The Twin by Natasha Preston EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: Natasha Preston
- Genre: Teen & Young Adult Thrillers & Suspense, Young Adult Mystery & Thriller Action & Adventure
- Publish Date: 3 March 2020
- Size: 2 MB
- Format: PDF / EPUB
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- Price: Free
I dig the tips of my yellow-painted fingernails into the firm leather
seat as Dad drives us home on the verge of breaking the speed limit.
He’s anxious to get back, but I would rather he slowed down. My
stomach dips, and I hold my breath, squeezing my eyes closed as he
takes a sharp corner.
With my muscles locked into place, I raise my eyes to the
rearview mirror. Thankfully, Dad’s eyes are fixed on the road, but
there’s a tightness to them that’s unsettling. He’s a good driver, and I
trust him with my life, but I’m not a fan of this speed.
The car, a black Mercedes, is immaculate and still smells brandnew a year on, so I’m surprised that he’s driving so fast on dusty
Everything is going to be different now, and he seems to be in a
hurry to start our new life.
It’s not right. We need to slow down, savor the ease of what our
lives used to be, because the new one waiting for us in just five
minutes, I don’t want. Things weren’t perfect before, but I want my
old life back.
The one where Mom was still alive.
It’s spring, her favorite season. Flowers have begun to brighten
our town, turning the landscape from a dull green to a rainbow of
color. It’s my favorite time of year, too, when the sun shows itself and
the temperature warms enough so you don’t need a coat.
I’m always happier in spring. But right now, it might as well be
winter again. I don’t feel my mood lifting, and I definitely don’t care
that I’m not wearing a stupid coat.
My twin sister, Iris, is in the front passenger seat. She’s staring
out the window, occasionally starting a short conversation. It’s more
than I’ve done. There’s been nothing but silence from me. It’s not
because I don’t care; it’s because I don’t know what to say. There are
no words for what has happened.
Everything I think of seems dumb and insignificant. Nothing is
big enough to fill the enormous void left by our mom.
The warm spring sun shines into the car, but it’s not strong
enough to hurt my eyes. I don’t want to close them again anyway.
Every time I do, I see her pale face. So pale she didn’t look real. Her
once rosy cheeks gone forever. It was like staring at a life-size
I wish I hadn’t gone to the funeral home to see her. My last image
of her will be her lifeless body.
When I go back to school, I’ll be fine. I’ll swim and study until it
doesn’t hurt anymore.
Or I’ll want that to work, but I know it’s going to take more than
a couple of distractions to make the pain disappear.
We turn down our road and my toes curl in my tennis shoes.
I swallow a lump that leaves my throat bone-dry.
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