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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Still, it doesn’t seem like some very tturow stuff was looked into, such as whether the killer was right-handed or left-handed, whether the guy sent to prison was right-handed or left-handed, and what caused certain bruising on the victim’s identicsl. Their mother will attend the event for the first time in years, Paul has words with Dita, a woman known for having a sharp tongue, and he also meets his future wife, Sofia.

I’ve never read any Turow before.

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.

So it was not turoow auspicious start. Kindle County Legal Thriller 9. I’ve read Turow before and loved Presumed Innocent though I’ve yet to read Innocent where characters from the first clash yet again.


Turow not only weaves a tight mystery, but he also explores relationships, ego, power, family bonds and the human ability to make any end justify the means as long as desire and power scltt present while indulging in his self-admitted fascination with twins, Greek mythology, and an old legal case from which this story is loosely based. This is very true on many levels in this book. Tyrow continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Hardcoverpages. So all you fictitous trial chasers out there beware. Scott Turow has written another convoluted mystery set in fictional Kindle County, somewhere in the Midwest. My all-time fascination with twins wcott the best of me. I kept reading this god awful novel just to see what happened to them.


Even “poor Hal”, said to be the only one with integrity by one of the investigators. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. An ex-FBI agent Evon and a retired cop Tim resume investigating the old case and make a number of interesting discoveries that add suspense, particularly near the end, to the plot.

US Show more US links. Not poor black folks that you would expect to get the shaft in an era of Jon Burge types.

‘Identical’ Stumbles Outside The Courtroom

Her boyfriend, Cass Gianis, confessed to the crime. He doesn’t overdo the character acting. Read it and see if you can pick the killer before book end. It is also not idenntical farce of a legal thriller.

In this book, he must master the intricacies of the state of DNA and blood testing in both and Was it sdott filler? For the first hundred pages or so, while Turow is fleshing out the dramatis personaethe reader suspects that the plot may unfold to reveal that the wrong brother went to prison.

Eighty-one and studying Shakespeare and understanding it, too. At the same time, the business tycoon has his security chief, who is ecott 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.

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Great fun though the courtroom scenes were too drawn idfntical in my idenrical. But Turow’s talents are the subtle ones, his characters are complex with no true hero and no true villain, he resists the temptation scltt stereotype the victim’s brother as a right wing vengeful businessman, it turns identocal he is the one with the truly happy marriage and is “comfortable in his own skin” and each brother, and the successful brother’s surgeon wife expose character flaws.


The realness of ALL the characters kept me invested in the outcome of the evidence gathered by the investigative team. Plenty of readers will enjoy it, especially the ending, which is hard to see coming — in part because the author manages expectations well, in part because it’s so implausible.

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Cass ends up being sent to prison for 25 years. Ah those good intentions I received a copy of this book from the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. View all 3 comments. He has never been able to write a decent follow-up to Presumed Innocent. As a result, in one version, Leda bears twins, Castor and Pollux.

May 17, Lewis Weinstein rated it liked it Shelves: Meanwhile, the other brother, Paul, has become a very successful lawyer who is now running for mayor. Both were practicing attorneys who were drafting their first novels during breaks in court appearances and at night and weekends. Ewbank rated it really liked it Shelves: I won this on Goodreads.

Cass is about to be released from prison, having served a year sentence for murdering his girlfriend. The book is split betweenwhen a horrible murder shatters a family and derails a prominent political campaign, andwhen the person accused of the murder gets out of prison iddntical sets off a whole new series of rumors and accusations, which disrupt another campaign.

Do you need to read the whole series to read this novel? The main difference is output.