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It isn't the first time that identical twins Gillian and Melina Lloyd have switched identities. Yet it's the first time as adults that they've even considered the childhood prank. Melina, the more impetuous twin, proposes that her circumspect sister take her place as a media escort to NASA astronaut and national hero Colonel Christopher "Chief" Hart.

Although it's an entici
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Hardcover, 469 pages
Published August 29th 2000 by Warner
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Agnes Recio Basically Gillian and Melina switched for the night, then in the morning Gillian was found dead, but since Melina and Gillian switched, Melina was…moreBasically Gillian and Melina switched for the night, then in the morning Gillian was found dead, but since Melina and Gillian switched, Melina was supposed to be one whose dead. So Melina is gonna continue being Gillian to find out who wanted to kill her.(less)

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Julie
Sep 02, 2016 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Switch by Sandra Brown is a 2013 Grand Central Publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book was originally published back in 2000 but was reissued by Grand Central a few years ago. I have read many of Sandra Brown’s romantic suspense novels, but this one slipped by me somehow.

The temptation identical twins have to switch places with one another usually loses its novelty by the time they reach adulthood. However, w
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Mo
Sep 30, 2014 Mo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't sure if this was going to work for me. For about 90% of the book there was this one aspect of the book that was just getting to me and I knew I wouldn't be able to get past it.


But I persevered and I must say this lady can spin a yarn. For the last 10% I was totally engrossed in the story.


As with most books by Sandra Brown, you are better off not knowing too much about them, except maybe the premise.

It isn't the first time that identical twins Gillian and Melina Lloyd have switched iden
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Jill
Aug 08, 2010 Jill rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm going to be really honest here: my reading time is pretty much limited to how long I can be in the bathroom by myself. Since that is (usually) an extremely small portion of my day, I try to be very selective in my reading choices. I'd rather spend my precious reading time on something I really enjoy.

"The Switch" was not bathroom worthy.

My summary can best be summed up by this discussion:
Husband: "What's that book about?"
Me: "It's about an astronaut who has a one night stand with a twin and t
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Andreia Silva
WOW! É uma palavra (sigla? expressão?) que define na perfeição este livro. Nunca tinha lido nada da autora mas comecei extremamente bem! É daquele livros de dar a volta ao cérebro. Desde a primeira página até à última o enredo tem o dom de prender o leitor. A acção é constante, é activa e tem dinâmica. As personagens estão muito bem construídas e dão um certo mistério a toda a história, que só é descoberto no final. E até ao final não sabemos ainda como aquilo vai terminar. Em todos os capítulos ...more
Fabi
Mar 29, 2017 Fabi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mais um livro fantástico da autora vou ler mais livros dela certamente!
Joanne
Aug 21, 2011 Joanne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am so addicted to Sandra Brown's Romance Thrillers!!!!!! What an author she is, keeps ya guessing till the end and this book had a very big surprise ending!!

Sisters, twins, identical in every way, Melina push's her twin Gillian to take her place in entertaining a celeb, for this is her business. The celeb is an astronaut Col. "Chief" Hart, but she turns her down, but changes her mind the last minute. The following day, Melina receives terrible news that her twin has been murdered brutally and
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Filipa
Já acabei então o Vidas Trocadas e posso afirmar que foi outra leitura fantástica. Estou completamente rendida às intrigas e mistérios que a autora cria.
E à sua escrita também.
Tem um estilo que me agrada muito.

Sobre o livro, tenho alguma coisas a dizer. A primeira é que eu descobri a revelação, aquele pormenor que é revelado a umas escassas páginas do fim.
Sempre estive muito reticente em acreditar nas palavras dela e eu cá tinha as minhas suspeitas.
Quando o Chefe está na cela e está a pensar
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Rutee
Dec 28, 2013 Rutee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Esta é a minha estreia com a autora e foi uma bela estreia! Este é um policial menos sangrento que alguns mas não deixa de cativar o leitor fazendo-o perder umas belas horas de sono!
Sandra Brown tem aquele toque de ligar o romance ao policial que ela bem sabe e por isso torna o enredo deveras apelativo.

