One Of Those Faces – ARC Book Review

Title:- One of Those Faces

Author:- Elle Grawl

Date published;- will be published on 1st December,2022

Publisher:- Thomas and Mercer

Genre:- Psychological Thriller


Plot:- 4/5

Writing:- 3/5

Overall rating:- 3/5

From debut author Elle Grawl comes a psychological thriller about an insomniac artist who discovers a shocking truth about a recent spate of murders in her city: the victims all look just like her.

Years after escaping her abusive childhood, Harper Mallen has only ever known sleepless nights—or terrifying nightmares. She’s struggling to maintain an artist’s life in a hip Chicago neighborhood, getting by on freelance gigs at a local painting studio, when she suffers another terrible shock.

A young woman is killed outside Harper’s apartment—a woman who chillingly resembles her. As Harper searches for information about the victim, she discovers unsettling links to two other murders. And then there’s a third doppelganger, still alive. Harper’s life is not the only one hanging in the balance.

As her obsession and paranoia deepen, everyone is a suspect: the handsome stranger in the café, the owner of the painting studio, even the ghosts from her past. The closer she comes to unraveling the truth behind the murders, the more Harper realizes there is no one she can trust—not even herself

Harper Mallen is an insomniac artist who has escaped from an abusive childhood. She gets paid doing free-lance gigs in the studio and is mostly kept to herself. But just in front of the apartment where Harper lives, a woman was murdered brutally. The woman bore strong resemblance to Harper. Harper soon finds out that two more women were murdered and all these women look so much like Harper.

I do like the plot of the story. I was also instantly hooked into the story from the beginning of the chapter and fell that this book might be a really good and engaging psychological thriller. However, I felt that there are too many questions in the story. Harper in my opinion seemed to be a disturbing and toxic character in the book and it seems that people around Harper are literally dying! The ending was a bit rushed but confusing with sort of a cliffhanger. Who really is the killer? What is the motive behind the murders? Why was Harper targeted? These are the questions that never seemed to have answered in the book.

I think in my opinion, this was an OK book–could have been better. Worth three stars.

Many thanks to Netgalley and the piblisher for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

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