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Mini Reviews: The Good Twin and The Other Woman

May 13, 2018

 

The Good Twin by Marti Green

 

3.5 stars
I read this book in a matter of two days and though I have some small issues with it, I cannot deny it is compulsively readable. Often I stay away from twin stories, because I feel the whole switcheroo business is a little old. That being said, I was drawn to this book when I read the summary and am glad I had a chance to read it. The writing is taut, the pace fast and the characters intriguing, though not one is likable. There were a few instance in the way the twins behaved which strained my credulity, but I can't really explain that here because I don't want to spoil it. These little issues aside, I enjoyed all the twists and double-crossing and though I guessed at the ending, I was never bored. Some readers might not like unreliable narrators, however I do, and they are done quite well here. I also liked that the story was told in three parts, even if the ending was a little rushed for me. I would recommend this as a summer read, because it is pure entertainment and a fast read.

 

 

The Other Woman by Sandie Jones

 

4.5 stars

I was worried this book would not live up to the hype, but am am happy I was wrong. The Other Woman is a clever page-turner and the ending delivered a twist I did not see coming! I did have trouble understanding why Emily stayed with Adam in light of all the trouble the relationship was causing, her (not spoiler, don't worry!), but other than that, I really enjoyed this book. I won't go too much into the plot, because I really don't want to reveal anything that would spoil it, all I will say is that it held my rapt attention from start to finish. I am impressed it is the author's debut and look forward to her next one!

 

Thanks to Netgalley for supplying me with a copy of The Good Twin and The Other Woman in exchange for an honest review.

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