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.
Published 18th August 2017
The Missing Twin is essentially two stories, alternating between Edie and Fatima. Two very different people, both stories utterly compelling.
Edie is working in a holiday resort, she’s young and full of life, living the dream. Laura, Edie’s twin sister and best friend arrives unannounced and Edie is over the moon. They only have a short time together when Laura goes missing. Living and working in a foreign country, Edie isn’t sure who to turn to for help, can her lover Vuk help? The police don’t seem interested and Edie has her suspicions tickled when Laura’s scarf is found.
Meanwhile in another country Fatima’s life is turned totally upside down, she goes from living a comfortable life with her husband and twin daughters to total devastation when bombs rip through her country and the only way to survive is to flee and seek asylum in the EU.
Both stories had me totally gripped, flying through the pages. Alex Day has a way of transporting the reader, I could feel the heat and tensions building up, this is one of those books where you can’t just read one more chapter. I’d get to the end of one of Edie’s chapters, holding my breath desperately needing to know what was going to happen next to then go on to Fatima’s chapter and be blown away by her story and desperately needing to know how things would turn out for her. It’s so very cleverly written, it’s very easy to lose time while reading.
From reading the description, I knew that Edie and Fatima’s paths were set to collide but I couldn’t figure out how and I was really eager to try and fit all the pieces together. Some I did but others were lost under the sofa I think as I was totally shocked when everything came together. The Missing Twin really does have the wow factor.
I’m so pleased I bumped this up my reading list, I’m honestly not sure what I was expecting from The Missing Twin but I definitely got more than I bargained for, it really got under my skin. It’s tense, emotional, heart-breaking and really get’s you thinking about the world we live in and the journey lots of people are facing.
I definitely will be recommending The Missing Twin and I’m excited to see what Alex Day will come up with next.
My thanks go to the author, publishers and NetGalley for the advanced copy.