Think Twice (Rosato & Associates, #11)
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Think Twice (Rosato & Associates #11)

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From the blockbuster New York Times bestselling author of Look Again comes a novel that makes you question the nature of evil: is it born in us or is it bred? Bennie Rosato looks exactly like her identical twin, Alice Connolly, but the darkness in Alice's soul makes them two very different women. Or at least that's what Bennie believes, until she finds herself buried alive...more
Hardcover, 374 pages
Published March 16th 2010 by St. Martin's Press (first published March 1st 2010)
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Cassi
I am reading this for my SD bookclub. Under protest. They haven't been able to pick a halfway decent book yet.

Book finished. There are so many ridiculous and stupid things in this book (I'm the real twin, no I'm the real twin!) wont even try to name them all. I'll just sum it up : Anyone ever heard of FINGERPRINTS?
T. Edmund
I haven’t read a book quite this bad in a long time, and once again I notice when reading a terrible book that there is an author note at the end. Unfortunately even with the guilting I cannot hold back from a scathing review.

The book begins with the introduction of twins, nobody and nobody. One is an ultra-slut, the other a prim and proper successful lawyer. As predicted by the blurb, prim is drugged and thrown in a coffin, while slutty goes out and steals her life.

The story continues from here...more
Laura P.
I’m not sure why I keep reading Lisa Scottoline. Could be for the unintended humor in her books with their “pulse-pounding” action. I had not read any of her Rosato and Associates series so I’m not sure about the back story for this book. However, in this installment, lawyer Bennie Rosato’s evil identical twin, Alice, tries to assume Bennie’s identity to steal her money. Alice either murders or tries to murder several people, including Bennie who is taken out of action by being buried in a box (...more
Patti
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Carrie
Let's get this over with. I'm going to skip right to the point: I did not like it at all. I've never been one for crime novels or anything similar, but this book has been lying around my house for awhile now and I decided to give it a read.

Worst decision ever.

First off, the book started off quick-based but that only lasted for like, one chapter. I thought the tone and mood was just lifeless and dull for pretty much the whole story. And the constant shifts between character focuses? Come on, th...more
Jessica
Grade: C+

The premise of this book is really intriguing. It definitely had a lot of potential. I have read a few of Lisa Scottoline's novels before and have thoroughly enjoyed them. Although I enjoyed this book, I felt it was lacking some of the suspenseful elements that kept me interested in the past.

The character development was seriously lacking in this book. I didn't care about any of the characters, and I was seriously irked by how clueless some of them were. We didn't get to see much of our...more
Antof9
Your classic soap storyline ...

That review headline isn't exactly a criticism; it's more of a term of endearment. Because the fact is that this book is VERY easy to read and goes like lightning. I started it in the sun on July 5 and finished it that same evening, and was entertained most of the time.

However, it's definitely a plot I've seen on CSI and most certainly a plot that's been used on many a soap. It's the classic good twin/evil twin story, and of course the evil twin tries to take over...more
Denise
Another doppelganger tale..., February 5, 2010

OK -- does anyone but me have a problem with a book that uses the old "switched places" thing between identical twins? I remember this ploy from way back in the old Patty Duke Show days (sorry, I date myself), and it was lame then and remains so now. I don't care if Alice and Bennie are IDENTICAL twins -- they are NOT so much of a mirror image that their intimate friends can't tell the difference! The most recent novel I read that uses this device,...more
Candace
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Elizabeth
Fast action, unlikely plot with somewhat predictable outcomes, but this book grabs you from the beginning and doesn't let go. Identical twins Bennie Rosato and Alice Connelly were separated at birth and raised in entirely different circumstances. Bennie became a powerful Philadelphia attorney and Alice became a brilliant but pathological thief, drug seller, and con artist. Alice devises a plan to take over Bennie's life just long enough to get her money and escape to another country. This involv...more
Samantha
First of all, I love Lisa Scottoline and her books with her wonderfully written characters. I've been to numerous events of hers in Pennsylvania. However this isn't one of her better books. This could be a stand alone book, but most will enjoy it more if they read the entire series. This book is very unbelievable especially considering it is about her long standing characters. I was shocked at the amount of liberties that Ms. Scottoline took. Bennie Rosato is a lawyer and founder of her own law...more
Linda
Park your sense of reality in the garage and jump right into Think Twice, a suspense novel built upon an incredible premise, but fun anyway. Benny Rosato, head of an all female law firm, is blindsided by her identical twin, Alice. No matter that Benny saved her from a murder rap; Alice is insanely jealous of her sister's hard earned fortune, and cooks up an intricate plot to put herself, literally, in her sister's place.

Author Scottoline must have had a wonderful time plotting this one out. Inc...more
Adrienne
I got this book for next to nothing at a used book sale at my library. I picked up several authors I had not read before/knew nothing about. I would have to say I would probably pass on this author again. I wasn't a huge fan of her writing style, and the chapter arrangement was a little over the top. At one point I was looking at two separate chapters while the book was open(one on the left page, another on the right?). I think when I finished I had read through chapter 1,000.

