Friday, September 10, 2010
The Twin's Daughter Review and Giveaway
The Twin's Daughter
by Lauren Baratz-Logstead
# of Pages: 400
Age Range: 13/14+
Lucy Sexton is stunned when a disheveled woman appears at the door one day…a woman who bears an uncanny resemblance to Lucy's own beautiful mother. It turns out the two women are identical twins, separated at birth, and raised in dramatically different circumstances. Lucy's mother quickly resolves to give her less fortunate sister the kind of life she has never known. And the transformation in Aunt Helen is indeed remarkable. But when Helen begins to imitate her sister in every way, even Lucy isn't sure at times which twin is which. Can Helen really be trusted, or does her sweet face mask a chilling agenda?
I was so excited to read this book when the opportunity came to review it. The plot sounded creepy and fantastic, and it had been awhile since I read a good thriller/suspense novel. I was in for a surprise however when I learned that this book was more than just a chilling story, it was a romance, and it was historic, but most importantly it possessed hidden depth that even I didn't realize until turning the final page.
The book starts out relatively slow after the first initial bombshell in the very beginning. Readers are given time to watch aunt Helen adapt to the new life she had been given and they start to make guesses and assumptions as to what will happen. Then comes the New Years Eve party and everything changes. Everything you thought you knew is put to question, relationships are changed, plot picks up and the story becomes much more suspenseful. From there on I was hooked, watching the events of Lucy's suddenly tragic and twisted life unfold page by page.
The ending had me open mouthed and shocked, I honestly did not see it coming at all which is new for me. I loved the relationships between Lucy and Kit, and how they depend on each other. I also enjoyed seeing how the characters changed and grew through every event - even if their growth was more of a downward spiral. The writing got better throughout the novel and the plot was extremely original to say the least.
I definitely recommend picking this title up, and with a cover like that (see the hidden image...) you have to at least check it out.
If you liked this novel be sure to take a look at:
The Education of BetThe Luxe
Pretty Little Liars Box Set: Books 1 to 4
Stop by and say hi to Lauren Baratz-Logstead HERE
Win a copy of The Twin's Daughter HERE
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