Friday, November 9, 2012

Book Review: Ghost Flower by Michele Jaffe

Author: Michele Jaffe
First Published: 
September 16th 2010

Genre: Thriller, Mystery

Pages: 358
Rating: 4 out of 5

Eve, a runaway, finds a new job at a coffee shop on the outskirts of Tuscon. When she's approached by two wealthy teens who claim she bears an uncanny resemblance to their missing cousin Aurora, her life takes a turn for the dark and mysterious. Drawn into a scheme to win Aurora's inheritance, Eve finds herself impersonating the girl, who disappeared three years ago on the night her best friend Elizabeth died. But when Liza's ghost begins to haunt Eve, doing harm to the people close to her under the guise of "protecting" her, Eve finds herself in a nightmare maze of lies and deception that leads her to question even her own identity. She realizes her only chance is to uncover the truth about what happened the night Liza died, and to find Liza's killer - before she's next.
This teen thriller by Michele Jaffe will keep readers turning pages well into the night.

I knew I didn’t make a mistake buying this book. It was just as good as I imagined it would be.

It’s hard to write a review for this book because that way I would give too much away. If you read the blurb you already know this story is a lot like The Lying Game by Sara Shepard just without twins. It was spooky, entertaining with a lot of twists and turns.

The main character, Eve who is a runaway agrees to play Aurora who ran away 3 years ago in order to get  money from Aurora’s cousins who approached her. She soon stars seeing ghost, strange scratches during the night and someone calling her phone who sounded a lot like Aurora’s dead best friend Liza saying someone is trying to kill her. Since she doesn’t truly know anyone from the new family everyone is a suspect. And let me tell you, there are so many twists I never really know who is a friend and who is a foe. Just when I started to think I knew who killed Liza someone else pops up with a better motive. Also I liked the author played with the supernatural. Ghost stories are usually a miss for me.

Another thing I liked about the book is there were a lot of hot guys in Ghost Flower. We have Bane, Aurora’s rich cousin, N. Martinez, a detective who can’t stay away from Eve, and Grant, Aurora’s crush since she was twelve.  

This won’t be the last book I’ve read by Michele Jaffe. Now I just need to get my hands on Rosebush and everything will be alright.

4 stars

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