Saturday, April 3, 2010

Think Twice by Lisa Scottoline -- A Book Review

Bennie Rosato meets her twin, Alice Connelly, for dinner and wakes up buried alive. As she struggles to free herself, Alice takes over Bennie's life. Her goal is to take Bennie's money and disappear. While Alice is executing her plan, Bennie escapes the box and goes back to Philadelphia to find her sister and take back her life. Alice has fooled Bennie's employees and ex-boyfriend but with just one day away from success, Bennie wrecks Plan A for Alice. The two find themselves on a race to getting what they want which for both is doing something evil.

Lisa Scottoline brilliantly writes her characters with an eternal truth at their core which enables the reader to quickly connect with them. They each have profound moments of revelation in commonplace tasks - such as buying a house.

The humor, heartache, and tension throughout the book is cleverly interwoven amongst the vying viewpoints of different characters throughout the several day ordeal.

Scottoline's pace accelerates with each chapter and the readers will feel their hearts racing by the end. Her word choice and sentence structure well executed which entices the reader to complete this book at a sprint's pace.

This book was purchased by myself at a retail chain. It was not given to me for review. I did not receive any compensation from the publisher or author for this review.

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