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The Girl in the Mirror

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Shortlisted for the Ngaio Marsh Awards 2021 (Best First Novel).

Identical twins only look the same …

Beautiful twin sisters Iris and Summer are startlingly alike, but beyond what the eye can see lies a darkness that sets them apart. Cynical and insecure, Iris has long been envious of open-hearted Summer’s seemingly never-ending good fortune, including her perfect husband, Adam.

Called to Thailand to help sail the family yacht to the Seychelles, Iris nurtures her own secret hopes for what might happen on the journey. But after a disturbing incident in the middle of the Indian Ocean, everything changes.

Now is Iris’s chance to take what she’s always wanted – the idyllic life she’s always coveted. But just how far will she go to get the life she’s dreamed about? And how will she make sure no one discovers the truth?

The Los Angeles Times writes, ‘New Zealander Rose Carlyle more than holds her own in fiction with this thrilling debut…Carlyle’s expert knowledge of sailing and vivid prose are on stunning display, while her research on twin psychology anchors the plot in reality. By the end, readers will realize they’ve been sailing a course both wildly unpredictable and expertly plotted.’
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The Girl in the Mirror

by Rose Carlyle

Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760876739 

Published: August 2020

Format: Paperback, 368 pages

Rose Carlyle

Rose Carlyle is a lawyer and an adventurer with first class honours degrees in law and creative writing. Rose has crewed on scientific yachting expeditions to subantarctic islands and has sailed her own yacht from Thailand to South Africa. She currently lives in New Zealand with her three children. Her debut novel, The Girl in the Mirror, was an instant number-one bestseller in New Zealand, was translated into eight languages, and has been optioned for the screen. Her second novel, No One Will Know, will be released in 2024.