Book Review: The False Mirror, by Dana V Moison. (Sharon Davis Chronicles #2)

05 Jan
Book Review: The False Mirror, by Dana V Moison. (Sharon Davis Chronicles #2)

I was asked to read and review this book by the Author, and while I am being quite particular about the books I accept at the moment, the blurb of this sounded intriguing. It didn’t matter that I hadn’t read the first one, although there were a few references that I would have understood more if I had read the first book. 

Here is what I thought of The False Mirror.

The False Mirror (Sharon Davis Chronicles #2)

Sharon Davis, fearless NYPD homicide detective, is back in another sophisticated mystery where two cleverly crafted murder cases intertwine in the least expected way. A gripping thriller that will leave you speechless

Beautiful and tenacious NYPD homicide detective, Sharon Davis, investigates the unexplained death of a notorious escort girl who catered primarily to New York’s elite.

Many high-ranking officials want her to close the case and quit snooping around, but Sharon knows there’s more to this than meets the eye. In the middle of the high-profile case, she meets sixteen-year-old Becky who desperately needs her help. Becky’s entire world crumbles overnight when she discovers she is the sole survivor of the horrendous assassination of her family. She turns to the help of her Uncle Jake but learns he isn’t who he has claimed to be…

Becky must leave her peaceful hometown and search for clues about her about her mysterious past in New York City, where she crosses paths with the famous detective.

Supposedly, two different mysteries with two different solutions. Is that so?

The questions keep piling up: Who stands behind the ruthless vendetta against Becky’s family? How will Sharon’s chase after a sadistic killer turn out? And what will happen between her and the rugged marshal who has found himself in the middle of her investigation?

false mirror

Published November 11th 2018 by Dana V. Moison

My Thoughts:

The False Mirror started off with a bang, the first chapter takes us right into a criminal act, a family in trouble and a murder for a reason we don’t yet know. I was gripped from the first chaper, but unfortunatly as the story went on, it lost its thrill for me. I did enjoy the plot and the characters, especially Becky who has lost her family and who she thought she was, all in one fell swoop.

The detective in this series Sharon Davis is clever, smart but doesn’t seem to be particularly loyal. I wasn’t as drawn to her as I have been to other detectives in series that I have read.

I was intrigued how the two cases were to be brought together, assuming that they would be! The plot of this book was followed through well and it talked about one thing that I hadn’t heard so much about in other books, and was done really well. That was the witness protection scheme. This was my favourite part of the plot.

The ending did involve a twist, which piqued my interest back up. It also made me look back and examine the cover of the book. I think it is very clever when an Author makes you go back to the cover at the end of the book, because it shows that the cover was done cleverly and with great thought.

I am a hard critic when it comes to crime thrillers. This is my favourite genre and I have read a lot of different and excellent books. So, although I did enjoy this book, I am rating it 3 stars, because of my very high expectations on this genre at the moment. I have a feeling that I might have enjoyed the first book more than this one, where I would learn a bit more of Sharon Davis and her detective skills. I think this will be an Author has great potential, and I will look at what Sharon Davis’ next case load is…….





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8 responses to “Book Review: The False Mirror, by Dana V Moison. (Sharon Davis Chronicles #2)

  1. Madam Mim

    January 5, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    It sounds fabulous!

    • chocolatepages

      January 5, 2019 at 4:21 pm

      Thank you.

      • Madam Mim

        January 5, 2019 at 4:34 pm


  2. Meggy | Chocolate'n'Waffles

    January 5, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    I am glad you enjoyed this novel despite a few issues. I agree with you, the more crime fiction I read, the harder it becomes to get satisfied! But I’m very interested in the witness protection programme in this book! Great review! xx

    • chocolatepages

      January 5, 2019 at 9:35 pm

      Thanks Meggy. I’m hoping for a really good thrilling read next that gets me totally gripped. The witness protection bit was really interesting though. Thanks for your comments. I do look forward to your thoughts on my reviews. ☺

  3. irena_bookdustmagic

    January 9, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Hi, I understand how when you read certain genre the most, you become more of a critical reader.
    I am sorry this book wasn’t compelling enough for you, but I am glad you liked it anyway.
    I enjoyed reading your thoughts. 🙂

    • chocolatepages

      January 14, 2019 at 5:58 pm

      Thank you Irena. The book I am reading now The Couple is very good, and after this one I’m starting Twisted and I have very high expectations for that. I’m excited to read it. Books that are not 5 star make the 5 star ones even better because you can appreciate the brilliance of them.


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