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Identical twins. Identical DNA. Identical suspects. It's Pretty Little Liars meets Revenge in this edge-of-your-seat thriller with a shocking twist.

When they were little, Lexi and her identical twin, Ava, made up a third sister, Alicia. If something broke? Alicia did it. Cookies got eaten? Alicia's guilty. Alicia was always to blame for everything. The game is all grown up
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Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published February 24th 2015 by Delacorte
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Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Jan 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
I have been a fan of Omololu's since her very first book and with each new book out, that fondness just grows stronger.

Her latest release, The Third Twin was every bit as great as I was expecting it would be and had that extra little umph that kept me turning the pages and staying up late to finish it.

Where should I start with this?

This one kept me on my toes. I was fascinated with the mystery aspect as much as I was with the murders. With each new clue, each new horror revealed, I was on the
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Evie
Jan 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015, blog-tour, thriller
From the bestselling author of Dirty Little Secrets and Transcendence series comes yet another highly entertaining, suspenseful and supremely readable story!

The Third Twin is a murder mystery and a high-intensity thriller about identical twin sisters, Alexa and Ava, who play with fire by pretending to have a third sister, Alicia. Alicia is fun, beautiful, fashionable and extremely popular with boys. She goes on many dates, gets invited to all the hot parties and is simply the coolest sister out
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Tziggy
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book had me guessing and thinking. It was a wonderful plot. I normally don't read a book in a day, especially one over 300 pages. But this one I couldn't put down and stayed up past "my bedtime " to finish. I highly recommend for the YA fan.
Jess at Such a Novel Idea
I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest opinion. It does not change the outcome of my review in any way.

2.5/5 stars


Man, it is just hit or miss with me and YA thrillers. Either they are amazing (Far From You & The Creeping) or just not good. And this one, while compelling, just had too many issues for me to like it. I read it, I couldn't stop reading it, but I didn't like it. In the end, I was more thinking of how many implausible things happened than I was
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Brandy
Feb 21, 2015 rated it it was ok
This had a solid idea: a pair of twin girls invented a triplet sister when they were kids, and now dress as this fake sister as a way to go out with unsuitable boys. But now the fake sister's ex boyfriends are showing up dead, and it's one of the real twins bring accused of murder.

So, a promising mystery-thriller. But the main character is an idiot. Seriously dumb. Like, asking friends what on earth she should do with this evidence that could exonerate her, and everyone is mystified by the idea
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Megan
Yet again another book with a brilliant synopsis and innovative idea that just fell short. I was never fully invested in this book and didn't feel at all "thrilled" while reading this. Although I didn't catch the killer, I wasn't surprised or in any way impressed when it was revealed.

So here's a fun story: I bought this book because my family considers one of my friends "the third twin" because she's always around and gets along with both me and my sister equally. So I kind of bought it because
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Bren
This was not a bad read but I expected it to be way more frightening then it was. I think I expected just a different type of book overall.


This book is about two sisters who have an imaginary friend and as strange things start to happen, the girls become convinced that their "imaginary friend" is actually real.

I was so excited to read this. One of my all time favorite horror books is "The Other" a book about two twin boys. I guess I thought that's what this would be. Low on the YA, High on the
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Maya Wotherspoon
Oct 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It has thrills and intrigue but at the same time, it drags on slightly, by the middle of the book, you have already assumed what was going on. Was a good book, but wasn't amazing, but def worth the read.
~Tina~
The Third Twin, is a twisty whodunit young adult mystery thriller that was an instantly enjoyable escape from the first page, on. Ava and Lexi are identical twins right down to their DNA and when they were younger they invented an imaginary friend-sister, named Alicia. Anything they did wrong- Alicia did it, but as the twins got older they're starting to see that playing the Alicia-card is getting more dangerous and eventually...deadly.

When I first heard about this book I knew that I was
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Jocelyn
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
I chose this book on its cover and title both very intriguing.

Before I start bombing the book, there were good aspects to the story - and I believe there will be those who really enjoy the book. There were spots, especially in the beginning that had me guessing. The premise (avoiding spoilers) was interesting, and being a YA lots of opportunities here.

Thennnnn the book just kinda dragged. On and on. And on. Then somewhere in the middle/toward the end, it got a bit predictable (that is not
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Peaches
Jan 19, 2018 rated it did not like it
***Spoilers included***
Pretty Little Liars meets Revenge”…more like Lifetime meets Scooby Doo (which I have apparently been getting a lot of recently). So, I knew this attempt at a thriller wouldn’t be that great; it didn’t have much hype and I discovered it walking around in Target, not from some online list of recommendations. Maybe it was the fact that the title made me allude to Caroline Kepnes’s Hidden Bodies (which, after reading it, would be super insulting for her. I’m sorry!), or maybe
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Rachel
Feb 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-review
THE THIRD TWIN is a thrilling and spellbinding mystery full of twists and turns that will keep readers guessing as to who the killer is, a touch of romance, an engaging plot, and an ending that is sure to surprise. Hints are dropped, clues are left – some which are meant to intentionally mislead – and potential suspects are introduced, combining to make this an even more gripping and exciting read.

Ava is the gorgeous, confident twin. Lexi is the plain, studious twin. And Alicia is the twin they
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Morgan E
I received this from Netgalley for my honest review! Publisher: Random House Children's

So I loved the idea for this book. The cover is gorgeous and I thought it sounded like an awesome thriller. The suspense didn't disappoint but sometimes it felt like reading about a lot of things that were irrelevant. This would have been a 3.5 star for me except for the fact that the MC and some of the other characters were just so naive and somewhat annoying. The MC did go through a major transformation
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Nila
It's Pretty Little Liars meets Revenge in this edge-of-your-seat thriller with a shocking twist.

