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Mirror Me, by Rachel Sanderson

This is a book you won't be able to put down - it is a dark-edged read which throbs with tension and mystery. The reader is drawn into the world of 16-year-old Abbie, who moves with her family from Sydney to a small town called Derrington.

Arriving in Derrington, Abbie wonders why all the kids at her new school are either avoiding her, or looking at her with hostility. She soon realises that she is the mirror image of Rebecca O'Reilly, a teenage girl who had been brutally murdered in the town a year ago.

Abbie soon finds herself becoming dangerously obsessed with the murder case of Rebecca O'Reilly. Despite capturing the attention of the cute and quirky Zeke, Abbie finds herself distracted by her need to uncover the mystery surrounding Rebecca's death, particularly when threatening notes start to appear in her schoolbag and bedroom.

Blood-splashed nightmares, a remote Australian setting, and some shady characters with a motive for murder make this a pulse-racing read.

The landscape and characters are well drawn and the narrative bristles with just the right amount of tension to keep you hooked from the beginning.

If you love thrillers, this is well worth a read.

This book was shortlisted for the 2019 ACT Book of the Year Awards.

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