The Good Twin by Marti Green

The Good Twin

In Marti Green’s twisting novel of psychological suspense, twin sisters become engaged in a dangerous deception… Mallory Holcolm is an unfulfilled waitress and aspiring artist living in a Queens boardinghouse when she learns something astonishing about her past: she has an identical twin sister named Charly she never knew existed.Charly is a Princeton graduate, a respected gallery owner, and an heiress married to her handsome college sweethea...

Details The Good Twin

TitleThe Good Twin
Release DateMay 15th, 2018
PublisherThomas & Mercer
GenreMystery, Thriller, Mystery Thriller, Fiction

Reviews The Good Twin

  • Malia
    3.5 starsI read this book in a matter of two days and though I have some small issues with it, I cannot deny it is compulsively readable. Often I stay away from twin stories, because I feel the whole switcheroo business is a little old. That being said, I was drawn to this book when I read the summary and am glad I had a chance to read it. The writing is taut, the pace fast and the characters intriguing, though not one is likable. There were a fe...
  • Nicole (Read Eat Sleep Repeat)
    The premise of The Good Twin is incredibly intriguing. Mallory discovers she has an identical twin sister she’d never known about, Charly, and when she tries to make a connection, finds herself in touch with Charly’s husband Ben, who wants to help Mallory out for his own reasons. I had my expectations on how the story would go but this tale of deception did manage to surprise me at a few points.The first half of this book had me hooked. I had...
  • Jo
    I read a review from someone who said this was a really good read. Curious, I checked it out, thinking I would read just a few pages. Well, 4 hours later, I just finished it and wow was this one good. I am always fascinated with twin stories, and this one was fantastic.
  • OutlawPoet
    Oh, I liked this book!I have to admit that until we got halfway through, I was a little conflicted. I liked our main character and didn’t like her – all at once. But the author kind of plays with your head here and she does it very well, indeed. The book is extremely suspenseful. I think the main problem that people will have is that there’s no one you can completely like. Every time you think you’ve found someone to root for, they do som...
  • Justine
    The Good Twin as an okay read. I like the way it was written, I usually dislike books that have different point-of-views. This clearly was an exemption. My only trouble was I find it hard to find sympathy and to relate to the character, Mallory. And finding sympathy for a character is important to me. I was in the middle yet nothing. Not until like seven chapters before the ending. I feel that there should have been more of the character(s) backg...
  • Yvonne (It's All About Books)
    Finished reading: March 28th 2018 "Nothing in life is foolproof." *** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Thomas & Mercer in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! *** (view spoiler)[I always love a good psychological thriller and I was immediately intrigued when I read the blurb of The Good Twin. Deception, twists, suspense... Always consider me signed up for that! I want to say before I start my review that it i...
  • Tracy Thomas
    Thank you to Mind Buck Media For the free Netgalley copy, in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own.I rate this book a 3 out of 5 stars.This was a good book, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I breezed through it, was such a fun and intriguing read. I loved all the back stabbing, and crisscrossing, and the greed! This book was full of drama and I soaked it up. I wanted to see How things go for Ben and Mallory. I definitely didn't want Mallo...
  • Amy
    ARC provided by Thomas & Mercer in exchange for an honest review3.5 starsSince thrillers are so hard to review without spoilers, I will try my best to make this as informative as possible!I am a sucker for thrillers where the characters conspire up something crazy. I am all about lies, deception, and plot twists. I definitely got that out of The Good Twin, and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it.As the synopsis says, The Good Twin...
  • Brooke (Brooke's Books and Brews)
    How far would you go for enough money to fulfill your hopes and dreams? This is exactly what Mallory Holcolm has to decide in this book. Mallory grew up poor with a single, hardworking mom. She knows what is like to go without. Little does she know she has an identical twin named Charly. Charly was adopted by a very wealthy family and grew up with everything that Mallory ever wanted. When Mallory meets Charley’s husband Ben, he asks her a quest...
