The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne

Title: The Ice Twins
Author: S.K. Tremayne
Publisher: Grand Central
Publication Date: May 19, 2015
ISBN: 9781455586059
Number of Pages: 373
How I Got It: NetGalley
Format: Kindle 
NetGalley Description:
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.
My Review:
I had mixed feelings about this novel. It had the feeling of an artistic thriller movie with a tiny bit of horror. Not blood and guts but creepy "spirit world crossing over" touches. I liked the secluded setting and the idea of returning to simplicity, especially after a tragedy but I had a difficult time with Sarah as narrator. I don't like novels that give you a surprise piece of information at the end of the story. I like trying to figure out the plot and feel like that is not fair to not give the reader all the information. I like a twist but this leaned a little more toward unreliable narrator. 

** Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

1 comment

Carmen said...

I saw this title on NetGalley and was intrigued. I was glad to see you reviewed it because I felt bad about not requesting it; after reading about your mixed feelings towards it I don't feel that bad, but still I'm curious.