The Mirror - Marlys Millhiser

The Mirror

By Marlys Millhiser

  • Release Date: 2018-03-13
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 16 Ratings)
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In this twisting time-travel thriller, a woman faints on the eve of her wedding—and awakens at the turn of the century in her grandmother’s body . . .
The night before she is supposed to get married, Shay Garrett has no idea that a glimpse into her grandmother’s antique Chinese mirror will completely transform her seemingly ordinary life. But after a bizarre blackout, she wakes up to find herself in the same house—but in the year 1900. Even stranger, she realizes she is now living in the body of her grandmother, Brandy McCabe, as a young woman. Meanwhile, Brandy, having looked into the same mirror, awakens in Shay’s body in the present day—and discovers herself pregnant.
As Rachael—the woman who links these two generations, mother to one and daughter to another—weaves back and forth between two time periods, this imaginative thriller explores questions of family, identity, and love. Courageous, compassionate Shay finds herself fighting against the confines of a society still decades away from women’s liberation, while Brandy struggles to adapt to the modern world she has suddenly been thrust into. The truth behind this inexplicable turn of events is more complex than either woman can imagine—and The Mirror is a tribute to the triumph of the female spirit, even in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

“What happens will surprise you. In the meantime, settle down for a good read.” —The Denver Post

“A fascinating tale of the occult . . . This is a most unusual novel with a highly entertaining premise cleverly worked out.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Highly imaginative.” —The Pittsburgh Press

 Marlys Millhiser was an American author of fifteen mysteries and horror novels. Born in Charles City, Iowa, Millhiser originally worked as a high school teacher. She served as a regional vice president of the Mystery Writers of America and was best known for her novel The Mirror and for the Charlie Greene Mysteries.


  • A lifetime favorite!

    By ShayEsslin84
    My mother read this book while she was pregnant with me, and ended up naming me Shay after the main character in the story. I read the book as soon as I was old enough as a child and adored it, and now, at 32, I love it just as much, and so does my 12 year old daughter 😊 a definite must read for any book lover!
  • The Mirror

    By Meemaw Bobbi
    Read this book 20 years ago. Just finished it for the second time. It was as good as I remembered. Looking forward to reading another of her books.
  • Favorite stories!

    By HMC///3
    I love this book. It has been one of my Mom's favorite, she would pull it out about once a year and read it. It has became one of my favorite books to re read as well. I never get tired of the story. It is a great story!