When Rachel sent out the details for this book The Twins. I was excited. I read the synopsis and jumped at the chance to join the blog tour. Firstly, it sounded amazing and interesting and secondly being an identical twin, I of course was intrigued by it. Being a twin is a special bond which Jane touches on in her book. Its a connection like no other. You know how the other one is feeling, you feel what they feel but more importantly you are never alone.
If you like physiological thrillers, then you will love this. I highly recommend it and am very glad to be part of the blog tour.
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?
It’s one of those books that leaves you wanting to pause life, to continue reading. I started reading this Wednesday night and finished it by Friday morning. I was engrossed from the first page and really did not know what was going to happen from one page to another and I was left on tender hooks thinking what next.
It was gripping, intense, full of so many twists even right up to the end page and disturbing but I thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s a book that really pulls at your heartstrings.
The twins had such a hard upbringing, I really felt for them and was emotionally involved from the beginning, especially when the story was told from their childhood. What they went through was totally soul destroying, heart-breaking and what no child should ever have to witness or be a part of. What I did love was the bond they had, even with all that going on around them, they felt safe together and wanted to protect each other. It really is like that being twin, someone always there for you as a sister and best friend. Someone you can always rely on no matter what, it’s definitely the most wonderful thing about being a twin. That and sharing clothes!
I liked the element of the twins meeting and getting to know Jonny as he brought some much-needed happiness into their life. It was a way for them to escape their home life. Just a shame there wasn’t two of him!
I felt invested in the girls from the beginning so of course when Sarah and Susan then got separated, I really felt sorry for them. Years later Susan turns up on Sarah’s doorstep and it sparks all sort of emotions. Sarah is happily married, with a daughter, and really not interested in Susan at all. Susan having had a harder life wants to make amends and be a family. It was great how the story went back and forth from past to present. Which built up the story and allowed you to get the picture of what happened to cause these heighten emotions and the separation of the twins.
As well as the growing up aspect, with what the girls faced, it was also everything after that happened. Being an identical twin, I think that was one of the main reasons I found it hard and disturbing in parts. Without giving too much away, I just couldn’t imagine the jealously, lies and secrets that could come between them. That was before the story started to unravel and I soon understood! I can see why being a twin could cause competition, but this was next level. Luckily, we didn’t experience any of what they did. Or ever fancied the same boy!
I finished the last page and just couldn’t stop thinking about it. To the point I was told by a few people close to me, it’s just a book. It didn’t happen.
A book well written, even if dark, with deep issues, that were really sad – I loved it, and how it flowed and kept you guessing throughout. I can’t wait to read other bloggers reviews and discuss it with them.
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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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