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Her Perfect Twin

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I liked it more than I thought I would. It was actually entertaining and kept your attention. I don't know. It just didn't work for me. The characters weren't built well enough or something. It was too much for one book. I did like that there were multiple twists, but I don't think the last character's perspective was needed. I don't know that the mother played the role the book needed it to. There were also some unbelievable aspects. For entertainment purposes, it was a good read though.

Thank you so much to Netgalley and the publishers for this advanced copy for an honest review.
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Megan and Leah are twins with a long history of betrayal between them. When Megan finds intimate photos of Leah on her husband’s phone, the confrontation between them leaves Leah dead and stuffed in a freezer, and Megan living both lives while she plans her next steps. 
Just when you think the plot has gone too afield, a Gone Girl-style mid-book twist is there to pull you back in. 
I will recommend to fans of Megan Abbott and B.A. Paris. 
Thank you to Grand Central Publishing and Netgalley for the digital review copy.
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This book really just took me for a ride. I loved the build up, the character development, and the writing. I would definitely read more from this author!
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I think my fascination with twins began when I was introduced to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, as a kid. Since then I have gravitated toward plots that involve twins. I have always been curious as to how they can feel each others pain, hear one another's thoughts and of course how they can trick people into believing they are the other. 

Her Perfect Twin.... I was sucked right on in just with the title. 

This book gave me all the Gone Girl vibes BUT better. When one twin is murdered, will the other be able to frame an innocent husband? 

Narrated between multiple points of view, this storyline will pull you right in early on. There were no shortages of twists and deceit. Her Perfect Twin, was just the book I needed to get myself out of a book slump 

Five Stars.
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Hold on to your seat! This book was a wild ride! 
First off, I can't believe this was a debut novel, very impressive! This book had a few different POVs which I really enjoyed. Megan and Leah were great characters! Megan was stuck in a loveless and abusive marriage. Her twin Leah had it all! Fame, fortune and all Megan wanted. When Megan saw a pic of her estranged sister Leah on her husband's phone, she decides to confront her sister. 

Of course the confrontation goes wrong and one of the twins die but which one is it? Are the twins as identical as they seem? Guess we shall see......

If you're looking for a twisty, jaw dropping book, this is it! 

I want to thank Grand Central Publishing and Netgalley for the opportunity to read this ARC. 

All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Who doesn’t love a book about total opposites yet twins? This was one I was not expecting to be as good as it was! I highly recommend it as it’s not as predictable as you might think.
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Whenever I start a "twin" book, I know the narrator is going to be unreliable. Which twin is this really? Have they switched places yet?

HER PERFECT TWIN drew me in from the start with a murder and a plot to escape a bad marriage. And then Covid lockdowns foiled Megan's plans for escape, which I thought was so well-written. I remember joking to my boyfriend about cheaters having a bad time during Covid, and Sarah Bonner turned around and wrote a book about it! Don't worry, the lockdown was just a few scenes long and used as a plot device--it didn't drag out.

I don't want to spoil the ending, but HER PERFECT TWIN definitely stood out against all the other "twin" novels I've read recently--and there have been a lot of them.

This was a really great debut, and I can't wait to see what this author will write next.
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“It is the late afternoon of the twenty-third of March. 
Lockdown. 
Stay at home. Save lives. 
There is no way…to hire a van and move the body to a safer place. No way to get away. I am trapped…What the fuck do I do now?”

When Megan discovers risqué pictures of her estranged identical twin on her husband’s phone, she wants answers. But when she confronts Leah, the argument turns to murder. The only way Megan can get away with killing her twin is to become her. But then lockdown hits, making living two lives almost impossible. 

I have always been obsessed with identical twins so I will read any book about them. This one, though, had such a fun twist. The girls HATE each other. Did they switch places over the years? Yes. Did they trick their parents? Yes. But they are not best friends. In fact they don’t even really speak. What an absolutely fascinating twist on the bff identical twin trope. Just imagine hating someone that looks exactly. Like. You. 

