When Scott Turow published his first novel, Presumed Innocent, in 1987, it became an immediate bestseller that was soon made into a successful film starring Harrison Ford. It also introduced readers to the fictional Kindle County and the recurring cast of characters who live, work and sometimes die there. Turow returns to Kindle County with Identical, a twisting tale of twin brothers and the secrets surrounding a long-ago murder. Paul Giannis is a successful state senator who's running for mayor; his twin, Cass, has just been released from prison after serving 25 years for the murder of his girlfriend, Dita. Dita's brother has always suspected that Paul had something to do with his sister's death, and he tasks two investigators-one who worked on the original case-to find out once and for all if both twins were involved. The story goes back and forth in time, switching from the day of Dita's death to the present, slowly filling in one detail after another to finally reveal the truth. There's a lot of discussion about DNA, which I found a little too technical for my tastes, but it's a key factor to unraveling the mystery. The traditions, family feuds and long-held secrets of the tight-knit Greek community in Kindle County also play an important part in the plot. The ending, when it comes, isn't exactly a shocker, but it should leave you pleasantly surprised. Identical may not be Turow's best book, but it's a good read with some clever plot twists and turns. And it's always nice to revisit the mythical Kindle County, where people are never quite who they seem to be.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Testimony comes a thrilling novel of murder, sex, and betrayal. State Senator Paul Giannis is a candidate for Mayor of Kindle County. His identical twin brother Cass is newly released from prison, 25 years after pleading guilty to the murder of his girlfriend, Dita Kronon. When Evon Miller, an ex-FBI agent who is the head of security for the Kronon family business, and private investigator Tim Brodie begin a re-investigation of Dita's death, they find themselves ensnared in a tangle of deception - as only Scott Turow could weave. PRAISE FOR IDENTICAL"A compulsively readable tale." - Los Angeles Times"Smart and wise." - Washington Post"Ambitious and richly realized...Broad in scope and epic in nature, this is as great a novel as a thriller." - Providence Journal