The Other Twin by L.V. Hay

The Other Twin

When India falls to her death from a bridge over a railway, her sister Poppy returns home to Brighton for the first time in years. Unconvinced by official explanations, Poppy begins her own investigation into India’s death. But the deeper she digs, the closer she comes to uncovering deeply buried secrets. Could Matthew Temple, the boyfriend she abandoned, be involved? And what of his powerful and wealthy parents, and his twin sister, Ana? Enter...

Details The Other Twin

TitleThe Other Twin
Release DateNov 15th, 2017
PublisherOrenda Books
GenreThriller, Mystery, Fiction, Crime, Mystery Thriller

Reviews The Other Twin

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    If I had to describe this book with a single word it would be relevant. I found The Other Twin to be one of the most timely fictional stories I have read in 2017 due to a plethora of reasons. Somehow I was unaware that this was Lucy’s debut novel, and once I discovered that little tidbit I was blown away by the quality and complexity woven into the narrative; Hay writes like a season professional and I think this book is perfect for any reader;...
  • Miriam Smith
    "The Other Twin" is a superbly crafted contemporary and modern book by debut author L V Hay and I'm astounded by the quality of the excellent and faultless writing for a first time novel. I was drawn into this story straight away and it held my attention throughout.Poppy receives a phone call to say her sister India has died after falling from a railway bridge. She returns to her home town of Brighton after many years and unconvinced with officia...
  • Carrie
    Poppy hasn't been home to Brighton in years but after awakening from yet another one night stand she just can't quite remember she finds her mother has been frantically trying to call her. Fearing the worse Poppy is a bit afraid to actually pick up the phone and find out just what is going on and when she takes that step her worse fears are realized. Poppy's sister India has fallen to her death from a bridge over a railway looking like a suicide ...
  • Amy
    All of my reviews can be found on www.novelgossip.comOohhh The Other Twin was such an engrossing read, if you’re ever in the mood for a book that you can binge read in a weekend, this is it. It’s pacey, intricately plotted and really well written. Poppy returns home to Brighton for the first time in almost five years after her sister India dies. Even though the two were not on the best of terms, she just knows there is something off about Ind...
  • Dennis
    The Other Twin is a deliciously dark, sexy, and devious debut by L.V. Hay. I was so excited to get my hands on a copy because after reading and reviewing so many thrillers, I really wanted to venture out and read something different. The Other Twin is a very profound novel that not only keeps in fashion with the typical mystery genre, but also interweaves relevant factions that our current society deals with today. When India is found dead aft...
  • Sam (Clues and Reviews)
    I have come to know Orenda for publishing police procedural novels. Imagine my surprise when I picked up The Other Twin and found something completely different than what I was expecting. Fast paced, character-centric, diverse and binge worthy; I finished this one in a single sitting. The novel opens with Poppy receiving a call no one hopes to get; her sister, India is dead. Police deemed it to be a suicide, but Poppy is unconvinced, so, she begi...
  • Lisa Doherty (Rambling Lisa's Book Reviews)
    First of all, how about we take the time to look at that cover and bask in the air of mystery it brings.‘You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover!!!’How many of us have spent our lives listening to that and flashback to when you were a child and presumed that this was actually regarding books so decided, even as an adult, that you shouldn’t just books by their cover? Noone? Oh…just me then…. Anyhow, this is one book that, you can most ...
  • Eva
    4.5* --> 5Poppy returns to Brighton after her sister, India, falls to her death from a bridge over the railway. She’s not convinced her sister would just take her own life like that and sets out to investigate her death. But Poppy hasn’t seen her sister for quite a few years and really has no idea what her life was about before her untimely death.Cor! What a skilfully crafted plot this is! The Other Twin is full of suspense and intrigue as Po...
  • Abby (Crime by the Book)
    Read my full review here: OTHER TWIN is both an engaging psychological thriller and a book with a strong social conscience. An addictive read with an important message at its core, this book genuinely surprised me with the sensitive issues it tackles. Readers who want a book that will leave them thinking even after the resolution of the book's central mystery will enjoy this one!!
  • Christine
    It is hard to know where to start with The Other Twin. The Other Twin is billed as a psychological thriller. In some ways, it works as a dark tale of complicated families and secrets. In other ways, it feels like it should have been a teenage novel with a completely different setting.The story itself focuses on a rather immature thirty year old woman, who returns to her home town of Brighton. Poppy hears that her younger sister has died, in somew...
  • Abbie
    This is going to be a very difficult review to write as there is so much I want to say but I’m fearful of giving away the plot. With The Other Twin Hay has written a topical thriller that is written with great skill and understanding.When Poppy Wade’s half-sister India falls to her death from a railway bridge, Poppy returns to her home town of Brighton to be with her family. Poppy questions the initial verdict of suicide and sets out to find ...
  • Shannon
    Personally, I thought The Other Twin was a really refreshing debut novel by LV Hay. So what’s it about? Poppy is called home because her sister, India, has committed suicide. Once close, the sisters have not seen each in four years. While returning to home, Poppy just can’t wrap her head around the suicide. India was happy and full of life. Poppy then decides to pursue her own investigation by talking to old friends and snooping through India...
  • Haley
    *I received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*4 stars! Its hard to believe this a debut novel as it is so well written and paced perfectly. Poppy is notified by her mother that her sister India has died. After she returns home she begins to question the reason behind her sisters death. It seems like its been awhile since I've read a book and fully enjoyed the ending. The reveal was perfect, I never saw it coming, I wasn't even...
