By K.A. Harrington
Published by Putnam Juvenile
On August 14th 2014
Genres: Young Adult Psychological Thriller
Source: First to Read
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An edge-of-your seat psychological thriller with a romantic twist
On the three-month anniversary of her boyfriend Flynn’s death, Morgan uploads her only photo of him to FriendShare to get some closure—but she’s shocked when the facial recognition software suggests she tag him as "Evan Murphy." She’s never heard of Evan, but a quick search tells her that he lives in a nearby town and looks exactly like Flynn. Only this boy is very much alive.
Digging through layers of secrets and lies, Morgan is left questioning everything she thought she knew about her boyfriend, her town, and even her parents' involvement in this massive web of lies.
All of the characters were well developed and each had their own role in the story. Morgan is our main character and with the recent loss of her boyfriend she is still grieving. Which I found to be understandable and it wasn’t hard to relate to the thing she felt. Evan might look like Flynn, but from what we are told about Flynn, Evan is very different. He seemed to be a really sweet guy and he seemed to like Morgan. Tori who is Morgan’s best friend was perfect best friend and Reece was a friend of Evan and I just adored him.
This was an engrossing plot for sure, but it did have it slow moments. Most of us have had a bout of deja vu at some point or another of someone looking liking a loved one we have lost. Seeing everything through Morgan’s eye’s, it was clear how shaken up she was when she saw the “tag” of this picture of Flynn being someone else’s name. And, Morgan is so sure that it is her boyfriend that she is seeing on the computer, and I kinda wondered at first if she was right. Secrets and lies is what she to find the more she dug into Flynn life and the things he told her about himself. There were those who didn’t want her to find the truth. On a side note, there seemed to plot wise text missing, like what exactly the texts that Morgan was receiving actually said, and it made it hard to figure out a couple of times what what going on. I am sure that this was fixed for the final copies, so no worries there. But when the who was behind everything that happened was finally revealed at the end, is was rather shocking. Didn’t see that one coming, because I had my own ideas of how Evan and Flynn looked so much alike. Even with the minor issue of missing text, I really enjoyed this.
The mystery was a good one and the characters were likable and fans of ya thrillers will enjoy it.