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“Cue greed, lust, secrets, and serious suspense. Count us in.”—theSkimm
"An insanely plotted book...riveting."—The New York Times Book Review
Written with the chilling, twisty suspense of The Wife Between Us and Something in the Water, a seductive thriller about identical twins, greed, lust, secrets, and deadly lies.
Twin sisters Iris and Summer are startlingly alike, but beyond what the eye can see lies a darkness that sets them apart. Cynical and insecure, Iris has long been envious of Summer’s seemingly never-ending good fortune.
When Summer calls Iris to Thailand to help her sail the family yacht to the Seychelles, Iris has secret hopes for what might happen on the journey. But after a disturbing incident in the middle of the Indian Ocean, everything changes.
Now Iris has the chance to step into the golden life she’s always envied–and get one step closer to the hundred-million-dollar inheritance left by her manipulative father. All Iris would need to do is ensure she’s the first of his seven children to fulfill the strange conditions of his will.
But Iris soon discovers that her twin was keeping more than one secret, and Iris’s life lurches between glamorous dream and paranoid nightmare. In a family in which the winner takes all, whom can she trust? And how far will she go to get the life she’s always dreamed about?
"Ferociously entertaining. A novel like a triathlon: part evil-twin thriller, part howdunit (or did-she-do-it?), part juicy family drama. Drop Knives Out and Double Indemnity into the blender, shake some Dead Calm over the froth, power it on, and you’ve got a cocktail like The Girl in the Mirror—fresh, flavorful, and utterly intoxicating." —AJ Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
Australian heiress Iris Carmichael, the narrator of Carlyle's assured debut, has always envied her identical twin sister, Summer, who's considered perfect by everyone and is also Iris's mirror image. When Iris looks in the mirror, she sees Summer. Their complicated relationship changes after their father dies and his will stipulates that his $100 million fortune go to the first of his six competitive children by his three wives to produce a grandchild. Meanwhile, Summer, who's married to "wealthy, handsome, charismatic" Adam Romain and a few weeks pregnant, needs Iris, an expert sailor, to help her sail the family yacht from Thailand to the Seychelles. During the trip, Summer accidently falls overboard and is lost at sea. To secure the inheritance, Iris resolves to "step into" Summer's life, get pregnant, and beat her closest rival. Iris, who tells Adam she lost the baby during the voyage, convinces Adam and her mother that she's Summer, but the suspense grows as her lack of knowledge about her sister threatens to expose the imposture. The intricate plot builds to a strong finale. Psychological thriller fans are in for a treat.
Clever psychological thriller
A real page turner until the final, utterly preposterous plot twist. Until that point, I thought would be giving this book a very rare (for me) 5 star rating.
Great summer read, I couldn’t put it down! I enjoyed the plot twist. My only criticism is that ending was very abrupt. I was left wanting more before the end.
The ending really got me!