Two thoughts that popped in my mind when I saw the summary at the back of the book:

  1. Real killer
  2. 22 minutes
damage done

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This novel would definitely put me on the edge of my seats. It didn’t disappoint me though.


22 minutes separate Julia Vann’s before and after.

Before: Julia had a twin brother, a boyfriend, and a best friend.

After: She has a new identity, a new hometown, and memories of those twenty-two minutes that refuse to come into focus. At least, that’s what she tells the police.

Now that she’s Lucy Black, she’s able to begin again. She’s even getting used to the empty bedroom where her brother should be. And her fresh start has attracted the attention of one of the hottest guys in school, a boy who will do anything to protect her. But when someone much more dangerous also takes notice, Lucy’s forced to confront the dark secrets she thought were safely left behind.

One thing is clear: The damage done can never be erased. It’s only just beginning…

What I like about the story:

Julia Vann-Lucy Black. Two personas in one,real person. Is this girl having MPD or Multiple Disorder Personality? I was curious. Yet, upon reading the end part of the story, my hunch was wrong. I was astonished with the actual scenario.

The acceptance and realization. This novel amazed me with its characters. Julia and Ryan’s’ parents, what is wrong with these people? They are weird in some ways and I truly believed they caused what happened with one of the twins. Spence, the psychologist is a man who only wants fame and discovery, but he actually cares with Ryan. Props to Alane and the hot heartthrob Michael Silverman because these two shown unconditional love for Lucy.

How it ends:

Sociopath on the loose. Another persona.


I needed a breather after the revelation of the 22 minutes and everything! That was a blow! Can I request for a continuation? I was left hanging at the end. I had mixed feelings while reading the book and I loved how it piqued my curiosity.

Thank you Pinoy Book Tours for the book review copy!