Identical, based loosely on the myth of Castor and Pollux, is the story of identical twins, Paul and Cass Giannis, and the complex relationships between their family and their former neighbors, the Kronons. The audiobook focuses principally on events in 2008, when Paul is a candidate for Mayor of Kindle County, and Cass is released from the penitentiary, 25 years after pleading guilty to the murder of his girlfriend, Athena Kronon. The plot centers on the re-investigation of Athena's murder, carried out together by Evon Miller, an ex-FBI agent who is the head of security for the Kronon family business, and private investigator Tim Brodie, 81, a former homicide detective. The complex web of murder, sex, and betrayal - as only Scott Turow could weave - dramatically unfolds, and the chilling truth is revealed: People will believe what they want to believe.
©2013 Scott Turow (P)2013 Hachette
I have read 3 or 4 of Scott Turrow's books before and I enjoy the creative twists and turns, but he spent so much time during the first quarter of this book discussing his idea of the "good" Democrats and the "evil" Republicans, I almost did not finish reading it. I found all the political party references distracting. . I feel sorry for Mr. Turrow if the only people he ever met who were kind and generous with high ideals are Democrats.
Truth is, the story could have easily been told without all the references to the Dems and the R's. I am sure if the D's are so good and the R's are so bad, an intelligent reader could have chosen the correct party without having been told who was who. Yes, yes I read the whole thing, but got distracted by all the political party diatribe, and I have now subscribed to railing on myself.. LOL
I found the narrator only a C as compared to other narrators. Turow seems to be a hit and miss author and this story got bogged down in minutia and lesbian activity.
Something by Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Vince Flynn, Daniel Silva, but not Scott Turow
Evon Miller. She adds nothing to this story. If Turow wants to write about lesbian relationships he should find another genre than crime stories.
I have now read enough of Turow's work that I usually get the punchline before I get to the end of the book.... But not so with this one. The tale is believable and complex and holds the reader's attention all the way through. I recommend it highly!
.... because the narration was so inane. Probably not fair to Turow, who has a great track record of publishing good legal procedurals.
No matter where you go, there you are.
Spent too much time sorting out the players in a muddled opening and it did not get better. I guess this has something to do with the genetics of identical twins, but frankly, who cares. Just because Turow tries to spice it up with politicians and billionaires, does not an interesting novel make. More evidence of a one-hit wonder!
I love to read books set in interesting places or historical settings. I especially love mysteries and thrillers.
I love Scott Turow's books. I could not wait for this new book to come out and bought it the night before I left on a trip. Yet, this book just didn't grab me at the beginning or get any better. While the writing is superb, the plot was somewhat silly. I figured out the simplistic story early on and wasn't at all satisfied when I was correct. I just wanted this book to be better.
Where were the courtroom scenes? How about one character I wanted to hear more about? I will look forward to Mr. Turow's next book because he is allowed one less than good book since all his other books are so great.
The story was unbelievable. The complexity was excessive. Way too many characters.
I gave up 1/2 way thru and that rarely happens.
No. However, Scott Turow is definitely off my list of authors. Some of his previous books were great. Not this time.
I am rarely seen without my headphones on and my iPod clipped on my waist. I love my books.
This was an interesting book, but not one that kept me on the edge of my seat. Although not a page turner, it was worth the credit. It had some unexpected twists and turns. Scott Turow is a very talented author. I will continue to buy his books.
This book is intricately woven, with twists and turns at every corner. Great courtroom drama but even more powerful as a family tragedy. Beautifully written.
Not sure. Since his first ONE L, I've been a big Scott Turow fan but if this book would have been written by anyone else, I would have stopped listening somewhere about Chapter 5
Improbability and far too many story lines. A potboiler for sure.
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