Friday, February 13, 2015

The Third Twin by C.J. Omololu

Title: The Third Twin
Author: C.J. Omololu
Publisher: Delacorte
Publication date:  February 24, 2015
Pages: 336
Source/format: e-ARC from Netgalley

Rating: ☆☆ 

Synopsis (from Goodreads): 

Identical twins. Identical DNA. Identical suspects. It's Pretty Little Liars meets Revenge in this edge-of-your-seat thriller with a shocking twist.

When they were little, Lexi and her identical twin, Ava, made up a third sister, Alicia. If something broke? Alicia did it. Cookies got eaten? Alicia's guilty. Alicia was always to blame for everything. The game is all grown up now that the girls are seniors. They use Alicia as their cover to go out with boys who are hot but not exactly dating material. Boys they'd never, ever be with in real life.

Now one of the guys Alicia went out with has turned up dead, and Lexi wants to stop the game for good. As coincidences start piling up, Ava insists that if they follow the rules for being Alicia, everything will be fine. But when another boy is killed, the DNA evidence and surveillance photos point to only one suspect: Alicia. The girl who doesn't exist. As she runs from the cops, Lexi has to find the truth before another boy is murdered. Because either Ava is a killer…or Alicia is real.

My Thoughts:

I love the concept of the novel but there were certain parts of The Third Twin that aren't believable. At times I couldn't get into the book. There are some twists in the plot line that will keep you guessing.  Lexi and Ava would always blame on Alicia, the third twin, when things go wrong. She is the scapegoat. But then a guy turns up dead. No more fun and games for the twins anymore.

I was hoping on more character development of the main characters, but instead I get long drawn out mystery with characters who are mediocre. I understand that most mysteries/thrillers are focused on finding the culprit, but I believe a good story also needs good characters.

If you are looking for a quick thriller read, The Third Twin might do but it wasn't my cup of tea.


  1. I am really intrigued to read this, and I'm glad I don't go into it expecting more than a quick thriller read. I hope your next read will be better, though :)

    Cucie @ Cucie reads