The Third Twin by Cj OmololuThe Third Twin by Cj Omololu

The Third Twin

byCj Omololu

Paperback | February 23, 2016

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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. Alicia was always to blame for everything.

The girls are seniors, and they use Alicia as their cover to go out with guys who they'd never, ever be with in real life. But sometimes games just aren't worth playing. A boy has turned up dead, and DNA evidence and surveillance photos point to only one suspect—Alicia. The girl who doesn’t exist.

Ava insists that if they keep following the rules for being Alicia, everything will be fine. But Lexi isn't so sure. She must find the truth before another boy is murdered.


Praise for THE THIRD TWIN:

"[An] original, riveting thriller." -- Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of Made for You

"Delicious and deceptive, The Third Twin is a twisty-turny thrill ride! I couldn't flip the pages fast enough!" --Kimberly Derting, author of The Taking

"A classic whodunit."--Kirkus Reviews

“Driven by the adrenaline pump of whodunit and who’s next to die.”—BCCB

“[A]  fast-paced thriller . . . . fans of “whom can I trust?” mysteries will find much to like.”—Booklist

From the Hardcover edition.
CJ OMOLOLU was the author of the ALA-YALSA Quick Pick Dirty Little Secrets and several other YA novels. She loved to read but never thought to write until she discovered that the voices in her head often had interesting things to say. CJ Omololu passed away in 2015.
Title:The Third TwinFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.25 × 5.44 × 0.72 inPublished:February 23, 2016Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385744536

ISBN - 13:9780385744539


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Give This a Read! To be honest, I am not a fan of thrillers. I bought this on a whim, thinking it looked good, and was not disappointed. The Third Twin left me on the edge of my seat. It is definitely a page turner; finished it in a day because I couldn't wait to see what would happen next. Whether you're a fan of thrillers or not, you should definitely add this to your To Read list.
Date published: 2018-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Suspenseful I read this book about a year ago and it still gives me the chills. The Third Twin is a very suspenseful novel and will keep you at the edge of your seat! I would definitely recommend this novel to a friend.
Date published: 2018-06-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Interesting story. Was an easy read, but it did not disappoint.
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enthralling concept. Somewhat disappointing execution. The idea of identical twin girls creating a triplet to secretly run amok is fascinating. The novel lives up to its concept until you get about half way through. The ending is anticlimactic and a total disappointment. Omololu definitely had a talent for writing. It is unfortunate that she has recently passed away. I would love to have read more books by her.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Fast and easy read. Very enticing. I was hooked early on.
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Book for an Easier Read I really enjoyed this book, especially the beginning. Like other reviewers have stated, it started to lose steam towards the end but all in all I found it to be an enjoyable book. There were definitely parts of suspense as well as some twists, I had an idea a couple of times who the killer was, but in the end it was a completely different person.This book is definitely a easier read with a good mystery Incorporated into it!
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from From good to bad The first half of this book really hooked me in. It was suspenseful, mysterious, and really made you wonder what was actually going on, and then...just disappointment. I found the characters seemed to be acting outside of themselves, the suspense was lost, and some of the plot didn't even make any sense. Overall, it's just an okay read, since the great beginning and meh ending negate each other out. Strong endings are just as important as strong beginnings, since readers want to see the result of the build-up, but this is one book that falls short.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Suspenseful beginning... This book is great up until the middle. After that point, the characters become unbelievable and the plot more and more convoluted. The premise had great potential but the final product unfortunately did not live up to it. Still, it's a fun enough distraction on a lazy afternoon. The author has a knack for writing the inner monologue of teenage girls. I was saddened to find that the author passed away quite recently. I had been looking forward to reading more from this author. May she rest in peace. :'(
Date published: 2016-11-12

Editorial Reviews

“This compelling story filled with serpentine twists and turns will leave readers guessing at every step, and breathless at the climactic conclusion. Hand to readers who crave suspenseful, plot-driven thrillers.” —SLJ “Slashed faces, pools of blood, sweet kisses, water fountain frolics and twisty plotlines . . . it’s really good, guys!” —Fictitious Delicious “One of the best YA thrillers I’ve read—not only this year, but of all time.” —A Dream Within a Dream  “Any fan of Revenge and Pretty Little Liars will easily fall in love with The Third Twin . . . I found myself on edge, up late at night to know the truth.” —Once Upon a Twilight “Highly entertaining, suspenseful and supremely readable.” —Bookish “Brilliantly plotted and paced.” —A Midsummer Night’s Read “An edge-of-your-seat thriller.” —Novel Novice “A thrilling and spellbinding mystery full of twists and turns . . . five stars.” —Fiktshun “Brilliant storytelling . . . The Third Twin will keep you guessing until the very end!” —Me, My Shelf and I