From the blockbuster New York Times best-selling author of Look Again comes a novel that makes you question the nature of evil: is it born in us or is it bred?
Bennie Rosato looks exactly like her identical twin, Alice Connolly, but the darkness in Alice’s soul makes them two very different women. Or at least that’s what Bennie believes, until she finds herself buried alive at the hands of her twin. Meanwhile, Alice takes over Bennie’s life, impersonating her at work and even seducing her boyfriend in order to escape the deadly mess she has made of her own life. But Alice underestimates Bennie and the evil she has unleashed in her twin’s psyche, as well as Bennie’s determination to stay alive long enough to exact revenge. Bennie must face the twisted truth that she is more like her sister Alice than she could have ever imagined, and by the novel’s shocking conclusion, Bennie finds herself engaged in a war she cannot win—with herself.
©2010 Lisa Scottoline (P)2010 Macmillan Audio
The story was completely unbelievable. The dialogue was bad. Peoples' heads kept exploding. Jennifer Van Dyck's performance was pretty good, though all the accents sounded quite a bit alike and the Italian accent seemed a bit overblown and cartoonish.
No, just this author.
I have not. I would not avoid her as a narrator. My main problem was the story, which was just too silly. Really, a brilliant lawyer can't figure out how to talk to police? And hospitals and police aren't afraid she'll sue? That's just insane.
It ended and was fairly short.
If you don't like cruelty to animals, that's another reason not to listen. I think most of us can get that a person is evil from an attempted murder; we probably don't need the villain to abuse a dog on top of that...
Lisa Scottoline knows how to make you care about what happens to her main character. It's a good book for listening. I listen on my car ride to work and it made the time pass quickly. The narrator was great.
I usually love Lisa Scottoline's books, especially those with Bennie Rosatto's law firm.. However, this book failed to entice me..It was choppy in places, and it really didn't meet her normal standard. It was also very short in length in comparison to her other books. I have been a fan of hers since I found audiobooks and with her print books before finding the joy of audiobooks. I hope her next publication in April turns out to be a much better listen. I would not say don't buy this book, just be ready for it not to be the best Scottoline book you ever listened to or read. It just lacks something..
The story line is a poorly done Stephanie Plum novel with barely likeable characters. Zany antics become shrill, supposedly smart women act too stupid to live, and by the end I was grateful it was over.
A reader from day 1 now a listener too! Remember honesty in a review does help you decide, even if you don't agree!
Having never read the author, and purchased after listening to the free excerpt, it was what was promised, a serviceable, interesting listen...not great, but good enough (especially after my last two clunkers!)to keep me interested and the annoyance level was minimal....I found the narration fine, the story had enough twists and turns to keep me going and it entertained! I might even listen to it again sometime...
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