Scott Turow’s latest Kindle County thriller takes its inspiration from the Greek This latest one, “Identical,” is stuffed with so many themes and. Scott Turow takes a long time to get his ducks in a row in this, his most recent novel about legal shenanigans in Chicago, which as usual he. Scott Turow has written another convoluted mystery set in fictional Kindle County, Two of the main characters are brothers – identical.
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Goodreads helps you kdentical track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Identical by Scott Turow. The novel focuses principally on events inwhen Paul is a candidate for Mayor of Kindle County, and Cass is released from the penitentiary, 25 years after pleading IDENTICAL, based loosely on the myth of Castor and Pollux, is the story of identical twins Paul and Cass Giannis and the complex relationships between their family and their former neighbors, the Kronons.
The novel focuses principally on events inwhen Paul is a candidate for Mayor of Kindle County, and Cass is identucal from the penitentiary, 25 years after pleading guilty to the murder of his girlfriend, Aphrodite Kronon. The plot centers on the re-investigation of Aphrodite’s murder, carried out together by Evon Miller, an ex-FBI agent who is the head of security for the Kronon family business ZP, and private investigator Tim Brodie, 81, a former homicide detective.
The complex web of murder, sex, and betrayal-as only Scott Turow could weave-dramatically unfolds, and the chilling truth is revealed: Hardcoverpages.
Published October 15th by Grand Central Publishing first published Kindle County Legal Thriller 9. To see what iddntical friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Identicalplease sign up. Do you need to read the whole series to read this novel? See 2 questions about Identical…. Lists with This Book.
Dec 01, Valerie rated it it was ok Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book was disappointing. For some reason, identicla was a slow and non-engaging read especially at the beginning. Initially, there were too many characters to keep track of, and the author identicao referring to them by their first and last names, which was extremely confusing. We could have done without getting to know less important characters — the turos, etc.
Also, did anyone else notice a major plot flaw? Towards the end of scot book, when Tim corners Sofia and “Cass” at This book was disappointing. Towards the end of the book, when Tim corners Sofia and “Cass” at the rest stop for “Cass”s perspective on what happened the scot Dita dies So, at the rest stop, Paul was telling the story as though he were Cass But the characters weren’t fully developed so I turos really care about them one way or the other.
View all 11 comments. Sep 03, Amanda Patterson rated it it was ok. I wanted to like ‘Identical’. I was a Scott Turow fan when ‘Presumed Innocent’ was released but I read his next novels with a set of mixed emotions.
I always felt he was trying too hard after the phenomenal success of his first book. It’s as if he’s forgotten the art of good story-telling. He concentrates on so many characters and twists and turns that I was more bewildered than enthralled.
In Identical, Turow tells the story of twins involved in a year-old murder Identica wanted to like ‘Identical’. In Identical, Turow tells the story of twins involved in a year-old murder case.
idwntical We have Cass Gianis, who pleaded guilty and served time when his girlfriend Dita Kronon was beaten to death, and his brother, Paul Gianis, who is now running for mayor. Paul files a lawsuit for defamation. And from there it just becomes more and more convoluted. I wish I could tell you I loved it, but I couldn’t find the magic in this book. Oct 20, Tucker Elliot rated it it was amazing. The story in a nutshell: At the same time, the business tycoon has his security chief, who is a former FBI agent, and a local PI, who had been the lead investigator on the original case, begin combing through every area of the original investigation, looking for something to prove both twins had been involved in the murder.
Those are my orders. View all 5 comments. This superb legal thriller is the story of a couple of identical twins. Paul is a state senator and is running for mayor. Cass is about to be released from prison, having served a year sentence for murdering his girlfriend. The plot is excellent, with many surprises.
Oct 27, Anne Booklady Molinarolo rated it scoht not like it Shelves: Where is the easy storyteller that whispers in my ear when I read Turow? I really wanted to like Identicalbut it was just plain awful. The book structure was really bad and I felt nothing for the characters, except for Tim and Evon.
I kept reading this god awful novel just to see what happened to them. I read an excerpt of Innocentand immediately saw the Scott Turow I came to know and turod years ago. I should have read that novel instead. Can I get my money back? View all 4 comments. Sep 15, Patrice Hoffman rated it really liked it Shelves: Scott Turow’s latest Identical is definitely the must-read legal thriller of the year. Although thriller doesn’t seem fair since it isn’t really thrilling in the usual sense but there’s a mystery just as well that’s needed to be solved.
Turow’s most famous work Presumed Innocent has probably made him an abundance of loyal fans who will buy this book just for his namesake, but the plus is idebtical it’s also satisfyingly written. Paul and Cass Gianis a play on the names in the Greek myth Pollux and C Scott Turow’s latest Identical is definitely the must-read legal thriller of the year.
Paul and Cass Gianis a play on the names in the Greek myth Pollux and Castor are twin brothers who have everything in the world going for them. Paul is soon to be a lawyer while Cass, a little less ambitious, is headed to a future in law enforcement. At times it’s hard to know where the dientical one stops, and the other begins. Their lives are on the right track until the death of Cass’ girlfriend Dita changes the course of both identiczl lives.
After 25 years, a long-standing family feud and family secrets boil to the surface when the brother Cass is up for parole after serving his time for the murder of Dita. His brother Paul is by his side the day of his release when Hal Kronon, Dita’s brother, yells for all the media to see that Paul Gianis has played a role in her murder as well.
This isn’t good for someone who’s running for Mayor of Kindle County. With a lot of uneasiness, and many secrets, Paul decides to file a defamation lawsuit against Hal which opens up a can of worms that no one is quite prepared to face. Scott Turow begs readers to question what is truth from what we want to believe. Investigators Evon Miller and Tim Brodie, an unlikely duo, dig into this family’s history and start to find twist after twist to the death of Dita.
Identical (Kindle County, #9) by Scott Turow
The mystery of her death held me in suspense the entire time. The realness of ALL the characters kept me invested in the outcome of the evidence gathered by the investigative team. It’s obvious that Turow does his research when it gets into the technical details of DNA and how it is processed when deciphering the differences in twins.
I appreciated the information, although I probably still couldn’t explain half of what was being disclosed. At times I only wish that attention was given to a trial of some sorts. So all you fictitous trial chasers out there beware.
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Identical is geared more towards the investigative side of cases than the sensationalism of a trial. In the interest of full disclosure, I am a huge fan of Scott Turow and Identical only helps me to realize I have great taste in authors.
Turow’s identicak to write real living and breathing characters in a genre that doesn’t pay as much attention to that detail is astounding. I always feel that he’s the thinking-man’s John Grisham. Please don’t pelt me with rocks In conclusion, Identical is highly recommended and begs to question our affinity towards placing people on turw that maybe don’t belong there. Jun 29, David rated it really liked it Shelves: From the beginning, it was clear that Cass had killed his girlfriend, Diti.
After all, he confessed his murder to the police. But Diti’s brother, Hal, always thought that Cass’ identical brother, Paul, had something to do with it. Twenty-five years later, when Cass was released from prison, the story really begins. Since idetnical this time Paul was running for mayor, and Hal was very rich, Hal sponsored an advertisement blitz, accusing Paul of “something”. And, it would be very difficult for Paul to p From the beginning, it was clear that Cass had killed his girlfriend, Diti.
And, iddentical would be very difficult for Paul to prove that he didn’t have anything to do with the murder. After all, his DNA was supposedly identical to that of his brother.