The Ice Twins

The Ice Twins

Book - 2015
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Moving to a tiny Scottish island a year after one of their identical twin daughters, Lydia, dies in an accident, Angus and Sarah are shattered when their surviving daughter claims they have mistaken her identity and that she is actually the twin they believed dead.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
Edition: First Grand Central Publishing edition.
ISBN: 9781455586059
Characteristics: 306 pages ; 24 cm

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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.

aavishkakumar 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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readsalot80
Aug 10, 2015

The over all story was interesting but there were parts that were hard to believe. One that the parents couldn't tell their twins apart. Two that they didn't have the child go into therapy. Three that they thought moving to an isolated island was a good idea. Some of the ending was surprising but another part was expected.

Having a few sets of twins in my family I find it hard to believe that by age 6 there are not more differences and confusion could arise. So first premise is hard to swallow. Half way through story why did father tell his friend a story about twin's death that was not true? A few other unexplained twists in the plot not resolved at the end. A quick read but there are a lot better books out there to take up my reading time.

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