Thursday, May 27, 2021
Twins. The shadows and hidden spaces in the present and the past keep readers somewhat in the dark as Carole Johnstone unveils a psychological thriller story in her debut novel titled, Mirrorland. As I read this book, I kept thinking of 1 Corinthians 13:12: “For now we see through a glass, darkly…” (King James Version). Protagonist Cat returns to Edinburgh from Los Angeles after a dozen year estrangement from her twin sister, El, who has disappeared. El and her husband, Ross, purchased the old gothic family home in which Cat and El had created an imaginary world they called Mirrorland, a place with secrets and shadows. As readers follow Cat inside the family home trying to follow clues left by El, we become enlightened about events in the past and the present. Johnstone’s fine writing keeps the plot intricate and precise, as we twist in the dark and the light searching for answers. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Mirrorland from amazon.com.