L V Hay’s debut psychological thriller, THE OTHER TWIN, is published today in paperback by Orenda Books.
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 in to India's laptop. What is exactly is she hiding, and what did India find out about her?
Taking the listener on a breathless ride through the winding lanes of Brighton, into its vibrant party scene and inside the homes of its well-heeled families, THE OTHER TWIN is a startling and up-to-the-minute thriller about the social media world, where resentments and accusations are played out online, where identities are made and remade and where there is no such thing as truth....
The novel is already receiving raving reviews from authors and bloggers alike. Peter James, author of the Roy Grace series, praises Hay’s “sharp, confident writing, as dark and twisty as the Brighton Lanes.” Pail Finch, author of the DS Heckenburg series, describes the novel as a “superb, up-to-the-minute thriller. Prepare to be seriously disturbed.”
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 about Drama Screenplays. Her next book, WRITING DIVERSE CHARACTERS FOR FICTION, TV OR FILM will be published in August by Kamera books.
Praise for THE OTHER TWIN:
'This chilling, claustrophobic tale set in Brighton introduces an original, fresh new voice in crime fiction.' — Cal Moriarty, author of THE KILLING OF BOBBI LOMAX
‘If your sister died under suspicious circumstances, how far would you go to uncover the truth? L V Hay's THE OTHER TWIN crackles with tension as Poppy's search for answers leads only to more questions, her grief palpable and real as she learns her sister India's deepest secrets. Hays' impressive debut is a complex, twisty, disorienting tale that truly keeps readers guessing until the very end.’ — Karen Dionne, author of THE MARSH KING'S DAUGHTER.
‘Wonderfully layered and gripping, I had to take breaks just to catch my breath.’ — Jendella Benson, writer and filmmaker
‘A cracker of a debut! I couldn’t put it down,’ – Paula Daly, author of JUST WHAT KIND OF MOTHER ARE YOU
‘The writing shines from every page of this twisted tale … debuts don’t come sharper than this’ — Ruth Dugdall, author of THE WOMAN BEFORE ME