I'm actually excited for this book!

Gaby
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2017
The story had potential, but I wasn't a fan of the execution.
Jacqueline (We Be Book'N)
I am very sad because I REALLY enjoyed 80% of this book and was going to rate it 4 stars. Unfortunately, the only scenario that made sense as a twist, was the actual twist, and was done super poorly, so it ended up really ruining the story for me. If you have never read a thriller before, you may be surprised, but the trope was one that is extremely outdated.
Bonnie
Jan 18, 2015 rated it liked it
‘In my mind it’s almost like there was actually a third twin with us. Even when we were kids, Alicia was fun and daring and not afraid to get into trouble now and ask for forgiveness later. “Even though she was imaginary, Alicia seemed to real then."'

Lexi and Ava are twin sisters and when they were younger, they both had an imaginary sister named Alicia. Problem is, they’re all grown up and still pretend like Alicia exists but they’ve just changed the rules a bit. Now the girls alternate being
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Alexa Gallo
Oct 12, 2015 rated it did not like it
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Erica Alyson
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love love loved this! It is like this book was written for me. Exactly my kind of book!
PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
3.5 STARS

Twins Lexie and Ava created a triplet Alicia, whom they blamed for anything they did wrong. As little kids, Alicia left the mess, never Lexie or Ava. As teens they resurrected Alicia and sent her dating with certain rules. Alicia dated each boy a maximum five times, never slept with her dates and always wore a diamond A pendant. When Alicia’s date ends up dead, the trouble is just beginning.

Each twin has distinct personality traits. THE THIRD TWIN starts off slow and is a bit repetitive
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Heizen
Apr 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Third Twin, Its about a two twins named Ava and Lexi... When they were little they used to pretend that they had another sister or twin they called her Alicia. They used to blame everything on Alicia, if something breaks it was Alicia's fault... Now that they are in senior high school, they use Alicia as a cover to out with guys. After Alicia's date night...Casey the guy "Alicia" went out with, they found out the very next day that Casey was dead in very same place Alicia and Casey was ...more
Isabel Inda
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read this in a few days because it was so interesting! Every chapter had a new problem and more holes to fill! And I love myself a good murder mystery.
Isabelle
I very much enjoyed the Third Twin and I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good murder mystery that keeps you at the edge of your seat. I couldn’t get enough of this story. As soon as I read the summary on the back, I could not put it down. Identical twins, Alexa and Ava made up a third sister named Allicia when they were very young. Instead of dressing up as each other, they dressed as Allicia which was a more confident and outgoing version of themselves. But they couldn’t pull ...more
Gabrielle
omg this book was amazing i haven't marked a book 5 stars in so long but his is going in my favorites i would recommend this to everyone :))))))

Plot: The plot of this book was very fast paced and i really really enjoyed this book because of how it had me on the edge of my seat. The plot sucked me in and captivated me from the first page and it was incredibly intriguing. The only thing was i kind of suspected who the killer was by the middle but i wasn't sure so it didn't take away from my
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Gina
May 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
See this is why I love lesser known books! You go into them knowing nothing and end up being in for a pleasant surprise wondering why this book hasn't gotten more attention!
The only thing I knew going into this book, besides that it's a psychological thriller, was that it's something like Pretty Little Liars meets Revenge (the TV-shows). So I immediately was intrigued as I love PLL. A lot.
As soon as I started this I was sold, this book is a real page turner. It left me in suspense and made me
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Morris
Feb 19, 2015 rated it liked it
I really wanted to like “The Third Twin”, and for a little over half of the book, I did. Somewhere around there it really jumped the rails in several aspects. The first half is why I gave it three stars, but the second would most certainly would be a two star book, in my opinion.

The premise is a very interesting one, and an unsolved murder for which the protagonist is a suspect holds a lot of promise. The stakes rise as it goes on, delivering a mix of the predictable and good surprises. The
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Victoria
Well, ever since reading about Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield, I’ve been a sucker for books with twins (and, truly, so many other books about twins have been something of a disappointment - those Sweet Valley girls are by far my favorite fictional twins!). So, naturally, this title caught my eye. And the premise - of an imaginary twin that just may turn out to be real sounds fascinating (Margo, is that you? Or Nora??).

And from page one, twins Lexi and Ava are up to some very Sweet Valley
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Zoe
Jul 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
When I first got this book the idea of it was very interesting and I was curious to see how it would play out. As a twin I did not like part of the twin mentality that was going on within this book, but as the book drew to a close it got better. This book is about Ava and Lexi, they are twins and they like to dress up as Alicia and date guys that they would never go out with in real life. It is all fun and games for them until the boy that Alicia dates ends up dead, then the next one ends up ...more
Nattie
Apr 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: outstanding
The third twin sounded good, but I didn't have any expectations. I was so happily surprised to have found an absolute winner. It had the right blend of suspense, mystery, and even humor. I got more laughs than I usually do with a thriller. It wasn't all laughs though, the story is really taut and bad things happened. There was one thing that I wish hadn't. Sigh...

It wasn't too easy to figure out who the baddie was. Every other chapter I had a new suspect in mind. There were lots of options, it
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Colleen Houck
An excellent murder mystery. There are so many players, its hard to guess who did it. Also if you like swoonworthy boys, there are several to choose from. Awesome read that keeps you turning the pages! Favorite scene was the kiss. When you get there, you'll know the one.
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I write as C.J., but you can call me Cynthia. My YA novel DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS came out in early 2010. My next book TRANSCENDENCE came out in June of 2012, followed by the sequel INTUITION in June of 2013. My newest book is a YA thriller called THE THIRD TWIN and will be out in February 2015 followed by another standalone thriller RECOVERY in early 2016.

You might notice that I only give 4 or 5
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