Book Review: The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne

“…the death of those we love is so much worse than our own death, and yes all love is a form of suicide, you destroy yourself, you surrender yourself, you kill something in yourself, willingly, if you really love.” — S.K. TremayneThe Ice Twins


33rd – A book that takes place on an island  – The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne

Rating: ❤❤❤❤(Good read, definitely!)

What is it about: 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?

What I Love: The mystery that kept me guessing until the end. The creative way of how the reality was told. This kind of book clutches you and will not let go until you are done.

What I Don’t Love Much: The characters itself. The crazy parents. But yeah, they are the reason why this is one insane yet great read.

Wise Words: “because sometimes saying nothing says it all.”

“It’s not so much my own death that is intolerable, it’s the death of those around me. Because I love them. And part of me dies with them. Therefore all love, if you like, is a form of suicide.”

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25 thoughts on “Book Review: The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne

  1. I appreciating knowing that the story and style capture. I certainly agree about silence having the force of spoken words. About love being suicidal–reminds me that we risk in love and often lose. And when love is right, we still lose sometimes (a measure of self-will, at least). And we’re in our own processes of dying, anyway, since that’s the way things are. A great deal to ponder here from the novel and from you. Sister, thank you!

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    1. “About love being suicidal–reminds me that we risk in love and often lose. And when love is right, we still lose sometimes (a measure of self-will, at least). ”

      I have to remember these lines brother! or maybe print it out. You are ALWAYS ALWATS WISE!!!

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      1. I appreciate knowing is what I meant to say.

        Having said that, if anything I have to say is helpful, sister, then I’m gratified. And if I’m wise, it’s because I have wise friends such as you.

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