Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Book Review! The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne

The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne
Publication Date: January 29th, 2015 (Re-released: May 19th, 2015
Genre: Adult, Psychological Thriller, Mystery
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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?

THE ICE TWINS was a book I was very excited about so when I got approved by NetGalley I dropped all of my other current reads and dived in to this one. I mean... One twin dead, one alive and the mystery of which one was really alive? Plus it's always the horror movies with little kids that are the creepiest right? I was all for it and I was not disappointed!

The twists and turns were around every corner and I found myself unable to put it down for too long. I was hurrying through my daily tasks just to grab a few minutes with Angus, Sarah and Kirstie. (Or IS IT Kirstie?!) When Kirstie announces to her mother that she is in fact Lydia and every single time she had an episode of this sort you couldn't pull me away if a fire was blazing through my home. I was hooked.

There was a slight lapse in the middle but I pushed through and when I did... Oh my goodness. The second half was my favourite because there was just so much going on and pieces to fit together. It seemed the puzzle was complete at numerous points in the story but then BAM! I found a hole in the picture and something wasn't right. 

The pictures in between chapters were both haunting and often beautiful. They were relevant and sometimes super creepy which, in my books, is a good thing. Psychological thrillers are my Achilles heel, I swear.

I'm still a little fuzzy about the ending. I feel like I missed something very simple because I don't 100% understand it... I'm going to talk to another blogger about it hopefully! Not my favorite ending though.

By the end I knew this one would either be a hit-or-miss for most people. They're going to love it or hate it, there's not much room in between for books like this. I luckily liked it just fine.

*This book was given to me free of charge in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influences my opinion.

1 comment:

  1. I was scared for a moment there when you wrote how excited you were because I thought: oh no, this is not good as it sounds! But thankfully that is so not what happened! I really hope I'll be one of the people who actually enjoy this book, I'm not sure I could bear the disappointment b/c this sounds exactly like my kind of read.
    Lovely review. :)