Nesta obra temos duas irmãs gémeas: Melina e Gillian e estas são quase indistinguíveis. Depois de uma ser brutalmente assassinada, a outra irmã sente-se bastante culpada pois houve uma troca de id
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Oana
One of the few SB which didn't work for me. There is no objective reason for not liking it, true, the plotting was smart, the dialogue as great as it can be, the mystery was tick and with a multi-layered approach, still, I couldn't cope with the characters. Or the (stupid) premise. (view spoiler) But that's gotta be only me. Might work wonderfully for some ...more
-Ya
Jan 24, 2016 -Ya rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sandra-brown
An unbelievable premise can sometimes turn into an entertaining book. Mirror Image (1990) and Play Dirty (2007) are two of Sandra Brown’s books I can recall. Unfortunately, the protagonists in The Switch don’t have characteristics that I find attractive. The romance and storyline seem contrived despite the ambitious plot point like a villain with a delusional god complex and nefarious enterprise. Not my favorite.
Tetty Marlinda
#29 for 2017 RC
Genre : Suspense
Carla Geraldes
Sep 20, 2016 Carla Geraldes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: empréstimos
A classificação correcta seria um 3,5*. Principalmente se comparar com o "Uma Voz na Noite".
Gostei da estória, mas tive pena de ter adivinhado o desfecho logo a meio do livro, o que tirou o "encanto". Além de que só a meio do livro este se tornou de leitura compulsiva, para descobrir se as minhas suposições estariam correctas.
No entanto não deixa de ser um bom policial, com o toque certo de romance-

Uma autora a seguir.
Carina Carvalho
Sep 23, 2016 Carina Carvalho rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sandra Brown não desilude! Muito bom mas cansativo, já estava doida com estas gêmeas e sempre atenta a perceber as trocas que fizeram ou não fizeram... vi logo como ia ser possível saber quem era quem mas claro só no final é que se desvendou
Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
3 1/2 stars.

Gillian and Melina are identical twins.

They switched identities regularly as children, but now approaching 40, they decide to do it one more time - with tragic results.

But Melina feels deep inside her that there is more to Gillian's murder than the sheriff, who has quickly wrapped up the case, realises - and she continues to investigate.

This is a good story line with two twists at the end (one I saw coming and one I didn't).

I became quickly absorbed in the plot and would have given i
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Liliflaj
Feb 12, 2016 Liliflaj rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sandra-brown
Toliko Sandrinih trilera sam procitala tako da sam vec naucila kako citati izmedju redova :D
Kendall
Dec 02, 2008 Kendall rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I love Sandra but this story was stupid.
Vanessa Montês
Jun 18, 2014 Vanessa Montês rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: emprestaram-me
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Embora este livro tenha os mesmos ingredientes que todos os livros da autora, nota-se uma importância muito diminuta relativamente à parte romântica neste livro, sendo que esta, pelo menos para mim, foi deveras estranha. O Chefe, um homem determinado e que acaba por criar uma paixão mal conhece Gillian, fica em choque com a descoberta da morte desta, mas fica ainda mais em choque ao descobrir que Gillian tinha uma gémea igualzinha a esta. Melina é a gémea que supostamente seguimos durante t
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Hava
Aug 04, 2010 Hava rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sandra Brown fans
Recommended to Hava by: Clydene Ruby
Shelves: adult-fiction
I quite enjoyed this book, but with some caveats. First off, the pacing was awesome - it was PAINFUL to go to bed with the book unfinished. I sat in the bathroom on the floor for almost an hour, reading, convincing myself that it wouldn't hurt to read for "just" five more minutes. I finally made myself go to bed.

However, when I got to the end of the book and realized what Sandra Brown had done, I started to think back on the book, and I wasn't so in love with it. I don't want to give anything aw
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Bmquiram
Jan 24, 2012 Bmquiram rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I received “The Switch” by Sandra Brown as a Good Reads First Read. Thank You!

I really enjoyed this book. One of my friends told me she is not a fan of Sandra Brown because she doesn’t enjoy the level of details Sandra uses when writing. My friend prefers it when an author just gets to the point and lets the reader use his or her own creativity to fill in the details and create an image themselves.

I would have to say I disagree. Many of the details Sandra Brown uses when writing are relevant to
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Dee
3.5 Stars

As expected with an SB novel it was well written but I just didn't enjoy it as much as I normally do......Can't quite put my finger on why :(
Julie
Oct 08, 2013 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sandra Brown was very close to a 5 star rating this time! Man, she really kept me guessing on this one. Usually I get a hint of what the end result might be on a novel but not with Sandra Brown. Dang it!! I really thought that I knew who the bad guy was. Hell, I really thought that I knew what was going on. I was totally wrong.

