Dead Letters

by Caite Dolan-Leach

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Quick take

The clues that Zelda leaves for Ava are so much more than standard mystery misdirection. They are a window into the myths a family creates around one another.

Why I love it

'œA born creator of myths, my sister always liked to tell the story of how we were misnamed.' I knew from this first sentence that this debut thriller would be something special. For the narrator, Ava, was born minutes after her twin sister Zelda. The alphabet's reversal foreshadowed the sibling pecking order. Zelda is the wild, vibrant, larger-than-life twin. Ava is the buttoned-up, reserved, ...

Member thoughts

42% Love
47% Like
9% Dislike
  • Brenda W.

    Wilkes Barre, PA

    "A great read. Very interesting,I am glad I picked this book."

  • Jessica H.

    Auburn, WA

    "OMG I was hooked from the very first chapter! I really took the ride with Ava, and the ending absolutely blew me away"

  • David M.

    Ames, IA

    "I loved this book. I feel like I personally know A and Z. I was so sorry to come to the end of this delightful read. What a great story!!"

  • Shelbi L.

    Bryan, TX

    "Man this was great! If Pretty Little Liars met 13 Reasons Why and had a baby, this would be the result!"

  • malory s.

    Grapevine, TX

    "One of my favorite reads in 2 wars subscribing to BOTM"

  • Joanne S.

    Sarasota, FL

    "Kept you guessing until the very end."

  • Betty Rae T.

    Ahmeek, MI

    "Engaging mix of mystery & navigating the mine field of a dysfunctional family. Ava returns home from Paris to face her sick/judgmental alcoholic mother & deal with the apparent death of her twin sis."

  • Laura Y.

    Miami, FL

    "Keeping up with Ava and Zelda's games is at times frustrating, but that just goes to show the unique, somewhat twisted bond between the sisters. It is heartbreaking in many ways"

  • Jade L.

    Modesto, CA

    "Fast read that keeps you guessing about what is really happening. Edge of my seat the entire time."

  • Stacy G.

    Los Angeles, CA

    "Kept me guessing the entire time. I kept wondering "is she alive or isn't she?" Enjoyed the writing and the characters, and read it quickly and was engaged throughout. "

  • Jessica A.

    Woodstock, GA

    "Zelda is dead. Or so everyone thinks. As emails from Zelda send Ava on a desperate search to find Zelda, Ava learns more of who her family is and what Zelda has endured. This book was crazy! "