Identical Misfortune

Identical Misfortune

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Separated at birth, identical twins Ann and Veronica couldn't be more different: Ann, a loving wife and mother; Veronica, a heartless sociopath. When Veronica learns that Ann has married into a wealthy family, she manipulates family members and the police into believing she's Ann and then stages Ann's suicide, making off with millions to Europe and a new life as a wealthy socialite.

Identical Misfortune chronicles the thoughts and actions of a cold-blooded killer as she schemes, lies, and murders her way in and out of families on both sides of the Atlantic. It's also the story of her pursuer, a New Orleans homicide detective, whose investigation uncovers one shocking revelation after another and whose only chance of stopping the killing is to turn her back on the law she's sworn to uphold.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 376 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25mm | 721g
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • Illustrations; Illustrations
  • 1922329126
  • 9781922329127

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A convict takes over her identical twin sister's life in New Orleans, only to arouse the suspicions of a clever, intuitive detective in Zappa's debut thriller... an energetic tale with wonderfully complex characters ... A grim and engrossing procedural with a stellar cast. - Kirkus Reviews

Zappa takes the reader on a winding roller-coaster ride of betrayal and intrigue, and the aching feeling that evil will triumph in the end ... as harrowing as the journey is, it's worth the effort. - Charles Ray, Awesome Indies Book Award Assessor

Readers who enjoy watching a clever cop piece together a plot laid for them by an equally

clever criminal will find this book a pleasant diversion ... a suspenseful battle of wits between a tough, dedicated cop and a brilliant, but psychopathic, con artist that balances cerebral puzzle solving with vigorous action. - Indie Reader

The role of genetics in antisocial personality disorder is explored in this utterly spellbinding crime drama/thriller... From the compelling plot and the writing to the dialogue to the impressive character development, everything was top notch ... a well-imagined and outstanding work of fiction ... 4 out of 4 stars. - Online Book Club
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