Monday, March 7, 2016

Review: The Ice Twins by S. K. Tremayne

2 stars for The Ice Twins by S. K. Tremayne.

I am Kirstie
I am Lydia

I am confident and loud
I am thoughtful and quiet

I lived
I died

Or did I?

Seriously, I do not like this story. The more I think about it, the lower I want to rate it.

I read The Ice Twins because the - above - blurb on the back of the hardcover is superbly written and deeply enticed me to read beyond that which is disclosed.

The tale starts off well with intriguing, captivating characters, especially the sad, troubled twin with a delusional case of identity. Equally creepy is the background setting of a place with no internet access and no cell phone coverage - the isolation is intense.

Unfortunately, I am disappointed at the end of it all. The first and third person narratives are all too disturbing and melancholy for my taste. To top it off, it is more the wife's story than the twins'. In my opinion, The Aloof Wife makes a better title.

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 26 Apr 2016


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?

*Blurb from Goodreads*

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