AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: The Phantom Limb by Lucinda Berry

Release Date:
 August 4, 2020
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Format: Audio
Length: 6 hours 55 minutes
Narrator: Kate Marcin
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Buy: Audible | Kindle


Emily and Elizabeth spent their childhood locked in a bedroom and terrorized by a mother who drank too much and disappeared for days. The identical twins were rescued by a family determined to be their saviors.

But there are 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.


Free on kindle unlimited. This is not a work of great literature but it is a fun quick read.  This is a fast paced dark psychological thriller.  The author keeps you guessing until the very last chapter.  Elizabeth and her twin have survived a harrowing childhood and when Elizabeth finds Emily's body on the bathroom floor she blacks out only to come to in a hospital bed.  What follows is Elizabeths journey into her own mind to figure out what happened and how to cope with the loss of her sister.  

I enjoyed this book from the beginning however I was less than thrilled with the epilogue.  I found the narrator to be really good at embodying Elizabeths distress and confusion at being in the hospital and kept me engaged he whole way through.  The epilogue to me just pushed this book over the edge as if the author wasn't sure what to do at the end so she threw something together. I wish it had just ended after the last chapter.