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3.86  ·  Rating details ·  2,017 ratings  ·  319 reviews
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
Paperback, 272 pages
Published May 15th 2018 by Thomas & Mercer
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May 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
What a wild ride this one was, pure fun and definitely not the type of read to take too seriously. You see, it’s outrageous and a little out there but this was entertainment at it’s finest and because it was such a crazy ride you truly never really knew what would happen next and those types of reads are always the best for me.

This is told from two viewpoints, twin sisters Mallory and Charly and is very fast paced and engaging. Mallory is the twin who grew up with a single mother who struggled t
The Good Twin was a solid 3.5 stars for me. An enjoyable thriller that centers around identical twins Mallory and Charly-one who grew up poor with their biological mother, while the other was adopted by a wealthy family. They grew up never knowing about each other until a chance encounter with a Mallory and one of Charly’s friends-who after being convinced that Mallory is indeed not Charly, swears that they look so much alike that Mallory needs to meet her.
Things get very interesting after that-
Sarah Joint
May 20, 2018 rated it liked it
There is very little in this book that is believable. If you will have a problem with that, it's not for you. If you can just accept that it'll be a fun, wild, juicy read before you start, go ahead. As easy to read as it is outlandish, I flew through it in only two sittings. It's like a soap opera, filled with betrayal and more twists than you can count. I did enjoy the read, and if the ending hadn't gone just too off the rails, I would have rated it a little higher. The author definitely took a ...more
May 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley-arcs
Mallory is a down on her luck waitress that really wants to be an artist. She was raised by a single mother and they struggled to get by on a daily basis.

Charly was adopted by loving, wealthy parents when she was three days old. She owns an art gallery in Manhattan and is happily married to a handsome man and her college sweetheart, Ben.

One day while Mallory is at work she is mistaken for someone else. The man insists she is Charly Gordon. He mentions that she owns an art gallery near by. Her
Linda Strong

Mallory Holcomb, at the age of 30, discovers that she has an identical twin sister named Charlotte (Charly) that she has never met. Mallory is a waitress and aspiring artist taking art classes whenever she can.

Charly grew up with adoptive parents that were/are quite wealthy. She has never gone without or wanted for anything. She is married to Ben, who has a girlfriend. Of course, he doesn't know that she knows. Everything he has is because his wife is the wealthy one. If he divorces, he gets not
Nicole Chinnici
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 a feeling there was more to the story than what was b
May 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I 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 few instance in the way the twins behaved which stra
4.5 ⭐️The elements in this story are not easy ones to contemplate or take. I’ve been thinking about this book, and I did like the story as it was something that kept me glued to my kindle and turning pages. I’m not sure how plausible the story is; however, knowing the true nature of people; I’m not going to discount it. People can surprise you in many good ways and bad. They are all here. So, the author with her background studies in psychology will have seen some of this. I just went with it. I ...more
May 25, 2018 rated it liked it
For starters, this is a true work of fiction. If you are preparing yourself for a believable tale, don’t. Going into this with the mindset and expectation of an unbelievable yet entertaining story will set you up for a more enjoyable read. The lack of believability was the largest part of my overall displeasure. But, as I said, go into this one with this expectation in mind and you are in for a slow building suspenseful ride!

Marti Green has offered a well written and descriptive tale. The story
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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.
Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I honestly don't know where to start with this book, it was a bit of a mess.

Try to suspend your disbelief when reading this because this book definitely requires you to.

We have a young mother that was thrown out of the house because she was pregnant and refused to give up her baby. At the age of 16 a young girl made a hard choice when she found ou
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 something that just destroys any good feeling you have for th
Jul 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
Wow. What a wild and crazy ride!

Fair warning though--

The Good Twin skims only the very surface of the story, and never truly delves too deeply into the characters, their motives, or the who/what/when/where/why. The writing, to me, seemed very elementary...with unexplained time gaps, the introduction of characters for absolutely no reason, and a lack of character depth. At times, I even rolled my eyes at the direction the book was taking.


