Title: Mistaken Identity
Author: M.C. Jackson
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 16, 2017
The last time I saw my sister was the day before she vanished from my life. I’ve spent the last five years searching for her, clinging to the hope that one day I will find out what happened to her, but every lead has ended up at a dead end.
He took me because he thinks I’m Her.
My instinct is to run. I want to fight my way out of there, but I can’t. This man is my only connection to my sister. I’ll do whatever it takes to uncover the truth. Even if it means falling right into the arms of a psychopath.
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Before my eyes even open, I know he’s watching me. I can feel the weight of his stare. My heart plummets as any chance of this being a dream disappears. Sure enough, as I roll over he comes into view, sitting in the same spot he was before. I sit up, both embarrassed and curious at his interest in watching me sleep.
“Thought you might be hungry,” he says, tossing a neatly folded brown package on the bed. “It’s just a sandwich,” he adds, noting my dubious expression.
As much as I want to throw it back in his face, my stomach betrays me with a loud rumble. My face heats as I busy myself with opening the thin layer of paper.
The bread is fresher than I expect and the aroma of ham fills the air. I eat without coming up for air, partly due to being so damn hungry and also because I have no idea when my next meal will be coming.
“Thanks,” I mutter, screwing the wrapper up into a tight ball.
He hesitates and sits down next to me. My heart races at his proximity and I shuffle over a few inches. He chuckles and rubs his jaw.
“You’re really taking this whole wide-eyed innocent act too far,” he comments.
My mouth gapes. I have no idea how to respond to that. When he reaches for my hand, I jump, and try to yank my arm away. His fingers close around my wrist as he pulls me closer to him. I whimper. He’s so close I can feel his warm breath on my neck.
“I’m sorry if I scared you earlier,” he says, his eyes penetrating mine. I want to look away, but I can’t. “I’m just…you frustrate me sometimes. I think you’re finally getting it and then you do something stupid like this.”
“I don’t know who you are,” I whisper, shaking my head. “Please, let me go. I wont tell anyone—”
“For fucks sake, Anna, will you quit this bullshit,” he growls, pulling me to my feet. He steps backward, pushing his body against mine, trapping me against the wall. Terrified, I try and push him back, but he’s too strong. His six foot and well stacked frame easily overpowers me. Suddenly, my blood runs cold. I gasp, struggling to breathe as his words repeat in my head. One word. Anna. He called me Anna.
Oh god, oh god, oh god. It all makes sense now.
He thinks I’m her.
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3 Stars from Tiffany!
Tried my Patience
What a wicked tale we weave...right from the start I didn't know which way was up reading Mistaken Identity. Sure, from the title alone I should have realized I was going to be on quite the ride, but sheesh, this was a bit much.
Anna and Lena are sisters with nobody but each other left. They have endured too much in thier young lives and each dealing with the situations differently. Now, Lena is in over her head, wondering how her sister is still causing trouble from so far away.
Jake has Anna for her own good. There is TONS of mystery surrounding the reasons he's kidnapped his girlfriend and is now holding her in his basement, "for her own good". Jake seems like a nice guy, but a gullible one that is also in way over his head.
While I liked the premise of Mistaken Identity, it was trying my patience, big time. I don't like feeling lost when I read, which is how I felt for most of this book. It wasn't necessarily twisty, however when the curve was thrown, I was done. It got real convoluted, real fast.
The book is well written from dual points of view. There are also journal entries that read like the book and not a journal, to fill in the story from another perspective.
M.C. Jackson released her debut novel, Mistaken Identity, in May 2017. When not writing, M.C. enjoys reading everything she can get her hands on, spending time with friends and family, and cooking up crazy meals after binge watching Masterchef.