The identical twins had not grown up together, but now, both of them grown women, they had met and were trying to establish some type of relationship. It was hard. And if you, the readers knew what was going to happen, you might yell, Think Twice! Don't miss Lisa Scottoline's latest thriller coming out March 16th!
Bottom line - Bennie Rosato, one of Scottoline's regular characters has a twin, who decides to kill her and take her place. That's not giving away the end of the story--that's what the novel is all about!
Her sister, however, doesn't actually kill her--she just buries her alive...
Can I just say I thought this was a fun-type of book. Some may think the scenario is not quite believable. After all, Alice Connelly moves into her apartment, her office, and even her boyfriend's arms and not many see too much difference?
Well, no, they don't--especially those that find that this "Bennie" is friendlier, more prone to do what they want and help them get ahead...
And even if you wonder why Bennie was just buried, well, I have to say watching her efforts to get out, especially with a little help from an unexpected animal friend, was an exciting part of the story.
In the meantime, there is only one reason Alice Connelly has even come to visit and she won't be there long. Her attempt to gain access to Bennie's company funds is fruitful and she is happily transferring funds early in the game!
Now I did have a little problem with the boyfriend who willingly beds the sister down quite easily...but then, they had been separated for quite some time. Still, you'd think there'd be some difference in or outside of the bedroom?
One thing that probably I would totally disagree with is the publicity question: "makes you question the nature of evil: is it born in us or is it bred?" Now, I just don't think that anything that Bennie did to find her way back home and take her rightful place in her own life could possibly be considered evil...
Still, Bennie was placed in a role that was entirely unique in her experience and all I've got to say is--You go girl, you survived! Yeah, I enjoyed Think Twice by Lisa Scottoline probably more for the offbeat storyline...I like different and Lisa provided it for us in this novel!
Park your sense of reality in the garage and jump right into Think Twice, a suspense novel built upon an incredible premise, but fun anyway. Benny Rosato, head of an all female law firm, is blindsided by her identical twin, Alice. No matter that Benny saved her from a murder rap; Alice is insanely jealous of her sister's hard earned fortune, and cooks up an intricate plot to put herself, literally, in her sister's place. Author Scottoline … more
Bennie Rosato, tough lawyer and head of her own firm is smart, independent, and focused. Identical twin Alice is the polar opposite, with the exception being focused. She is focused...but on all that is dark and negative. When she decides to "do away" with her sister and take over her identity, Alice does just that. She is almost successful in her scheme, which is ultimately to steal her sister's money and skip town. But Bennie is more resourceful than her twin thinks.....and when she realizes what … more
Scottoline, Lisa. "Think Twice", St. Martin's, 2010. Is Evil Inborn? Amos Lassen Lisa Scottoline's new novel focuses on an all female law firm in Philadelphia which is headed by Bennie Rosato. Her twin sister, Alice, drugs her and leaves her for dead and assumes her identity at the firm. She also manages to get hold of her wealth and her boyfriend. Although Alice and Bennie look very much alike, they are two completely different women. Lisa … more
I normally don't end up reading Lisa Scottoline's books when they first come out. No real reason... just don't tend to pick up on them early. But when Amazon Vine had her latest, Think Twice, up for review, I figured I'd get an early jump on this one. Think Twice is an interesting concept using twins to show how low someone might be able to go to regain their identity. I probably lost a bit of the impact given that the characters have a history from other books that I didn't read, but it was still … more
After a life-long career in university administration, I retired early and became a partner in an online review site. But then I officially retired and now keep my activities mostly to my blog, Facebook, … more
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