Tuesday, 24 March 2015


One of Sarah’s daughters died. But can she be sure which one? A terrifying psychological thriller that will chill you to the bone.
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?


I have been waiting to read this for a while so the anticipation was quite high. I like not to be able to guess the ending and this book didn't disappoint. I really felt for Sarah during the book and really disliked Angus but i think this was how we were supposed to feel. This was a story about a family who appeared too perfect and reading the book I had all sorts of scenarios running through my head but the ending wasn't one of them. There are many themes rung through this book including adultery  and possible ghosts but nothing quite prepares you for the truth.

Sarah and Angus have lost one of their beautiful twins and now 13 months later they are trying to rebuild their lives with their beautiful daughter Kirstie as they move onto the Island Angus grandmother left them. Nothing prepares them for the state of disrepair the cottage on the Island has fallen into or how lonely the Island could be.  when Kirstie tells Sarah she is Lydia and Kirstie was the one who died it brings Sarah's world crashing down and she feels like she has lost her daughter all over again. can living on the Island repair the marriage that simply has had too much sadness and grief, can Lydia have a normal live without her other half ?

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