In Paris, Her Twin Sister Has Vanished, Leaving Behind Three Chilling Words Trust No One Shayna Darby Is Finally Coming To Terms With Her Parents Deaths When She S Delivered Another Blow The Body Of Her Estranged Twin Sister, Angela The Possible Victim Of A Serial Killer Has Been Pulled From The Seine Putting What S Left Of Her Life On Hold, Shayna Heads To Paris But While Cleaning Out Angela S Apartment, Shayna Makes A Startling Discovery A Coded Message Meant For Her Alone Alive Trust No One Taking The Warning To Heart, Shayna Maintains The Lie She Makes A Positive ID On The Remains And Works To Find Out Where And Why Her Missing Sister Is Hiding Shayna Retraces Her Sister S Footsteps, And They Lead Her Down Into Paris S UnderbellyAs She Gets Closer To The Truth And To The Killer Shayna S Own Life May Now Be In The Balance Elle Marr is obviously a talented writer but this is not the kind of book where you just glide through the words and turn pages compulsively I kept setting this down and picking it up again, struggling to find a rhythm with it.She wrote good characters and the premise was fantastic but I never felt quite as connected to this book as I hoped I absolutely recommend it however, as I feel my experience may be unique to me this time.Thank you to Elle Marr, Thomas Mercer and NetGalley for giving me this ARC in exchange for an honest review. ArreteC est ici l empire de la mortStopFor here is the empire of death Shayna Darby knows about loss.She lost both of her parents when she was only 21 years old and now she has to fly to Paris to identify her estranged twin sister s body in the morgue.When she arrives in France and goes to her sister s apartment she finds a message that only she can decipher Alive Trust no one.From then on it s a race against time to find her twin and discover the truth beneath the layers of lies and the masses of people that her twin surrounded herself with.There s trips to the catacombs, expensive restaurants, and brothels.The outcome could cost Shayna s freedom and also her life.Everything about this book, the format, the characters, the sporadic emails sent from her twin, Angela, are great No relationship, no family is perfect and this highlights it I especially love reading about twins and that bond they have because it s creepy but also touching at the same time.Shayna is a complex character and she knows it She never had time to be the fun twin She had to take things seriously while Angela took hold of living life loosely There s turbulence on both sides and even when we get to the climax we feel the tension but we never lose sight of their love for one another.Elle Marr is a great writer She nails these emotions and slips in details that you overlook at first but you make sure to notice because it all comes into play later I look forward to reading from her This was a quick read but mostly because I didn t want to put it down for one second.Thank you very much to Netgalley and the publisher for my copy of this ARC All opinions are my own Ready for your burial, Moon I delayed reading this book, as I didn t think it would be exciting Boy, was I wrong it was EXCELLENT One twin goes to Paris to search for her missing sister, and finds a clue that she is alive, but to trust no one There are many dynamics at play here how twins know things about each other, estrangement, betrayal, trust issues, with each other and nearly everyone they encounter I thought the story started a little slow and meandering, but the pace quickly picked up, and the ending was a scary, creepy surprise and it was all good There are a lot of characters to get to know, and the plot was very twisty but not difficult to follow Just when I thought I had guessed something, I was wrong several times If you like thrillers and mysteries with family drama interwoven, and a touch of horror you will enjoy this book 5 stars and I highly recommend it Thanks to Netgalley, the author and publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. Identical twins Angela and Shayna have been estranged for a few years until Angela who lives in Paris goes missing.Shayna flies from America to try to find her missing sister and finds a message from her sister wrote in a secret script they used growing up Everyone else thinks she s dead.Shayna then has to try to discover the truth Trips to the catacombs, restaurants, secret underground brothels.Elle Marr is a great writer but I found it difficult to connect to the characters Shayna seemed difficult to warm too Lots of confusing thoughts running through her head flipping between different time periods I liked the mystery element and the secret language between the two twins without revealing spoilers but felt the plot could go elsewhere Thank you to the publishers, author and Net galley for the advanced copy in exchange for my opinion. The Missing Sister by Elle Marr is an ambitious novel and, I must admit, I am struggling to articulate my thoughts The writing and premise are excellent, however I did grapple with the execution of a plot that I think tries to tackle