Expected Publication: March 7th 2017 by Entangled Teen
Some secrets are best kept hidden…
Anastasia Phoenix has always been the odd girl out, whether moving from city to international city with her scientist parents or being the black belt who speaks four languages.
And most definitely as the orphan whose sister is missing, presumed dead.
She’s the only one who believes Keira is still alive, and when new evidence surfaces, Anastasia sets out to follow the trail—and lands in the middle of a massive conspiracy. Now she isn’t sure who she can trust. At her side is Marcus, the bad boy with a sexy accent who’s as secretive as she is. He may have followed her to Rome to help, but something about him seems too good to be true.
Nothing is as it appears, and when everything she’s ever known is revealed to be a lie, Anastasia has to believe in one impossibility.
She will find her sister.
Note: I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley. This in no way influences my opinion.
As soon as I saw the cover and the blurb of this on Netgalley, I knew I had to read it! It is a book that is right up my alley because I love trying to figure out who did what, who we can trust etc. This book most definitely did not let me down and I was left turning the pages trying to figure out everything!
I really liked Anastasia from the beginning. She is definitely a character I felt like I could empathise with and she reacted in a complete human way when she lost her parents and then her sister. I got her not wanting to believe that her sister was dead – because that would have meant that she lost her entire family. I love the fact that she had unwavering faith throughout the book that her sister was alive. It was easy to understand why she felt guilty in the places and circumstances that she did!
I also really liked her sister, despite the fact that we didn’t get to see much of her – only hear what she is like through third person – and the fact that she made mistakes along the way. She was also really easy to empathise with and I actually felt really sorry for her! One minute she is enjoying life at pre med school and the next she is a guardian to her sister. I get that she wants to let loose in some form or another and I understand why she, in some respects, resented her sister. She is only human, after all!
The plot of this book was really different! At first we are following a very normal police investigation and the reader already thinks they know who took Kiera. However, the book very quickly becomes something out of conspiracy theories and it took a completely different twist! It kept me on my toes trying to figure things out! I will say that I didn’t trust the man who everyone trusted in the beginning and my spidey senses were correct!
I do feel like some of the plot was sometimes difficult to follow – I think maybe there was too many theories going on all at the same time and the information overload to my brain just didn’t go well… plus I was really tired but I also really wanted to know what was going to happen next! The plot was definitely something that you would only ever find in fiction… or the minds of the people who, in fact, create conspiracy theorists!
I also loved the fact that the author left a little section at the end with the actual truth of what happened. The author uses the assassination of an Italian Prime Minister within this book, but she changed it ever so slightly to fit the needs of the book – as it is full of conspiracy theories anyway! (If you are interested in more about this, the Prime Minister was Aldo Moro). She also provided the truth about Disinformation and D Departments.
All in all, I really enjoyed myself reading this book! It went in a complete different direction than I was expecting and the plot was really unique! It was sometimes difficult to keep up with the theories, so I gave this book 4/5 stars!