Hey y’all! I’m back with another book review. This book is an upcoming book that I was lucky enough to be gifted an ARC for. Of course, this changes nothing about my opinion of the book and I promise to always be honest with y’all.
There ARE spoilers in this review.
Author: Natasha Preston
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Published on: March 3rd 2020
Number of Pages: 336
Bought, Borrowed or ARC: ARC from Netgalley
Where can you get it?
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Barnes and Noble: $8.43
Book Depository: $9.84
In this twisty psychological thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Cellar, Emmy finds out that her twin sister, Iris, is trying to push her out of her own life–and might be responsible for their mother’s death.
After their parents divorced, 10-year-old twins Ivy and Iris were split up–Emmy lived with Dad, Iris with Mom. Now, after a tragic accident takes their mom’s life, the twins are reunited and Iris moves in with Ivy and their dad. Devastated over Mom’s death, Iris spends the first few weeks in almost total silence–the only person she will speak to is Ivy. Iris feels her life is over and she doesn’t know what to do. Ivy promises her twin that she can share her life now. After all, they’re sisters. Twins.
It’s a promise that Iris takes seriously. And before long, Ivy’s friends, her life at school, and her boyfriend, Tyler, fall under Iris’s spell. Slowly, Ivy realizes she’s being pushed out of her own life. But she’s just being paranoid, right? And Mom’s accident was . . . just an accident. Right? It’s not like she–or Dad–or Tyler–are in any danger. . .
I requested an ARC of this book because it sounded so creepy and interesting that I had to know what happened. I normally really like books like this because I’m not great at guessing endings so I am always surprised. However this book basically tells you what is going to happen so it takes out any guess work. Even still, I found myself disappointed in the actions of both the “good” and “bad” sister and the expectations I feel that had been laid out for this book.
I did hope that Ivy would come out on top but I could have gotten past that if the ending hadn’t felt so flat compared to the rest of the book.
Also the Goodreads synopsis has one twin having a name that isn’t used in the book so that was pretty confusing for me.