too much, and becomes a bit chaotic at times as a result..Shayna Darby flies to Paris to identify the body of her twin sister Angela who has purportedly been murdered While trying to come to grips with this, Shayna sees a coded message that only she and her sister could recognize Alive Trust no one The search is on for the missing twin, and it will take Shayna from the catacombs of Paris to the nefarious brothels that inhabit the City of Light While I did find events rather difficult to follow with any real degree of engagement, I loved the writing style and did enjoy the descriptions of Paris as the city seems to become a character in and of itself Unfortunately, this is a story that I didn t fully connect with, however I do recognize its merits and believe it will hit the spot with many others.3.5 starsMany thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Mercer for this ARC. An excellent book Had fun reading it, and kept me on my toes the whole time Great character development and fascinating storyline. Angela is missing and her twin sets out to find her There is a message that she is alive and to trust no one Surely that warning doesn t extend to her missing twins boyfriend In the search for her twin she will encounter all kinds of people None of them are whom they appear to be.In the end the only one she can trust is herself Her determination to find her sister leads her into the most dangerous and difficult places she will ever go And in the end she does have to learn who to trust and who to run from.Interesting, intriguing I loved this book so much I couldn t stop reading after the first chapter It s engaging and the mystery is so well done I liked the idea of mixed race twins , the description of Paris , all the small details from the taxi drive to the hotel, cafeteria and every shop or surrounding The underworld as well because we often don t get to much insight about one of the most visited city in the world As for the story itself, it s full of mystery and will keep you on the edge until you finished the last page I m recommending this great book to all mystery thrillers lovers. After learning that her twin sister is dead, Shayna travels to Paris to identify her body But once she arrives she sees a message written by Angela,saying that Angela is alive and that Shayna should not trust anyone I really liked 2 things about this novel First, that our main characters were of mix race They were born in the US,while being half Chinese and half Irish, if I m not mistaken So there were interesting discussions on what that feels like,on the sense of belonging, on how rude people can be The author made me feel these things, this part was done beautifully The second thing I liked was the writing style itself Like I said,the author can practically make you feel what she is writing about What it is like to be of mixed heritage, to be a twin,to be a foreigner, to be a child,to be a sibling Elle Marr goes deep on the theme of the twin bond,all the love and hate in that bond It was easy to see that Marr is a talented writer Now, the things I didn t like are mainly the plot and the pacing There wasn t much of a plot in this book, that was my biggest problem I was than half way through and nothing that what I told about the synopsis of this book happened The plot starts to get going and then quickly resolves itself in the last 40 pages and I hate it when books do that.The pacing was another problem It jumps from past to present, drowns you in so much unnecessary stuff that it becomes boring And this book is supposed to be a thriller, boring is the last word that should be used to describe it With this beautiful writing style I think Elle Marr could write amazing books in the literary or historical fiction genre, but not thrillers Thank you to netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Trust No ONE No truly you have to watch out for yourself but for twins it becomes a bit complicated because they share a special bond a bond that is driven by blood.Twin sisters Shayna and her estranged twin Angela are about to embark on a journey that s quite odd to say the least Catacombs in Paris were long used by Nazi s in WWII but now these underground tunnels and darkened areas of history might hold new meaning.It s a case that involves than just a mystery as Angela goes missing and coded messages begin appearing at her apartment the very same apartment her sister went searching for clues.In the meantime we have several other shady characters that take turns in the heated action that spikes to a segway involving human trafficking and the dirty underbelly.Twins as I mentioned earlier share a unique bond and that bond is under fire here with a chemical agent that is unlike any other in history.It s like a study of guinea pigs or if you will sacrificial lambs with an unnerving ending as only one sentence can describe it Twin for the win and so there you have it Run out and get yourself a copy today.Thank you to Elle, the publisher, NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for this honest review.