The Ice Twins

  • by S. K. Tremayne
  • Narrated by Penelope Rawlins, Sandra Duncan, Angus King
  • 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

One of Sarah's daughters died. But can she be sure which one? A terrifying psychological thriller that will chill you to the bone.
A year after one of their identical twin daughters, Lydia, died 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 the Critics Say

"Unbearably gripping and suspenseful." (Sophie Hannah)
"With its creepy premise and bleak but beautiful settings, S.K. Tremayne has created a haunting, powerful thriller." (Paula Daly, author of Just What Kind of Mother Are You?)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Nauseating mother

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No I wouldn't recommend it. It has some good features, and the story promises much at the start, but it disintegrates into nonsense.

What was most disappointing about S. K. Tremayne’s story?

The mother was quite simply unbearably annoying and I felt no empathy for her. Her behaviour towards the end of the book became hard to tolerate and I found it difficult to listen all the way to the end.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The end came as a relief!

Did The Ice Twins inspire you to do anything?

Not buy anything else written by this author.

Any additional comments?

Great narration

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- Rosie's reviews

Awful Scottish accents

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who has never heard a Scottish person speak

Has The Ice Twins put you off other books in this genre?


Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?


You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Interesting plot

Any additional comments?

I'm only a couple of chapters into this book and struggling to want to listen to what is a promising plot. The Scottish accents are so abysmal it is hard to listen to. I've found it so grating I've actually switched off on a couple of occasions. I'm not the only one to find the narration off putting (and wish I had read all the reviews before I bought the book) and find it hard to understand why anyone was cast a narrator who can't represent a mans voice and certainly can't do a Scottish accent.

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- JeanieB

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-02-2015
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited