Friday, 25 May 2012

Review: Ghost Flower by Michele Jaffe

Ghost Flower by Michele Jaffe
Published by Atom


What would you do to find your best friend’s killer?

Eve, a runaway, finds a new job at a coffee shop on the outskirts of Tuscon. When she’s approached by two wealthy teens who claim she bears an uncanny resemblance to their missing cousin Aurora, her life takes a turn for the dark and mysterious. Drawn into a scheme to win Aurora’s inheritance, Eve finds herself impersonating the girl, who disappeared three years ago on the night her best friend Elizabeth died. But when Liza’s ghost begins to haunt Eve, doing harm to the people close to her under the guise of “protecting” her, Eve finds herself in a nightmare maze of lies and deception that leads her to question even her own identity. She realizes her only chance is to uncover the truth about what happened the night Liza died, and to find Liza’s killer— before she’s next. 


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It might just be me being a bit thick but I got to the end of this book and wasn't all that sure what I'd actually read or if I even knew what had happened in this book.

The first part of the book made sense. I totally got it. Poor girl looks like missing rich girl is 'hired' by rich girl's rich cousins to impersonate her so they can get her money. The story was quite good. Poor girl moves in gets all the riches she's dreamt of and learns how to be proper. Also learns rich girl's family is mostly made up of bitches. Again I'm up for a bit of that particularly because the put downs are so brilliant.

Then we came to the second half. This is where my mind was blown and I wasn't sure really what happened. It went a bit like this in my mind. poor girl starts to dig into family problems especially around rich girl's missing best friend and rumours of murder. Cousins go nuts, grandmother goes nuts, friends of rich girl goes nuts, poor girl goes nuts. I'm not actually sure which parts of the book were dreams and which parts were her making stuff up and which was real. I just don't get it!!!!

anyone want to enlighten me??

1 comment:

Splendibird said...

It's hard to elaborate without spoilers but I think that the whole thing is a lot simpler than it appears to be - poor girl's identity is at the heart of it and everything else is just wiffle waffle. I actually really enjoyed the book but thought that the denouement was poorly executed.