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Monday, May 14, 2018

REVIEW: The Good Twin by Marti Green @amazonpub @martigreen2 #thomasandmercer

The Good Twin
by Marti Green

Thanks so much to Thomas & Mercer / Amazon Publishing for this copy! 

Publisher:  Thomas & Mercer / Amazon Publishing
Publish Date:  May 15, 2018
Kindle Edition
263 Pages
Genres: Thriller, Suspense

Goodreads Synopsis:

In Marti Green’s twisting novel of psychological suspense, twin sisters become engaged in a dangerous deception…

Mallory Holcolm is an unfulfilled waitress and aspiring artist living in a Queens boardinghouse when she learns something astonishing about her past: she has an identical twin sister named Charly she never knew existed.
Charly is a Princeton graduate, a respected gallery owner, and an heiress married to her handsome college sweetheart, Ben. Charly got everything she ever wanted. Everything Mallory wanted, too. And now having it all might be easier than Mallory ever imagined. Because Ben has reasons of his own for wanting to help her.
It begins with his startling proposal. All Mallory has to do is say yes.
But as their devious plan falls into place, piece by piece, Mallory learns more about her sister and herself than she ever meant to—a discovery that comes with an unexpected twist. A chilling deception is about to become a dangerous double cross. And it’s going to change the rules of Ben and Mallory’s game to the very end.
My Review:
Mallory never knew she had a twin and when she does find out, it seems they have led two VERY different lives.  Charly has everything while Mallory has had to work hard to get everything.  When Ben comes to Mallory with a proposal to benefit them both, she heads down a dangerous road.
Honestly, you guys, this read like a Lifetime movie on crack!  And I do NOT mean that in a bad way.   I happen to have a soft spot for Lifetime movies - guilty pleasure level high!  You really have to suspend a LOT of reality in this book.  It runs fast, short chapters and is a bit over the top.  The biggest reveal/twist was very easy to predict but yet I still found myself clapping my hands when it happened.  Then it goes even further, culminating in a too neatly tied bow for my taste.
Placed in NYC and even parts in my neighborhood, Astoria, placed perfect visuals in my head.  I think this is perfect for those who want that easy read and a book they can fly through.  The decisions that are made and the swiftness in which they are made are jaw dropping.  Again, the best way for me to describe it is to compare it to a Lifetime movie. Those who read a lot of thrillers will find this easily predictable.  I do think it's quite the enjoyable read though.  I liked the different perspectives and I did thoroughly enjoy one certain end for a character quite well 😉.

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