This book had a lot of twists and turns and it kept me guessing until the legit very last chapter. I actually had to reread it to make sure I knew who was who! Mind. Blown. Which twin is reliable? Are either of them? And the husband Chris is quite the schmuck. Can you believe anything he says? That is certainly up for debate. What a wild ride! 

As a side note (and having worked in healthcare in the thick of Covid) I felt that the lockdown portions of the book were done very well and not at all “too soon.” 

Thank you to Netgalley, Grand Central Publishing, and the author for the ARC and ALC in exchange for an honest review.
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What a twisty little piece of work this book is. 😍

I loved the multiple POVS. One of which was in the mind of a narcissist psychopath which I find fascinating to read about. 

I also love reading about twins so this book basically had everything in a thriller you could want. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Who likes twists?💁‍♀️ Well…here’s the mother-lode!

There’s been a multitude of ‘twin’ books published in the past year or so. And yes, I’ve read many of them. But there was something unique about this one that truly drew me in.

WOW! This unassuming debut thriller turned out to be one fabulously twisty read! I had more than one moment where I needed to stop and retrieve my jaw from the floor! Thoroughly gob-smacked!

Megan and Leah are identical twins. When they were younger no one could tell them apart. But years later, is that still the case?

The twins have long been estranged. Megan, trapped in a loveless and abusive marriage. While Leah reaps the profits from pushing her sister aside and publishing a best-selling book about their lives as twins. Not nice!

Eventually, the two sisters agree to meet in a remote cabin. At the end of their little get-together, only one will walk away. But which one?

But as Covid hits and lockdown strikes, (don’t worry it’s a brief backdrop) will the surviving twin get away with cold-blooded murder?

⚠️ Be careful reading the publisher’s blurb. Going in as blind as possible will give you the best experience.

This was a debut for a very talented new author. I cannot wait to see what she has in store for us next!

Thank you to NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing
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I love twin books, which is why I requested Her Perfect Twin. And I was happy that I didn't re-read the synopsis before diving in. 

This book was a quick, twisty read that was just the right amount of dark. It was a lot of fun to read it and I recommend it to anyone who, like me, loves twin books, but also anyone who loves a good domestic thriller.
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Identical twins are known for switching places as kids to play pranks on others, even their own parents. But what happens when the twins are adults and one goes after the other's husband? When Megan discovers her estranged twin Leah has been intimate with her husband, she tracks Leah down for a confrontation. The argument ends in murder. To avoid being caught for the killing, Megan must live both her sister's life and her own at once, When the lockdown hits, this double act becomes nearly impossible.
This debut novel is notable for the many ingenious twists and shocks the author builds in on the way to a satisfying conclusion. Sarah Bonner has what it takes to become a star in the thriller genre.
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Megan has been married to Chris for the last four years.  He is an exacting and controlling person who is trying to make her question her sanity.  Her mother had been taken in by her own husband as he had a total other family in addition to theirs.  This sent her mother down a bad mental path and she is now in a psychiatric hospital.

Megan has an identical twin sister named Leah.  When the girls were young, they were very close and did everything together.  But when they became teens, Leah changed into a hateful person doing all she could to hurt and undermine her sister.  After doing other awful things against Megan, she has nothing to do with Leah. That is until she finds evidence of her having a long-term affair with Chris.  That’s when Megan snaps and something dreadful happens.

Next comes a huge game of cat and mouse and evil in its worst form.  My mouth dropped at some of the violence and viciousness going on in this book almost to the point of putting it down and considering a DNF.  But I persevered and am glad I did.  Now, I can say I read one of the most outlandish books ever written.  If you are in for a truly wild ride that will leave your eyes popping, don’t this this one.

Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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Wowza!  If this is Sarah Bonnet’s debut I cannot wait to see how twisty her next book is!  This is one of the twistiest books I have ever read, which had me staying up way to late to find out what happened.  I had to read the last page about 5 times just because my brain could not believe what was the final plot twist.

Don’t even go into this book reading the summary because you will want to have a completed open mind while reading this book.

Thank you to Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Audio, NetGalley, and Sarah Bonners for the #gifted copies!

