About the Book
If you liked Blood Orange you will love this!
From the moment they are born, twins Susan and Sarah are inseparable. Through good and bad, the girls will always be together…forever.
Until they meet Jonny.
Older, charming and handsome, Jonny offers the girls the much-needed love and attention they crave. But he can only choose one and for the first time in their lives the girls find themselves split apart – the invisible thread that binds them severed.
Set-free from her twin, Sarah builds a new life for herself, marries, has a daughter. But Susan’s life spirals further and further out of control.
And now Susan is back. And she’s determined to reclaim everything she feels Sarah has taken from her.
Her home, her husband…her life?
Goodreads’ Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Twins by J.S. Lark is a psychological suspense thriller that will twist your brain around and around until you are dizzy and unsure of which direction you are going.
The story of the twins’ early life enthralled me entirely, and when the story switched more to the present, it made me sad to not be given their full story from age 13 to 16. A lot happened in those three years, and I would love to feel that sense of completeness more info would have provided. Their early years provide an emotional and sometimes horrifying look at life in poverty. The telling adds depth and a layer of reality to the story that is otherwise a twisting and turning plot demanding an element of suspended disbelief.
I loved Lucy, who was the one character that is grounded and empathetic. In a world of crazy, Lucy’s calm sanity stands out like a beacon of light for me as a reader and the other characters. She is very independent, likes to form her own opinions, and has limitless empathy.
The story is told in the first person through both the twins – Sarah and Susan – and can get quite confusing. At first, that bothered me, and then I realized there was a good chance that the story utilized that technique purposefully. Once I gave in and just went with the story, not worrying about which sister was narrating, knowing it would be evident sooner rather than later, the story flowed much better for me. I enjoyed much more than when I was fighting with the story trying to figure out who was narrating.
I wish that I had been given a more concrete clue about Chloe’s birth parents’ identity. Imagining the possibilities, I can see where that could be a story within itself. Perhaps she even had her plan, or maybe she is an innocent bystander.
The Twins is a trip on a quickly spinning amusement park ride that enthralled me and kept me guessing.
About the Author
Jane is a coffee, chocolate and red wine lover, and a late-night writer of compelling, passionate, and emotionally charged fiction.
Jane’s books may contain love, hate, violence, death, passion, a little swearing, and an ending you are never going to forget.
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