Mirror Image by Sandra Brown #bookreview #romanticsuspense

What’s going to happen when you wake up with a new identity, a new face, a new family, and someone are out to murder the ‘husband’ of yours?

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This is what happen with Mirror Image by Sandra Brown. 

The crash of a Dallas-bound jet wasn’t just a tragedy to TV reporter Avery Daniels; it was an act of fate that handed her a golden opportunity to further her career. Mistaken for a glamorous, selfish woman named Carole Rutledge, the badly injured Avery would find that plastic surgery had given her Carole’s face, the famous senatorial candidate Tate Rutledge for a husband, and a powerful Texas dynasty for in-laws. And as she lay helpless in the hospital, she would make a shattering discovery: Someone close to Tate planned to assassinate him. Now, to save Tate’s life, Avery must live another woman’s life — and risk her own…

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I was attracted to this book after I’ve read the synopsis. But I got bored soon when the book is about the election. 

Avery Daniels is a reporter who happens to sit next to Carole Rutledge and her daughter on a flight. The plane crash and she managed to survive while saving Carole’s daughter. Badly burnt and with little Mandy on her arms, everyone thought that she’s Carole Rutledge. She’s being treated and resume Carole’s face while staring helplessly at them. She cannot write cos her hand is burnt and she cannot talk cos her vocal is damaged. She wanted to let everyone know that it’s a mistaken identity until someone sneak into her hospital room telling her that Tate Rutledge is going down no matter what. 

At first, I really sympathize with ‘Carole’ cos she’s not the real deal yet she has to endure the rage, the snarling, the hatred from everyone around her including her ‘husband’. She justifies that she’s helping to save them and she wants a breakthrough with this story so that she can claim back her reporter’s credential. But as the story progressed, I come to dislike ‘Carole’ more and more. She wants to have this story despite knowing the truth will hurt Tate Rutledge more than anything. She wants to expose the bad guys so that when Tate know what she’s doing, he’ll forgive her. 

Tate Rutledge is a very mean towards ‘Carole’ throughout the book yet he’s attracted to the ‘new’ her. HE wants her so much yet he doesn’t want to place himself in a vulnerable position anymore. 

If you look closely, this is a dysfunctional family. The elder brother Jack doesn’t have a loving relationship with his wife. The wife is always drunk. Their daughter is a wild mare on the run who hump anyone with a stick between his legs.

The father is a domineering figure who still tries to rule the family even though both of his sons are having a family of their own. The mother is too soft spoken when she’s around their father. 

This is an entertaining book but the talk about election bores me as I skim through quickly. 

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