The plot in this on...more
judy
Horsefeathers! I don't know where that came from but I don't know where the plot for this book came from either. I love Lisa Scottoline and her characters too. I'm willing to give her a tiny bit of latitude in stretching credulity but this was absurd. If it hadn't been for the strength of her writing, her ability to move the plot along and familiar characters, I'd have thought I was reading the script for a soap opera. We didn't have amnesia but we did have the evil twin. Actually, we'd had the...more
Carol Brill
Not a genre i usually read. Interesting characters and a plot that kept me turning pages even if it was a bit contrived for my taste
Donovan Adams
Lisa Scottoline is one of my favorite authors and so I was very excited to begin reading this latest book revolving around the Rosato and Associates law firm. It did not disappoint. Revolving around the fact that Alice, Bennie's twin sister, takes over Bennie's life and attempts to completely ruin it. The chapters were very short, which is the case in many of her books, and although this structure might make most books come across as very choppy, it only helped to enhance the book. Each chapter...more
Brandee Rus
This book was amazing! I couldn't put it down, and read it in three days. I even got scolded by some of my teachers. Everything about this book kept me hooked. I can't wait to read more books by her!
In the story Bennie helps her identical twin sister she (didn't know she had) Alice escape a jail sentence and now Alice is jealous of everything Bennie has. Alice tries to murder Bennie and buries her alive in a box, thinking she is dead. Alice starts to live Bennie's life and takes over completely...more
Amy H
wow! i am a big fan of lisa scottoline, and this book does not disappoint. i am an identical twin myself. i have to say i love her to death and she is my best friend, but if she tried the stuff that these twins went thru i am afraid i would kill her. (sorry steph!) but it is true. i read this book in one day because it was very fast pace and well written.

this book goes between 3 people. alice, mary, and bennie. alice and bennie are twins. they have the same mom but alice was given away for adopt...more
Richard
Mar 23, 2010 Richard rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Any mystery, adventure, legal fiction lover.
Recommended to Richard by: I read all her work.
Wow! The pace of this new outing of good twin Bennie Rosato/evil twin Alice Connelly makes Jack Bauer look like Rip van Winkle.

Warning...if you tend to claustrophobia, do not read this book. The vivid descriptions of being locked in a box are enough to give you the cold sweats. However, if you do read it, you will be greatly entertained by the antics of Bennie and her merry band from her legal office, their families and friends. Or is it Alice entertaining you with Bennie's merry band?

Fortunatel...more
Karen Madrigal
This was my first Lisa Scottoline book. I bought it at a book sale for only a hundred peso and I can say that it was worth it! There are two main characters in the story. One was Bennie Rosato and the other was Alice Conelly. They are identical twins. Bennie was the good guy and Alice was the bad. I really like Alice more because she is smart and cannot be fooled easily. In the other hand, Bennie has the driven personality who concentrates mainly on her profession. This story went on very creati...more
Jerry
Somewhat a sequel to the earlier "Mistaken Identity", this story again features the principal of Rosato and Associates, Bennie Rosato, and yet another run-in with the woman claiming to be her lookalike twin. Unfortunately, it lacked the suspense of the earlier novel, and the constant claims and counterclaims of each lady that the other was trying to impersonate the other, got very tiresome. While the situation was at first good for a few laughs, you can only run a gag like that for so long -- th...more
Melissa Foster
This book was a fast and enjoyable read. The first few pages did not tip me off to the storm of action that was to follow. The characters were likable and well crafted, the scenes were well set, and the voices were strong and distinct--all the things I look for in a quick, easy read.

This was my first Lisa Scottoline book, and I was introduced to her books through a fellow author who suggested that our voices were similar. I had to take a peek. I'm glad I read Think Twice, and I'll look for othe...more
Dale
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...more
Marian
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Jo Sorrell

In the story Bennie helps her identical twin sister she (didn't know she had), Alice. After Alice shows up, Bennie agrees to represent her and beat a jail sentence. But now Alice is jealous of everything Bennie has. Alice tries to murder Bennie and buries her alive in a box, believing she is dead. Alice starts to live Bennie's life and takes over completely. She becomes Bennie and everyone believes it, because they look exactly the same, she has Bennies cell phone, ID, credit cards, car and even...more
Barbra
The timing of this book was perfect for me - I was tremendously busy and traveling so I had little time to really focus on reading. This book is a very light read. Being an identical twin myself, I thought I might like this but instead found much of it completely ridiculous. The characters were not well developed and not even very likeable, even the 'good' guys. The plot has massive issues in how it plays out and the soul searching discussed in the book's description was non-existent.

I just not...more
Aurora
1. I can't believe goodreads readers gave this 4 stars
2. I can't believe that I actually finished the book
3. The book was about 100 chapters to long given the story.
4. Even with the book being 100 chapters to long, they still couldn't given it anything but an super cheezy ending.
Anne
I wanted to give this zero stars, but didn't want people to think I had just forgotten to give it a rating. This book sucked. Save your time and watch Real Housewives of Miami or something along those lines instead of filling your mind with THIS garbage.
Polly Watson
Lisa Scottoline's THINK TWICE is one of those novels, like Robert Louis Stevenson's STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE, is a story about how we all have two sides--the duality of the individual. It is about how even a good person can become a bad person or even evil if the circumstances are right or if he/she finds him/herself in a situation where it becomes necessity for survival. It's an interesting twist to the study of the duality of man where identical twin sisters both resort to horri...more
Katie
I always like a good guilty pleasure thriller, but the dialogue in this book is so bad it's laughable. This is the first book I've read by her and I've read great reviews on her books, but now I'm afraid to try anything else.
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