Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2
Pub Date: June 9, 2020.
QOTD: Do you ever find the title while reading the book?
Jessica Two has texted me back.
You can’t catch me, her text says.
There’s no more sleep after that.
This was my first time reading about identity theft and cults, and it didn’t disappoint.
I literally yelled out “A-HA! I knew it!!”, when I got to part 3, while my 6 year old looked at me like I’d gone coo coo. 🤪
But of course, I was only half right!
Jessica Two’s twenty questions were kinda creepy, and really makes you think just how easy it is for someone to catfish you.
I really enjoyed the alternating timelines between Jess’ past and what was happening in the present. And the final twist..this will either work for some of you, or it won’t. But I loved it.
If anything, I kinda wanted more action. It’s hard for me to explain this part without giving anything away. But I would have liked to see this story go a little darker. But that’s just me.
Overall, it’s an A+ from me and would recommend it to anyone wanting to dip their toes into mystery & thrillers.
Trigger warnings: suicide, cult
** Thank you Simon & Schuster Canada for my advanced reader’s copy in exchange for my honest opinion. **
Do you want to play a game?
Twelve years ago Jessica Williams escaped a cult. Thanks to the private detective who rescued her, she reintegrated into society, endured an uncomfortable notoriety, and tried to put it all behind her. Then, at an airport bar, Jessica meets a woman with an identical name and birth date. It appears to be just an odd coincidence—until a week later, when Jessica finds her bank account drained and her personal information stolen.
Following a trail of the grifter’s victims, each with the same name, Jessica gathers players—one by one—for her own game. According to her plan, they’ll set a trap and wait for the impostor to strike again. But plans can go awry, and trust can fray, and as Jessica tries to escape the shadows of her childhood, the risks are greater than she imagined. Now, confronting the casualties of her past, Jessica can’t help but wonder…
Who will pay the price?