The Good Twin
By Marti Green
What starts out slowly and builds to a good drama, fails to deliver the climax the story deserves. I felt the ending was weak and deserved more.
The story told twice, once from each twins perspective, follows a strong plot idea of a husband plotting to murder his wife using the twin as a replacement.
Character development was good, with tne husband being protrayed as shallow, and it really was tbe plot ending that failed the book.
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 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.
Heath writes reviews regularly for newspapers and magazines.