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People Magazine [3 stars] - September 3, 2009
"What is life but a story we don't know the meaning of yet?" The
question posed in its first pages captures the spirit of this
strangely suspenseful novel about a pair of preternaturally close
and curiously damaged fraternal twins. Lila, a quiet English prof,
is left catatonic when Billy commits suicide. Her only hope of
recovery lies in unraveling the long-discarded memories of her
bleak, eerie childhood. Tucker (The Song Reader) is a riveting
storyteller whose book brims with a cathartic intelligence about the
dark side of families and how we survive.
-- Joanna Powell
Booklist - August 1, 2009
"A captivating plot... will surely hook new fans. A masterfully told
story that delves deep into the human psyche and examines the
frailty of the human mind after a tragedy and the powerful, lifelong
impact of childhood memories."
Library Journal - June 15, 2009
"Compulsively readable… Nothing is as it appears in this
suspenseful, well-crafted look at truth and betrayal. Tucker reveals
a deeply scarred, mentally ill, abusive family at the crux of a
haunting, harrowing story…"
Publishers Weekly – June 1, 2009
"Engrossing and suspenseful, Tucker's remarkable novel unveils
the motives behind the curious behavior and superfluous lies of
unusually close-knit fraternal twins....A satisfying, imminently