And this i
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thank you to the publicist for providing me a with a free copy of the book. This is an honest review – all opinions expressed are my own.

The Good Twin is a quick, suspenseful read that kept me trying to figure out just which twin was supposed to be the good one! The story is told in alternating points of view between Mallory and her newly discovered twin Charly. While you may think each twin is telling you the whole story as you read her chapters, that’s not always entirely true.

The premise and
Chandra Claypool (WhereTheReaderGrows)
3.5 Stars.

Mallory never knew she had a twin and when she does find out, it seems they have led two VERY different lives. Charly has everything while Mallory has had to work hard to get everything. When Ben comes to Mallory with a proposal to benefit them both, she heads down a dangerous road.

Honestly, you guys, this read like a Lifetime movie on crack! And I do NOT mean that in a bad way. I happen to have a soft spot for Lifetime movies - guilty pleasure level high! You really have to suspend a
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thank You, NetGalley, for my complimentary review copy.

Mallory and Charlotte Jensen, twin girls born to a young mother, grew up in vastly different circumstances, unaware of each other’s existence. Their mother, Susan AKA Sasha, could not afford to keep both her girls so she kept the first-born, Mallory.

“Charly,” now an art gallery owner, had a privileged upbringing and lives an affluent lifestyle with her husband, Ben Gordon. In stark contrast, Mallory, an artist, could not afford to go to col
Darcia Helle
Oh, I so dislike being in this position. I didn't like this book. The short explanation: The story is implausible and the characters' behavior is ridiculous.

Now I will do my best to elaborate without spoilers.

The story starts out well. We meet Mallory, "the good twin", whose part is written in first person. Initially, I found her character compelling and mostly likable. The pace is steady and the plot shrouded in mystery. We have elements of jealousy, greed, loss, and deception that could have m
Nov 06, 2018 rated it liked it
In a lot of ways this was a lot different to what I was expecting but this actually added to my enjoyment of the book,. The writing was vey good and the characters were well written even though I disliked some of then but for me that's always good and it proves that they are true to life. Twins are always an appealing subject and this book made the most of that ...All in all it was a enjoyable read and I would recommend if you like an entertaining read .. ...more
Jul 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, g

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 sweetheart, Ben. Charly got everything she e
Stacey Camp
**4.5 Goodreads Stars**

What if you had spent your entire young life in abject poverty only to find out that you had a twin who was living in luxury? Would you feel a tinge of jealousy? Or would you want something more: would you want revenge?

Marti Green's The Good Twin follows the character of Mallory, who grew up in poverty after her 17-year-old mother was booted out of her parents' house while pregnant with twins. Her mother keeps Mallory and puts the other twin up for adoption. Sadly, M
Tracy (The Pages In-Between)
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 Mallory to be caught up in this vindictive plan. I was
Janelle Janson
3.5 stars - full review to come
River Scott Tyler
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 might get that chance to have everything her Twin
Apr 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
A super great and quick read!

It was a little predictable. I felt like there could have been some good crazy towards the end, but it ended up being kinda vanilla.

I still enjoyed this read though and I totally recommend it!!
Amy Risner
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-arcs, 2018-books
ARC provided by Thomas & Mercer in exchange for an honest review

3.5 stars

Since 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 follows a set of twins who were separated at birt
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 question that she has trouble answering. He wants to know ...more
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Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 before. This book would be perfect for the big scre
Apr 29, 2018 rated it liked it
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 Mallory was concerned; I felt a little sorry for her as
This was a popcorn mystery/suspense. I had to suspend disbelief and not take it too seriously in order to enjoy the twists and turns. Marti Green has a writing style that is fun and engaging which made this easy to read. I'm also a fan of sibling (especially twin) mysteries so this was fun. ...more
May 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read this in a few hours , sooooo good, loved the twists and turns!
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After receiving her Master of Science degree and New York State Professional Certificate in school psychology, Marti Green realized her true passion was the law. She went on to receive her law degree from Hofstra University and worked as an in-house counsel for a major cable television operator for twenty-three years, specializing in contracts, intellectual property law and regulatory issues.

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