by: Lisa Scottoline
I have enjoyed Lisa Scottoline’s thrillers for the reasons I enjoyed this one, although it does stretch credulity. Bennie Rosato, head of an all-female Philadelphia law firm, is again the main character and other familiar characters and locations are familiar to Scottoline’s readers. We find out that Bennie has an identical twin, Alice, but they were separated at birth. Alice’s arrival is ominous indeed because she is the evil twin. With a few cosmetic changes and a new hairdo, Alice looks exactly like Bennie. She manages to hide Bennie with the idea she will die, and Alice assumes Bennie’s life, hoping to steal her wealth and, yes, her boyfriend, too! What ensues are scenes that are unexpected, humorous, suspenseful, and unbelievable, and the reader wants to know how Scottoline will sort this all out and arrive at her expected happy ending with all the evil elements inherent in the story. Does evil Alice get what she deserves or does she mend her ways and become Bennie’s good sister? You have to read Think Twice to find out!