Review: The Look-Alike by Erica Spindler


From the New York Times bestselling author of The Other Girl and Justice for Sara comes a thrilling psychological drama about a woman who believes she escaped a brutal murder years ago—but does anyone else believe her?

Sienna Scott grew up in the dark shadow of her mother’s paranoid delusions. Now, she’s returned home to confront her past and the unsolved murder that altered the course of her life.

In her mother’s shuttered house, an old fear that has haunted Sienna for years rears its ugly head —that it was she who had been the killer’s target that night. And now, with it, a new fear—that the killer not only intended to remedy his past mistake—he’s already begun. But are these fears any different from the ones that torment her mother?

As the walls close in, the line between truth and lie, reality and delusion disintegrate. Has Sienna’s worst nightmare come true? Or will she unmask a killer and finally prove she may be her mother’s look-alike, but she’s not her clone?

Rating: 4-stars


The Look-Alike by Erica Spindler is one hell of a suspenseful read. This thriller had all the right hooks to keep me entertained. The cast of characters was done well. There were many suspects and each one had guessing if he/she could be the murderer. But I was kept in the dark until Erica Spindler told me in plain words. The pacing was great. It flowed enough to keep me moving towards the ending.

The plot centered around a young female being worried that she’ll end up as crazy as her mom. The writer had me wondering if the daughter was crazy or not, or if the fears were due to a real situation. There were risks/danger presented with every page. An eerie atmosphere of whodunnit and why. If there were real reasons to be afraid than who is the killer? The question hung up there until the closing of the book. Great job!

The main character, Sienna, is enjoyable to follow. Her personality and fears made her a real person. One that I could easily connect with on every level. She showed so much loyalty and love for her mother and brother. A mother who is going through an illness and a brother who is charged for a crime he didn’t commit. Sienna’s main goal is to save her family.

The ending was the most powerful part to this novel. It was epic. I truly recommend this read to all thriller and suspense readers alike.


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