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by Scott Turow
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Grand Central, 2015 (2013)
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* * *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

State Senator Paul Gianis is a candidate for Mayor of Kindle County. His identical twin brother Cass has been very recently released from prison, having served a twenty-five year term for the killing of his girlfriend, Dita Kronon. Not exactly the brother Paul would choose. Sure not to win him votes.

So starts the tale of the brothers and their disparate lives. An ex-FBI agent, Evon Miller, and private investigator Tim Brodie, start a re-investigation of Dita's death. Their work casts doubt on Cass's trial and these slender threads start to weave together deceptions that didn't rise to the surface at the trial.

Scott Turow never writes a dull book. Identical proves this rule. First published in 2013, this captivating novel will hold your attention from first page to last. The characters shine and people the book with both good guys as well as bad ones.

Somehow I missed Identical when it first came out. The printing hadn't faded with time and is just as fresh as when it hit the bookshelves.

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