Angus and Sarah Moorcraft have a good life. Happily married and a set of beautiful identical twin girls Kirstie and Lydia. When it is said that the girls are identical, they truly are identical in every sense of the word. Their blood type, fingerprints, anything that could identify them from each other is virtually identical. Then one day tragedy strikes and a twin is gone forever. But which one? Angus and Sarah are certain that it is Lydia that has perished but when Kirstie starts to behave strangely and starts to refer to herself as Lydia, they begin to wonder if they made a mistake in their own child’s identity.
What really happened on that dreadful day? Why is Kirstie (or is it Lydia) so very haunted by it? Is it merely a grieving twin missing her other half? Or did something more sinister occur? As Angus and Sarah struggle to try to help their surviving daughter they are also struggling to save themselves as well as their marriage. They both feel blame and regret. Did they favor one twin too much? Is the surviving twin reacting to that favoritism? This book is mysterious right to the very end.
They say every parent of multiple children always secretly has a favorite child. They hope that the other children never suspect but this book makes one think that maybe it does show and can have an effect on both the favored and the “not-so-favored” as they grow and become adults. This book definitely makes me grateful to be the parent of only one child and to have grown up as an only child.
If you pick this book up, be prepared for a read-a-thon because you will not want to put it down.
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