When Madeline and Melissa were three-years-old, their mother was carjacked in broad daylight while taking them to a doctor’s appointment. She was able to get away with Madeline in tow, but the assailants left the scene before she could rescue Melissa. A long and massive search ensued, but Melissa was never found and is believed to be dead. However, a dream Madeline has on her twenty-second birthday, wherein Melissa appears to her as a grown woman pleading for help, convinces her Melissa is still alive. Against her parents’ wishes, Madeline vows to find her twin. However, in doing so, she unknowingly stumbles upon a series of startling clues that point to her parents’ possible involvement in Melissa’s disappearance. Paralyzed by fear, Madeline doesn’t want to face what could possibly be the ugly and grim truth about her parents. However, her desire to find Melissa propels her forward—but nothing could prepare her for what she discovers.
Missing Mellisa Review
Well done! Missing Melissa was a great read! It is such a deep story, so many twists and turns. I thought this story was so interesting because it has the twin theme. I felt that it was very creative angle. It was neat to look at the dream aspect because the twin bond is so strong. I also really enjoyed how Alretha made every single character important including Pepper the mastif. If a single character was missing (no pun intended) then the story would not have been the same. The fact that you weren’t sure how the book was going to end was great. I kept going back and forth with “is she dead or alive”. You just don’t know until you get to the end! I give this book a 4.5!