Monday, May 18, 2015

ARC: The Ice Twins by S.K Tremayen + Giveaway(US/UK/CAN)!

Monday, May 18, 2015




 The Ice Twins
Image and video hosting by TinyPic S.K Tremayne

  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (May 19, 2015)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455586059
  • Genre: Thriller, Adult
  • Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Nobles
  • Source: Review copy was sent free of charge via Grand Central Publishing. Thank you Caitlin and Tiffany.

Synopsis: A year after one of their identical twin daughters, Lydia, dies in an accident, Angus and Sarah Moorcroft move to the tiny Scottish island Angus inherited from his grandmother, hoping to put together the pieces of their shattered lives. But when their surviving daughter, Kirstie, claims they have mistaken her identity--that she, in fact, is Lydia--their world comes crashing down once again. As winter encroaches, Angus is forced to travel away from the island for work, Sarah is feeling isolated, and Kirstie (or is it Lydia?) is growing more disturbed. 

When a violent storm leaves Sarah and her daughter stranded, they are forced to confront what really happened on that fateful day.

  • The Ice Twins is a thriller about Angus and Sarah Moorcroft and their twin daughters. They seem to had the perfect marriage with precious twins. However, one of the young daughters Lydia dies in an accident, now their surviving daughter Kristie claims she is actually the deceased twin Lydia. Now, as winter approaches Sarah is stuck on an island during a storm with her daughter. She must confront what really happened on the day one of her daughters died..
  • The character Angus and Sarah are both flawed characters, they're not as likable as one would prefer, although Angus is more preferable than Sarah. They lost one of their twin daughters in an accident, and they're having doubts about their marriage. Previously, they were in doubts although, things had gotten much more worse between them. A lack of communication and barriers have come into their suffering marriage. One of my favorite aspects of the novel was the parent's feelings, their insecurities and loneliness are getting the worst out of them and the novel portrayed it well. There are itty bitty parts of the romance, but the actual plot revolves around the remaining twin Kristie. My favorite character is Kristie, the child is creepy yet she sounds fascinating. At times, the reader can feel sympathetic towards the child, but then again you can get creeped out by her. They say children don't really lie..
  • AT first, the pacing of The Ice Twins is a bit slow, but then it does speed up eventually. I'm not sure I understood exactly what happened in the end, it wasn't executed poorly though, but some answers were left unanswered. The psychological aspect of the novel was intriguing enough, it is a suspenseful novel, and the thrill feeling is definitely there.  It is definitely a creepy novel, imagine your child told you she wasn't the one who you thought was supposedly alive? The actual plot of the book was exciting and one of my favorite concepts in books, there's not many books written on twins so it's always interesting to read about them. The writing is compelling and atmospheric - this novel gives you the creep. It's a compelling thriller that keeps on your toes. It does have plenty of potential, and I did enjoy the novel for the most part. I would rate this novel 3 butterflies.
Recommended for fans of The Secrets We Keep, and Dangerous Girls.

The blog giveaway(5) finished copies of The Ice Twins is hosted by Grand Central Publishing.
The blogger is not responsible for shipping the prize.
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60 comments:

  1. Woah the concept around this novel sound really creepy with the child! I'm glad to be reading these books where things aren't perfect even after marriage, it seems more realistic somewhat. Lovely review Benish!

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    1. Thank you Jeann for your comments, I'm glad you like the sound of the book :)

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  2. Recommended for fans of Dangerous Girls?!? I absolutely adored that book (and when I mean adored I really mean "was emotionally scared and mind-blown for life), so I guess that means I'll definitely have to give this one a try. ;) I'm a sucker for a good thriller, and this one sounds like just that.

    Thanks for putting this under my radar - definitely putting a hold on this one at the library! Thanks for sharing and for the wonderful giveaway opportunity too! <3

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    1. You welcome Zoe! The stories are a bit different but it still gives off the creepy thriller feeling ♥ I hope you enjoy this read :)

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  3. I love stories about twins, too, always fascinating, but especially these types because they're creepy and (well, mainly creepy) and definitely keep you on your toes, and I do like how the characters aren't exactly likeable (and that it shows their marriage realistically, too). GOOD LUCK! :D

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    1. I agree, twins books are always so fascinating. They're quite underrated and several of them have wonderful stories ♥

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  4. I like suspense. I might check this one out. Thanks for the review, Benish!

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  5. This sounds really good and you have me curious about the ending. I am always up for a suspenseful read.

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    1. Hmm you might like this one maybe? ♥

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  6. There seems like a lot of mystery in this one and you have left it open without revealing the mystery as well! I want to know what happened on that day that they are trying to ignore. And I wonder what you could possibly be hinting at with Kristie not being as nice as she seems. I have to read this one now! :c

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    1. I hope you enjoy this one Olivia, the concept was rather intriguing yet creepy at the same time. ♥

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  7. I love how the main characters here are married! That'll make the romance more engaging for me, I'd bet. :) I'm curious about Kristie as well. And thrillers are my favorites, so I'm glad you thought the plot was exciting! And recommended for fans of Dangerous Girls? Hell yeah I'm in! Fantastic review, Benish!

