Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Book Review: THE THIRD TWIN by C.J. Omololu

This suspenseful, page-turner, The Third Twin, by C.J. Omololu was on my to-be-read pile. I wanted to take it on vacation with me. But it never made it because I read it all before I even left!

From the Publisher: Identical twins. Identical DNA. Identical suspects. It's Pretty Little Liars meets Revenge in this edge-of-your-seat thriller with a shocking twist.

When they were little, Lexi and her identical twin, Ava, made up a third sister, Alicia. If something broke? Alicia did it. Cookies got eaten? Alicia's guilty. Alicia was always to blame for everything. The game is all grown up now that the girls are seniors. They use Alicia as their cover to go out with boys who are hot but not exactly dating material. Boys they'd never, ever be with in real life.

Now one of the guys Alicia went out with has turned up dead, and Lexi wants to stop the game for good. As coincidences start piling up, Ava insists that if they follow the rules for being Alicia, everything will be fine. But when another boy is killed, the DNA evidence and surveillance photos point to only one suspect: Alicia. The girl who doesn't exist. As she runs from the cops, Lexi has to find the truth before another boy is murdered. Because either Ava is a killer…or Alicia is real.

First – I was compelled to continue reading and ended up reading it all in a couple of sittings. And that doesn’t happen very often for me.

Second – I enjoyed the story, but I loved the characters. All had distinct voices and I was rooting for some and then others.

Third – The subtle info drop here and there, red herrings, was all fun. I’m the type of person who knows what the character in a movie will say next and what will happen. So I appreciated the subtleness of the information.

Fourth – I had no problem suspending any disbelief because it was a great ride. Whether I wanted a character to do something and she didn’t, or not wanted a character to die, it was all part of the ride.

Fifth – I like the cover. You see the girl, her shadow (twin) and the door or “I” in twin is like a third person. Or at least in my interpretation of the cover!

Hope you hop on and enjoy the ride too!