

We follow Luke through his days as he becomes more obsessed with Rhona and more distant with Eva. When the connection of Alden and Rhona now affects Luke and Eva, the story line takes another turn.

I did not like Rhona at all - she was manipulative and only cared about herself. Luke was naive about the situation and needed to think straight.   Alden was a bit flighty and seemed like a fake.  Agnes was a help to Eva.  Eva was sweet.

The characters were very well developed, and their feelings seemed to pop out of the pages helping you add yourself into the situation and fit in perfectly.

Mr. Bundock does a marvelous job with his descriptions and details of every event.

The story line moves along quickly and holds your interest as new twists and facts turn up along with different story lines that add new characters.

I enjoyed this book because of the characters and the bit of mystery.

The characters were intriguing, seemed real, and made decisions that may have been made by people that are not characters in a book.  

The ending was not what I had expected, but was surprising and good.  The entire book was an enjoyable read.  

Mr. Bundock is an author to take a look at.  4/5

This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.


  1. This was an enjoyable, different read.

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. Sounds a bit like a soap opera but the fact that it had twists and turns and a surprise ending makes it appealing.

    1. LOL...it was a bit of a soap opera, but the mystery made it good.

      Thanks for commenting, Laura.