LIES IN DISGUISE
Regrets are a part of life and, hopefully, a person will have an opportunity to correct the mistakes one makes before it’s too late. This is the premise at the heart of Layton’s novel, and it may bring tears to your eyes. This taut, heartfelt story is very satisfying. The murder mystery is well crafted and the romance is equally well done.
Identical twins Corinne and Charlene have been estranged for 10 years but have independently decided to reconnect with each other. Corinne seems to have it all — a wealthy husband, two loving children, etc. The day the sisters reconnect, one of them ends up dead and the other in a coma. Because of the extent of her physical injuries, Charlene is mistaken for Corinne. She decides to keep up the pretense in order to find out who killed her sister and why. Add Corinne’s estranged husband, Tyler, to the mix as he and Charlene find themselves falling in love. (GENESIS/INDIGO, Mar., 368 pp., $6.99)