What the publisher says:
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 the mysterious and ethereal Jenny: the girl Poppy discovers after hacking into India’s laptop. What is exactly is she hiding, and what did India find out about her? Taking the reader on a breathless ride through the winding lanes of Brighton, into its vibrant party scene and inside the homes of its well- heeled families, The Other Twin is a startling and up-to-the-minute thriller about the social-media world, where resentments and accusations are played out online, where identities are made and remade, and where there is no such thing as truth …
What I say:
Poppy returns home to Brighton after the death of her sister, India. The police have decided that it was suicide but Poppy doesn’t believe this and sets out to find the truth. Her investigations lead her to re-open relationships and pain that she left behind many years previously when she left Brighton.
She investigates India’s online presence and finds a mysterious friend called Jenny. She manages to make contact with Jenny but cannot break through Jenny’s defences to find out which of India’s secrets she knows. Poppy is drawn back into the lives of those she left behind through her investigations although they seem resentful of her presence.
This is a many layered puzzle of a book. There are so many strands it really takes concentration to follow what is going on here and who all the different characters are. The many different strands are tied up neatly at the end and all possible questions are answered.
Rating 4 out of 5