The Chinese Twin

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Pub Date 5 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 4 Aug 2021

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Description

A buried corpse disappears. A child is kidnapped. A woman suddenly vanishes. The only clue - mysterious Chinese symbols left behind at each of the crime scenes in a provincial town in Northern Denmark.

In the eye of the storm is Eva. After suffering a deeply sorrowful tragedy - where her long-awaited daughter is stillborn - Eva is fighting to get her life back on track together with her husband who recently, and inexplicably, became paralyzed and is now unable to take care of himself. In an attempt to escape her grief, Eva embarks on her own investigation to find out who is behind these violent crimes. And why. It turns out, the past will play a chilling and completely unexpected role...

'The Chinese Twin' is Sarah Engell's captivating, best-selling thriller bringing together past secrets, lies and heinous crimes in a shocking culmination.

A buried corpse disappears. A child is kidnapped. A woman suddenly vanishes. The only clue - mysterious Chinese symbols left behind at each of the crime scenes in a provincial town in Northern...


A Note From the Publisher

Author Bio: Sarah Engell (1979) has written books for both teenagers and adults. Through the years, she has received several awards for her writing: The Carlsen Award (2017), The Blixen Award (2018) and The Claus Deleuran Award (2018). In 2018, Sarah Engell was given The Danish Arts Foundation's three-year scholarship. 'The Chinese Twin' is Sarah Engell's first adult novel.

Author Bio: Sarah Engell (1979) has written books for both teenagers and adults. Through the years, she has received several awards for her writing: The Carlsen Award (2017), The Blixen Award (2018)...


Advance Praise

"...a quivering, intense and strangely disturbing thriller..." Berlingske 

"...a quivering, intense and strangely disturbing thriller..." Berlingske 


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Thank you to Netgalley and Saga Egmont for the review copy. Although I received this book as a review copy, are all of my words honest, and I do only give my true opinions. "The Chinese Twin" is a wild story by Sarah Engell. Eva has just lost her daughter, her husband has become paralyzed, and her world is collapsing. Just as all this is happening, Eva's father-in-law is dug up from his grave and the body has disappeared. Also, a girl disappears and later also Eva's mother-in-law. It is full of mystery and scary episodes around Eva. This is a psychological book that surprised me a lot. I was not at all aware that Sarah Engell could write such a catchy, scary, and not least such a sensational novel. Filled with excitement and nail-biting moments, this book is truly a great recommendation from here. I know Sarah Engell from her youth novels and they have always been an experience to read, but this was something completely different. This suspense novel is full of suspense and is something completely different from the youth novels. But it is still clear to notice Sarah Engell on the pages as the writing style matches the one we know. However, the plot is something completely different and exciting. From the start, the whole story seemed confusing, but it was soon to turn out that there was a good meaning to the madness. Suddenly, pieces began to fall into place and the story began to make sense and to stick together. The characters are caricatured and unique and are easy to distinguish from each other. It is clear to notice that they develop through the narrative, and it is a development we as readers are allowed to follow on an equal footing with the characters themselves. Especially to follow Eva, who is starting to learn more about her husband's family and past, is incredibly exciting to follow. And at the same time extremely scary and mysterious.

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This book captivated me from the start and had me gripped the whole way through. It was unpredictable and raw with an intense feel and an eding I didnt see coming. This book is too good not to read it.

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Thank you so much, Netgalley and Saga Egmont for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is a Spell-binding, creepy, haunting read. I have never read anything by this author before, but this book had me hooked from the first page. As soon as i started it gripped me, before i had reached chapter 5 my jaw had dropped. Even though it starts off a little confusing, it is fast paced and soon makes you really think and try to decipher where this story is going. There is a lot of tragic things happening to the main character, hence the trigger warnings, but it just adds to making this book stand out and definitely makes it memorable. With its quick short chapters, which almost always ends with the reader questioning and wanting more and the multiple pov’s, i highly recommend this Mystery, Suspense Thriller, especially if you enjoy endings you dont see coming, i thought i had it figured out but the ending was way more perfect then i could have thought.

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