The Third Twin – Review

When Lexi and Ava were younger, they made up an imaginary triplet named Alicia who served as their way out of trouble when they were kids.  Now she’s their alter-ego when dating boys they’d never consider dating as their real selves.

Then one of those boys ends up dead.

Then another.

Lexi thinks it’s time to put ‘Alicia’ to rest, but Ava insists that everything will be fine.  However, then there is DNA evidence that points to Alicia being the main suspect in the deaths.  Now Lexi is put into the center of it all despite not being with either of the boys when they were killed.  So it’s either her twin sister who’s killing these boys or… Alicia might be real after all.

I’ve known of The Third Twin or a while, but I finally bought it not too long ago and I can’t believe it took me so long to finally pick it up and read it!  It has been a while since I’ve read a good mystery – I literally could not put it down!  The story was engaging and I kept trying to come up with my own theories as to what exactly was going on.  When everything was revealed at the end, I felt like I should’ve known earlier, but eh… I didn’t.  That’s what makes mysteries fun, right?

The twins were pretty stereotypical in terms of fictional twins – one is more outgoing and the other is more reserved and studious.  However, Lexi does get out once in while to go on an occasional date as Alicia.  I definitely related to Lexi more so than Ava.  Though both girls are pretty shallow when it comes to using Alicia as their alter-ego and dating boys that they aren’t serious about, but I suppose their flaws are what makes them believable characters.

Again, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to the mystery/thriller lovers out there!

Rating: 5/5 stars

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