Whooooooa. I just finished The Ice Twins and I have to say that it was one of the most entertaining books I’ve read in a while. It was literally a can’t-put-it-down kind of book. (I think I read it in a total of three sittings.)
I had heard it was “creepy” and it really was. Sometimes with books like that I feel like I figure out the hook really early on and wind up disappointed by how cliche and predictable it was. But, even though I thought I knew where the book was going, I kept changing my theories every fifty pages or so. And was wrong every time.
The book is about a family recovering from tragically losing one of the identical twin daughters. They uproot their life and move to an abandoned, dangerous Scottish island to rebuild and establish a new normal… but nothing is normal about life on the island!
There was one night that I was reading it and was terrified to be in my apartment alone. Way too creepy… in a good way, of course! I’m hoping someone picks up the movie rights for this book because I think it’d be a great on the big screen. I loved the description of the island and, despite the eeriness, I was ready to hop on the next plane to Scotland to find myself an abandoned island to restore.
If you’re looking for a super quick, super captivating read you must pick up a copy of The Ice Twins. You should also convince a friend to read it at the same time as you so you all can discuss in detail.
Have you read this book? Any similar creepy recommendations?