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Author of The Twins

Saskia Sarginson

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.
Piatkus

The Twins

By Saskia Sarginson

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

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

'Touching and extremely readable'
Sunday Mirror

'Intense...dark'
Daily Mail

'Thumpingly good'
Good Housekeeping

'Gripping'
Marie Claire

'Clever, and full of suspense'
Richard Madeley

'Stunning in its insight and beautifully written'
Judy Finnigan

'A Perfect R & J read. Highly compulsive'
Bookseller

'An absorbing account of unbreakable and uncanny bonds'
Heat

'An excellent debut and you are sure to have a hard time putting it down'
Candis

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

'This debut reveals a stunning writer with deep insight into people. A beautifully crafted and compelling story that won't disappoint'
NZ Women's Weekly

'Timeless and riveting'
RT Book Reviews


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...

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.

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.

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 . . .

A stunningly, unforgettable debut from a remarkable new talent.

The Piatkus superlead for 2013 and our biggest debut launchAs emotionally engaging and beautifully crafted as a Maggie O'Farrell novelA story about the extraordinary bond between twins and the secrets we all carry with us, this is at the same time an emotional family drama and a deeply psychological, page-turning mysteryUpmarket, intelligent and commercial, this is a perfect bookclub readWe have sold translation rights in 12 territories (and counting), including US rights
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