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Monday, August 2, 2010

Think Twice by Lisa Scottoline

This may be the end of this series

Bennie Rosato and her law firm full of female lawyers is back for what may very well be the last installment of this long-running series.

This will seem like a series of spoilers, but you can find all of these items on the back cover of the book: Bennie Rosato's long-lost twin (introduced in the book Mistaken Identity ) turns out to be an evil twin who kidnaps Bennie, buries her alive and takes over her life.

So, ignoring the fact that seems that the premise was stolen straight from the "Plot Ideas That Ought To Have Been Retired" Hall of Fame, this book just does not have the zing of the others in the series. I love these characters and have been reading about them ever since I read Everywhere That Mary Went back in the 1990s. I worked at a book store at the time and whenever a fan of legal thrillers would come in and ask if we had anything new that was a little different I'd hand them that book. Soon enough, we were sold out. I even talked a group of ladies to use it for their book discussion group and they loved it.

Sadly, Think Twice just seems tired. I think it may be the end of the series because 5 major plot issues that have been threaded throughout the series have now been resolved - 2 personal issues for Bennie, one personal/professional issue for Bennie, 1 professional issue for Mary DiNunzio and 1 personal issue for Mary.

I do not recommend this book for anyone who has not read from this series before. I do recommend it for readers of the series because I think that this one was the finale.

I rate this book 3 stars out of 5.

Reviewed on February 6, 2010.

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