The Missing Twin by Alex Day #BookReview @alexdaywriter

Book blurb…

A unique, exciting psychological thriller that will tug at your heartstrings, and keep you guessing until the very last page!

Can she find her sister before it’s too late?

A missing girl…a secret to be uncovered.

Edie and her identical twin Laura have always been best friends. So when Laura surprises Edie at the Mediterranean holiday resort where she’s working, Edie can’t wait for the partying to start! But then, Laura vanishes without a trace…

At the same time, in a country on the other side of the sea, Fatima and her twin daughters set out on a harrowing journey that only the strongest – and luckiest – survive.

Edie and Fatima’s lives are worlds apart, but now, their paths are set to collide, with devastating consequences. When Fatima hovers on the brink of survival, Edie must risk her own life to save her, and finally discover the truth about her missing sister.

My review…

Now EVERYONE knows I love a twin book and I had so many people point me in the direction of this book but I have to say a special thanks to the fabulous Claire Knight who made sure I was aware of The Missing Twin as soon as it became available. And what a twin book this one was! Heartbreaking, intense and frustrating at times, its definitely one you won’t be able to put down as you struggle to work out the connection between Fatima and Edie. I thoroughly enjoyed following their stories, which are on a collision course to some shocking reveals!

Two very different women with two very different stories meant that this intriguing thriller was never quite what I expected. And I had rather different reactions to them both as well. Edie is working in a holiday resort somewhere on the Adriatic coast and is unexpectedly surprised by her twin sister Laura who turns up to visit her. But the day after she arrives Laura goes missing and Edie is struggling to remember what happened the previous evening. Fatima is escaping her war torn country for a better life in the EU with her young twin daughters but every step of the way is fraught with danger.

I was really baffled to begin with on how the stories of two such different women could actually be connected! Edie wasn’t a particularly likeable character in my mind, she seemed to have no self respect or discipline and made some very questionable decisions. But as soon as Laura went missing she changed and it became 100% about finding Laura for her. I had much more sympathy for Fatima and her heart wrenching tale of escape so she could provide a better life for her children. I found myself quite heavily invested in this part of The Missing Twin as Alex Day wrote with such emotion that I was always keen to get back to her story, hoping that nothing else could have gone wrong as she fought her way to safety. Whereas I was getting very frustrated with Edie as, although she was increasing in her desperation to find Laura, her questionable methods made me want to slap some sense into her (and I’m not a violent person honestly!) And her boyfriend Vuk gave me the creeps everytime Edie came into contact with him.

I do defy anyone to guess the outcome of this compelling thriller! Towards the end there are more twists and turns than you can throw a stick at and Alex Day needs to take a bow for writing this expertly crafted, diverting and absorbing storyline. Recommended by me.

The Missing Twin: A gripping debut psychological thriller with a killer twist is out today and available to purchase now from Amazon UK by clicking on the title.

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I am a Norfolk girl living in leafy Cheshire with my grumpy Scotsman. A mum and nana who lives for my family but who is also addicted to reading (and Marmite!) I will read almost anything but my preferred genres to review are psychological thrillers, crime procedural novels or women's fiction. My kindle is my life but I also have a substantial bookshelf in my cosy reading room where I can go to escape the stresses of family life with plenty of tea and chocolate. I am a member of netgalley and bookbridg. I review on Amazon, where I'm a Top 500 reviewer, and Goodreads. You can always find me over on Twitter @jocatrobertson for any review requests.

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