Start reading The Twins on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here or start reading now with a free Kindle Reading App.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Anybody can read Kindle books even without a Kindle device-with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones and tablets.
The Twins
 
 

The Twins [Kindle Edition]

Saskia Sarginson
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)

Print List Price: 7.99
Kindle Price: 3.66 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
You Save: 4.33 (54%)
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition 3.66  
Paperback 3.85  
Audio, Cassette, Audiobook, Unabridged --  
Audio Download, Unabridged 14.87 or Free with Audible.co.uk 30-day free trial
Kid's and Teen books from £0.99 on Kindle
Browse our selection of top children's and teen title in our one week sale, with top titles from only £0.99.Browse the sale here

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Description

Review

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 )

The debut novel from British author Saskia Sarginson simply called The Twins, is anything but simple: it's a beautifully layered novel about childhood, the haunting nature of secrets and the unbreakable bond of twins . . . a compelling slow burn of a story with evocative writing. It's an accomplished first novel by Saskia Sarginson and it was with genuine pleasure I read she's already at work on her next novel - which I will definitely be adding to my wish list (The Well Read Kitty )

An outstanding debut novel . . . exciting, funny, sad and tragic, but most of all it's a damn good read. I look forward to more from this author (Hawkes Bay Today )

Book Description

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.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 485 KB
  • Print Length: 369 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0749958693
  • Publisher: Piatkus (19 Mar 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009SS985S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,913 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Engaging Novel 25 Sep 2013
By ACB (swansea) TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
This is a deceptively deep and dark novel that belies the apparent superficiality of the close identical twins, Viola and Isolte. Their mother, Rose, is still in the hippy era 60's, full of idealism and in denial of the twins' father's identity that rubs onto them. They embark on life's journey. Needless to say, their paths take different directions completely defying their childhood Suffolk upbringing.

Their encounters with friends, Michael and John, also twins, add to the murkiness of recollections of trouble-free days of the past as both girls develop personal problems.

Saskia Sarginson's narrative is captivating, holding the secrets and tragedies that are later revealed and are central to understanding the twins' destinies. An intense and intriguing novel. Thoroughly entertaining.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A beautifully constructed novel 15 Nov 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I chose this book for the simplicity of the title and the story sounded intriguing. It was one of those books that became more compelling the further I read. It deals with difficult issues: eating disorders, parental suicide, fratricide to name a few, but it unfolds gradually. It starts as a simple story of identical twin girls, who have an unconventional lifestyle, living a bohemian life with their single parent hippy mother.

The girls grow and develop, and the book travels back and forth in time, from their current early adulthood to their childhood years. The characters are clearly and at times painfully drawn. As the book reaches it's denouement, the reader fears for the Wellbeing of the main characters. It becomes increasingly difficult to put this book down, although it is not always an easy read. Thoroughly recommended!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An interesting end 14 Nov 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is set with flashbacks to the 70's and 80's and in that regard was very interesting as this is a period I remember very well. The Great Storm being just one such incident.

But it was a book that I found very hard to get into. I got interested about half way through and even then it didn't fully grab me.

The writing style goes between bland and irritating. It tries to emulate Jodi Picoult style with the story being told from two perspectives and two time periods but the changes from one to the other are not clearly demarked and you can go from one period to the other from one paragraph to the next with no indication. So I was often half way through a paragraph and a bit confused until I realised the change of scene. Even a blank line spare between paragraphs would help.

But, unlike some other reviewers, I found the ending really good. It didn't leave me hanging as much as some - and I normally find that very irritating. Indeed, if it had not been for the ending I would probably have rated this book as a 1*

If you have bought this book already I would say persevere.

If you have not bought it yet then you may find others better.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable 29 Nov 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I would have given it 5 stars as it was a very good story with a lot of different characters, one thing let it down, it is set around 3 different times in the girls lives but sometimes it switched times in the middle of a chapter and a few times in the middle of a paragraph !!!!Once you were aware it could happen you prepared for it. Over all a good book. Would have liked a few more chapters at the end to finish it off more.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Confusing! 18 Nov 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I was disappointed with this book. Although there was a good underlying story it was often very confusing as it would skip from present to past from one sentence to the next with no breaks in text to distinguish these changes! The open ending left the story seem incomplete! Would not recommend.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars boring 10 Nov 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Boring and confusing. I rarely fail to finish a book but I read about a quarter of the book then gave up.
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a book you find difficult to put down 3 Nov 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It is somewhat disjointed especially in the earlier part. Gets better but really wouldn't recommend it. Rather odd which perhaps why I finished it
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars Slow start that gets better 15 April 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I was very bored when I started this and felt I wasn't getting into this book. However I very rarely give up on a book and all of a sudden it became quite gripping towards the end. If you can stick with a slow start then give it a try.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
I really enjoyed this book. Well-written and thoughtful. As a twin myself I found the subject matter resonated with me personally. Read more
Published 15 days ago by E. Orr
3.0 out of 5 stars the twins
I found this book to be an easy read but it was not very well ut together. At the end it left me feeling, what was it really trying achieve. Read more
Published 16 days ago by mlotho49
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful & beautiful writing
I could not put this book down. I found the characters so enchanting and the setting so perfect I never wanted it to end. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Mrs Kate McFarland
4.0 out of 5 stars The Twins
Very good read. I liked that it was set around three different times in the girls lives - this gave you a good picture of who they lived and built the story up well. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Karen Gooderham
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
I didn't think I would love this book as much as I did. It is a great read and I am looking forward to reading more from this lady. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Sue UK
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
A rather intriguing story about twin girls who are involved in sinister events in a forest, after which their ways converge. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Claire E
5.0 out of 5 stars uncover the layers of twin lives
Really enjoyed this book which peeled away layer by layer all the secrets of the past that influenced the lives of twins Issy and Vi, the decisions they made as children and how... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mang1919
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring don't bother
Boring and the ending was the worst bit. Don't bother reading this nothing happens! Dullest book I've read for a long time
Published 1 month ago by Mrs Sally Goodman
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Very entertaining book and easy to get into from the start. I finished it quickly as it was quite engrossing. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Natalie86
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read.
It was a bit long winded in places. The twin's mother is interesting as a hippy who had defected from a commune. I don't want to give away the plot. But it's a very good read.
Published 1 month ago by Miss Reader
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


ARRAY(0xadaceeac)