Book Review: The Good Twin by Marti Green

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge Prompt: A book with characters who are twins. Brief synopsis:  Mallory grew up with a single moth...

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge Prompt: A book with characters who are twins.

Brief synopsis: Mallory grew up with a single mother, in a lifestyle close to poverty. At 26, she lives in New York, is pursuing her dreams in art, and works at a fairly upscale restaurant. She doesn't have a lot, but she's content. Then she finds out she has an identical twin sister and her life could change very much, and in fact, it will.

Oh. My. God. The Good Twin is all kinds of twisty. Things that I thought would happen didn't. Some of the things I had hoped would happen did. Honestly, I was shocked throughout the book, and right up until the very end, this novel was absolutely insane.

I will admit, most of this book is entirely too far-fetched to be realistic, but that was okay, because I was enthralled. Reminiscent of The Girl on the Train or Gone Girl (I know everyone uses those, but this one really did remind me of both of those domestic thrillers), this novel is nearly impossible to put down. I actually read it in a day.

My biggest complaint is the ending really irked me - specifically, the epilogue. I would have been happier if the whole epilogue was left out. Without the epilogue, everything was left with a bit of mystery - just enough to get you really thinking. The epilogue wrapped everything up to perfectly in a pretty little bow that was a little too pretty to be believable - but at the same time they satisfied my emotions in the way a pretty little chick lit novel does. I needed the ending to be a bit more twisty, the way the rest of the book was.

The characters - ooh - they are despicable. Some more so than the rest. But they're all pretty bad. The main ones anyways. I think there are some side characters who are ultimately good people and could use the credit where it's due.

Anyways, this is one of those novels I can see becoming a big deal in world of thriller fans everywhere.

Out May 15, I dare you to check it out for yourself.

I received this novel for free in exchange for an honest review. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

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