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Double Identity

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  128 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Sophie Clarkston is shocked to learn that she isn't who she thinks. Her birth certificate is forged. Her name—made up. And her widowed "father" is suddenly missing, leaving behind a heartbreaking letter asking forgiveness. Desperate for answers, Sophie turns to private investigator Cain Garrison in tiny Promise, Virginia. But the moment they leave his office, her life is t ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Steeple Hill (first published February 9th 2011)
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Apr 06, 2014 Sarah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Sophie Clarkston is shocked to learn that she isn't who she thinks.
Her birth certificate is forged. Her name - made up. And her widowed father is suddenly missing, leaving behind a heartbreaking letter asking forgiveness. Desperate for answers, Sophie turns to private investigator Cain Garrison in tiny Promise, Virginia.

But the moment they leave his office, her life is threatened and her home ransacked. Who is after her? And who, exactly, is she? With questions about his own past, Cain vows t
Feb 15, 2011 Cindy rated it really liked it
LI Suspense

Diane Burke


Steeple Hill Books


Reviewed by Cindy Loven

What do you do if you wake up one day and everything you know, is not as it was when you went to sleep. Sophie Clarkston did exactly that. She woke up one morning her father was gone, her mother had died when she was a baby, and now her daddy was gone. It didn't matter that Sophie was now a grown young woman, her father was all she had, and she was determined to find him, regardless of the note and
Wendy Sparkes
Mar 09, 2012 Wendy Sparkes rated it it was amazing
By the time you get this letter I'll be dead.

2 days after her father disappears, Sophie Clarkston receives the letter that sends her world crashing around her. Having gone to the police to report him missing, she discovers that she & her father have fake IDs. Travelling from place to place has never before alarmed Sophie - it was their way of life. Her father's a woodcrafter, she now works with clay, & touring the craft fairs is how they make their living - or was it to keep them on the
Mar 05, 2011 David rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! I have to say that the author did an outstanding job of avoiding cliches while coming up with a refreshingly original plot.

In my humble opinion, if you are looking for a 'good read,' then Double Identity fits the bill without a doubt.

Not only did Diane Burke meet my expectations out of an up & coming author, but she exceeded them beyond what I could have hoped for! Don't worry, no spoilers here.

All I'll say is that the plot alone was enough to make me want to re
Dec 22, 2014 Michelle rated it liked it
I'm not sure how I feel about this book...

I remember reading "Midnight Caller" and thinking it was excellent, so I was excited to once again read one of Diane Burke's stories. The suspense itself was good, but the romance was just okay. I was a bit confused on the age thing though. At one point, Cain's mother said she hadn't heard from Sophie's mother in thirty years when she'd announced the birth of her daughter, but I was under the impression that Sophie was in her early twenties. Later, her f
Lance Christinne
Mar 11, 2014 Lance Christinne rated it really liked it
I love everything. On how Cain helped Sophie to find his father. The way he protects her all the time. So many feels really, especially when Cain slept in his car just for Sophie's protection and all that. In other words, I liked the way how it started. Very light, not so intense. Details are clearly explained. There are some flaws yes, but all in all it's totally good.

Unfortunately, the ending didn't satisfy me a lot.

Sophia Joy Clarkston is indeed a beautiful and meaningful name since the whol
Mar 03, 2012 Laura rated it it was amazing
I read and loved Diane’s first book, “Midnight Caller,” and was eagerly awaiting her second. And she didn’t disappoint. “Double Identity” had me hooked from the first line. I got pulled immediately into the story and couldn’t wait to see what happened next. And just when I thought I had figured out what was going to happen, suddenly there was a twist, creating a new complication for the characters to deal with. The characters are well-drawn, and I felt I was right there with them, experiencing t ...more
Oct 19, 2011 Tracey rated it really liked it
A good Love Inspired Suspense Christian romance novel. Sometimes I have a hard time sticking to these and it takes me a while to finish, but it was well written and kept me intrigued. I liked the main characters of Cain and Sophia, and how their faith intertwined with what they were going through to make them stronger and get through life threatening events, both in their past and present.
Aug 29, 2013 Dana rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. Sophie has just discovered her entire existence is a lie, and she asks Cain to help her find the truth. Both have scars and fears. Add to this the fact that someone wants her dead, and complete strangers treat her with hostility. The tension and breadth of emotion and drama was exquisite. Definitely worth the time.
One of the sweetest moments in this romance is Cain rebuilding Sophie's cabin and then waiting for a year and a half. It's a great conclusion, but his devotion doesn't seem warranted by the initial set-up of the story.
Mar 19, 2014 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good read. Diane came to our book club and charmed all of us with information from the writer's world. Her research and detail in her book was accurate, impressive and most interesting. She writers in series and I have them all on my reading list!
Apr 07, 2011 Susan rated it liked it
When her father disappeares Sophie finds out that all her identification is forged. She hires a private investigator to help find answer. The moments she leaves his office she is almost hit by a car and finds her house has been broken into. Not a bad mystery romance.
Sep 05, 2013 Bookworm1 rated it really liked it
it was a really good book, but the thing is they girl had her face majorly damaged in a fire, so she had to have plastic surgery, and before she had long straight black hair, and at the end she has short, red curls. the guy didnt even recognize her until he looked into her eyes
Aug 31, 2014 Sandy rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read but well developed. I didnt want to put it down. Fell in love with all the characters.
Nov 05, 2014 Glenda rated it really liked it
Just came across this author for the first time. Reading this book put the author as one of my author to look out for. Even though its a love story but the gospel is clearly presented. Nice read!
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