"Brenda Joyce at her best"
For a few years twins Kait and Lana London rarely talked
beyond the globetrotting latter calling from typically a
European city to claim she was "alive and kicking". Those
calls were seldom and short, leaving Kait to wonder what
went wrong between the sisters to make Lana walk away.
That distance changes in the middle of the night when Lana
calls to say she is in Manhattan where Kait lives, in deep
trouble, and needs her help. Kait wants her sibling back
in her life and would do anything to achieve this goal. So
when Lana pleads with Kait to do what they used to as
children, switch places for a few days, living in her
Virginia home, Kait quickly agrees. Once the masquerade
begins she learns how difficult it is to accomplish, as she
knows little about her sister's life and doesn't have a
clue why so many people hate Lana including her husband
Trev Coleman, who she finds herself more than just
attracted to. There is also the matter of the stalker, who
might be Trev, going after Lana, not realizing this is Kait.
Though twins switching identities is one of the most
overused devices in fiction, Brenda Joyce provides the
audience with a terse romantic suspense that is filled with
twists and keeps the tension at high levels throughout the
tale. The cast is strong especially the courageous Kait
who readers will like. Though the villains of the piece
are either off kilter or too selfish, fans will appreciate
this engaging thriller.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 25, 2003
Kait London has been estranged from her twin sister for
years. She has never understood why and has always
regretted it. When her phone rings in the middle of the
night, Kait learns that Lana desperately needs her help.
All Kait has to do is take her place, for two days, at her
home in the horse country of Virginia. If Kait can play
this role convincingly, she will save Lana's life.
This is a game the twins have played before. But never
like this. For the charade is much more difficult to pull
off than when they were children. Lana has many secrets,
secrets she has kept from everyone, including
Kaitand she has as many enemiesincluding her
own husband. Kait had not been expecting Trev Coleman to
be in residence. Worse, she is soon forced to recognize
how darkly seductive he isand that he may very well
be her worst enemy.
And then Kait realizes that she is directly in the line of
fire. Someone is deliberately stalking Lana, but Kait is
the trapped prey.