New Book – Secret Sister by Emelle Gamble

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Finishing year: 2013

I didn’t know what to expect from this book as I started reading it this morning.

I still don’t know for sure, but I have suspicions that the plot is going to be quite curious. In the first chapter we see two best friends, Cathy and Roxanne. Cathy is happily married to Nick, but Roxanne, who is the kind of woman to attract all male looks, is struggling with depression as her last boyfriend, Michael has left her. Cathy knows that her friend’s mental health is weak, and as they drive to her psychologist’s, Roxanne and Cathy argue about Michael. Roxanne seems obsessed with the man, and thinks that he’s the best thing that has happened to her and she wants him to marry her, but the man has left her. Cathy has a different opinion and thinks Michael is a douchebag and he even made a pass at Cathy on last New Year’s Day.

Then something terrible happens. A truck gets into their lane, and they have a terrible accident. Cathy dies instantly, but when she dies, there’s a scene in which a woman supposedly in heave leaves her behind. We then know that Roxanne is in a coma. When Roxanne wakes up, she doesn’t remember anything, not even her name, and she doesn’t recognize the name that people keep calling her, and she doesn’t even recognize her mother or Michael. Roxanne seems to feel strange in her own body. Now I wonder if Roxanne is really Roxanne. What if Cathy got into Roxanne’s body? The things that this new Roxanne says and does seem to be what Cathy would say and do. In any case, Roxanne doesn’t remember Cathy either or her name, and the only thing that her mind conjured up when she woke up is the image of a man. Could this man be Nick?

I don’t know if my assumptions are right, but I think there’s more to Roxanne’s amnesia than meets the eye.


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