Description When India falls to her death from a bridge over a railway, her sister Poppy returns home to Brighton for the first time in years. Unconvinced by official explanations, Poppy begins her own investigation into India’s death. But the deeper she digs, the closer she comes to uncovering deeply buried secrets. Could Matthew Temple, the boyfriend she abandoned, be involved? And what of his powerful and wealthy parents, and his twin sister, Ana? Enter the mysterious and ethereal Jenny: the girl Poppy discovers after hacking into India’s laptop.
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Other Twin. Many thanks to the author L V Hay, publisher Orenda Books and blog tour organiser Anne Cater, for the ARC copy of this book in return for an honest review.
Its confession time! I love and adore beautiful book covers. I have this mad idea, that they’re a window into the soul of a book. If the time has been taken to find the perfect image to attract a reader, who is scanning bookshelves in a shop filled with tempting treats. I believe what I will find within its cover, will fill my mind with wonder, scare me witless or charm me with wondrous delights.
The cover of The Other Twin, if I had seen it on the shelves of my favourite bookshop, would have drawn me straight to it. When I saw it, it made me instantly want place my hand against the hand of the girl on the cover and make a connection with her. It made me want to know who she was, what her story was. It felt like the book would be a tense, edgy read, full of nerve racking drama. The cover did not let me down!
The Other Twin is a chilling, emotional rollercoaster of a read. Within its pages is a dark tale of loss, murderous rage and fragmented relationships. In a time when so much of who we are is shared in online, but hidden from those who should know us best, The Other Twin delves into mercurial world of social media. Where identity is fluid and the truth almost always just of your reach.
Set amongst the heady social life of Brighton, the story twists and turns likes the lanes of this iconic city. The fate of India and the perceptible threat to her sister Poppy as she seeks to discover the real reason behind her sister’s death, seeps off the page and into the minds of the reader. Anxiety filled my mind as layers of the story were pealed away, until on reaching the last page, only then did I feel able to expel the tension this story invoked within me.
Not only are the characters beautifully written, they do what all creations in a tense thriller should do. They attract you, disturb you and even horrify you, but you can never take you eyes away from them because they’re fascinating in equal turns.
Setting the story in Brighton where all manner of fascinating characters live, a veritable cornucopia of experiences and people gives the story a extra buzz. The city and its vibrant party scene gives a voice to the nightmare India finds herself engulfed in. Almost as a flip side to the fun enjoyable Brighton atmosphere we find ourselves in when we visit as tourists.
If your looking for an exciting and thrilling read, then you need look no further than L V Hay’s The Other Twin!
It can be purchased from Amazon.
|Lucy V. Hay is a novelist, script editor and blogger who helps writers via her Bang2write consultancy. She is the associate producer of Brit Thrillers Deviation (2012) and Assassin(2015), both starring Danny Dyer. Lucy is also head reader for the London Screenwriters’ Festival and has written two non-fiction books, Writing & Selling Thriller Screenplays, plus its follow-up Drama ScreenplaysShe lives in Devon with her husband, three children, six cats and five African Land Snails.|