Flash Review | The Third Twin

Now one of the guys Alicia went out with has turned up dead, and Lexi wants to stop the game for good. As coincidences start piling up, Ava insists that if they follow the rules for being Alicia, everything will be fine. But when another boy is killed, the DNA evidence and surveillance photos point to only one suspect: Alicia. The girl who doesn’t exist. As she runs from the cops, Lexi has to find the truth before another boy is murdered. Because either Ava is a killer…or Alicia is real.

The Third Twin, C.J. Omololu

I went outside of my usual go-to genre for this one, but I’m glad that I did. A YA thriller, The Third Twin was a quick yet engaging, page-turning read that managed to leave me speculating right up to the very end. Every twist felt like it had real stakes attached to it, and none felt contrived. 

In particular, I was impressed with how well tension was carried through the whole book. From the beginning, the reveal of the first murder, through the wonder of whether or not it was Alexis or Ava who was responsible for the strange occurrences happening around the girls and the constant question of whether or not Alicia, a girl who shouldn’t exist, was possibly real. All of the reveals to these questions left a real impact. 

On the whole, this was a good book, well crafted, and interesting.


Cynthia (C.J.) Omololu majored in English at U.C. Santa Barbara because she liked to read, not because she liked to write. Eventually, she discovered that the voices in her head often had interesting things to say.

C.J. Omololu regrettably passed away December 2016. She authored four YA books, including Dirty Little Secrets, Transcendence, and Intuition.

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