The Ice Twins – S. K. Tremayne


Cover: 6/10. Good use of colour, but way too much going on.

“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.”

This is a review from my lovely friend and fellow KCARAB blogger, Jane.

When identical twin Lydia falls to her death, grieving parents Angus and Sarah Moorcroft, grasp at the chance of a new start in Scotland with their surviving daughter, Kirstie.

The pressures of bereavement are already sinking the Moorcroft’s marriage when Kirstie suddenly announces that she is actually Lydia – claiming it was Kirstie who died.

Is the remaining twin just a desperately sad little girl clinging to a lost sister by pretending to be her? Or are the parents, driven by their unspoken guilt about the night of the accident, desperate to regain the ‘favourite’ twin they thought they’d lost?

As Kirstie’s behaviour becomes ever more challenging, Angus and Sarah are forced to consider the horrifying possibility that they have indeed mistaken the identity of their own child. They know one of their daughters died – but which one..?

Moving to a remote island, far from bringing them respite, starts to blur everyone’s perspective. As a terrifying winter storm sweeps towards the island, the family, already stretched taut, shatter. Is Sarah going mad or is Lydia back to haunt them? When the storm passes, what will remain?

Creepy and compelling, this is the perfect read for a chilly winter’s night.

A truly creepy tale of mistaken identity, guilt and grief that takes a young family from London to a remote Scottish island. The Ice Twins is a suspenseful thriller with an eerie setting and enough twists and turns to keep you guessing.

Thanks to HarperCollins for the review copy, and to Jane for the review.