Review: Eyes Like Mine - Sheena Kamal

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Title: Eyes Like Mine
Author: Sheena Kamal
Genre: Thriller & Mystery
Price: £12.99 £7.00
Publication Date: 09/02/2017

Nora Watts is a brave but troubled woman. She gets a phone call from a man who says her daughter is missing. Nora has enough problems as it is, but when she sees a photograph of a girl with eyes like hers, it's bound to move her. Is Nora ready to face her past in order to find the girl she gave up fifteen years ago?

Another day, another book review! Today I want to share my thoughts on Sheena Kamal's debut novel 'Eyes Like Mine'.

The book got off to a strong start, I was actually worried if Kamal would be able to keep up the action and twists throughout the book. I can sincerely say that she managed to keep it up and make the reader not want to put the book down. The detail in the book is just right and that makes for easy reading as you can imagine the setting and characters. It's not a short book but Kamal's way with words will make you race through it!

You can't help but like the character of Nora, even though she may be hard to relate to. She is flawed but a unique character. I really enjoyed getting to know her background which has given her thick skin. Though, what stole my heart where the moments with her dog Whisper! With Whisper, Nora didn't have to mask her vulnerability; a relationship with a pet isn't something I came across in a book before but it was one of the strongest points of this novel! The other characters were well written and likeable but I'm not going to talk about them because Nora deserves all the spotlight!

Although they weren't necessary, the few chapters we get from Bonnie's (Nora's daughter's) perspective were a nice touch, in fact I think I would have liked to read some more of them!

I have to say the ending was a bit underwhelming but there'll be a sequel so that gives me a bit of consolation. I'll for sure read the next book, I can't wait to read about what's next for Nora Watts

I admire how Kamal teachers the reader of the book about homelessness and the struggles of mixed-raced people in Canada. For someone who doesn't really know much about Canada and the people there, it's a real eye-opener.

I gave this book a rating of 4 stars because although Kamal's story-telling lived up to my expectations, the ending was slightly underwhelming after so much action throughout. Kamal's writing and intertwining of important issues into the story was fantastic. I am very excited for the sequel and I can't wait to learn more from Kamal!

Rating: 4/5

I truly recommend you give this book a read!

          About The Author

Sheena Kamal lives in Vancouver, Canada, where she immigrated to from the Caribbean with her family as child. She attended The University of Toronto where she gained an HBA in Political Science. She was also awarded a TD Canada Trust scholarship for community leadership and activism around the issue of homelessness. Her work as a researcher into crime and investigate journalism for the film and television industry inspired her debut novel 'Eyes Like Mine'.

Have you read 'Eyes Like Mine'?


Thank you to Bonnier Zaffre and Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book in return for my honest review.

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