The Twin by Natasha Preston is a YA Mystery Thriller of separated twins and a tragic death..
“In this twisty psychological thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of THE CELLAR, Ivy finds out that her twin sister, Iris, is trying to push her out of her own life–and might be responsible for their mother’s death.
After their parents divorced, 10-year-old twins Ivy and Iris were split up–Ivy lived with Dad, Iris with Mom. Now, after a tragic accident takes their mom’s life, the twins are reunited and Iris moves in with Ivy and their dad. Devastated over Mom’s death, Iris spends the first few weeks in almost total silence–the only person she will speak to is Ivy. Iris feels her life is over and she doesn’t know what to do. Ivy promises her twin that she can share her life now. After all, they’re sisters. Twins.
It’s a promise that Iris takes seriously. And before long, Ivy’s friends, her life at school, and her boyfriend, Tyler, fall under Iris’s spell. Slowly, Ivy realizes she’s being pushed out of her own life. But she’s just being paranoid, right? And Mom’s accident was . . . just an accident. Right? It’s not like she–or Dad–or Tyler–are in any danger. . . .”
This one was a hit or miss for me.
I really enjoyed the beginning with the creepy introduction to the mysterious twin that comes back into the main character’s life after the tragic death of their mother.
It had all the workings to be a great, somewhat-spooky thriller that I was excited to get into their minds with. But while I did really enjoy the intense good vs evil aspect, I just feel like the story could have had a little extra oomph to it. It wasn’t that it didn’t entertain me, there was just something that felt missing by the end of the book I can’t exactly put my finger on..
The writing was still interesting and I was surprised on how much more spooky this turned out to be than I thought. I really enjoyed that. I gave the book an overall 3 out of 5 star review!
Published: 3 March 2020
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Genre: Young Adult Mystery Thriller
How I Read It: eARC from NetGalley
*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way.*
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