Michele Jaffe's Ghost Flower is a very suspenseful and mysterious novel that will ultimately leave you with more questions than answers. It's evident early on that Eve-turned-Aurora is an unreliable narrator, but the way she presents herself and the tiny snapshots of her troubled past make her more sympathetic than suspicious. The finer details of Bain and Bridgette's plan, their secret motives and relationships, and how Aurora is set up to pull of the impersonation is fascinating and very entertaining, even if the games she plays with all of the family members seem dangerous. The haunting and Liza's ghost is another very creepy aspect, but what makes this story so compelling are the peculiar family dynamics that control the main characters. As readers get closer to the end, lines become blurred and identities are questioned, but there is a bit of closure for Aurora and the readers. Nonetheless, this is a mind-bending thriller that will keep readers wondering after the final page.
Cover Comments: I love the ghost flower motif on the cover and on the pages inside--it's pretty and mysterious and very fitting for this book!
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