By Lisa Scottoline
(St. Martin's Griffin, Paperback, 9780312380762, 416pp.)
Publication Date: February 1, 2011
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Is evil born in us—or is it bred? That is the question at the heart of this penetrating novel from blockbuster New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline
Bennie Rosato looks exactly like her identical twin, Alice Connelly, 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. Soon Bennie, in her determination to stay alive long enough to exact revenge, must face the twisted truth that she is more like 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.
With its blistering speed, vivid characters, and perplexing moral questions, Think Twice is a riveting emotional thriller that will keep readers breathless until the very last page.
Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award–winning author of novels including Look Again, Save Me and Lady Killer. She has also written collections of humorous essays--Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog and My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space--and writes the popular Chick Wit column with her daughter Francesca Serritella for The Philadelphia Inquirer. She teaches a course called Justice & Fiction at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. There are 25 million copies of her books in print, and she has been published in twenty-five countries. She lives in Pennsylvania with an array of disobedient pets.
- On the first page, we are told that Bennie and Alice, despite identical DNA, are polar opposites—but are they? Aside from appearance, in what ways are these women "twins"? What traits do they share?
"Scottoline's intricate plot will keep thriller fans turning those pages."--Library Journal "Scottoline unfolds her story in breathlessly quick cuts...you won't put it down."--Kirkus Reviews "A thriller that feels like an instant classic."--Connecticut Post ". . . the perfect ingredients for gut-wrenching suspense. . . . In expert fashion, Scottoline constructs the anxiety in intense emotional layers; peppering her story with humorous breaks and heartrending moments only to slam readers back into the chilling controversy without warning. Surpassing others in her field, Scottoline's Think Twice is everything thriller fans crave and more." — Suspense Magazine "Think Twice is Lisa Scottoline’s latest novel, and it is so engaging that I couldn’t help but read it in one sitting."--Seattle Post Intelligencer