When the body of a woman is found stabbed to death, the blame falls to her twin sister. But who killed who? And which one is now the woman behind bars?
Zara and Miranda have always supported each other. But then Zara meets Seb and everything changes. Handsome, charismatic and dangerous, Seb threatens to tear the sisters’ lives apart – but is he really the one to blame? Or are deeper resentments simmering beneath the surface that the sisters must face up to?
As the sisters’ relationship is stretched to the brink, a traumatic incident in Seb’s past begins to rear its head, and soon all three are locked in a psychological battle that will leave someone dead. The question is, who?
Beginning with a tragedy, it continues moving between the present and the past as it reveals the traumatic aftermath and explores the events leading up to the devastation of the twins’ lives.
Written in short chapters from the three central characters’ point of view. It is fast-paced, character-driven and a well-blended mix of action and internal conflict. Focusing on the twins’ Miranda and Zara’s complicated relationship and how it changes when Sebastion invades their lives.
Seb is a dark, troubled man who hides his true nature behind a friendly, open facade. Zara is an artistic, carefree woman who self-harms to alleviate her profound feelings of inadequacy. Academic Miranda is outwardly successful, but she is socially inept and finds it difficult to invest in relationships. The twins love each other but recognise they are polar opposites in personalities. Seb uses this weakness to come between them with devastating results.
Don’t be put off by the melancholy ethos of this story, it is addictive reading, and both the plot, characters and their often toxic interactions make this book a riveting, page-turning read.
I received a copy of this book from Avon Books UK via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
These two digital books are full of colourful illustrations, each one with a Twirlywoo character.
The colours book is very bright and will appeal to most young children. The splash of colour has its name written on it so that children can begin to associate the colour with its spelling. The final pages depict a rainbow, which gives a perfect pictorial summary of the colours shown before. Each colour features a Twirlywoo antic.
The numbers book is equally bright and possibly a little busy for children unfamiliar with numbers. Each number is written in the numerical form and then alphabetically with colourful pictures of the items counted. The words and illustrations reinforce the number in the child’s mind, and they can count the things as well. If your children like the funny antics of the Twirlywoos, this is a fun way to introduce colours and numbers to them.
I received a copy of this book from Harper Collins UK Children’s via NetGalley in return for an honest review.