Thursday, 29 January 2015

The Ice Twins by S.K Tremayne

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. 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 her daughters died?

I finished reading The Ice Twins by S.K Tremayne two nights ago and I am still freaked out by it! This is not my typical genre of choice but every now and again I like to try something different.

Kirstie and Lydia have a special bond, they are identical twins and and it is only small things that can help to tell them apart, like what they play with and their nature and the way they scream in fright! In a terrible incident one of the twins Lydia dies. After a year has gone by the family are still struggling to come to terms with the loss of Lydia so Sarah and Angus decide to move to a small Scottish Island hoping the change will do the family some good but to add to the grief they are faced with shattering news when Kirstie is convinced that she is Lydia. So which of the twins really died?

I now know why they call it a Psychological thriller! I was so tense from about half way through this book right through to the end. I think what it was that really got to me was my mind started thinking this could actually happen in real life, I had twins in my class at school and I struggled to tell them apart and the bond between twins is something none of us will ever truly understand so whilst reading the book and when the surviving twin seemed to be confused about her identity it really struck a chord with me how easily this could happen.

What added to the chilling feel to this book is that at the end of each chapter there is a picture of various rooms in the new house and of the Island so you really could visualise the creepiness of the place even without the help of the authors detailed descriptions.

As well as the chilling and creepiness that is created in this book there is also a great element of suspense the storyline leads us done many paths and each time I thought I had worked something out then another spanner was thrown in the works and needless to say the outcome was completely unpredictable and had me in complete shock.

This is one of the rare books I have read that I think would be a big success made into a film., this would make a spin tingling, thrilling watch although I am not sure if I would be brave enough to watch it!

If you are looking for something that is unpredictable, thrilling that will have you hesitating to look in that mirror again then this is your read!

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1 comment:

  1. I really want to read this book but, being a twin myself and a huge wimp as well, I'm worried it might freak me out too much!! I might read it one weekend, in daylight hours... ;)