Adult Review – The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand

The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand, Little, Brown and Company (June 2017). Advanced Reader Copy courtesy of NetGalley.


Thank you to NetGalley for an advanced reader copy of this book – all opinions are my own.

This is my first Elin Hilderbrand book, but it definitely will not be my last. I easily immersed myself in its story, and it was the perfect summer read.

THE IDENTICALS is the story of two sisters, Tabitha and Harper, identical twins who live very different lives. After their parent’s divorce, Harper settled on Martha’s Vineyard with their laidback father, while Tabitha lived with their straight-laced and elegant mother in Nantucket. After a falling out 14 year ago, their girls have had nothing to do with each other, until a family crisis draws them back into each other’s lives. The girls are forced to face the choices they’ve made, the resentments they’ve held, and find a way to work together to face their challenges.

I loved the settings, learning more about both Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, and the descriptions made them very vivid in my mind. The characters were complex, colorful, and their sibling rivalry felt very real.

I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who loves books about complicated families and the struggles that come along with being part one.

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