Emily and Elizabeth spend their childhood locked in a bedroom and terrorized by a mother who drinks too much and disappears for days. The identical twins are rescued by a family determined to be their saviors.
But there’s some horrors love can’t erase…
Elizabeth wakes in a hospital, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak. The last thing she remembers is finding Emily’s body in their bathroom. Days before, she was falling in love and starting college. Now, she’s surrounded by men who talk to themselves and women who pull out their eyebrows.
As she delves deeper into the mystery surrounding Emily’s death, she discovers shocking secrets and holes in her memory that force her to remember what she’s worked so hard to forget—the beatings, the blood, the special friends. Her life spins out of control at a terrifying speed as she desperately tries to unravel the psychological puzzle of her past before it’s too late.
The story starts off when the twins are young children living with their mother. The horrors of the abuse, though only briefly touched upon, was still horrific to read making quite an impact on the reader.
There is no wonder that both sisters have issues and are struggling with trying to get on with their lives. Elizabeth certainly seems to be fairing better than Emily but it was heart warming to read of how Elizabeth has almost become the mother figure to her sister and making sure she watches out for her.
Even though the story starts off being quite a dark and disturbing read, the darkness actually grows and envelopes the reader as we get further into it. I had guessed quite early on, parts of where the story was going. I hadn’t got it one hundred percent right though, so there was still some surprises waiting in store for me.
Phantom Limb really delves into the world of our mind and how we deal with things. I really enjoyed the twin aspect of the story as it adds another level to the story. It’s certainly a story that will consume you and have you gripped throughout. If you are a fan of psychological thrillers, then would certainly recommend giving this one a go.
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