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TLC Review: Until We Are Lost by Leslie Archer

Title: Until We are Lost

Author: Leslie Archer

Year Published: 2021

Category: Adult fiction (thriller)
Pages: 413
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Location (my 2021 Google Reading map)USA (NY)

FTC Disclosure: I bought this book with my own money

Summary (from the inside flap of the book): When Tara Peary’s twin sister Sophie goes missing, Tara dives into New York’s underbelly to find her. Sophie is the one person who’s ever truly understood her, and Tara knows her sister isn’t the only one who needs help.

Tara is also on the run emotionally from her complicated childhood. Her memories are threatening to overwhelm her emotions and derail the hunt for Sophie. A psychotherapist keeps her afloat, but when Tara begins dating her therapist’s young tech-millionaire neighbor, she risks losing the only lifelines she has left.

The more Tara uncovers about her sister’s disappearance and the dark side of the rich elite, the less certain of the truth she becomes. As Tara reaches the center of the mystery, spanning from her childhood home in Georgia to a Southern California beach, she has to decide whether the truth is a price she’s willing to pay.

Purchase Links: Amazon | Books-A-Million | Barnes & Noble

Connect with Leslie: Website  

Review:  My first book review of 2021 and it's a 2021 published book! Crazy. I actually finished this book on December 29 so am not counting it as my "first book." I am, however, counting it in my 2021 challenges, not 2020. And, this book didn't work all that well for me. On Goodreads, however, it's got a 4.08 rating so I am guessing it's me, not the book.

I had a difficult time connecting to the main character, Tara. And her sister, Sophie, was unlikable. But, I think that was the point. I really wish I could say more about Tara's quest to find Sophie (who has disappeared), but that would be giving away plot. I liked that Tara was in therapy to deal with LOTS of stuff that happened in her life and that's where much of the key points of the storyline are revealed. It was a good vehicle for bringing together the many (too many?) things that were going on in the story. 

I feel bad that I don't have much more to say about this book. I think many people will like it much more than me, but perhaps it wasn't a good pandemic/holiday time book for me to read.

Challenges for which this counts: 
  • A to Z--"U"
  • Alphabet Soup--"A"
  • Cloak and Dagger--thriller
  • Literary Escapes--New York
  • Popsugar--it is about do-overs and fresh starts.

Instagram Tour:

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Tuesday, January 12th: @simplykelina


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Monday, January 18th: @shobizreads

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Wednesday, January 20th: From the TBR Pile

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Friday, January 22nd: Books and Bindings

Saturday, January 23rd: @lyon.brit.andthebookshelf

Monday, January 25th: Always With a Book and @k2reader

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