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The Other Twin

Published by Orenda Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

When Poppy’s sister falls to her death from a railway bridge, she begins her own investigation, with devastating results … A startlingly twisty debut thriller.

'Uncovering the truth propels her into a world of deception. An unsettling whirlwind of a novel with a startlingly dark core. 5 Stars' The Sun

‘Sharp, confident writing, as dark and twisty as the Brighton Lanes’ Peter James

‘Superb up-to-the-minute thriller. Prepare to be seriously disturbed’ Paul Finch

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When India falls to her death from a bridge over a railway, her sister Poppy returns home to Brighton for the first time in years. Unconvinced by official explanations, Poppy begins her own investigation into India’s death. But the deeper she digs, the closer she comes to uncovering deeply buried secrets.

Could Matthew Temple, the boyfriend she abandoned, be involved? And what of his powerful and wealthy parents, and his twin sister, Ana? Enter the mysterious and ethereal Jenny: the girl Poppy discovers after hacking into India’s laptop. What is exactly is she hiding, and what did India discover…?

A twisty, dark and sexy debut thriller set in the winding lanes and underbelly of Brighton, centring around the social media world, where resentments and accusations are played out, identities made and remade, and there is no such thing as the truth.

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‘Well written, engrossing and brilliantly unique, this is a fab debut’ Heat

‘With twists and turns in every corner, prepare to be surprised by this psychological mystery’ Closer

‘Lucy V Hay’s fiction debut is a twisted and chilling tale that takes place on the streets of Brighton … Like Peter James before her, Hay utilises the Brighton setting to create a claustrophobic and complex read that will have you questioning and guessing from start to finish. The Other Twin is a killer crime-thriller that you won’t be able to put down’ CultureFly

‘Crackles with tension’ Karen Dionne

‘A fresh and raw thrill-ride through Brighton´s underbelly. What an enjoyable read!’ Lilja Sigurðardóttir

‘Slick and compulsive’ Random Things through My Letterbox

‘A propulsive, inventive and purely addictive psychological thriller for the social media age’ Crime by the Book

‘Intense, pacy, psychological debut. The author’s background in scriptwriting shines through’ Mari Hannah

'The book merges form and content so seamlessly ... a remarkable debut from an author with a fresh, intriguing voice and a rare mastery of the art of storytelling' Joel Hames

‘This chilling, claustrophobic tale set in Brighton introduces an original, fresh new voice in crime fiction’ Cal Moriarty

‘The writing shines from every page of this twisted tale … debuts don’t come sharper than this’ Ruth Dugdall

‘Wrong-foots you in ALL the best ways’ Caz Frear

‘Original, daring and emotionally truthful’ Paul Burston

‘A cracker of a debut! I couldn’t put it down’ Paula Daly

Lucy V. Hay is a novelist, script editor and blogger who helps writers via her Bang2write consultancy. She is the associate producer of Brit Thrillers Deviation (2012) and Assassin (2015), both starring Danny Dyer. Lucy is also head reader for the London Screenwriters' Festival and has written two non-fiction books, Writing & Selling Thriller Screenplays, plus its follow-up Drama Screenplays. She lives in Devon with her husband, three children, six cats and five African Land Snails.
Follow Lucy on Twitter @LucyVHayAuthor, on Facebook facebook.com/LucyHayB2W and her website: lucyvhayauthor.com

  • Publisher: Orenda Books (July 3, 2017)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781910633786

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