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'Fresh, flavorful, and utterly intoxicating' A. J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window
'It's impossible to do justice to the twists and turns ... riveting' New York Times
She already has your looks. Now she wants your life...
Beautiful twin sisters Iris and Summer are startlingly alike, but beneath the surface lies a darkness that sets them apart. Cynical and insecure, Iris has long been envious of open-hearted Summer's seemingly never-ending good fortune, including her perfect husband Adam.
Called to Thailand to help sail the beloved family yacht to the Seychelles, Iris nurtures her own secret hopes for what might happen on the journey. But when she unexpectedly finds herself alone in the middle of the Indian Ocean, everything changes. Now is her chance to take what she's always wanted - the idyllic life she's coveted from afar. But just how far will she go to get the life she's dreamed about? And how far will she go to ensure no one discovers the truth?
Filled with chilling suspense, The Girl in the Mirror is an addictive thriller about greed, lust, secrets and deadly lies.
'Wildly unpredictably and expertly plotted' Los Angeles Times
Ferociously entertaining. A novel like a triathlon: part evil-twin thriller, part howdunit (or did-she-do-it?), part juicy family drama. Drop Knives Out and Double Indemnity into the blender, shake some Dead Calm over the froth, power it on, and you've got a cocktail like The Girl in the Mirror - fresh, flavorful, and utterly intoxicating. ― A. J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window
It's impossible to do justice to the twists and turns ... riveting ― New York Times
Wildly unpredictable and expertly plotted ― Los Angeles Times
A page-turner that's delightfully over-the-top, shocking, and full of twists, THE GIRL IN THE MIRROR takes sibling rivalry to the next level. A jaw-dropping debut. ― Stephanie Wrobel, author of The Recovery of Rose Gold
Immensely entertaining, hugely original, highly recommended. Rose Carlyle takes the reader on a wild ride, across an ocean and into the depths of a family riven by greed, jealousy and subterfuge . . . Like sorbet for the jaded palates of hardcore thriller fans. ― Chris Hammer, author of Scrublands and Silver
A chilling story of identity and what happens when a person's self-reality is voluntarily submerged with another's ― New York Journal of Books
[An] assured debut... The intricate plot builds to a strong finale. Psychological thriller fans are in for a treat. ― Publishers Weekly
Riveting from the first page to the last with a final mind-blowing twist that you'll never see coming! ― Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs Parrish
Rose Carlyle's debut psychological suspense The Girl in the Mirror left me gobsmacked. With its exotic setting, incredibly drawn characters, masterfully intricate plot, and an ending I absolutely did not see coming, Carlyle doesn't just knock the ball out of the park-she sends it flying into the next universe. The Girl in the Mirror is a triumph, one of the best books I've read all year. ― Karen Dionne, author of Home
About the Author
Rose Carlyle is a lawyer and keen adventurer. She has crewed on scientific yachting expeditions to subantarctic islands and lived aboard her own yacht in the Indian Ocean for a year, sailing it from Thailand to South Africa via the Seychelles. Rose was awarded first class honours in her creative writing Masters at the University of Auckland and was a Michael King Writer in Residence in 2020. She lives in Auckland with her three children. The Girl in the Mirror is her first novel.