Mirror, Mirror

Fiction - Mystery - Murder
336 Pages
Reviewed on 07/19/2017
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Author Biography

Born and raised in Southern Oregon, Jessica has been writing since she was ten years old. She attended Willamette University with the intention of going to law school and becoming a criminal prosecutor. But, as is the way with life, plans changed. Since 2002 she has worked in the medical field and absolutely loves the challenges and positive impact she can have on the lives of others. She loves the outdoors and considers herself blessed to call Oregon her home.

Following the birth of her second child, she committed herself to writing her first novel. Unfortunately for her, story ideas rarely present themselves one at a time and she often has two (if not three) manuscripts in progress at once. When she's not writing her own material, she enjoys reading a wide variety of books, many of them aloud to her husband and two children.

Follow Jessica on Facebook and Instagram @jessjesinghaus or her blog at https://jessjesinghaus.wordpress.com

    Book Review

Reviewed by Arya Fomonyuy for Readers' Favorite

Swift, deft, and balanced can best describe Mirror, Mirror by Jessica Jesinghaus, a spellbinding mix of murder and suspense. It has been almost 20 years since a teenage girl was murdered. Emily was raped and murdered at their home. Samantha Williams, her cousin, was young enough to understand the gruesome details of the crime, and her parents did everything to keep her from the gory details. But now things have changed, and working with the Portland Tribune, Sam has all the tools she needs to uncover the truth for herself. But there is a twist in the story, tilting towards the paranormal with a family heirloom, a table that once belonged to the victim, and the occasional visions caught through the mirror. But are the things Sam can see merely her own imagination or is there more to them?

Here is the perfect read, wonderfully paced, and as the reader gets to know the characters, their interest deepens and becomes sort of an obsession. It’s hard to stop reading as one follows the clues, trying to figure out who the murderer could be. The plot is the work of genius, masterfully executed, and Samantha is a protagonist whose role in the story is so well-developed that readers will feel like they are one with her, seeing the world through her eyes, and experiencing the powerful flood of emotions that she experiences. Jessica Jesinghaus has a gift for writing and there is a striking balance that comes out beautifully in the treatment of the different elements of the story — setting, plot, thematic development, and character. Mirror, Mirror is seductive, absorbing, and utterly delightful. A must-read for fans of thrillers and mystery.