    Aimee @ Deadly Darlings

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    1. The thriller type vibes exist in the book, although, the stories are different from each other. I hope you enjoy this read then Aimee ♥

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  8. There was a book that was also recently released with a really similar storyline, but one twin took on the persona of the deceased twin and lived her life as her sister. I can't for the life of me remember what it was called though. I'm really interested to see the family dynamics and the dynamics of their marriage after losing a child. Wonderful review Benish, glad you could enjoy this one for the most part <3

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    1. I think you're talking about The Secrets We Keep? The concepts are very similiar although this read is much more intense and darker. It's an adult novel. Thank for your thoughts Kelly ♥

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  9. I received this book unexpectedly in my mailbox two weeks ago. I admit I'm curious about it, but so not in the mood for this kind of intense read. Great review though. not sure if I'll be reading it. :D

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    1. Yes, it is an intense read! I hope you enjoy this book then - I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it ♥

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  10. The concept with twins sounds chilling, something I would relish during the cold months when I like a good psychological mystery to keep me tied to the book. I'm glad you enjoyed this one, Benish! :)

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    1. It was a good book overall, the mystery concept was rather creepy ♥

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  11. I enjoy psychological thriller and Kristie sounds like a creeptastic character. The plot sounds so intriguing. I wonder if Kristie is the dead twin like she claims. Great Review Benish :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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    1. Well, you would have to read the story to find that out :P Thsnk you for the sweet comments & for dropping by Lindy ♥

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  12. Wow, the premise for this has me intrigued! I enjoy a good thriller so I am definitely adding this to my tbr pile.

    A great review! Sharon - Obsession with Books

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  13. Very interesting concept! Definitely leaves me wondering about the book. Though the creepy aspect of it makes me a bit hesitant to read it! I'm not much for creepy reads. Glad you enjoyed it though :)

    Lovely review!

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    1. Thank you Magen ♥ the concept was rather fantastic.

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  14. AHH DSJFK:LWEF MUST READ. I'm so curious haha. It sounds very creepy :D But I feel I've heard of this plot before in other books. It's like, not much originality there :/ But I'd still love to read this because it sounds AWESOME. Sad to see the slow beginning, but anyway, I'm glad the actual plot was very exciting. Thanks for the review Benish :)

    Jillian @ Jillian's Books

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    1. I've seen this concept in one bookso far which was The Secrets We Keep, otherwise for me it's a pretty different concept in thriller type of book. Thank you for dropping by Jillian :) I so hope you enjoy this book though ♥

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  15. Oooh... you kind of have me curious about this one. What is up with the kid? I can understand why their relationship would be troubled. Great review.

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

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    1. Thank you Naomi ♥ the relationship was intriguing and it is a decent read overall.

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  16. I added this to my TBR because I really do love thrillers, and I'm really interested in seeing how the relationship became destructive for these two parents and what really happened to the sisters (sisters again?! HAha I just read Vanishing Girls and that one broke my heart. I'm not sure I can take another whammy to the soul!). Intriguing review!

    Faye at The Social Potato

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    1. Aww these sisters are children though, they're around 7 years old. It is an intense read but it does have a rather unique and intriguing concept overall - I do hope you enjoy this book though :) Thank you Faye ♥

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  17. I added this to my TBR because I really do love thrillers, and I'm really interested in seeing how the relationship became destructive for these two parents and what really happened to the sisters (sisters again?! HAha I just read Vanishing Girls and that one broke my heart. I'm not sure I can take another whammy to the soul!). Intriguing review!

    Faye at The Social Potato

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  18. Oooh it definitely sounds creepy! I kept imagining those two creepy twins that stands in the corridor in that movie...I don't even remember what it's called but twins creep me out sometimes. What an interesting premise as well...it's disturbing just thinking about your child telling you she's not the one that's meant to be alive. What in the world?!

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    1. Aahh yes this would make a real creepy movie! The ending was rather confusing but it's a good intense read overall ♥ Thank you for dropping by Joy!

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  19. Oooh this concept is super creepy yet super intriguing. I love psychological thrillers!

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  20. Thrillers are so hit and miss for me. Either they really work and are awesome , or they falter with a strange ending that doesn't quite work, I think that is what you were saying with this one.

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    1. Yes, it's a decent read - more on the average side though but the concept was amazing ♥

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  21. This book definitely sounds interesting and a little creepy.

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  22. The premise sounds awesome! I love a good mystery and there's just something about psychological thrillers, I can't seem to resist them! The twins sounds creepy and fascinating and heck, I'm just really interested in this book! I'm going to keep your review in mind though, especially since I have a habit of DNFing books if it's too slow for me. Awesome review Benish! Thanks so much for the giveaway! :)

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    1. And I loved Dangerous Girls. I am so in!!!

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    2. It's more on the moderate side of the book, it's more similiar to The Secrets We Keep although it does give off the creepy, thriller feeling of Dangerous Girls. I hope you end up liking this read then. Thank you for sharing your thoughts Amir! ♥

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  23. I haven't heard of this one before - thanks for the review!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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    1. Thank you for dropping by Missie ♥

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  24. This sounds SO GOOD. This is the second positive review I have read about it this week, and I agree with you, the twin thing is just fantastically creepy, because... why would you lie? What is happening!? I need to know. Therefore I need this book. Also, I LOVED The Secrets We Keep AND Dangerous Girls so... yep, I need it!

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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    1. Yes, this book is quite similiar to The Secrets We Keep, it's a decent read overall but it does have it's flaws. Good luck with the giveaway then Shannon ♥

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  25. I don't like being confused by an ending, but I like the sound of this one.

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    1. Yes, the ending was rather confusing and complex.

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  26. So true, there are not many twin books out there. Glad to hear you liked it, Benish :)

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    1. Thank you for dropping by Lucia ♥

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  27. I like stories with flawed characters that challenge you.

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  28. I love stories that challenge our preconceptions x

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  29. This is new to me but it does sound intriguing. Even if all your questions weren't answered, I'm glad it was still an okay ending.

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    1. The ending was okay although it was rather confusing.

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  30. What interests you about this book?..................it sounds so different, l'd love to read it

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    1. I hope you win the giveaway then, good luck.

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