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The Richard and Judy Bestseller.

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

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…

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‘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

Reviews

An absorbing account of unbreakable and uncanny bonds
Heat
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
Timeless and riveting
RT Book Reviews
Sarginson's debut is a timeless and riveting piece that echoes the mystique and beauty of the lush, English countryside . . . bewitching
RT Book Reviews
An excellent debut and you are sure to have a hard time putting it down
Candis
Thumpingly good
Good Housekeeping
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
Beautifully written with characters you'll learn to love
Dymocks Rouse Hill, Sydney
A Perfect R & J read. Highly compulsive
Bookseller
The haunting tale is skilfully infused with trauma and tragedy - and sinister suspense. [A] stirring debut
Independant.ie
Intense... dark
Daily Mail
Clever, and full of suspense
Richard Madeley