The Ice Twins: A Book Review

Have you ever looked in a mirror and saw something off? So has Sarah Moorcroft.

Morgan's Milieu | The Ice Twins: A Book Review - A page turner and a very chilling tale.

I am Kirstie
I am Lydia

I am confident and loud
I am thoughtful and quiet

I lived
I died

Or did I?

The Ice Twins, written by S. K. Tremayne, is a chilling tale about a mother's love (and guilt), a father's pain, and a family tragedy. 

After the accidental death of one of her identical twin daughters, Lydia, Sarah and her remaining family, Angus and Kirstie, move away from London. In their new home, on an isolated Scottish island, Sarah has to deal with her troubled daughter and claims of mistaken identity. Blow after blow hits the troubled family and as I read I was with Sarah, guessing which of her daughters had survived the accident. Just when I thought I'd found the answer another twist knocked me off my feet. I was surprised, shocked and almost brought to tears by the end.

I finished the last five chapters of The Ice Twins in one sitting, I was gripped and my eyes couldn't move across the page quick enough. I enjoyed reading, it was different, intriguing and made me think. It's one of the few books I've finished within 2 weeks.

The last chapter was a little distracting, until I realised what was going on, but I loved the characters, especially Sarah Moorcroft. Her inner thoughts and fears felt so real, it was like I was in her head. The ending of the book was brilliant and shocking.

Sometimes when reading a book I try to analyse the writing, try to figure out how they did what they did. I tried that with The Ice Twins and failed miserably, I was so engrossed in the story that I forgot about analysing. For me, that's the mark of a great book!

The Ice Twins by S. K. Tremayne: 9/10

I was sent a copy of The Ice Twins from Mumsnet Bloggers Network for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own.