This is an interesting Mystery/Thriller . Tamsyn & Ed barely make a living. They live in a cramped camper van with their teenage daughter Scarlett. The last year she’s been drinking, taking drugs & lashing out at her parents. One night as Scarlett flees home she’s hit by a car. She is on life-support & not getting better. Then a miracle happens. Ed & Tam are approached about a medical trial in Switzerland. An AI replacement will live with the couple as their daughter & if Scarlett gets better she will replace the AI in the family. They jump at the chance of a new life & are whisked away to Geneva where they are set up with everything they need to live a comfortable life. Better yet, the AI replacement, Sophie, looks & acts just like Scarlett before she changed into a hostile moody teenager. But, all is not as it seems, & as cracks in their new life begin to appear, they must decide if they want to know the truth, or stay in their blissful new life.
I enjoyed the book. The main characters were hard to like at first, but as I learned more about them they started to grow on me. The new AI Sophie was just robotic enough to remind me she wasn’t real, but she was smart & cunning & when her sinister side showed she creeped me out. But, all is not as it seems, & as soon as I started getting comfortable a new twist would appear to shake things up again. I always try to figure out everyone’s motives, who is shady & who is not, so I figured out some of the plot twists ahead of time, but it’s still fun to see how the author gets there, plus I didn’t figure out all of the twists.
For me, this book was a slow read & I had a hard time getting through it but others may not have this problem. As thrillers go it was a good, fun read that I think most people will find enjoyable.
Thank you to Berkley & NetGalley for a complimentary e-copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
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