SK Tremayne’s brilliant debut enters at #6 on the Sunday Times list
SK Tremayne's brilliant debut novel the Ice Twins enters at #6 on the Sunday Times list
The chilling psychological thriller set on the remote Scottish island of Angus has been both a commercial and critical success.
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.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?
S. K. Tremayne is the pseudonym of a journalist and bestselling writer, who lives in London.
Below is what reviewers have had to say:
“Richly evocative and profoundly eerie, The Ice Twins is a mesmerizing story of grief, loss and betrayal set against a backdrop that’s as beautiful as it is haunted, just like the tragic family at the story’s center”
Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia.
‘Unbearably gripping and suspenseful’
‘Beautifully paced, teeming with psychological shivers, the ICE TWINS is a notable debut’
The Times, Best Crime Thrillers
Mail on Sunday
‘The Ice Twins has grip, pace and bags of atmosphere… It also has one of the cleverest endings of recent thrillers’
‘Strange and moving…. complex and dramatic…the advantages and the hardships of island life are well depicted and the Gothic mood is suitably creepy’
‘If you thought Gone Girl was good, you’ll be blown away by this book. Amazing, and gripping – I could not put it down’
Jane Knight, The Times
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