There is a serial killer out there.
A serial killer targeting young men.
A serial killer who appears to be Linda’s sister Elizabeth.
Linda’s dead sister Elizabeth.
But it can’t be Elizabeth. She’s dead.
Could she still be alive? Or somehow back from the grave?
Or, maybe something even darker is happening … something that threatens Linda’s life, as well.
Something that has been buried for years in the secrets and lies of her twisted family history.
Can she discover the truth before it’s too late?
There are moments in Wacek’s novel with just enough hints and clues where if you blink or read too quickly, you’ll miss them. On the surface, Wacek teases with information and red herrings to throw you off course, but hidden within the layered and complex history of Linda’s past lies the answers. Mirror Image, her second novel to date, has all the prime elements you might expect from a psychological thriller: mystery, high tension, family secrets, murder, and an evocative villain whose silver eyes and supernatural-like manipulations personify evil. This well plotted and unsettling tale is reminiscent of Basic Instinct (which Wacek coyly references in her novel) and satisfying for mystery and crime novel readers.
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