Wow! This book was a stunner. A very subtle book, that draws you in with its simplicity but it’s so so clever. Your sympathies are torn, most of the characters are rather unpleasant but the writing is so compelling, you read on despite your feelings …
The basic premise of the book is that the twins swap places – and personalities – one day to tease their mother and others. They’ve done it on several occasions – but this time it’s different as Ellie (formerly the quiet one) refuses to switch back.
Slowly we see Helen begin to unravel… and the plot thickens. A dark, compelling tale which is well-written and unsettling at the same time.
I kept getting upset/annoyed with each of the twins and their mother as the story unfolds.
I’ve always been intrigued by twins – I wanted one as a child 😀 – and have great difficulty telling some twins apart, so this book really worked for me.
Highly recommended – a must read – one for the best sellers lists in 2016.
MetLineReader Rating 5 ***** (Metropolitan!)