Review: The Second Life of Amy Archer by R.S. Pateman
On News Year Eve 1999 a ten-year-old girl went missing from her local playground. The lives of her parents Beth and Brian Archer are forever changed as they cope with the loss of their only child and the constant and intruding press attention.
Mystery surrounds the case as Amy’s body is never found. Police and detectives find absolutely no leads, leaving the Archers to live in fear that they may never know what happened to their daughter.
This is until ten years later when a young girl, baring an eerie resemblance to Amy, turns up at Beth’s door. She claims to know what happened to her daughter and recites memories that only Amy would remember.
The topic of reincarnation is explored beautifully in this gripping thriller. As a reader you are constantly trying to decide what you believe – is reincarnation possible or is this little girl a fraud? These questions keep you guessing until the very end of the book.
Regardless of whether you believe in reincarnation, this book is a gripping read for any reader, particularly fans of psychological thrillers. If you’re anything like me, you won’t be able to put it down.
7/10 – A brilliant psychological thriller that lost some points due to some very rude comments that were made about Birmingham!
Amanda, a self-confessed dreamer, is a lover of books (and is running out of room to store them!) When she’s not working at a Birmingham-based PR agency, she can be found with her head in a book, blogging or eating sushi by the bucket-load.