My review will be posted on Instagram (thriller_book_sisters) on 9/26/22.
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What a fun and twisty debut! Separated into five sections, varying in points of view, this story follows Megan who just found out her husband is having an affair with her estranged identical twin, Leah. When she goes to confront Leah, their argument turns deadly and to avoid getting caught, Megan has to pretend to be her twin. Just when I thought I knew where the story was going and what certain characters were capable of, there was a new revelation that caught me off guard. While this was set in March of 2022, the COVID mentions were subtle and the plot was not a pandemic novel. Rather, knowing the lockdown was coming, added a great deal of suspense to the story and an extra layer of tension amongst the characters. The audiobook narrators were excellent, and I loved listening to the difference voices as the drama unfolded.

Read if you like:
-Cat and mouse thrillers
-Twin stories
-Unreliable narrators
-UK setting
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I very much enjoyed this twisty, suspenseful novel about estranged identical twins, one of whom ends up dead very early in the book. The relationship between Meghan's evil husband, Christopher, and a twin (don't want to give too much away) is very well done, as they strive to outsmart each other. I thought the Covid lockdown worked very well and added an intriguing dimension to the book. I did find it a bit confusing in parts, but generally a very well written and satisfying story. Many thanks to Grand Central Publishing and NetGalley for an e-ARC of this book.
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Psychological thrillers involving twins never fail to entertain me and this was no exception. This takes readers on a wild ride of betrayal and deception. The characters are all complex and sordid. Twist after twist lead up to a shocking ending. I thoroughly enjoyed this and will be recommending it to library patrons. Fans of B. A. Paris and Wendy Walker will love this.
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Megan is trapped in a marriage with a sketchy man who has been gaslighting her from day 1.  When she finds provocative photos of her estranged identical twin on her husband's phone, she is crushed.  Leah always wanted everything Megan had, and it's time to retaliate and also escape from her terrifying marriage.  Then the COVID pandemic starts, complicating things...

COVID probably could have been left out of this in my opinion.  There are a slew of COVID books out there as writers processed the dramatic changes in all of our lives.  I get that.  But I don't really need to read about it.

At any rate, this was a great thriller, especially for a debut novel!  It got a little confusing at a few points, but I think maybe that lead to intrigue in the story.  I will definitely look for more books by this author!
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Wow - This book has a lot going on! Megan is estranged from her twin, Leah.  Megan’s marriage has issues even before she finds a picture of Leah on her husband’s
phone.  And when I say issues, I mean ISSUES…..this guy isn’t quite right.  And when Megan confronts Leah, she ends up killing her and decides to live both their lives, but then the pandemic lockdown happens.

The first half was good and then things really get turned upside down about halfway through.  It was a little disturbing for me at that point but then another twist occurs which sucked me back in. 

Thank you @netgalley and @grandcentralpub for the opportunity to read and review this book.  Her Perfect Twin is out in paperback on 9/28.
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3.5 stars

Okay, I really struggled with how to rate this one. There were some very strong bones for a thriller and some good wow moments but also parts that were pretty unbelievable and had some plot holes.

However I am a very detail oriented, logic based person so have a hard time relinquishing that to give into a story so that might be part of my problem. I can totally see how the story can be a wild, disorienting, twisty ride for those who don’t overanalyze the details and can just lean into the story. 

Which let’s get to the story because it’s such an interesting premise. Megan confronts her twin Leah for sleeping with her husband and it results in murder (not a spoiler it’s in the synopsis). To get away with it Megan decides to live a double life pretending to be Megan and Leah; but then lockdown hits. Now I wasn’t sure how I felt about reading a book with the pandemic in it but it was used as such an interesting plot device. Because what would you do it you were in middle of living a double life and suddenly everything shuts down and you’re stuck in one place?

Although I had a strong inclination as to the way the story was going (and was correct) Bonner did a great job keeping me questioning myself and wondering what and who to trust. 

Overall, a fast enjoyable read and solid debut that has me keeping an eye out for any future books from Bonner! 

Thank you to Netgalley and Grand Central Pub for the eARC in exchange for honest review!
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