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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This Greek tragedy wrapped in a modern-day who-done-it is full of twists that will challenge even the most seasoned mystery fan. The ultimate resolution is much more complicated than that, however, with the plot taking a number of unexpected and interesting twists and turns. This review has been hidden idrntical it contains spoilers.

At least three different times I was sure I knew what was happening, and I was wrong each time. It defines who we are.

In the myth, Leda, Queen of Sparta, is raped by Zeus, who takes the form of a swan. Even his identical twin, Paul, despises Dita but doesn’t know what to do. The book is split betweenwhen a horrible murder shatters a fami It sounds like a hokey set up.

Then again, a farce by nature is required to be humorous.

Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. View all 5 comments. There was a problem adding your email address. Oct 17, Carol rated it really liked it Recommended to Carol by: Courtroom drama and medical forensics Two men, identical twins, one goes to jail at age 25 for the murder of his sweetheart.

US Show more US links. Oct 29, Jay Connor rated it really liked it.

Their lives are on the right track until the death of Cass’ girlfriend Dita changes the course of both their lives. I found the first section, which introduces the characters and their relationships, to be dreadful, badly written and clunky.

As another reviewer mentions, the background story behind each character describes how the character lost something or someone dear to him or her. Sep 15, Patrice Hoffman rated it really liked it Shelves: Double the pleasure, double the fun.


Identical (Kindle County, #9) by Scott Turow

It was the perfect page turner. It was well written, although not exceptional and is drawn out a bit at times. As a registered Independent I also could’ve done without some of the didactic political lectures intermingled throughout the narrative as they derailed the ongoing mystery. It doesn’t make you want to root for the truth, by the end I was hoping that the twins had some completely dirty outrageous secret just to tick off Hal and co.

Oct 20, Tucker Elliot rated it it was amazing. Also, what’s with the protagonist running for “mayor of Kindle County? And “West Bank Mall,” the first shopping mall built by the murdered girl’s real estate magnate father, is described as “white brick buildings connected by networks of open walkways” – which people from Cook County will recognize as a description of Oakbrook Terrace. After the misery that some of these characters went through on Hal’s witch hunt, I wanted his reality to come crashing through but it didn’t, and for all the shrines he had built for Dita, in the end all she got was a shrug and “we will never really understand” and on he goes.


Monkey See Favorite Books Of The Kronons never get over their loss and go to great lengths to go after those they think responsible. View all 4 comments. Accordingly, he launches a vicious advertising campaign to implicate him in ideentical murder for which his twin brother just spent 25 years in a minimum security prison.

He keeps us guessing about some elements while making others easy to surmise. Which is strange because the victim and the supposed perp were from high profile families. In Identical, Turow tells the story of twins involved in a year-old murder case. Meanwhile, Paul’s identical twin brother, Cass is sitting in prison for killing Hal’s sister, Dita.

‘Identical’ Stumbles Outside The Courtroom

The medical stuff was perfectly done however. Neither were interesting n My biggest gripe with this is the presumption that money can buy you anything.


Towards the end of the book, when Tim corners Sofia and “Cass” at the identicsl stop for “Cass”s perspective on what happened the night Dita dies Since at this time Paul was running for mayor, and Hal tuurow very rich, Hal sponsored an advertisement blitz, iventical Paul of “something”.

The death of his daughter is ultimately the death of him. Hal runs property company ZP, founded by his father, and is currently brokering a massive deal to buy a rival called YourHouse it beinga Greek tragedy is surely in store. The 2 boys are members of the tight knit Greek community in their Midwestern city.

It’s a Greek tragedy. Review by Carl Wilkinson. A chorus of characters. It might suit my current mood. I will not say anything about the ending because I recommend readers find out for themselves.

Disclaimer added as required by the FTC. I was able to figure out many of idwntical mysteries, but it was satisfying to get the details of the whos, whys, hows, etc. This was an entertaining read and I recommend it to all mystery lovers, especially those who like Legal thrillers, and plots that are twisted and impossible to guess at the outcome.

The plot centers on the re-investigation of Aphrodite’s murder, carried out together by Evon Miller, sscott 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. Scott Turow practiced law before turning his attention to fiction writing.

Overall, I enjoyed the story very much. Opinion Show more Opinion links.

Just as Paul is running for mayor after several terms in the State Senate Cass is released from jail.