From the blockbuster New York Times bestselling author of Look Again comes a novel that makes you question the nature of evil: is it born in us or is it bred?
Bennie Rosato looks exactly like her identical twin, Alice Connolly, but the darkness in Alice’s soul makes them two very different women. Or at least that’s what Bennie believes, until she finds herself buried alive at the hands of her twin.
Meanwhile, Alice takes over Bennie’s life, impersonating her at work and even seducing her boyfriend in order to escape the deadly mess she has made of her own life. But Alice underestimates Bennie and the evil she has unleashed in her twin’s psyche, as well as Bennie’s determination to stay alive long enough to exact revenge.
Bennie must face the twisted truth that she is more like her sister Alice than she could have ever imagined, and by the novel’s shocking conclusion, Bennie finds herself engaged in a war she cannot win;with herself.
by Lisa Scottoline
Published by: St. Martin’s Press (March 16, 2010)
Genre: Fiction / Mystery / Thriller-Suspense
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What should I say? This isn’t Lisa Scottoline’s greatest book.
The synopsis provides the reader with a promising plot, but one used before either in books or movies or both. And for me that is where it stopped.
This book lacks abundantly in development in story arc, characters, good writing, and an effort to give readers something to bite into. The predictability of each step along the way isn’t at all lacking–it’s overly obvious.
I don’t know why I picked it up while at the library. I suppose because Scottoline has thrilled (no pun intended) me so many times before. I write this review only to give you, my followers, a heads up on this one.
Lisa Scottoline graduated magna cum laude in three years from the University of Pennsylvania, in 1976. Her B.A. degree was in English with a concentration in the Contemporary American Novel, and she was taught by professors such as National Book Award Winner Philip Roth. Lisa then graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1981, where she served as an Associate Editor,University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
Lisa’s writing career began with her first novel, Everywhere That Mary Went, published in 1994 by HarperCollins Publishers. The novel became a bestseller and was nominated for the Edgar Award, the most prestigious award given in crime fiction, awarded by the Mystery Writers of America. Lisa’s second novel, Final Appeal, was also nominated for and received an Edgar Award. Since then she has written 26 novels, all of which have appeared on bestseller lists, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, and Publisher’s Weekly.
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