  • Authentikate
    3.5 Stars Thank you to Netgalley for giving me this ARC in exchange for an honest review. Full disclosure: I’m a former scientist. Former science instructor too. So, I snap up contemporary genres with a science premise greedily. It’s not always a good thing—finding fault with the science, catching mistakes...that sort of thing. There’s little to worry about here: it’s a straight nature v. nurture concept—are twins alike because of gen...
  • Cheryl
    In regards to a psychological thriller; this book was "fine". There were no big shockers or moments that left me with goose bumps. However, this was still an good read. Who knew that "two minutes" could make such a difference. What I lacked and craved was some mystery or at least intensity. There wasn't build up to Mallory and Ben's plans. Additionally, when it came to Ben, he was a slimly man, who had whatever was coming to him. As far as Mallor...
  • River Scott Tyler
    Mallory Holcolm is a down on her luck waitress and aspiring artist living in a Queens boardinghouse when she learns something Shocking about her past: she has an identical twin sister Charly is a Princeton graduate a respected part of the community, she is also a gallery owner, and an heiress to billions married to her handsome college sweetheart, Ben. Charly got everything she ever wanted in life. Everything Mallory wanted, too. And now she just...
  • Heidi Lynn
    First, I want to thank Marti Green, Thomas & Mercer and NetGalley for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review. Once again NetGalley has turned me on to an amazing author!! I just got finished reading Good Twin by Marti Green and boy can she tell a story with out of this world twists and turns!! One book I could not put down until I had finished. This book was such a unique yet intriguing storyline that nobody has ever tackled b...
  • Julia Bragg
    I am really not sure about this book. It was enjoyable for what it was, but it really fell flat overall. The book has similarities to "A Kind Worth Killing" but that book was done much better. In this book, there were a lot of scenes/dialogue which were just so unbelievable and unlikely, it really took away from the overall story.
  • Becca (becandbones)
    Thank you to Thomas & Mercer for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.It's been a while, honestly, since I've picked up a thriller mystery. But the cover on this one captured my attention and I am glad it did.Now I want to be straight with you from the beginning. This story isn't anything wildly unique. It's a mystery about two twins who, originally, don't know each other exist and a very disgruntled husb...
  • Wendy
    I’d like to thank Netgalley for providing me with an advanced reader’s copy of this ebook in exchange for my honest review. The Good Twin gets a 3.5 star rating from me, but I rounded it up since Goodreads doesn’t let you give half stars. I enjoyed the fast pace of the story and am a sucker for stories told in multiple characters’ POVs. I can’t say much about this one without spoiling it, so providing a worthy review is difficult. I had...
  • Ashley Berg
    The Good Twin follows two women living drastically different lives. Mallory has grown up poor with just her and her single mother to get by. Charly grew up with unthinkable riches, never needing to look at a price tag let alone worry where her next meal will come from. Although they may seem to come from completely different worlds, there is one thing connecting them. They are identical twins. Separated at birth and no idea that the other exists....
  • Mary
    May be considered spoilers.Thank you net galley for an early copy of THE GOOD TWIN.The idea of a identical twin stealing the life of her sister is not new, heck Bette Davis did it twice A Stolen Life and Dead Ringer, I know these were movies but this read more like a movie not a bad movie but a movie never the less. I did enjoy it I just wish it dove more into each sister's history.
  • Jenny Buchta
    Is she Charly or is she Mallory? That's the question that guides this novel. While the story itself was fairly interesting, I found the characters very bland. Mallory: quintessential poor little good girl who always does the right thing. Ben: "oh poor me" man-child who isn't in love with his wife. Charly: rich girl who's so naive she basically forces Ben into marriage. I'm not sure how the twins could eventually come to "love" each other, especia...
  • Sonderlybooks
    THE GOOD TWIN: REVIEWThank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I decided to read this book because of its cover, what do they say don’t judge a book by its cover. The story wasn’t bad, but the characters were not relatable or likeable in any way. Mallory Holcolm is a waitress who lives in a run down place when she learns that she was an identical twin sister named Charly her whole world ch...
