Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The Girl In the Mirror by Rose Carlyle

Summer was the first born twin and the most shy.  Iris was a surprise a few minutes later. She was not as shy as Summer.

In fact, Iris was always jealous of Summer. Summer seemed to just have everything handed to her and was prettier.  

As they grew into adults, they were friends, but Iris was still jealous.  

When their father died, his will made things between them a bit tricky because even though they didn’t discuss it, they were or at least Iris was competing to be the first to become pregnant to inherit their father’s hundred million dollar fortune.

Only one child could inherit the money and not share it with any of the other siblings that included the siblings their father had with his two other wives.

We then meet the sisters when Iris has left her husband and Summer needs Iris to help take the family yacht across the ocean.  

The two sisters take the yacht together, but what Summer tells Iris while they are on their way will change everything. What happens the next morning is even worse. 


Summer was no where to be found, and she hadn’t awakened Iris at midnight as planned. 

Where could Summer be? Of course Iris thinks the worst, and knows the worst has happened. 

But...has the worst happened?  

Iris always wanted to be Summer.  Maybe she could be Summer now that she is gone.

The decision was easily made for Iris/Summer when she made it to shore, and the deceit begins.

It was nerve wracking thinking how Iris was going to pull all of this off. She even thought twice about it herself.

Many surprises await the reader as the book continues. Does Iris/Summer get away with what she did?

The girl in the mirror will keep you guessing, and keep you turning the pages.

Those readers who enjoy nautical jargon and journeys on a yacht will also be pulled in.  4/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Ooooooohhhhhh! This is like a nightmare come true...

    1. It is a nightmare, and a good one.

      Thanks for your comment, Bookworm.

  2. Another fantastic review. Like you, I kept turning the pages to find out how Iris was going to get out of the dilemma.

    1. Thanks, Cheryl.

      It was nerve wracking and tense. I was worried about her.

      Thanks for commenting.

  3. I don't necessarily love nautical jargon, but this one wound good. I don't know whether to root for Iris or not.

    1. It is good enough, Carol, that you can overlook the nautical stuff even though it gets detailed.

      ENJOY if you read it.

      Thanks for your comment.

  4. Wow, the way you write your review makes me super curious about this book. Your review builds up the suspense!

    1. 😍

      It is suspenseful.

      Thanks for your comment, Laura.

  5. Definitely a nerve-racking read! Thanks for sharing.