“…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. Tremayne, The 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.”