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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The plot is this – A wealthy, CEO, Hal Kronon, has spent decades heartbroken over the violent hands-on murder of his sister and the man who has confessed and served One should never intentionally cross a Greek. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email.

The writing ceased to bother me very soon into Chapter 2. Turow is always adept at correctly and accurately describing legal procedures, although they are less pivotal to the story here than in, say, Presumed Innocent or Reversible Errors.

Dec 27, Debra Lowman rated it really liked it.

Hal hired two private investigators to come up with some proof that Paul was involved in the murder. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Jul 12, J. Only in do we get the answers to these questions.


There is a large cultural affair yurow the grounds on Zeus’ home and that evening Dita is found d Cass and Paul Gianis are identical twins.

Review of “Identical” by Scott Turow | Rhapsody in Books Weblog

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The main difference is output. The story has many twists and turns and surprises. Both paths were rocky and full of snares. Improbable coincidences, characters misidentifying one another. As we’ve come to expect from him Turow gives us lots of twists and turns. Cass pled guilty to the murder and was sentenced to 25 years in a local minimum security prison. In the myth, Leda, Queen of Sparta, is raped by Zeus, who takes the form of a swan.

Eighty-one and studying Shakespeare and understanding it, too.

IDENTICAL by Scott Turow | Kirkus Reviews

This review is by my husband Jim. But he also has to listen to his gut and his gut is at odds with the science.

Identical met all my expectations. Markets Show more Markets links. Please provide an email address. Identical is based loosely on the Greek myth of Castor and Pollux. The twin connection is also explored as Paul and Cass were especially close. The result is a novel that, rather than soaring to Olympian heights, remains grounded, overburdened with symbolism that signifies little and becomes ever more implausible as the story unfolds.


Turow, at this position in his literary career, appears to have more freedom to sprawl in his narrative and that he does. Double the pleasure, double the fun. One should never intentionally cross a Greek. Excellent storytelling and absolutely addictive. Great fun though the courtroom scenes were too drawn out in my opinion. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. In identicao, he plays a written version of clue stacking up idenyical suspects and dismissing them routinely until his has consumed After reading Presumed Innocent, I read all Turow’s subsequent novels thinking, just maybe, he might write another as good as that first novel.

So it was not an auspicious start.

‘Identical’ Stumbles Outside The Courtroom

We catch up a little with some familiar characters, but their roles are small. As a registered Independent I also could’ve done without some of the didactic political lectures intermingled throughout the narrative as they derailed the ongoing mystery.

When one of the boys, Cass, becomes involved with the tempestuous Dita, the daughter of a very successful man, Zeus, Lidia is unhappy.