The Ice Twins

The Ice Twins

Book - 2017
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In the tradition of The Girl on the Train comes the UK bestseller THE ICE TWINS , a terrifying psychological thriller with a twisting plot worthy of Gillian Flynn.

One of Sarah's daughters died. But can she be sure which one?

A year after one of their identical twin daughters, Lydia, dies in an accident, Angus and Sarah Moorcroft 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, they are forced to confront what really happened on that fateful day.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, ©2017.
ISBN: 9781455571024
Characteristics: 358 pages ; 18 cm.

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ArapahoeJohanna Jul 15, 2018

I'm all for dark and twisty mysteries, but none of the characters really grabbed my attention in this book. The setup and the setting were all interesting enough, but ultimately, the author's apparent loathing of one of his own main characters got in the way of his storytelling. His attempts to keep us guessing all rang a little hollow and contrived as well. There was potential there, but in the end, this book just felt a bit sour and unfulfilled.

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SherryNeufeld
Jul 13, 2018

This didn't maintain my interest therefore skipped a lot - certainly a surprise at the end - although a bit of a stretch.

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mstpier4
Oct 15, 2017

Borrowed and devoured the same day. I simply could not fall asleep last night until I’d reached the end of this book. Tense, suspenseful, and utterly chilling... if I wasn’t expected to be a productive human today I’d be running off to the library in search of other novels by this author.

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valarieo
May 17, 2017

Definitely a strange book. Very creepy, very mysterious. I liked the different narrators, it really gave the book an edge.

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AnnetteHonga
Mar 04, 2016

Definitely worth a read.. couldn't put it down!!

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ready2read
Dec 01, 2015

This is the perfect novel to set on a Scottish Island. It is a creepy story about a "just-barely-functioning" family who quit London and take up residence on a uninhabited Scottish Island. It has been over a year since the accidental death of one of their identical twin daughters and the surviving twin is exhibiting some strange and unexplained behaviours. The father has lost his job and he feels this relocation will be beneficial, Is there method to his madness? The Island is remote and isolated and contact with the outside world is difficult at times because the Island doesn't have wifi or cell service. And there is a dilapidated old house with plenty of vermin and drafts. The environment of the Island contributes to the eerie atmosphere of story. The Island is fictional but based on a real Island off the coast of Skye.

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Reads_A_Lot
Nov 11, 2015

Pulled in by the premise of this book. The remaining twin has a creepiness to her and the remote island with harsh weather elements adds a sinister setting. How the parents handle the situation is a bit unbelievable - but this is fiction. A good page turner that keeps you guessing. I was a bit unsatisfied with the ending.

LoganLib_Aavishka Sep 28, 2015

A friend recommended this one to me so I read it. It took me a while to start it but once I got into it I couldn't put it down. Every time I thought I'd guessed who was the culprit I got proved wrong. Basically, this book had me guessing till the end. It was a wonderful mystery, creepy and fantastic at the same time.

dairyqueen Sep 01, 2015

Easy, engaging holiday read!

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kcarew26
Aug 17, 2015

The story is unbelievable. Parents have no logic. I listened to the audio version-three tracks just described a storm. Wasted a whole week listening to this thinking it would go somewhere or get better but it just got more silly.

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