THE IDENTICALS by Elin Hilderbrand

IMG_0905   THE IDENTICALS by Elin Hilderbrand

The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand is a women’s fiction novel based on the lives of two identical twin sisters who haven’t spoken to each another in over fourteen years but are forced to reconnect when the unthinkable happens. Years earlier, when the girls were seventeen, their parents made a decision that would change their lives forever and their relationship inextricably.

This novel is told from the perspectives of the twins, Harper and Tabitha, and Tabitha’s daughter Ainsley.

Harper seems like a desperate and lost soul constantly making the wrong choice with men and the wrong decisions in life. She’s flailing through life with no purpose, or so it seems…

Tabitha is the complete opposite of Harper; she is self-assured and hoighty-toighty. She uses her sister’s life-choices as a measuring stick or moral compass in which to gage her own decisions against, making sure to do one better and not something “Harper would do.”

Ainsley, Tabitha’s teenage daughter, is a spoiled, egocentric brat who has no boundaries and no respect for those around her.

I’ve read all of Elin Hilderbrand’s novels and thoroughly enjoyed this particular story. My favourite type of narrative is when the author tells the story through the eyes of all characters — so telling! I found my jaw drop on more than one occasion reading this novel; it has a few surprises. It would make an excellent beach read where you could delve right in undisturbed and just enjoy. I rate it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Thank you NetGalley and Little, Brown and Company for providing a copy of this novel in exchange for a fair review.

Link to purchase via Goodreads

Reviewed: May 7, 2017. Novel Publish Date: June 13, 2017.



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