In Marti Greens twisting novel of psychological suspense, twin sisters become engaged in a dangerous deceptionMallory 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 toa discovery that comes with an unexpected twist. A chilling deception is about to become a dangerous double cross. And its going to change the rules of Ben and Mallorys game to the very end....
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The Good Twin Reviews
The Good Twin as an okay read. I like the way it was written, I usually dislike books that have different point-of-views. This clearly was an exemption. My only trouble was I find it hard to find sympathy and to relate to the character, Mallory. And finding sympathy for a character is important to me. I was in the middle yet nothing. Not until like seven chapters before the ending. I feel that there should have been more of the character(s) background story to build it more up.
It was not entirel ...more
Thank you to Netgalley for giving me this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Full disclosure: I’m a former scientist. Former science instructor too. So, I snap up contemporary genres with a science premise greedily. It’s not always a good thing—finding fault with the science, catching mistakes...that sort of thing. There’s little to worry about here: it’s a straight nature v. nurture concept—are twins alike because of genetics or are they alike because of raising? While this trope h ...more
Mallory is a down on her luck waitress that really wants to be an artist. She was raised by a single mother and they struggled to get by on a daily basis.
Charly was adopted by loving, wealthy parents when she was three days old. She owns an art gallery in Manhattan and is happily married to a handsome man and her college sweetheart, Ben.
One day while Mallory is at work she is mistaken for someone else. The man insists she is Charly Gordon. He mentions that she owns an art gallery near by. Her ...more
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For starters, this is a true work of fiction. If you are preparing yourself for a believable tale, don’t. Going into this with the mindset and expectation of an unbelievable yet entertaining story will set you up for a more enjoyable read. The lack of believability was the largest part of my overall displeasure. But, as I said, go into this one with this expectation in mind and you are in for a slow building suspenseful ride!
Marti Green has offered a well wri ...more
Oh, I liked this book!
I have to admit that until we got halfway through, I was a little conflicted. I liked our main character and didn’t like her – all at once. But the author kind of plays with your head here and she does it very well, indeed.
The book is extremely suspenseful.
I think the main problem that people will have is that there’s no one you can completely like. Every time you think you’ve found someone to root for, they do something that just destroys any good feeling you have for th ...more
Thank You, NetGalley, for my complimentary review copy.
Mallory and Charlotte Jensen, twin girls born to a young mother, grew up in vastly different circumstances, unaware of each other’s existence. Their mother, Susan AKA Sasha, could not afford to keep both her girls so she kept the first-born, Mallory.
“Charly,” now an art gallery owner, had a privileged upbringing and lives an affluent lifestyle with her husband, Ben Gordon. In stark contrast, Mallory, an artist, could not afford to go to col ...more
Full review on Reading Under the Blankie
The Good Twin is what I call a cutesy thriller; it has all the elements of a gripping suspense, like a villainous husband, a grandiose plan of deception and a morally grey accomplice, but lacks the grit, suspense and darkness one would expect from a story like this.
No person is ultimately good or bad in life, so it’s no wonder that Mallory and Ben make some questionable decisions every now and then. But if one cooks up a devious plan, one should not be dum ...more
The Good Twin was a solid 3.5 stars for me. An enjoyable thriller that centers around identical twins Mallory and Charly-one who grew up poor with their biological mother, while the other was adopted by a wealthy family. They grew up never knowing about each other until a chance encounter with a Mallory and one of Charly’s friends-who after being convinced that Mallory is indeed not Charly, swears that they look so much alike that Mallory needs to meet her.
Things get very interesting after that- ...more