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Blurb (from Goodreads):
A year after one of their identical twin daughters, Lydia, dies in an accident, Angus and Sarah Moorcraft move to the tiny Scottish island Angus inherited from his grandmother, hoping to put together the pieces of their shattered lives.
But when their surviving daughter, Kirstie, claims they have mistaken her identity—that she, in fact, is Lydia—their world comes crashing down once again.
As winter encroaches, Angus is forced to travel away from the island for work, Sarah is feeling isolated, and Kirstie (or is it Lydia?) is growing more disturbed. When a violent storm leaves Sarah and her daughter stranded, Sarah finds herself tortured by the past—what really happened on that fateful day one of her daughters died?
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
(These babies are soooooo cute!)
This is quite a haunting story about a woman who lost one of her identical twins, but wasn’t sure which twin had died and which twin was still alive.
I did feel sorry for Sarah in this story, as it must have been awful to lose a child. I did find it a little odd that she couldn’t tell her 6-year-old twins apart though, surely in six years she should have been able to tell who was who? I don’t have any experience with twins, but I would have expected a mother to be able to tell her children apart, even if they were dressed identically.
“Lydia is talking to her dead sister.”
The storyline in this was about Sarah’s surviving daughter insisting that she was Lydia – the twin Sarah believed to have died, and the problems this created, as well as the fact that they were seemingly haunted by the dead twin. There was also a bit of mystery surrounding what exactly had happened to lead to Lydia’s death, and whether one of them had been responsible for the accident.
“It was your fault.”
The ending to this was pretty good, although things seemed to be solved by another unexpected death!
6.5 out of 10