Thursday, 25 February 2016

The Ice Twins: S. K. Tremayne

The Ice Twins

by S. K. Tremayne

Rating; 4 Star

One year after the death of one of their twin daughters Lydia, Angus and Sarah Moorcroft decide to move to a remote Scottish island in an attempt to rebuild their shattered lives.

Whilst the family is still struggling to cope with the loss of Lydia and undertaking a huge renovation project on their new home, Lydia's surviving twin sister suddenly claims that she is in fact Lydia, and that it was their other twin daughter Kirstie who died that day.

The plot outline on the back of this book really grabbed me from the start, I thought it was a fascinating premise.

SK Tremayne's novel is a fraught, psychological thriller, mostly focusing on the Sarah's attempts to prove which twin did in fact die that day and her struggle to discover what exactly happened the day that Lydia/Kirstie died.

In addition to the psychological level The Ice Twins also includes a lot of supernatural elements. As the characters of Lydia and Kristie are interchanged freely during the story, a lot of other unexplained events start to take place on the island which adds even more to the thriller.

The desolate location of the Scottish island and the families's fragile state are really explored well in this novel and the ending will surprise many. I finished this book very quickly and if you like this genre of book I'd really recommend this.