As usual, Brown really delivers on the character development within the story, she delivers on the premise (how in the world does she come up with this stuff?!?), she deli
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Pamela(AllHoney)
Identical twins, Melina and Gillian, have been known to switch places when they were children but one night they switch and one of them ends up dead. The surviving twin seeks justice for her twin and teams up with astronaut "Chief" Hart to find the truth.

I never really know what to expect from Ms. Brown. I love her work for the most part but I have read one or two that didn't grab me. But I really enjoyed this book. Lots of twists, great characters and suspense. It was heavier on the suspense si
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Jonetta
Aug 22, 2011 Jonetta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Intricate story about the murder of a woman with an identical twin. Her murder is somehow entwined with the decision she and her sister made the night before to switch identities for the evening. There are twists and surprises throughout (unfortunately, I figured out the big one early on). Interesting book that will keep you turning the pages. I listened to the story and it made a long trip very short. Highly recommend if you like mystery, suspense and romance.
Janeka
Sep 19, 2014 Janeka rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel, thriller, blogring
Eu devo estar mesmo "destreinada" de ler policiais, porque fui totalmente surpreendida pelo twist final.. Excelente livro, o melhor que li de Sandra Brown!
Recomenda-se ;)
D.G.
Aug 02, 2010 D.G. marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to D.G. by: Julie
DNF

What a boring beginning! I almost fell sleep on the elliptical listening to the first hour of this audiobook. I can take rambling in the middle of books but not at the beginning.
Irene Sim
one of my favorite books. I've read it many times. Unfortunately GR doesn't have the Greek edition I own.
Kiki Jones
Mar 06, 2017 Kiki Jones rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow. So was not expecting that. So good. And as always so sexy.
Samantha
Jan 03, 2014 Samantha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All I can say is Wow. I've always loved Ms. Brown's expert writing but this one exceeded all expectations. I was devastated when Melina died in her twin's place. I don't know exactly how to write what I want to say without sounding like I lost my mind. Melina had switched place with her twin Gillian the night before. The attack was meant for Gillian but Melina died instead and no one knew. The only difference between them was that Melina had undergone a hysterectomy, which wasn't discovered unti ...more
Neide Parafitas
Dec 05, 2011 Neide Parafitas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: leituras-2012, own
Melina e Gillian Loyd são irmãs gémeas, daquele tipo que contam tudo uma à outra e aguardam a opinião da outra para dar o veredicto final! Elas não poderiam, no entanto, ser mais diferentes: enquanto que Melina é corajosa e impulsiva, Gillian é mais discreta, tímida e ponderada!!

A história tem início quando Gillian recorre à Clínica Waters para se submeter a uma inseminação artificial e usa, para o efeito, esperma de um dador anónimo, visto que o seu companheiro é estéril. Para comemorar Gillian
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Catarina
Apr 22, 2011 Catarina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sandra-brown
A escrita desta autora é simplesmente brilhante.
Já é o segundo livro que leio dela, e em ambos existem reviravoltas e acontecimentos inesperados fabulosos.
Este livro gira a volta de uma pequena brincadeira que duas irmãs gémeas, Melina e Gillian, fizeram ao trocarem de identidade por uma noite.
Após este acontecimento, uma das irmãs é brutalmente assassinada, e a outra gémea juntamente com um mestiço de Indio chamado de Chefe vão tentar descobrir o porque e quem é o responsável.
Este livro consegu
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Sandra Brown is the author of more than sixty New York Times bestsellers, including STING (2016), FRICTION (2015), MEAN STREAK (2014), DEADLINE(2013), & LOW PRESSURE (2012), LETHAL (2011).

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“What about him?” “You knew him.” “Yes.” She could tell that Chief, like her, was somewhat taken aback by his candor. They hadn’t expected him to be this forthcoming. In fact, Chief had expressed a desire to beat the truth out of Jem Hennings if he gave them evasive answers to their questions. Jem’s straightforwardness made her increasingly wary. He wouldn’t admit to knowing his fiancée’s murderer unless he felt confident that he was under someone’s protection and that this truth would never come to the attention of the authorities.” 1 likes
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