Title: The Twin
Author: Natasha Preston
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: March 3, 2020
Page Count: 384
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
The instant New York Times bestseller!
In this twisty psychological thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of THE CELLAR, Ivy finds out that her twin sister, Iris, is trying to push her out of her own life–and might be responsible for their mother’s death.
After their parents divorced, 10-year-old twins Ivy and Iris were split up–Ivy lived with Dad, Iris with Mom. Now, after a tragic accident takes their mom’s life, the twins are reunited and Iris moves in with Ivy and their dad. Devastated over Mom’s death, Iris spends the first few weeks in almost total silence–the only person she will speak to is Ivy. Iris feels her life is over and she doesn’t know what to do. Ivy promises her twin that she can share her life now. After all, they’re sisters. Twins.
It’s a promise that Iris takes seriously. And before long, Ivy’s friends, her life at school, and her boyfriend, Tyler, fall under Iris’s spell. Slowly, Ivy realizes she’s being pushed out of her own life. But she’s just being paranoid, right? And Mom’s accident was . . . just an accident. Right? It’s not like she–or Dad–or Tyler–are in any danger. . . .
The Twin by Natasha Preston is a young adult thriller that reminded me a lot of the old movie Single White Female but with teen twins. Iris and Ivy are the twins in this story with Ivy being the protagonist of the book.
When Iris and Ivy were young their parents filed for divorce and at that time Ivy stayed with her father while Iris moved with her mother. Now though after an accident takes the girls mother’s life Ivy finds herself forced to make room for Iris back in her life. It doesn’t take long though for Ivy to see that Iris is pushing her way into all aspects of Ivy’s life as Ivy begins to question her sister’s motives.
Now, as I said this one reminded me strongly of a movie so I wouldn’t say the book is overly original as it stands however I still found the story entertaining to read. What we have is the age old battle of good vs evil with the girls with of course no one else seeing just what our “bad” twin is up to leaving the protagonist fighting the evil on her own. Definitely enjoyable enough to spend a few hours reading even if it didn’t really surprise me much.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Natasha Preston is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Cellar, The Cabin, Awake, You Will Be Mine, and, her latest, The Lost. A UK native, she discovered her love of writing when she shared a story online–and hasn’t looked back. She enjoys writing romance, thrillers, gritty YA, and the occasional serial killer.
Visit Natasha online at natashapreston.com and follow @AuthorNPreston on Twitter and @authornatashapreston on Instagram.