Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Review: The Good Twin by Marti Green

Title: The Good Twin
Author: Marti Green
Published: May 2018, Thomas & Mercer
Format: ARC E-copy, 263 pages
Source: Netgalley via Publicist

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 thoughts: Marti Green is a new-to-me author, but I jumped at the opportunity to read this book as it sounded right up my alley - and I am so glad I did! I devoured this book and it kept me engaged from start to finish...and loved the surprises that came along!

I love a good twin story - I've always been fascinated with genetics and this one just grabbed me from the get-go. I have to say, I didn't see the twists coming, and for someone who is constantly reading psychological thrillers, that's a good thing! I love being surprised and while I can usually guess one or two pieces, this one really crept up on me. 

What I really enjoyed about this book are the characters - they really are the type that as much as you want to like them...you just might not. And I love that! I love when there are unlikeable, but somewhat redeemable characters if that makes sense? They aren't completely horrible, but they aren't the type that you want for your best friend either. They are, though, the type that you cannot turn away from - you need to keep reading on to see just what they are going to get up to next.

This book is filled with constant surprises and really keeps you engaged throughout. Just when I thought I had it all worked out, I was left speechless - a few times! The suspense builds at just the right pace and keeps you flipping those pages. This really is a good read and I devoured it in only a few sittings!


1 comment

  1. I like the premise of this book and will keep my eye out for it at the library.


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