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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 it 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.

©2018 Green Family Trust (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • shelley
  • 18-05-18

Fast paced, some surprises, a little predictable...

This is a very cleverly written book. I am a fan of Marti Green, whose previous books have all been 5 star legal thrillers (in my opinion).
This book has a very different feel to it than her other books but that might just be perspective.
This is a very easy quick read with some predictability. It moves along at a good clip and is told from different points of view.
This book is about twin sisters separated at birth. One raised by her poor single mother. The other raised by a wealthy adoptive family. The one raised in poverty is approached by her sister's husband who gives her a story of a wicked twin. He enlists her assistance to have her twin murdered and take her place. It's a little Lifetimey but entertaining.
Worth a listen but not as good as Green's legal thrillers.
If you have kindle unlimited this book is FREE!
Dara Rosenberg does an excellent job narrating.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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  • Wayne
  • 16-05-18

I enjoyed The Good Twin!

I've read or listened to all of Marti Green's legal thrillers and enjoyed each without exception. The Good Twin is a clever suspense thriller about two identical twin girls separated at birth. One twin was raised by her single mother and the other was adopted by a very wealthy conventional family. The novel has some interesting plot twists. I considered a 5 star rating but cannot justify it; however The Good Twin is an excellent suspense thriller that I do recommend. Narration by Dara Rosenberg was irritating as the novel began, but quickly improved.

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  • Paris
  • 10-06-18

Such a great thriller

I loved it. The theme of family is prevalent through out the book. The characters were great 😊

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  • Kai Sun
  • 09-06-18

The bad twins!

I finished half the book in one day. The story grabs you and takes you for a fast fun ride with lots of twits and turns to keep you interested in the chase, catch, release and highs and lows of the twins adventures. Enjoyable read!

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  • Mystical Lady
  • 01-06-18

What an awesome story

I really enjoyed this book. Didn't see how it would play out but I loved it. Definitely worth the money, add it to your library.... you won't be disappointed. 😀😀😀

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  • Sharon Gabriel E
  • 21-05-18

two thumbs up!

the narrator did a great job, the storyline seem to move steadily, and the fact that it flipped and started giving the story of both twins made for an enjoyable read..

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  • Joey De La Torre
  • 20-10-20

So I thought this was suppose to be a thriller?!

The first half starts out well enough (albeit a far less interesting ripoff of The Man in the Iron Mask). Twin girls are separated at birth, one, Charly, lives a life of luxury, the other, Mallory, does her best just to get by. Now adults, Mallory discovers she has a twin sister. Obsessed with meeting her, Mallory instead ends up meeting Charly's husband, Ben. Ben, unhappy with his marriage and motivated by money, talks Mallory into a plan to kill Charly and have Mallory take her place.

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Foreshadowing isn't just a fine craft of subtle storytelling. It also provides continuity so that when things happen, they aren't just coming out of nowhere.

Other than just not being suspenseful, continuity is this books biggest problem. About halfway through you switch perspectives from Mallory to Charly, but on top of that it also rewinds back to the beginning, and you learn that the two parts are happening concurrently (cool concept, I like it). But then things start happening, things involving Mallory, things that were never mentioned or alluded to in Mallory's segment. Things like Mallory and Charly meeting each other and spending time together. Huh? When the hell did this happen? Where the hell is this coming from?

The most (and probably only) suspenseful part of the book came towards the end after the climactic confrontation, when Mallory chose to assume Charly's identity. It was a true 180, especially after them teaming up and working together. It's the best thing that could've happened at that moment, and it's what the book needed in order to make things interesting (and to be that thriller that it’s claiming to be). It's the only part of the story that actually had me on edge, and I was genuinely wondering what was going to happen next. But that didn't last very long, because in the closing chapters the characters (and the author) pulled yet another 180, choosing to undo it's only truly compelling moment, and keep right on the straight and narrow to close on a happy ending.

Oh what could've been.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-10-18

keeps u guessing

loved it! could t put it down as every time I thought of turning audio off some new twist came up. Excellent author and story!

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 01-08-18

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Very good book, I thoroughly enjoyed it.. I highly recommend it. once I got started it was hard to put down

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 22-06-18

more like a 4.5

I really enjoyed this but these sisters both got on my nerves at separate times. Still, I thought this was a very well thought out plot with a number of twists and not particularly predictable either. Good read. 4.5 stars from me.

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