Book Review: The Twins by J.S. Lark

Is it true that there is always an evil twin? Find out in this next book.

Goodreads Blurb

The Twins by J.S. Lark

From the moment they are born, twins Susan and Sarah are inseparable. Through good and bad, the girls will always be together…forever.

Until they meet Jonny.

Older, charming, and handsome, Jonny offers the girls the much-needed love and attention they crave. But he can only choose one and for the first time in their lives, the girls find themselves split apart – the invisible thread that binds them severed.

Set-free from her twin, Sarah builds a new life for herself, marries, has a daughter. But Susan’s life spirals further and further out of control.

And now Susan is back. And she’s determined to reclaim everything she feels Sarah has taken from her.

Her home, her husband…her life?

The Twins Book Cover


I’m still undecided on this book so apologies if this review goes back and forth a bit. Let’s start with the good things. The Twins is a very creepy story, one which I imagine would come across well on the screen. That creepiness is not just because we are trying to figure out how far Susan will go, but of the hardships these women have gone through in their lives. Some of the incidents in this book will send chills down your spine. Adding to that is the author’s ability to make the reader feel what the twins are going through, and the emotions felt by both as their relationship continues to deteriorate.

On the flip side, The Twins didn’t live up to its potential for me. I felt the story dragged a bit and became a bit too choppy at the end – although many will appreciate the final twist. While the plot does become more fast-paced, the fact that the plot and timeline could be difficult to follow meant that I couldn’t increase my overall rating. Clearly marked chapter titles would be a help toward improving this difficulty.

The reviews I read of The Twins were a mixed bag so I really think whether you like this book or not will be down to you. If you would like to give The Twins a go, it is available to buy now.

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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