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The Other Twin Paperback – November 15, 2017
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Poppy finds herself returning to the life she had thought she’d left behind years before but determined to get to the truth of just what had happened to India. Digging into India’s life Poppy is led to a mysterious girl named Jenny after hacking into India’s laptop and finds herself caught up by Matthew Temple, the boyfriend she abandoned. So many secrets to be uncovered but the deeper she digs the more questions she’s left with and doesn’t know who to trust.
The Other Twin by L.V. Hay is one of those books that was possibly just not for me as others seem to really enjoy this one but it didn’t take me long to decide that I didn’t. I wanted it to pick up and drag me into the story but after a rough start to this one I never really found a rhythm and began to enjoy the characters or book at all.
Poppy was a character that starts off dragging herself out the funk of a night she can’t remember and immediately I hesitated on liking her but thought possibly she could be one of those characters that grows and learns and makes one come to love her, unfortunately that didn’t happen. There were actions later in the book that still had me disliking her and that brought down the whole book for me. I just found it a bit slow pace and tedious from the get go with never really getting too invested. This one just turned out to not be my cup of tea but plenty of other readers are enjoying it.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
Lucy has written a novel that will lure you in and keep you guessing until the end, there are so many angles to trace that I found it impossible to reach a conclusion and the end when you finally reach it blew me away.
Poppy gets a call (after many missed calls, texts etc) from her mother who simply says it’s your sister. India is the younger sister of Poppy, the two haven’t kept in touch too much since Poppy moved away and now she gets the news India is dead, she has fallen from a bridge, suicide?
While that is the consensus of opinion Poppy dismisses it as crap .. India wouldn’t take her own life, so Poppy embarks on a trail of discovery to prove it.
This journey includes gaining access to India’s laptop, finding her blog and trying to decipher the cryptic messages and users. There appears to be a whole side of India that Poppy and the family have no clue about.
Set in the dark, edgy side of Brighton the location gives the perfect backdrop for the LGBT influences. I know the area well and Lucy really gets under the skin of the atmosphere. I could read it and instinctively picture where she was describing.
The crushing truths that are uncovered amongst the families involved, so many secrets that threaten to destroy lives is intense. This explores how far a person will really go to protect another. If you want dysfunctional family circumstances then this book has it in spades!
I am fascinated by the twin aspect and at first I couldn’t make a connection with the information available but as time goes on all becomes clear. The immediacy of the social media action makes it feel as though the story is evolving ‘real-time’ and is another genius addition to the writing.
While there are mentions throughout of ‘suicide’ and LGBT I don’t think I need to raise any *trigger* warnings because it is an integral part of the story and in no way explicit.
There are so many elements to The Other Twin but I don’t want to spoil the enjoyment or sense of realisation for anyone .. all I will say is get a copy today and find out for yourself you really won’t regret it! Packed full of tension, emotion, diversity it is like a breath of fresh air and it’s fair to say the complexity of this book will haunt me for quite some time. Absolutely stunning!
Yet again Orenda have given me something new and exciting and I thank them and Lucy for my copy which I reviewed voluntarily. I cannot wait to see what comes next from this author.
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