book review, Mysteries & Thrillers

Book Review: Eyes Like Mine by Sheena Kamal 

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“It’s late. The phone rings.

The man on the other end says his daughter is missing.

Your daughter.

The baby you gave away over fifteen years ago.

What do you do?

Nora Watts isn’t sure that she wants to get involved. Troubled, messed up, and with more than enough problems of her own, Nora doesn’t want to revisit the past. But then she sees the photograph. A girl, a teenager, with her eyes. How can she turn her back on her?

But going in search of her daughter brings Nora into contact with a past that she would rather forget, a past that she has worked hard to put behind her, but which is always there, waiting for her . . .

In Eyes Like Mine, Sheena Kamal has created a kick-ass protagonist who will give Lisbeth Salander a run for her money. Intuitive, not always likeable, and deeply flawed, Nora Watts is a new heroine for our time.”

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This book started off really well for me with the phone call and the mystery of what had happened to Nora’s daughter. It wasn’t fast paced which is where I struggled to keep wanting to read it. I kept coming back to it and I’m glad I did, as the final third of the book really did pick up.

I must admit I didn’t like Nora that much. I found her quite nasty and very selfish towards the people who were kind to her. She wasn’t somebody I’d want to meet at any time of the day or night.I’d definitely try the next one in this series as I’d like to find out how her character develops.

I recommend this if you like gritty stories with hard-nosed female characters who won’t give up at any cost.

Thanks so much to Emily at Bonnier Zaffre for my ARC.

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