Book Review: Mirror Image by Michele Pariza Wacek

Hey my lovelies, today's book review is of Mirror Image by Michele Pariza Wacek, which was provided to me thanks to Worldwind Book Tours and Michele Pariza Wacek.

Title: Mirror Image
Author: Michele Pariza Wacek
Publisher: Love-Based Publishing
Pub. Date: May 28th 2016
Date Read: Wednesday 8th June 2016
Pages: 272
Rating:4/5 stars
Goodreads Summary: Which would be worse, knowing that your dead sister has come back to life and is now a serial killer or that someone else is the killer….and that person is you? Six months after Linda's sister Elizabeth killed herself, Linda has finally gotten her life back to some semblance of normalcy. Until a killer appears who is stalking men ... a killer who resembles Elizabeth ... a killer who seems somehow familiar to Linda.  And, to make matters worse, Steve, her old high school crush and now a detective, is assigned to this case. He's asking Linda all sorts of questions, questions Linda couldn't possibly have an answer to. There's no reason for him to be investigating Linda. She couldn't possibly have anything to do with this. Could she?

Mirror Image follows our main character Linda, who is not exactly having the good life she hoped for. She came from an abusive home, and her sister, Elizabeth committed suicide earlier this year, leaving no body behind. Due to her sister’s death, part of her feels guilt for never noticing anything wrong, and also relief due to the trials and tribulations that she put her through as both a child and an adult. Due to all of this Linda’s health is on a downward spiral, causing her to significantly lose weight and for her mental health to decrease. Which cause her to have blackouts, where hours disappear, causing her to have no idea where she has been or what she has done.  And when men are getting murdered in her town and she starts seeing the dead men in her nightmares, she can’t help but freak out. And when a former friend turned detective arrives back in time and starts asking questions, which Linda doesn’t want to know the answers to, she can’t help but get more stressed.  

Mirror Image is not a long book, however it took me quite a while to get into it, however as soon as I was about 60% in, I was hooked and couldn’t put it down. I loved the tension the book created, as it even left me guessing on what the genre really was. The writing was overall good, and I thought the point of view change on the chapters was quite refreshing, as the book was predominately in Linda’s point of view, however every few chapters there would be a character from different points in Elizabeth and Linda’s life, giving further insight into their lives and what Elizabeth really was like as a child. And another point is that I did not guess the plot twist at the very end, which recently I have been doing an awful lot of.  One of the only negatives I have for this book is that there was some unanswered questions at the end, these could be simply due to me missing the part or it was meant to be left open. 

Overall, I really enjoyed the book as I really enjoyed the writing and hopefully I shall be reading more of Michele Pariza Wacek's books in the future. 

About the Author

When Michele was 3 years old, she taught herself to read because she wanted to write stories so badly.
As you can imagine, writing has been a driving passion throughout her life. She became a professional copywriter (which is writing promotional materials for businesses), which led to her founding a copywriting and marketing company that serves clients all over the world.
Along with being a copywriter, she also writes novels (in fact, she just published her first novel, a psychological thriller/suspense/mystery called “The Stolen Twin” and her second novel “Mirror Image'” is set to be published in May 2016) plus, she is also the author of the “Love-Based Copy” books, which are a part of the “Love-Based Business” series and cover both business and personal development.
She holds a double major in English and Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Currently she lives in the mountains of Prescott, Arizona with her husband Paul and her border collie Nick and southern squirrel hunter Cassie.


I would recommend this to anyone who likes psychological thrillers with hints of the supernatural and a whole lot of suspense. 

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  1. I really appreciate your thoughts on my new novel -- and you helping spread the word about it. And let me know if you have any questions for me, I love chatting about books and writing.

  2. Thank you for reviewing!