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New On The Shelf At Fiction Books This Week

‘Goodreads Giveaway’ competition win number eight, features a gripping and suspenseful thriller, made even more intriguing, as it is written by an author who wishes to remain very much in the shadows, at this time. After a little digging around, I believe I may have uncovered this person’s true identity, but have every intention of respecting their wish to remain anonymous right now.

If ‘The Ice Twins’, is as indeed as engrossing a storyline, as many of my fellow bloggers have found it to be, I don’t think that S.K. Tremayne should leave it too much longer to step up and recieve some of the well deserved accolades!







A year after one of their identical twin daughters, Lydia, dies in an accident, Angus and Sarah Moorcraft move to the tiny Scottish island Angus inherited from his grandmother, hoping to put together the pieces of their shattered lives.

But when their surviving daughter, Kirstie, claims they have mistaken her identity—that she, in fact, is Lydia—their world comes crashing down once again.

As winter encroaches, Angus is forced to travel away from the island for work, Sarah is feeling isolated, and Kirstie (or is it Lydia?) is growing more disturbed. When a violent storm leaves Sarah and her daughter stranded, Sarah finds herself tortured by the past—what really happened on that fateful day one of her daughters died?


Generic Male ImageIs a bestselling novelist, award-winning travel writer and a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines around the world.

Born in Devon, the author now lives in London.

S. K. Tremayne has two daughters.

Picture of an English red post boxMailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week. Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home, where links may be added each week. So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for our three new joint administrators, after all, we all like to receive them … ‘Mailbox Monday’

Leslie of ‘Under My Apple Tree’

Serena of ‘Savvy Verse & Wit’

Vicki of ‘I’d Rather Be At The Beach’

This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

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  • I received The Ice Twins this week too, but in audio format. It sounds so creepy! Hope we both love it. Congrats on the win!

    • Hi Lucy,

      I have racked up a few more Goodreads wins since I received ‘The Ice Twins’ and I am just waiting for them to arrive in the mailbox. I am amazed by my good luck, given that I generally never win any prizes or competitions and as I only ever the giveaways for books I really want to read, I am always dead excited waiting for them to arrive!

      I am not a big fan of audio books, as I don’t enjoy being read to. Even as a young child, bedtime stories were only good until I could read for myself, then I would rather be left alone with a good book! Also, headphones or earpieces of any size or description, cause me real earache, almost instantly! Strange I know, but there it is 🙂

      As for ‘The Ice Twins’, this one sounds totally absorbing and intriguing, doesn’t it? I shall be watching out for your review, as you are probably going to get to listen to it long before I read my copy!

      Thanks for stopping by, it is great to hear from you and I hope that all is well 🙂

    • Hi Kathy,

      Having twins which you are unable to tell apart must be bad enough, but to lose one, then have the other claim their identity, is really spooky and alarming, if of course it turns out to be true!

      I seem to be having a run on reading thrillers at the moment, so finding one with such a unique and intriguing storyline, is really something to look forward to 🙂

      Thanks for taking the time to visit, I always appreciate your comments

    • Hi Elizabeth,

      I’m certainly pleased that I got to feature the physical copy of this book, as I definitely have the best cover option to illustrate my posts with. The Kindle and download cover versions are very bland and nowhere near as atmospheric!

      I am assuming that the storyline is really going to ramp up when mother and daughter are left alone on the island together – that could be the stuff of nightmares, I think!

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope that all is well with you 🙂

    • Hi Vicki,

      I think that dark stories which involve children are always much more creepy somehow.

      It’s the same with films – there is nothing more frightening than a spooky child – I was thinking particularly of Carol Anne Freeling in Poltergeist


      Thanks for taking the time to comment and I hope that you are keeping well 🙂

  • This sounds very good! I hope you’ll have more about it in the future.

    Congrats on another win! (you are one lucky lady!)

    • Hi Kelly,

      I do seem to have been quite fortunate with my Goodreads Giveaways. I am up to nine already and I am still waiting on another couple to arrive in the post. I am always very selective in the titles I bid for, which is why I seem to have been having a run on the murder / mystery / thrillers. There don’t seem to be many women’s fiction or historical fiction titles entered in the giveaway lists and there are quite a few other genres which I am quite happy to pass on!

      There will be plenty more posted about ‘The Ice Twins’ over the coming weeks, so hopefully you might find it good enough to consider reading 🙂

    • Hi Tracy,

      Actually, it didn’t take me too long to discover the true identity of S.K. Tremayne, however seeing as they wanted to remain anonymous, I thought I had better respect their wishes.

      This book sounds so good though, that I can’t see why they wouldn’t want to shout about it from the rooftops, so hopefully if there is another book in the same genre in the pipeline, they may not be quite so modest in linking the pseudonym of S.K. Tremayne, with their own.

      No matter how often it happens, there is always that little thrill when the email lands which says “Congrats – you are a First Reads winner!” 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by. I hope that you enjoyed a great Bank Holiday weekend!

    • Hi Mary Ann,

      It is good to know that there are so many bloggers out there, who share my interest in the murder / mystery, suspense / thriller genres and ‘The Ice Twins’ sounds just about as spooky as it gets.

      I wouldn’t want to be Sarah, alone on the island with either Kirstie or Lydia, although I am intrigued to know why, whichever one of the girls it is, she is becoming more and more disturbed!

      Thanks for stopping by with your comment, I really appreciate it 🙂

    • Hi Nikki,

      I seem to be on something of a roll with the Goodreads Giveaways right now, although I’m sure that can’t last!

      As my ‘Want To Read’ pile is so huge, I am being very selective with the giveaway competitions I enter, but things could still quite so easily get out of hand if I’m not careful!

      I couldn’t resist ‘The Ice Twins’ though, as the storyline is so intriguing and spooky.

      I had noticed that you have been absent from the blogging circuit just lately, so I hope that everything is okay with you?

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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