  • Kat Dietrich
    The Good Twin by Marti Green is a psychological thriller.First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Thomas & Mercer, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. As well, a special thanks to Rebecca at Mindbuck Media for approaching me with a request to read and add my review to my blog.My Synopsis: Two identical twin girls. Mallory, kept by her mother, grows up poor. She is single, works...
  • Suz Jay
    I was excited to have the opportunity to obtain an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book from NetGalley.“From the age of five, I knew I was adopted. ’Chosen,’ my parents told me. The word was supposed to make me feel special, to take the sting away from the knowledge that, in order to be chosen, I had to first be given away. My parents loved me fiercely; I never doubted that. Yet, I grew up with the painful awareness that first, before I ...
  • Holly
    **Thank you to Marti Green, Thomas & Mercer, and NetGalley for an advanced copy so I may review**I loved this book. I was captivated immediately, and held emotionally hostage for an entire night until I finished. This was one of those books that you say to yourself, "I'll just read the first couple of chapters before I go to bed"... and then, next thing you know, it's 4am and you're racing to the finish.This book is written from two different cha...
  • Lucy
    Over the past couple of years twins have been a big theme in thrillers of popularity yet i've personally never read any twin thrillers before, so I felt like this might be something quite new for me. This book begins when Mallory, a waitress and aspiring artist, discovers that she has a twin sister. Mallory was brought up by her mother, a single parent who had just enough money to scrape by. She finds out that her sister Charly is the owner of an...
  • Lori Green
    I love a good thriller and this book is full of deception, lies, and suspense. This book certainly defines a suspense thriller and the fascination and excitement to keep reading just so you can discover what happens is non-stop. There are certainly unpredictable, mysterious, and unlikable characters but they make this story fantastic. In fact, I may not like any of the characters but the character building and simplicity of the some the character...
  • Kendra
    Two minutes is all it takes to change the course of someone's life.I definitely enjoyed this book! It kept me on the edge of my seat. I picked it up to read for 10 minutes before bed, and guess what happened? Yep, I ended up finishing the book two hours later.Mallory is either a hit or miss character. She draws you in with her sad tale. The further you get into it, the more you realize nothing is as it seems. I didn't like Ben at all; there was n...
  • Leslie M.
    I enjoy psychological thrillers. In fact, it’s one of my favorite genres. Green’s latest is one of the best I’ve read this year. The book is full of twists and turns and an abundance of suspense, which made it difficult to put down (though I had to work at some point!). I enjoyed the fact that things are told from the perspective of each twin, as that gives the reader the full story. Each twin is well developed in their own right, and I app...
  • Megan Leprich
    This is by far one of the best mystery books I've ever read. The plot was amazing, the writing never left me bored, and holy moly I did not see that coming. Mallory Holcomb is a struggling waitress and aspiring artist living in a Queens boardinghouse when she discovers that she has an identical twin sister. Charlotte Jensen is a Princeton graduate who grew up wealthy, runs a thriving art gallery, and is married to her college sweetheart Ben. Char...
  • Mark Gardner
    There seems to be a lot of animosity toward The Good Twin, by Marti Green. When I saw it on Netgalley, I requested it. I started reading it on a Friday evening, and read until it was done, finishing very early Saturday morning. It’s very compelling, and while some of the motivations for Mallory don’t quite pass muster, it’s an engrossing read. It was hard to find sympathy for Mallory, but I’m not sure what I would’ve done different. Cha...
  • Savanah Rae
    oh my goodness.. this book is so good!!! I didn't see the twists coming at all and the ending. WOW! I really enjoyed this book.Mallory Holcolm is a waitress. She wants to do art but she grew up poor and have to make money waitressing to make ends meet.Charly is a Princeton graduate, a wealthy gallery owner and a heiress married to her handsome college sweetheart, Ben. Charly got everything she wanted and Mallory didn't get everything she wanted.B...