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The Mirror Stage Ada Brandt wants everyone to think she s normal A writing professor at a local Seattle college she personifies the saying those who can t teach after a few failed attempts at becoming an author led

  • Title: The Mirror Stage
  • Author: J.J. Stone
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Ada Brandt wants everyone to think she s normal A writing professor at a local Seattle college, she personifies the saying those who can t, teach after a few failed attempts at becoming an author led her to the classroom She owns a chic little house, drives a sporty car, and comes home to her dog after a long day at work You d never know she s the daughter of one of SAda Brandt wants everyone to think she s normal A writing professor at a local Seattle college, she personifies the saying those who can t, teach after a few failed attempts at becoming an author led her to the classroom She owns a chic little house, drives a sporty car, and comes home to her dog after a long day at work You d never know she s the daughter of one of Seattle s most infamous serial killers a fact Ada has labored her whole life to bury Then the FBI s BAU team arrives to investigate a recent murder spree and Ada is strong armed by the BAU s bull headed lead agent James Deacon into helping with the investigation As Ada and the BAU dive deeper into the case, two things become glaringly apparent this is not a typical murder case, and catching their suspect is only the beginning of an investigation that will alter the lives of everyone involved The Mirror Stage is the first installment of The Imago Trilogy and is J.J Stone s debut novel.

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    About "J.J. Stone"

    1. J.J. Stone

      J.J Stone knew she wanted to be an author ever since she created her first story at the age of eleven After a few years of working in the world of advertising, J.J went back to school and earned her MFA in Creative Writing Her debut novel The Mirror Stage was first written as a TV script for J.J s thesis project in grad school After graduation, she refused to let the idea go to waste and translated the story from script form into her debut novel J.J lives in a suburb outside Atlanta with her husband their son, and their three dogs.

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    1. This book was kindly given away by the author.A fast reading triller with well-built characters.I loved Ada, a creative writing teacher with a sober past involving the death of her mother.Because this is the first book of the trilogy the last few pages leave some ideas to the second one.


    2. Source: Got it free from the author for Read/Review (Does not affect my review for the book)Genre: MysteryCharacters: I loved Ada. The characters were good. I loved James, Brenda, and Dade. They were easy to get along with.Plot: The story line was easy to follow along with. This was a quick read for me, and it kept me hooked to the point that I did not want to stop reading. I wish the book was longer, but I understand that it continues into the second book.Overall: This book was a good mystery r [...]


    3. WOW!!!!! I did not expect that.Review to come.Never mind. I'll write my review right now.3.5 stars. I received a free copy of the book from the author.I genuinely did not expect this. This was good for a debut novel.- Ada is a fantastic character. She is a strong person, has things that have influenced her past, but she still works past it.- James is pretty dang fantastic, too. Rough around the edges, but I'm sure we'll warm up to him.- At first, I was really surprised to have the serial killer [...]


    4. When Ada Brant was a little girl, she witnessed the murder of her mother by her father's hands and has never been the same. She still bares the emotional scars twenty-five years after the incident.She's a crime novelist and professor when her uncle, an ex-FBI agent, brings in two colleagues who need Ada's help as a local analyst. A serial killer is on the loose in Seattle, and if Ada doesn't face her demons and do something, who knows why might be next?In J.J. Stone's first novel, The Mirror Sta [...]


    5. I got the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my review. I have read many books in the thriller genre, The mirror stage is a great thriller book.The writing style, characters, and plot were fantastic. I recommend this book to all that enjoy a good thriller. This book is a very short read but the substance of the plot makes up for that.


    6. I was given a copy of this book for review by the author. This in no way influenced my review/rating.4.5 StarsThe Mirror Stage isn't quite what I thought it would be. Which is a good thing! This is a short book, but the ending didn't feel rushed, and the plot felt thought through. I had trouble putting this down when it came time for me to go work. If you want a good, quick read, this is your book!Ada is a woman struggling to overcome her past. The tragic event that took her childhood haunts her [...]


    7. I've read a lot of books in the thrillers/mystery genre, and The Mirror Stage is one of the better ones I've come across. The fact that this is a debut book from a new author makes it even more impressive.I found the book to be a well-paced page turner. An hour into reading it, I was a quarter of the way through, and I didn't want to stop. The tension built throughout as I wondered how the race between the killer's thirst for more victims and the authorities' attempt to find the killer would pla [...]


    8. This book is a page turner. It has been awhile since I have read a crime mystery book but this was a great one to get back into that genre. The story line flows smoothly and you can't wait to see what is around the next bend.I love how the characters back stories blend in with the plot. Ms. Stone does a great job of developing the characters including the secondary characters. I hope we continue to know more about their lives as the trilogy continues. I would love to know more about Ada's past a [...]


    9. This book was seriously well written. This author knows what she is doing. I am still a bit speechless after reading her book and so full of emotions pouring from me. It was amazing, epic ETC. I could go on all day. I must say that I will read anything that this author writes and publishes. Her characters, well, I fell in love with them. It was so real to me as I was reading this book. It was better than watching a movie. The back story of Ada was thought out perfectly. James well I can only say [...]


    10. I was given a copy of this novel by the author. Let me start by saying simply that this is an excellently written book. The author has managed to create a dark but real world full of deep characters. Ada (the main protagonist) is a survivor, but hasn't come through the experience without collecting some scars along the way. Although this is a truly intriguing crime-thriller I feel it is also an excellent showcase of diverse and complicated character juggling. I commend the author on her ability [...]


    11. I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.As soon as I picked up this book I could not put it down, finished it in one day. The story is well written, intriguing, thought-provoking and believable. The characters are authentic, each with their own individual personalities. Ada is living with dark memories that she is forced to relive as she works with the BAU, a job she did not want! Agent Brenda Stine is one of my favorite characters, she is very likeable an [...]


    12. The Mirror Stage is a well-paced, intriguing debut novel. Ada Brandt is college professor who wants to forget her past. When a serial killer strikes a little too close to home Ada ends up pulled into the investigation by a FBI agent who won't take no for an answer. As Ada and the FBI dig deeper they uncover a case and killer that are anything but simple.The Mirror Stage is a fast read - I read it in one afternoon. I really enjoyed J.J. Stone's writing style and pace. I think I would have liked a [...]


    13. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the author.This book was a very good start to the trilogy. I liked the main character Ada and her back story is interesting. James on the other hand I didn't like at first, but he has a back story all his own and I hope the second book will put him in a better light. Brenda was a great character…loved her! The steps in the investigation were a little predictable sometimes and I could figure out what was going to happen next, but the ch [...]


    14. *I want to start off by saying I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review by the author*This book was everything I was hoping it would be - amazing! I love all the characters & could not put this book down. Seriously, I read it in one sitting, which is rare for me. I can't wait for the next one to find out what happens next. If you like murder mysteries, I highly recommend this book. I loved it!


    15. A fabulous crime thriller!Absolutely stunning page turner filled with intriguing writing.The Mirror Stage is absolutely spine tingling and ultra suspenseful, a great introduction to the Imago Trilogy.Perfect pacing accompanying a great plot, vividly rich narrative, super dialogue and amazing characterization. Its staggering to find out that The Mirror Stage has been written by a debut author.A spectacular sense of atmosphere is present throughout this novel, flawlessly alternating between the f [...]



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