If you’re looking for a book with a true mystery, this one could be for you. Dead Letters has the family drama you love and the mystery you crave that will keep you guessing the whole time.
Who Would Love This Book:
People who love mysteries and reading about dysfunctional families.
Synopsis in 140 characters or less:
Ava returns home after hearing her troubled twin has died. She then receives a message from her sister & she realizes this is all a game.
Why You Should Read It:
Ava’s sister Zelda is dead… or is she? Reminiscent of books like Gone Girl and Reconstructing Amelia we are trying to figure out this mystery through the eyes of the dead/missing character. With Gone Girl it was a husband and wife and in Reconstructing Amelia we were reading about the mother daughter dynamic but in this book we’re dealing with twins.
Where it differs is in tone. This isn’t your typical female-driven thriller that have been incredibly popular the last few years. This book is really a true mystery and is more about getting to bottom of Zelda’s disappearance. There’s also a good amount of time spent on character background and learning more about the family.
The family dynamics at play and the unique way the story is told really kept my attention. While both Ava and Zelda aren’t the most likable of characters, you still end up getting sucked into their world and completely invested in the outcome. Let’s see if you can guess how this one ends…