“Loved it. Maggie and Thane work together to find Maggie's twin sister.”see full review » see other reviews »
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“Mary Reilly is a monster. She has sex with and kills her first cousin, takes advantage of her sister, and deliberately seduces her sister's first boyfriend in order to steal him from her. And yet, her twin sister, Maggie, trusts her over the boyfriend she supposedly loved, a man who isn't a...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Loved it. Maggie and Thane work together to find Maggie's twin sister.”Andy C wrote this review Saturday, May 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Twins - one strong willed, the other lets herself get walked over. Sometimes good, sometimes boring.”Angie F wrote this review Monday, July 16, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is the worst book ever. It had no suspense whatsover.”Karen K wrote this review Tuesday, May 26, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Not as great as I was lead to believe…
While feeding her horses, a voice floats through Maggie’s mind. It had been years since she felt it for the last time. Her twin-sister’s voice. Her sister is in trouble. And she’s blaming her ex-husband, Thane Walker, the man Maggie had fallen in love with years ago. Not long after she hears the voice, Thane shows up on her doorstep; just before she disappeared, Marquise and Thane had gotten into an awful fight, and now the police believe him to be their number one suspect.
Mary Theresa, now known as Marquise, has disappeared without a trace, without the tiniest clue as to where she went. Maggie ships her daughter off to her in-laws while she heads to Denver with Thane to search for her sister. Plenty of suspects: from ex-husbands, ex-boyfriends, current boyfriend, co-workers, supposed friends… Did someone ‘help’ Marquise disappear? Was she kidnapped? Was she murdered? Or did Marquise do what she’s done before; disappear for a few days only to reappear as if nothing was wrong? No ransom note, no body. The police are digging, and so is Maggie. But she doesn’t understand what she finds, for her sister has a dark side that Maggie never knew about, and doesn’t want to believe.
**I was disappointed with this story. You’re first introduced to Maggie and her daughter, Becca. She’s in some small town in Idaho, escaping a troubled past, dragging her daughter with her. What happens at the beginning is quite promising - however, it doesn’t stay that way. Thane shows up, wanting her help. She ships her daughter off, heads to Denver with Thane, and begins learning things about her twin sister that she never knew. Suddenly, she has no clue who her twin sister really is.
But then the story gets kind of lame. There’s a flashback to when they were teens. While Maggie was the loner, the one who prefered to be by herself, Mary Theresa was becoming the wild child. The twisted family legacy was rather awful in a disgusting way, not horrifying. Yes, there was deceit and betrayal, but there was no originality to it. Horrible enough that Maggie wants to truly believe that nothing happened and she suppressed it. Mary Theresa sleeps with Thane while he’s drunk, pretending to be Maggie, then claims the baby is his - when it actually wasn’t. And it goes on and on. At one point, I was screaming “enough already!” Mary Theresa becomes the bad person; uses men to get where and what she wants, blah, blah, blah.
Mary Theresa was screwed up in the head, had been since she was a teenager. Even when she tries to make it right at the end, her vision of things was still skewed. Maggie… OMG, I’ve never met such a naive character. I mean really naive; not an inkling of what her sister was really like? Suppressing something so ‘horrible’ that she refuses to remember it? She was sixteen, for crying out loud! I can understand if she’d been twelve, but sixteen? And Thane - a charmer? I never felt the ‘charm’. And his biggest secret he was holding back had to do with the possibility of a seventeen-year-old son out there somewhere, that Mary Theresa had given up after they split, and she was trying to extort money from him. The threat was, either loan me the money or you’ll never find your son? *biggest eyeroll I can make* And the one who set up the disappearing act/killer - unoriginal to say the least. The one character I liked that seemed to have any common sense: Becca. For a kid, she was smart. She figured out her cousin was using her, what her aunt and uncle were up to, and headed straight for her mother the second she figured it out. While it was stupid how she did the latter, I still thought her the smartest.
After the story is finished, Ms. Jackson writes to her fans. The sentence: “A fun-loving triangle!” had my jaw dropping. Fun-loving? It was sick and twisted, not fun-loving! Ugh.”
Mary Theresa – Marquise – a spoiled, egotistical, only slightly famous actress, suddenly disappears. Maggie McCrae, her identical twin but her total personal opposite, receives a telepathic message from her missing sister, begging for help and warning about Thane Walker.
Thane Walker is one hunky, ruggedly sexy, manly man that Marquise and Maggie have had the hots for, since their teens. The more flamboyant, daring Marquise, predictably, had snagged the man and had left her twin’s heart in smithereens.
Now, Thane suddenly appears again in Maggie’s life and insists on helping her find Marquise, his ex-wife. Maggie desperately needs to find her twin, who could be in mortal danger. Should Maggie trust the man who had broken her heart?
Finding Marquise will open Maggie up to old hurts and will reveal new secrets about her twin that she’s never known. On top of this she has Thane Walker to deal with…
The Review :
And so goes this suspense-romance that actually reads like a B-movie. And so like one, don’t expect writing that takes pains to develop its characters or convey some dawning life realizations.
The author aims to titillate and she does a very good job with this delectable confection of a romance wrapped in a whodunit-mystery-thriller— the kind of guilty pleasure you don’t want your book-snobbish friends to know you indulge in.
A great companion for the coming summer margaritas and bikinis, Lisa Jackson is another author I wouldn’t mind picking up now and then.
My Mark : Good; Enjoyable
“Not at all the culprit I expected.”Myrna B wrote this review Monday, February 2, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Mary Reilly is a monster. She has sex with and kills her first cousin, takes advantage of her sister, and deliberately seduces her sister's first boyfriend in order to steal him from her. And yet, her twin sister, Maggie, trusts her over the boyfriend she supposedly loved, a man who isn't a monster. Nope. Doesn't work for me, Heroines with the IQs of rocks suck. The boyfriend needs to hook up with a functional heroine instead of setting for Ms. Stupid here.”Kassiana wrote this review Saturday, March 1, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Twins and telepathy..entertaining reading