23 April 2024

The Ice Twins

By S. K. Tremayne


A year after the death of one of their identical twin daughters in an accident, Sarah and husband Angus move to a tiny Scottish island inherited from Angus' grandmother. They're hoping to make a fresh start and rebuild their lives. But things don't go according to plan. There's confusion over which twin died — surviving daughter Kirstie claims she is, in fact, Lydia. The family is thrown into turmoil once more. As time passes, Kirstie (or Lydia?) becomes more disturbed, claiming her dead twin is visiting her. What really happened on the day of the accident and are the family being haunted by the dead twin's ghost?

Well, what a creepy read this turned out to be! I loved the isolated island setting with it's ramshackle house and exposure to the harsh elements. It was extremely atmospheric and chilling. I thought the author's descriptions set the mood perfectly. Never quite sure who could be trusted, my opinion kept changing. Although not a particularly fast-paced book, I felt this worked well; allowing the unsettling atmosphere to slowly seep through. I thought it was a great read for cold winter nights.      


  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Author: S. K. Tremayne
  • Genre: Psychological Thriller


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, Sarah finds herself tortured by the past – what really happened on that fateful day one of her daughters died?

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