Saturday, 8 July 2017

#BlogTour: The Other Twin by @LucyVHayAuthor @OrendaBooks #TheOtherTwin


Published by Orenda Books on 3rd July 2017. My thanks to the publisher for the review copy and Anne Cater for inviting me on the blog tour.


A stunning, dark and sexy debut thriller set in the winding lanes and underbelly of Brighton, centring around the social media world, where resentments and accusations are played out, identities made and remade, and there is no such thing as the truth


When India falls to her death from a bridge over a railway, her sister Poppy returns home to Brighton for the first time in years. Unconvinced by official explanations, Poppy begins her own investigation into India's death. But the deeper she digs, the closer she comes to uncovering deeply buried secrets. Could Matthew Temple, the boyfriend she abandoned, be involved? And what of his powerful and wealthy parents, and his twin sister, Ana? Enter the mysterious and ethereal Jenny: the girl Poppy discovers after hacking into India's laptop. What is exactly is she hiding, and what did India find out about her? Taking the reader on a breathless ride through the winding lanes of Brighton, into its vibrant party scene and inside the homes of its wellheeled families, The Other Twin is startling and up-to-the-minute thriller about the social-media world, where resentments and accusations are played out online, where identities are made and remade, and where there is no such thing as truth...

My Thoughts:

I am really excited to be able to share my review of The Other Twin today, which is highly original, very current and unlike anything else I have read. 

The Other Twin opens with Poppy returning home as her sister India has died after falling from a railway bridge. The official line is suicide, but Poppy isn't convinced. She has a need and a want to get to the truth, what unravels is a very dark, disturbing and high octane thriller. As the search for truth plays out, it is not originally clear what is real and what is not and who can be trusted.

We are wound down the darker sides of Brighton. The author makes this novel current with the use of social media and this a real reflection of the positives and negatives of this faceless society. 

The Other Twin is full of mysterious, flawed characters. A lot of whom were unlikeable, but this only added to the intrigue and the suspense elements. The Author has created a very believe and highly current novel. 

The pace is fast and short sharp chapters interspersed with online entries keeps the reader right in the middle of the action. There is a great sense of place captured here and the author has managed to bring the location to life for the reader. 

The Other Twin is gripping, fascinating and I can't wait to hear more from this author in the future. 

About the Author:
Lucy V. Hay is a novelist, script editor and blogger who helps writers via her Bang2write consultancy. She is the associate producer of Brit Thrillers Deviation (2012) and Assassin (2015), both starring Danny Dyer. Lucy is also head reader for the London Screenwriters' Festival and has written two non-fiction books, Writing & Selling Thriller Screenplays, plus its follow-up Drama Screenplays. She lives in Devon with her husband, three children, six cats and five African Land Snails.

You can find her on Twitter:
@LucyVHayAuthor

Please do have a look at the other stops along the blog tour.









1 comment:

  1. Really like the sound of this one Leah and it keeps popping up in all the book groups, must keep an eye out for it xxx

    Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

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