The Silent Twin – Book Review

The Silent Twin

 

Title: The Silent Twin
Author: Caroline Mitchell
To Be Published: 14th April 2016
Publisher: Bookouture

Many thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Goodreads Synopsis:

I’m alone in the dark, please can you find me …

Nine-year-old twins Abigail and Olivia vow never to be parted. But when Abigail goes missing from Blackwater Farm, DC Jennifer Knight must find her before it’s too late.

Twin sister Olivia has been mute since Abigail’s disappearance. But when she whispers in Jennifer’s ear, Jennifer realises it is Abigail’s voice pleading to be found.

A damp and decaying house set in acres of desolate scrubland, the farm is a place of secrets, old and new – and Jennifer must unravel them all in order to find the lost girl. But could Olivia’s bond with her twin hold the key to finding Abigail? And can Jennifer break through her silence in time to save her sister’s life?

I was absolutely hooked right from the very start.  An interesting plot and I really enjoyed the supernatural twist. You seamlessly get pulled in to each character so you feel like you know them really well… but be prepared that nothing is ever as it first appears to be!

Complex, dark and utterly compelling. It takes a skilled writer to capture emotion so perfectly, with action that effortlessly flew me from start to finish I can’t remember the last time I read a book so quickly! DC Jennifer Knight is a fantastic character, so likeable as I understood her caring nature and happily traveled alongside her as she tried to fit misshapen jigsaw pieces together to find Abigail. This book contains some seriously edge-of-your-seat stuff… be prepared for the ride!

The only reason I have given 4 instead of 5 stars is that I was DESPERATE for there to have been more depth to the paranormal angle as it was soooo intriguing!

Let me know what you thought of the book! Did you love the paranormal slant?

Rating: 4/5

You can find The Silent Twin here.

 

 

Guest review contributed by Thebookshelfblog. Kelly’s blog features a review archive, latest posts, about me, and currently reading. Besides that, honest reviews and real enthusiasm for social interaction drives it forward.


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