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
1455586056
Branch Call Number: FIC/TREMAYNE
Characteristics: 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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DeltaQueen50
Jul 21, 2018

The Ice Twins by S. K. Tremayne is a psychological thriller with a strong sense of place and that includes both a mystery and a touch of a ghost story. Unfortunately I wasn’t very enthralled by this story, finding nothing new here to hold my attention.

My quibbles with The Ice Twin is one that I often have with stories of this nature. As with most thrillers the reader needs to accept a certain amount of implausibility in order for the story to work and I had some difficulty with that. Although this book wasn’t one that totally worked for me, many people have raved about this dark atmospheric story that revolves around a family broken by grief, loss and betrayal.

ArapahoeJohanna Jul 15, 2018

I'm all for dark and twisty mysteries, but none of the characters really grabbed my attention in this book. The setup and the setting were all interesting enough, but ultimately, the author's apparent loathing of one of his own main characters got in the way of his storytelling. His attempts to keep us guessing all rang a little hollow and contrived as well. There was potential there, but in the end, this book just felt a bit sour and unfulfilled.

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SherryNeufeld
Jul 13, 2018

This didn't maintain my interest therefore skipped a lot - certainly a surprise at the end - although a bit of a stretch.

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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.

LoganLib_Aavishka 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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