Review: The Missing Sister by Elle Marr

Posted April 23, 2020 by Lily B in Reviews / 24 Comments

Review: The Missing Sister by Elle MarrThe Missing Sister by Elle Marr
Series: Standalone
Published by Thomas & Mercer on April 1, 2020
Genres: Thriller, Mystery
Pages: 294
Format: Kindle Edition
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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Rating:3.5 Stars

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 underbelly.
As she gets closer to the truth—and to the killer—Shayna’s own life may now be in the balance…

Shayna Darby is finally coming to terms over her parent’s death when she is dealt a devastating blow. A body of her possible twin has been recovered in Paris and she must fly to the country to identify the body. Upon her arrival, she finds a secret message left by her twin, Trust No One. Now Shayna must discover what really happened to her twin in an unfamiliar city full of its own dark secrets.

I enjoy thrillers and I enjoyed this one for the most part. I like the dark secrets of Paris that were weaved into the story and left me wanting to discover more about the world. The story and the concept have kept me hooked, the execution of it all fell a little short for me. The story was slow-moving and in parts dragged a little. It didn’t take long for me to figure out who is responsible, just not why they were responsible.

I liked Shayna and I liked her resilience. She had a strong devotion to her twin that kept her going, searching for the clues. I can’t say the same for her twin Angela.

I think the part that had me interested the most is the bone tunnels of Paris and some of its dark histories were both fascinating and engrossing.

Overall, I would definitely try this author again and enjoyed the story despite it’s pacing.

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24 responses to “Review: The Missing Sister by Elle Marr

  1. Hmm… thrillers usually aren’t my thing. I’m more of an SFF reader. Glad you liked this one well enough, though. Also, I love your rating system! Those kittens are adorbs!

    Thanks for visiting Shell’s Stories!

  2. Its always such a unique experience to have a book lead you in the direction of needing more of what is being delivered. Sounds like such a thrill in reading this one.

    Great review

  3. I’m intrigued by the sound of dark secrets of Paris and that involves twins! But I’m not quite sure how to feel about a slow-moving and somewhat dragging thriller.

  4. That’s a bummer that this has some pacing issues. I tend to love books that are set in Paris and the catacombs have always fascinated me. I’m tempted to try this book anyway but maybe just lower my expectations going into it.

  5. I’m glad you enjoyed this story for the most part! The setting of Paris, the bone tunnels, and dark history sound like they would be fascinating. It’s hard when the pacing and execution fall short though.

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