After the death of her parents, Meg Grant leaves Chicago and moves to Florida. She gets a job with a newspaper and is settling into her new life when her best friend Dayle comes to visit. Her happiness turns to terror when Meg is mistaken for another woman at the airport. Accosted by Ryan Kama, who calls her "Margot," he demands information about his brother's murder and the location of some missing emeralds.

Meg and Dayle escape and return homeonly to be attacked by thugs who also call Meg "Margot." Ryan appears out of nowhere and saves Meg from being abducted; Dayle, however, is not so lucky. Now Meg can't convince anyone that she isn't Margot Rhineheart. With her best friend most likely dead and numerous thugs still trying to get her, Meg doesn't know what to do. Who is this mystery woman who is apparently a dead ringer for her?

Intricate, transfixing and very intense, this is one thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Author Joyce Lamb makes an excellent debut with this true page turner. (Apr., 276 pp., $26.95)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith