This thriller explores the sometimes uncanny bond between twins. Good characterization and some nice red herrings enliven the plot, but the heroine's occasional stubbornness in the face of peril is a slight distraction. Still, with extremely likable protagonists, this is
an enjoyable read.

D.C. morning news co-anchor Ellery O'Brien's world is shattered by the death of the man she believed to be her father and the discovery that she has a twin sister from whom she was separated at birth. Searching for her biological family, Ellery goes to Texas and discovers her sister's identity. Tragically, sister Susan was murdered two years earlier.

Although her introduction to rancher Clint Littleton leaves them both snarling, the discovery that Susan was his sister-in-law ties them together. Clint suspects that his brother Clay's "accidental" death was also murder but can't prove it. It doesn't take long for the threatening calls to start. Is this the work of a crank, or is Susan's killer stalking Ellery? (POCKET STAR, Oct., 358 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith