The Chinese Twin

Narrated by Olivia Vinall
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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 


Available Editions

EDITION Audiobook, Unabridged
ISBN 9788726655209
PRICE £10.99 (GBP)
DURATION 7 Hours, 8 Minutes

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Something really different from I usually read. But it was so intense and interesting. Also very difficult to understand human beeing act in that way was described. It was really shocking reading about the past and the consequences were terrible. But worth to read it till end. A little confused at the beggining but so well put together.

Eva was fighting for her self and the family she did not knew. Her husband become paralyzed and she is alone in this terrible discovering. Very dark chinese symbols lead her to a not expected conclusion. Sometimes you lose and sometimes you save.

Thank you Netgalley and thanks to Saga Egmont Audio for a free copy in echange of an honest review. I really like Olivia Vinall as the narrator.

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This was my first book by the Danish authoress Sarah Engell. Thank you Saga Egmont Audio and Netgalley for this english audiobook of The Chinese Twins.
This was such an enigmatic tale that at times things felt a bit confusing. Well that's the beauty of this book.
The narrator of the audiobook Olivia Vinall made the story more exciting.
I enjoyed it.

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Thank you netgalley for a pre publication copy for an honest review
This book is highly recommended and creepy and grabs you in the opening cheaper I had the audio version and listened in one sitting highly recommended

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"The Chinese Twin" is a thriller that catches your attention with its first line and never lets go. It is really hard to put the book down.

Talking about the positives first, I have to mention how much I loved the writing. It was gorgeous at times but also could change the tone to a darker one that was the perfect fit for this type of story.
It's very fast-paced, which is a quality that I look forward to in thrillers. And even though the story is confusing since so much happens at the same time, it's not overly confusing to the point where nothing makes sense.
The plot felt quite original, at least to me. And all the characters felt very individual, so it was easy to distinguish them, which was helpful when trying to put the pieces together.

There aren't many negatives but I do have to mention that the ending fell a little flat for me. The resolution was interesting but the last couple of chapters felt a little empty. I wished we had gotten more information about what was going on rather than speeding things up so much.

Overall, this is definitely a thriller that I recommend to anyone who wants a fast-paced, intriguing and very well-.written novel to add to their TBR.

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Narrator 5 stars

Story 4 stars

Wow this was fantastic and had me hooked from the very beginning. I was so engrossed in this story that I couldn't stop listening and had to finish it in one sitting. Will definitely be buy more of this author.

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Chinese Twin is possibly the creepiest book I have ever read and I do read a lot of dark and twisted tales. It’s one of those that you almost can’t bear reading but can’t stop at the same time, truly compelling. The writing is beautiful and the characters are well developed and realistic. Chinese customs and folk tales integrated into the main story line add intensity and atmosphere. I listened to the audio version and the narration was good.

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The Chinese Twin by Sarah Engell thank you to #netgalley and #sagaegmont for my gifted audiobook for an honest review : This book immediately intrigued me. A buried corpse disappears. A child kidnapped and a woman vanishes. The only clue Chinese symbols. Eva has just lost her baby daughter who was stillborn. Eva trying to get back to normal life with husband Steen who became inexplicably paralysed. Eva delves into Steens past and finds he is a twin when she sets out to visit his mother in a care home to inform her of his condition. In the background flash backs to Steens past and in it the strange Chinese custom of a ghost marriage, something I’ve never heard of. A marriage in which one or both parties are deceased. In traditional Chinese culture it is shameful to be parents of an unwed daughter or unmarried girls usually are shunned. For men ghost marriages can insure the linage carries on. So I learnt something here. In the book secrets are unravelled into a twisted end. I was torn with this book I feel I should of enjoyed it more. Maybe it just wasn’t for me, I’m positive for other thriller book lovers it will be a worth while read. Great cover would definitely make me pick this book up and a original storyline sorry though a ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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