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.
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.