  • Paul
    The Other Twin – Simply Mind Blowing.I am not often short of words to sum up a book, but I think I cannot do this debut by LV Hay enough justice, The Other Twin is simply mind blowing! From the setting in Brighton Lucy Hay delivers a contemporary thriller, that is inventive, current, a book that can at the same time delight and disorientate the reader. If you are a fan of inventive, gripping psychological thriller then The Other Twin is the boo...
  • Karen
    3.5*When Poppy is told that her younger sister India has committed suicide by jumping off a railway bridge, she returns to the family home in Brighton in a state of shock. Some five years before, something happened in Poppy’s life which made family relationships difficult but India’s death has totally floored her and disbelief mixed with feelings of guilt, make her determined to discover the truth. India had an online blog and her blog posts ...
  • Meggy
    Have you ever heard of cover love? Take a look at The Other Twin and fall in love. I am used to judging books by their covers, let's face it, but this particular cover is a review of the book in itself. I'd like to thank and congratulate the cover designer for capturing the essence of Lucy V. Hay's work into a mesmerizing and eye-catching masterpiece.Now, I'll admit it once again, I'm fascinated by twins. They all say there is a special bound reu...
  • Joanne Robertson
    I’m always one for a book with “twin” in the title so getting a copy of this book was a bit of a no brainer for me! And I have to say that it was so much better than I had been expecting! The twin relationship between Ana and Matthew wasn’t the central focus here but was one perspective used in a multitude of layers that mold together, giving shape and direction to this dark and gritty thriller. Using the back drop of two very different s...
  • Janel
    Firstly, I’d like to thank Hay for writing a novel that is so different from the crime/psychological thrillers that are currently flooding the market – the diversity was very much appreciated!Poppy returns to Brighton to find out the mysterious circumstances surrounding her sister’s death; Poppy is a likeable and relatable character, flaws and all, she comes across as a real person and that’s important because it draws you into the story ...
  • Mairead Hearne (
    ‘I awake, ravenous, in the early evening. Winter darkness forms at the window. Head banging, I sit up. I’m in a tangle of sheets on the floor; I’ve rolled off my grubby futon. As I reach for my phone, a sharp pain shoots down my neck and through my shoulders. Getting too old for this shit’This is the day that life changes for Poppy. Somewhat estranged from her family for a number of years, Poppy awakes, severely hung-over, in a shabby fla...
  • Anne
    The Other Twin is a fairly short novel at 250 pages, but it is perfectly formed. The incredibly well created characters lead the reader through an intense, dark and sometimes complicated plot. It’s unsettling at times, it’s dark, it’s tantalising, and it’s complex. It’s also one of those books that raises questions within each chapter.Set in Brighton, away from the bright, glittery sea-side town that is all too familiar in other novels,...
  • Susan Hampson
    When you are estranged from your family and get a phone out of the blue you know it isn’t going to be goods news you are going to hear. What Poppy heard was the last thing she could have ever imagined happening, her sister India was dead and how she died was even more unbelievable. It is enough to compel her to return to her home town of Brighton no matter who it upsets.Poppy can’t believe that the sister she left behind could have killed her...
  • I read novels
    The Other Twin was a really pleasure to read with the unexpected twists that appeared that I was not expecting at all which gave me thrill to read. Every one that likes reading a psychological thriller I recommend this book to you. It's Christmas and death takes no time off during the holiday season. Poppy's sister is dead. India Rutledge was running away from Brighton Station she fell from a bridge onto a rail track. Poppy hacks into her sisters...
  • Tracy Fenton
    The Other Twin is an impressive debut novel which has had some great reviews and lots of talk amongst bloggers and readers, so I was delighted to receive an early copy from the publisher.The central character Poppy, who is estranged from her family heads home to Brighton when her younger sister India falls from a bridge in what appears to be a suicide. Despite having almost no contact with her family over the past five years Poppy believes her si...
  • Carol Peace
    Poppy is travelling home to her sisters funeral, her mum had finally got hold of her to let her know that India had fallen from a railway bridge. The concensus was that India had committed suicide but Poppy just cannot understand why that would happen and she is determined to get to the bottom of her sisters death but where does she start? She tries to connect with old friends and her slightly disjointed family but it seems people are lying to he...
  • Emma Mitchell
    My full review will be on my blog, on the 1st July I have been a fan of Lucy V Hay's Bang2Write website for AGES! She offers the most amazing advice to authors and script writes and she is one of the nicest people I have met in this bookish world, so when I heard that she was writing a book, I was so bloody excited!!!! I could not wait!!!And then it arrived on my kindle at around 10.30 p.m. one evening.I dr...
  • Cathy
    To read all my book reviews, plus author interviews, guest posts and book extracts, visit my blog: apparent suicide of her younger sister, India, forces Poppy to return to her hometown of Brighton to support her devastated family. Despite what everyone else says, Poppy is convinced India would never have committed suicide. Embarking on her own private investigation, Poppy attempts to piece together the ...
  • Alison
    Now it’s been a while since I have enthused about a book to the degree that seems relevant for The Other Twin. I could simply say the entire story is freakin’ awesome and leave it there but that would be an injustice to an incredibly well crafted tale.Lucy has written a novel that will lure you in and keep you guessing until the end, there are so many angles to trace that I found it impossible to reach a conclusion and the end when you finall...