This was yet another charity shop find! It was my first time reading Saskia Sarginson and I wasn’t disappointed.
Isolte and Viola are the twins of the title.
Their mother had lived in a hippy commune. She decided to move with the twins to a cabin in the woods. She pretty much left Issy and Viola to their own devices for most of the time.
They spent a lot of time in the woods and met another set of twins while they were out playing. Michael and John were around the same age and the four of them became friends.
It goes on to tell of an accident that happened which involved the four children and led to their future being turned upside down.
I liked the suspense throughout the book. It was kept at a nice pace and didn’t frustrate me, as lots of books tend to do.
Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:
They were inseparable until an innocent mistake tore them apart.
Growing up, Viola and Issy clung to each other in the wake of their mother’s eccentricity, as she dragged them from a commune to a tiny Welsh village. They thought the three of them would be together forever.
But an innocent mistake one summer set them on drastically different paths. Now in their twenties, Issy is trying to hold together a life as a magazine art director, while Viola is slowly destroying herself, consumed with guilt over the events they unknowingly set into motion as children.
When it seems that Viola might never recover, Issy returns to the town they haven’t seen in a decade, to face her own demons and see what answers, if any, she can find.