Author: C.J. Omololu
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Delacorte (February 24, 2015)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Thriller/Mystery
My Rating: 4 Stars!
Identical twins. Identical DNA. Identical suspects. It's Pretty Little Liars meets Revenge in this edge-of-your-seat thriller with a shocking twist.
When they were little, Lexi and her identical twin, Ava, made up a third sister, Alicia. If something broke? Alicia did it. Cookies got eaten? Alicia's guilty. Alicia was always to blame for everything. The game is all grown up now that the girls are seniors. They use Alicia as their cover to go out with boys who are hot but not exactly dating material. Boys they'd never, ever be with in real life.
Now one of the guys Alicia went out with has turned up dead, and Lexi wants to stop the game for good. As coincidences start piling up, Ava insists that if they follow the rules for being Alicia, everything will be fine. But when another boy is killed, the DNA evidence and surveillance photos point to only one suspect: Alicia. The girl who doesn't exist. As she runs from the cops, Lexi has to find the truth before another boy is murdered. Because either Ava is a killer…or Alicia is real.
I have been a fan of Omololu's since her very first book and with each new book out, that fondness just grows stronger.
Her latest release, The Third Twin was every bit as great as I was expecting it would be and had that extra little umph that kept me turning the pages and staying up late to finish it.
Where should I start with this?
This one kept me on my toes. I was fascinated with the mystery aspect as much as I was with the murders. With each new clue, each new horror revealed, I was on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next and constantly guessing...was there really a third?
The deeper the girls got into their mixed up mess of lies, the more I started to wonder about their innocence and the innocence of those around them.
The more tangled the web was, the faster it had me turning the pages. I loved it! It isn't often I get caught up in a story like this, in a genre, that let's face it, isn't over run with mysteries or thrillers that really keep you guessing and on edge. So it was no wonder I was hooked.
Once again Omololu shows that she can come up with something creative, something original, and something down right fun to read.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review*