ARC Review: Missing Melissa by Alretha Thomas @AlrethaThomas

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Twenty-two years old with a journalism degree from UCLA and a promising entry level position at a television station, Madeline Patterson is ready to take on the Universe. Raised by two loving parents, adored by her grandmother, protected by her dog, Pepper, and supported by her best friend—Madeline has it all. There’s only one thing missing—literally missing—her identical twin, Melissa.

When Madeline and Melissa were three-years-old, their mother was carjacked in broad daylight while taking them to a doctor’s appointment. She was able to get away with Madeline in tow, but the assailants left the scene before she could rescue Melissa. A long and massive search ensued, but Melissa was never found and is believed to be dead. However, a dream Madeline has on her twenty-second birthday, wherein Melissa appears to her as a grown woman pleading for help, convinces her Melissa is still alive. Against her parents’ wishes, Madeline vows to find her twin. However, in doing so, she unknowingly stumbles upon a series of startling clues that point to her parents’ possible involvement in Melissa’s disappearance. Paralyzed by fear, Madeline doesn’t want to face what could possibly be the ugly and grim truth about her parents. However, her desire to find Melissa propels her forward—but nothing could prepare her for what she discovers.


I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I received a copy of this book almost month ago and am so sorry I didn’t read it sooner, too much of responsibilities and work :( But it doesn’t matter; the book will be out just in few days, on May 5th.

You all know I’m not big fan of mystery novels and don’t read them that much, but I decided to take a chance and I took the book to read it and review. In the end I liked it and enjoyed in it.
The book is well written, the characters are interesting and story itself lures you on reading it until the moment you discover every remaining secret.

Madeline has great BFF and supportive family but she needs to know what happened to her missing twin sister whatever the price. I had many theories of what could happen to Melissa but I would never guess that kind of twist in the story (no spoilers :P).

So, in the end I will give 4 star review to this book. It was interesting but it took me too long to read it what was my fault. I was slow reader cause of so much mess on my work and now the review is slightly shorter than usual but yeah, I would recommend it :)

Alretha Thomas - about the author