27.9.15

BOOK REVIEW AND GIVE-AWAY: The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne

One of Sarah's daughter's died. But does she know which one?
A year after one of their identical daughters, Lydia, dies in an accident, Angus and Sarah Moorcroft move to a tiny Scottish island Angus inherited from his grandmother, hoping to put together the pieces of their shattered lives.
But when their surviving daughter, Kirstie claims they have mistaken her identity- that she in fact, is Lydia- their world comes crashing down once again.
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 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 their daughters died?

Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 373

Ooh this was good! The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne is brilliantly creepy and intriguing.
Sarah and Angus lost Lydia, one of their twin daughters a year ago in a tragic accident. They have moved to a tiny Scottish island with their remaining daughter Kirstie to rebuild their lives. Sarah is taken aback though when Kirstie says that she is actually Lydia and it was Kirstie who died. Sarah cannot process this information; the twins are identical, did they make a mistake? Is Lydia still alive? As Kirstie's behaviour becomes more and more disturbing and erratic, Sarah must face up to the past and what really happened on the day of her daughter's death.
I thought that S.K. Tremayne built up such a creepy, spine-tingling atmosphere in this book. Sarah becomes almost frightened of her own child which is terrifying in itself. There is so much isolation in the book; Kirstie is isolated from her dead sister; Sarah and Angus are isolated from each other due to their grief ans the whole family is physically isolated from the world on their tiny little island.
This atmospheric thriller is perfect for this time of year, the plot and the characters are well crafted and S.K. Tremayne's writing gave me goosebumps on several occasions, highly recommended.

Many thanks to the lovely people at Harper Collins for sending me a review copy, I also have a paperback copy of this book to give away! Simply leave a comment below and I will pick a winner out of the hat after one week! Only open to UK residents. 

4 comments:

Nadia A said...

Loved this one! Totally creeped me out. Definitely a great read for Fall or Winter. Have to say was not what I expected - which I loved!

jessicabookworm said...

This does sound like a great read for this time of year.

Rebecca Pugh said...

I've been dying to read this for so long, sounds fantastic! And what a wonderful review too xxx

Jean Bull said...

I'd love to read this book. It sounds a bit like The Sea Sisters by Lucy Clarke, or After the Fall by Charity Norman which I loved.

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