Review: The Good Twin by Marti Green

gOOD tWINMallory 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.

But as their devious plan falls into place, piece by piece, Mallory learns more about her sister and herself than she ever meant to—a discovery that comes with an unexpected twist. A chilling deception is about to become a dangerous double cross. And it’s going to change the rules of Ben and Mallory’s game to the very end.


I read Justice Delayed by Marti Green last year and absolutely loved it. I couldn’t miss the chance to read another book by this author.

The Good Twin by Marti Green tells the story of twin sisters separated at birth when one of them gets adopted. The girls didn’t know about each other until years later in their adulthood when they accidentally meet. However, what should have been a wonderful reunion took a dramatic turn when Charly’s husband decided to interfere with plans of his own.

I enjoyed the first section of this book which was narrated by Ben and Mallory through alternating chapters. I was immediately hooked to the story and the unraveling plot. Tension escalated with each new chapter. Deception and greed knew no bounds and I was appalled and equally drawn to the devious characters in the story. I loved the cliff hanger that ended the first section of the book.

I wasn’t as captivated by the rest of the book though. It was still an entertaining story but something was missing. I guess the twists weren’t what I was expecting. Or maybe it was  because I couldn’t connect with any of the characters and most of their actions didn’t make sense to me. The Good Twin was a promising read with a great premise and Marti’s writing is amazing but this isn’t my favorite book by her.

If you are considering this title, I advise that you read other reviews and don’t let my experience deter you. A number of readers seem to have enjoyed the story so this could be an issue with me and not the book. I am definitely still on the lookout for Marti Green’s next book.



21 thoughts on “Review: The Good Twin by Marti Green

  1. I wasn’t overly keen on this book. I liked it at the start, but I felt a bit let down by the characters. Fabulous review!

    1. Thanks Jennifer. Yes, Marti writes really well. This one wasn’t for me but I will definitely still get her next book:-)

    1. Agreed, the cover is great and fits the story 🙂 Thanks Nikola, the story started out strong but the twists that came in the second part really didn’t work for me.

      1. I was hoping to read that you loved this one Diana, because the premise sounded great. Too bad it fell flat. I’m glad you let me know in advance though.

  2. Seems you have a better experience with this one than me 😀
    I’m glad, cuz the writing was indeed pretty good! For me it was the plot twists and some elements of the plot that were way to eye-roll moments and i couldn’t enjoy the story cuz of them.

    1. Yeah, I did enjoy the first few chapters but unfortunately, the second part of the book totally fell apart for me because of the plot and characters as well. For the same reason that you mentioned, they were unbelievable. I love Marti’s writing though and have enjoyed her previous titles so hopefully the next book will be good 🙂

    1. Her previous novel was brilliant and even though this one wasn’t for me, I still liked the writing so fingers crossed, the next one will be a winner. Thank you, Inge 🙂

    1. I hope that your experience with this book will still end up being better than mine. I will look out for your review. Thank you:-)

  3. I actually found the second half of the book more interesting because the first half I was screaming at the characters about how stupid they were being!

    This was my first Marti Green book and while I enjoyed the fluid writing and the entertainment value there were definitely misses for me in this book. I might have to check out Justice Delayed to get a better idea of the author.

    1. I definitely recommend Justice Delayed. I thought it was really good and the twists were brilliantly executed.

      Thank you so much for visiting my blog, Becca 🙂

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