Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Other Twin by Hunter Morgan

I have several books by Hunter Morgan and even though they are all unread, I bought this one at Borders earlier this month when I had a gift card. I decided to grab this one off of the shelves because the back cover sounded so intriguing. I have to admit I was a bit disappointed, but I still give it a B.

Back cover:
They called them the "Twin Murders, the horrific work of Charles Eshey, a serial killer who preyed on, kidnapped, and murdered one twin, leaving the other alone and haunted. Sydney MacGregor remembers the time all too well. It was her testimony that put Eshey behind bars for life. But that was twenty years ago, and Sydney has managed to go on with her life, raising her own daughter. Then the killings start again. Someone is targeting the twins who survived. One by one, their children have disappeared. Now, to protect her daughter, Sydney will delve into the twisted mind of a psychopath, matching wits with the man who killed her own twin. It's a dangerous game tha could uncover the truth... and leave her family vulnerable to a serial killer more cunning than she could ever imagine...

I had a couple of beefs with this book. One of them was the editing... there were several spots were punctuation marks were missing or added where they were not necessary. That kind of messed up my reading and threw things off a bit.Then, right in the blurb it says that the killing took place twenty years ago, and in the book it mentions that Sydney was 12 years old and is now 40. Now I did get my degree in math, but I am pretty sure that someone doesn't need one to see that the math doesn't jive. Another problem I had was there wasn't much suspense... most of the book was about the possibility that the killer was back. There was never any proof that the missing kids where dead, and even at the end of the story there wasn't a real conclusion. The last 40 pages had all of the suspense, though it was done well. I was able to figure out who the killer was due to some cleverly placed clues, which I really appreciated and enjoyed. All in all, it was an enjoyable read but not something I would tell everyone to run out and buy right this minute.

I am not sure what I am going to read next. I did pick up another book from the library today, but it is by Lisa Jackson so I am going to save it for the Lisa Jackson read-a-thon starting in April. The next book is going to be one of mine, so hopefully it will be a great one. I am off for the next couple of days, with just tutoring appointments here and there, so I hope to get a lot of good reading in! Happy Reading everyone!

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