Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books
Release Date: September 1, 2010
Rating: 4.5 stars
Lucy Sexton is stunned when a disheveled woman appears at the door one day… a woman who bears an uncanny resemblance to Lucy’s own beautiful mother. It turns out the two women are identical twins, separated at birth, and raised in dramatically different circumstances. Lucy’s mother quickly resolves to give her less fortunate sister the kind of life she has never known. And the transformation in Aunt Helen is indeed remarkable. But when Helen begins to imitate her sister in every way, even Lucy isn’t sure at times which twin is which. Can Helen really be trusted, or does her sweet face mask a chilling agenda?
Filled with shocking twists and turns, The Twin’s Daughter is an engrossing gothic novel of betrayal, jealousy, and treacherous secrets that will keep you guessing to the very end.
The Twin’s Daughter is my second Lauren Baratz-Logsted book, and will by no means be the last. I have a love for the settings she writes in and the voice she brings to the story. The pages of The Twin’s Daughter are filled with an absolutely enthralling story, that will keep you hooked.
Lauren Baratz-Logsted weaves a marvelous story that you can’t quite figure out. I kept switching my opinion of what I thought I was happening, and at every turn of the way, I was wrong. The characters and their actions take you on a roller coaster that you want to ride over and over.
The plot is just so clever. It takes the whole twins separated at birth to a whole new level! You have a long lost twin show up, and shortly after that the lies and betrayal start. You are instantly questioning who to trust and who knows what. I absolutely loved it.
The characters in The Twin’s Daughter are absolutely lovely, they felt so real. I adored Kit, from the first page he walked on the page. Lucy was a very fun character. I love independent, smart women in literature. Aunt Helen and Lucy’s mother were both fun characters to read about when they were in the same scene. It was fun to see their different personalities clash at times.
I love the cover and the “double-image”. Do you all see it? I think that is really clever. I really liked this book, and I would highly recommend it. It’s filled to the rim with great characters, a plot to keep you guessing, and so much more.