Tuesday, 3 March 2015

The Ice Twins by S. K. Tremayne Review.

It's very rare I pick read something about a book and think I really want to read that. I was lucky again to be part of the Mumsnet book club, and was 1 of 10 to receive a free copy to review. I knew from reading the write up that I would enjoy it and I really did! Finally I think my reading is back in to swing as this will be my 3rd book I've read so far this year. 

The story is based on twins, which one of them dies from a terrible accident. The ice twins is a psychological thriller from award-winning travel writer S. K. Tremayne, and it is utterly gripping from start to finish. 

"A year after one of their identical twin daughters, Lydia, dies in an accident, Angus and Sarah Moorcraft move to the tiny Scottish island Angus inherited from his grandmother, hoping to put together the pieces of their shattered lives. The move is fraught with difficulty, however, not least because their surviving daughter starts claiming that they have mistaken her identity – that she, in fact, is Lydia. 
As winter encroaches, Angus is forced to travel away from the island for work, Sarah is feeling isolated, and Kirstie (or is it Lydia?) is growing more and more disturbed. When a violent storm leaves Sarah and her daughter stranded, Sarah finds herself tortured by the past - what really happened on that fateful day one of her daughters died." 

After the first couple of chapters I did sort of get what was going on I wasn't prepared for the little twists and turns thought out the book. The atmosphere of the book and the pictures that came with each chapter was almost frightening. It did plant that seed in your head and the eeriness that come with the book I really liked. The detail and descriptive writing was fantastic and really made the book what it was. The ending was a complete and utter twist which left my hairs on my arms standing up, a book has never done that before. 

I was really gutted when I finished the book! 

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