Didn’t have anything to fit the bill for this one but heard good things about The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle so picked up a copy and got stuck in.
What it’s about?
Twin sisters Iris and Summer are startlingly alike, but beyond what the eye can see lies a darkness that sets them apart. Cynical and insecure, Iris has long been envious of Summer’s seemingly never-ending good fortune, including her perfect husband Adam.
Called to Thailand to help her sister sail the family yacht to the Seychelles, Iris nurtures her own secret hopes for what might happen on the journey. But when she unexpectedly finds herself alone in the middle of the Indian Ocean, everything changes. When she makes it to land, Iris allows herself to be swept up by Adam, who assumes that she is Summer.
Iris recklessly goes along with his mistake. Not only does she finally have the golden life she’s always envied, with her sister gone, she’s one step closer to the hundred-million-dollar inheritance left by her manipulative father. All Iris has to do is be the first of his seven children to produce an heir.
Iris’s “new” life lurches between glamorous dream and paranoid nightmare. On the edge of being exposed, how far will she go to ensure no one discovers the truth?
And just what did happen to Summer on the yacht?
Only Iris knows . . .
What I think:
What would you do for $100million?
This a book about how far you would go to inherit a fortune. Manipulated by their father, the first of the Carmichael children to get married and have a legitimate heir will inherit the whole family fortune.
Iris has married and tried for a baby but us heading for divorce and is still childless her identical twin sister Summer is happily married and newly pregnant. Despite being identical Summer has an inner beauty that draws people in and Iris can’t help be jealous that Summer is about to have everything.
When a mysterious accident leaves Iris alone at sea, she has a decision to make. She steps into Summer’s shoes and pretends to be her perfect twin sister.
But Summer’s life does not seem as perfect as Iris thought. And of course she isn’t pregnant.
And there is her conniving stepmother who is determined that one of her own teenage daughters will beat the twins.
All of the characters in this book are despicable! You will change your mind about who you are rooting for along the way, but ultimately money and the power it holds over them are just too strong. None of them deserve it!
This is a fast paced and twisted thriller. It definitely kept me guessing right until the end
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