Friday, April 17, 2015

The Ice Twins

Release Date: 05-19-15
The Ice Twins is one of the most hauntingly beautiful books I’ve read in a long time. Sarah and Angus Moorcraft used to have a very happy life; they had a good marriage and beautiful twin daughters, Lydia and Kirstie.  Their story begins 14 months after Lydia has died in a terrible accident, an accident that Kirstie witnessed but was unable to stop. The Moorcrafts are still grieving their loss but also desperate to overcome this tragedy and possibly give Kirstie a fresh start they believe she needs. Angus has just inherited a remote Scottish island after the recent passing of his grandmother and they believe it could be just the thing their family needs to finally start over. But as Sarah begins packing and preparing for the move and their new life Kirstie makes a shocking claim. They have mistaken her identity, she is in fact Lydia and that it was Kirstie that had died.

This is an intensely dark and creepy psychological thriller, I absolutely loved it! I was questioning my own sanity at times trying to figure out if their daughter was actually Kirstie or Lydia and wondering, as a parent, what it would feel like to make such a grave error. Initially Sarah doesn’t tell Angus what Kirstie has told her, she tries to get to the bottom of it herself. The story is told primarily by Sarah but every few chapters it switches to Angus’s POV and we find out that he’s also hiding things from his wife. He is filled with such rage and hate towards her, but why? That’s what Sarah starts to wonder and as a reader you quickly realize there’s so much more to this mystery than a possible mistaken identity.

The author does a great job revealing hints that make you think you’ve figured out what happened and who really died, then a few chapters later something else is revealed and your theory is thrown out the window! This story was well thought out and researched; I found all the information about twins in general to be truly fascinating. This is a perfect read for a chilly winter day; you’ll find it hard to tear yourself away from this one, I know I did. I thought the ending was perfect; all your biggest questions are answered yet a few smaller things are left open to interpretation, just enough to have you questioning whether or not you really understood what had happened, very clever!

Rating: 5 Stars
Author: S.K. Tremayne
Formats Available: eBook, Paperback, Hardback 


  1. This sounds like a good book, I like your review mom :)