Rose Carlyle joins Bookreporter Talks To from New Zealand to discuss her debut thriller, The Girl in the Mirror, which is a Bookreporter Bets On selection. Carol loves this line to describe it, “It’s a thriller with identical twins, fast yachts, tropical harbors, secrets and deceit, sex, and crocodiles.” She read it floating in the pool and looked up thinking she was on her way to the Seychelles.
In the book, Iris and Summer are mirror twins, meaning they’re completely identical but physically asymmetrical. Iris, who has always been envious of her sister’s perfect life, joins Summer on a sailing trip that goes awry. When Iris returns to land, she’s assumed to be her sister and lives out the life she’s always wanted. How long does she have until she’s discovered, and what will the consequences be?
Rose and Carol discuss what it means to be a mirror twin and the effect it can have on people’s lives. With quite a bit of experience in sailing and traveling, Rose describes her own adventures in the context of the book. There’s plenty more to hear as the two unravel the book’s deeper messages.
Books discussed in this episode:
Sign up for the weekly Bookreporter.com newsletter here