Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Ghost Flower by Michele Jaffe

Title: Ghost Flower                                                                         
Author: Michele Jaffe
Publisher: Atom
Published: April 2012
ISBN: 978 1907 411083

Rating: 4.5/5

The cover is beautiful, with ornate gold flowers & leafs over a female character.

Eve has gone from foster home to foster home and works at a café.  When things go wrong she accepts an offer from Baine and Bridgette, who offer her an insane amount of money to return with them as their long lost cousin who disappeared after he best friend committed suicide; all this so they can claim their fortune four years early.

What enfolds is a multitude of deceit, lies and mystery as Eve assumes the identity of Aurora and tries to find her place.  In doing so she begins to unravel some of the families secrets – will she live to tell the tale?

A well crafted thriller!  The perpetrator remained a surprise until the last.

Book synopsis:
'I am an imposter. A fake. A fraud. But everything that follows is the truth and nothing but the truth. I have no reason to lie anymore.' Eve has been living hand-to-mouth, trying to forget old scars from her foster homes and to avoid getting any new ones from her sleazy boss. So when she's offered a way out - $100,000 to pretend to be somebody she's not - she knows she'd be a fool not to take it. But it soon becomes clear that her life will be at risk unless she can work out exactly what happened to the girl she's been asked to impersonate. Trapped in a web of lies and deceit, Eve is desperate to learn the truth, even if it means facing up to a past filled with murderous secrets.

Source – Many thanks to Atom, a copy was received in return for an honest review.

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