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The Third Twin

A smart, contemporary, page-turning thriller, with a fabulous twist!

Identical twins Lexi and Ava have always been close, despite being very different. Lexi relentlessly pursues academic perfection and an Ivy League future. Ava is a party girl, with an extraordinary ability to reel in the guys.
But there’s a third member of the tripod – Alicia, the triplet sister they invented as kids and never quite abandoned. Alicia is Ava’s cover for dating hot but temporary boys. Boys whom Lexi – in the guise of Alicia – gets the unenviable task of dumping once Ava’s finished with them.

Lexi can’t stand being Alicia. She knows it’s time to pension her off; they’re grown up now and Alicia should be consigned to history. And yet Ava persuades Lexi to give Alicia one final outing . . .

When Casey, Alicia’s last date, turns up brutally murdered, all evidence starts pointing to her – a girl who doesn’t even exist. A persona whom Lexi simply took on for one traumatic evening. But now Lexi realizes she’s being shadowed by someone who seems to know her every move. A car in the wrong place. A red jacket she never bought. An appointment she never made . . . . The ultimate case of identity theft? A nightmare stalker? Whatever, Lexi is going to take the fall for murder.

Only one person can help Lexi clear her name and discover the truth – Zane, her oldest and dearest guy friend. But so often, people are not quite what they seem. Even, perhaps, her twin sister Ava . . .

Rights details

USA/Canada: Random House/Delacorte (February 2015)

Germany: Bertelsmann

Turkey: Eksik Parca Yayinlari

The Author

C. J. Omololu

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.

She is the author of DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS, TRANSCENDENCE and INTUITION, all published by Bloomsbury. THE THIRD TWIN, her final novel before she passed away on the eve of 2016, is published by Delacorte. She remains a much-loved and always remembered member of the YA writing community, and her books remain testimony to her considerable talent.


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