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    • Publication date:29 Aug 2013

The Twins

The Richard & Judy Bestseller

By Saskia Sarginson

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A deeply moving, gripping read, this is a novel about the secrets we all carry with us, and the bonds between twins that can never be broken. It is an astonishing debut.

'Outstandingly good. Part-thriller, part-love story, I guarantee you will not be able to put it down' Sun

The Richard and Judy Bestseller.

They were identical in every way
Until the unthinkable tore them apart

Isolte and Viola are twins. Inseparable as children, they've grown into very different adults: Isolte, a successful features writer for a fashion magazine with a photographer boyfriend and a flat in London, and Viola, desperately unhappy and struggling with a lifelong eating disorder.

What happened all those years ago to set the twins on such different paths to adulthood? As both women start to unravel the escalating tragedies of a half-remembered summer, terrifying secrets from the past come rushing back - and threaten to overwhelm their adult lives...

'Convincing and compelling . . . building tension that resonates even after the novel ends' Stylist

'This book got its hooks into us and wouldn't let go. Hypnotic, with real emotional punch' Star

'Gripping' Marie Claire

'Stunning in its insight and beautifully written' Judy Finnigan

'Touching and extremely readable' Sunday Mirror

Biographical Notes

Saskia Sarginson was awarded a distinction in her MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway after a BA in English Literature from Cambridge University and a BA in Fashion Design & Communications. Before becoming a full-time author, Saskia's writing experience included being a health and beauty editor on women's magazines, a ghost writer for the BBC and Harper Collins and copy-writing and script editing.

Saskia lives in south London with her four children.

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  • ISBN: 9780749958695
  • Publication date: 29 Aug 2013
  • Page count: 368
  • Imprint: Piatkus
Sarginson's debut is a timeless and riveting piece that echoes the mystique and beauty of the lush, English countryside . . . bewitching — RT Book Reviews
The haunting tale is skilfully infused with trauma and tragedy - and sinister suspense. [A] stirring debut — Independant.ie
This debut novel by Saskia Sarginson reveals a stunning writer with deep insight into people, their thoughts and behaviour. It is a beautifully crafted and compelling story that won't disappoint — NZ Women's Weekly
Intense... dark — Daily Mail
An excellent debut and you are sure to have a hard time putting it down — Candis
Timeless and riveting — RT Book Reviews
Thumpingly good — Good Housekeeping
A Perfect R & J read. Highly compulsive — Bookseller
Clever, and full of suspense — Richard Madeley
Everybody has an opinion about twins and the bond between them. Well, this novel has two sets of twins and will make you curious to know more. The competition, the struggle for power but also the loyalty between them are extraordinary . . . This novel reads like a modern fairy tale, I loved it — Pages & Pages, Sydney
An absorbing account of unbreakable and uncanny bonds — Heat
Beautifully written with characters you'll learn to love — Dymocks Rouse Hill, Sydney
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