Our chairs are placed precisely two yards apart.
This is a scary one, out of the ‘humans may be the worst monsters’ category. It just stays unclear for a long time which of the people involved you have to be scared off.
Angus and Sarah have suffered a horrible fate: one of their twin daughters died. To start anew, they move to a distant Scottish island. With a daughter that says she’s Lydia, the girl they thought to have died.
And the little girl isn’t the only one adding confusion. Angus has secrets, Sarah has (paranoid?) doubts, and no matter how beautiful their Scottish surroundings are, they may be too natural for them as London-folk to prosper in.
With twisted turns the reader gets a family drama made gothic by its location. A neatly written novel, one that will make you appreciate electricity, central heating and – if applicable – your plain, ordinary family.
The Ice Twins, S. K. Tremayne, Grand Central Publishing 2015