- Identical twins. Double the fun.
- The cover is pretty and creepy at the same time. (What? Isn’t that a valid reason?)
- A Ouija board figures prominently in communication between the dead aunt, her nieces and her boyfriend.
- The Little Kitten of Death is a plaything for various inhabitants of the apartments.
- There are many switched identities, and best-laid plans that change, though everything works out well, if not as expected, in the end.
- The OCD upstairs neighbor writes crossword puzzles.
- Much action takes place in or overlooking the moss-covered, old, Highgate Cemetery in London. And, the author does a superb job of evoking the foggy eeriness of it all.
As a followup to the highly, hugely, astoundedly popular Time Traveler’s Wife, there’s no way that Her Fearful Symmetry could ever reach the same heights. However, after a wee bit of a slow start, and an interlude reading other books, I found myself itching to pick up the book again and see what happened. I was, literally, breathless when it all finished. Just like one of the main characters.