Dead Ringer

Dead Ringer

A gripping thriller by Kate Kessler (author of the Audrey Harte novels), in which an FBI agent becomes entwined in a missing persons case that directly connects to a horrific event from her past. Eighteen years ago, FBI Agent Rachel Ward's mirror twin, Hannah, was taken by the Gemini killer, a serial killer who delights in sending photos of his victims to their twins. Rache A gripping thriller by Kate Kessler (author of the Audrey Harte novels), in which an FBI agent becomes entwined i...

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Title:Dead Ringer
Author:Kate Kessler
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Genres:Thriller
ISBN:0316439053
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:329 pages pages

Dead Ringer Reviews

  • Jennifer
    Oct 30, 2018

    3.5 Stars I picked up Dead Ringer on a whim. I hadn?t heard much about this book, and I haven?t read any of Kessler?s other works. But the premise intrigued me. Eighteen years ago, Rachel?s identical twin sister Hannah was abducted by the Gemini killer ? so called becau...

    Note to self: not my kind of plotting even though FBI Memory Jog: this was a twin horror show ...

    For decades, the Gemini Killer has been abducting one half of a set of twins and tormenting the surviving sister with photos of the atrocities he commits on his victim. Some he kills, some he keeps. Rachel?s twin Hannah disappeared, and not long after, Rachel started receiving the to...

    I did take some time with this book. I needed to draw it out while enjoying the characters. The story itself is very good and kept me guessing for a while. It?s one of those books that is very hard to put down and several times I am sure I gasped out loud while reading it. While diff...

    I found this book for my 2019 reading challenge. I needed 2 books with the same title and had just read The Dead Ringer (an Agatha Raisin novel) and while that book wasn't a very good Agatha Raisin, this book was much worse. It was full of language, explicit sex scenes and "twists" tha...

    I won a copy of this book through Good Reads Give-Away. I wish Good Reads allowed for half star ratings because I'd give this 4.5 stars! This was a really well written novel. I liked that the author fleshed out the characters without going on and on about trivial details. I felt tha...

    Kate Kessler never disappoints me and her latest is no exception. I loved meeting Rachel Ward (and I sincerely hope this won't be the last novel that Kessler puts out with her in it); Ward is strong, vulnerable and capable....similar to Kessler's other character that I love..Audrey Har...

    **I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway** I enjoyed reading this book, but I felt like it was very predictable. I really enjoy crime thrillers and this one was fun to read. It kept me entertained but I wasn't shocked by any of it. I kept expecting a twist and I just wasn't ge...

    "I received this book from a Goodreads Giveaway." Thank you Goodreads for this nail biter. The story was intriguing because of the focus on twins and a psychopath. I could not put it down with all of the twists and turns as well as the character development. The extreme and cruel be...

    Dead Ringer is a really good suspenseful thriller. I did not put this book down until I finished it and I rarely do that. This book is described as relentless and that's a good description. Even though it is non stop and fast past it was a tough read at the same time because of all th...

    Really enjoyed this thriller. I won?t lie it was some what predictable. In honesty I had an idea of who was involved etc early on in the book. But I think my mind is just set that way and thinks ahead to what I?d like to see happen (I?m rarely wrong). The ending wasn?t an U...

    I recently read a review of Kate Kessler's current book which was quite good and was the third in a series. So, I went to my favorite book store, intending to buy the first in that series. They did not have either #1 or #2 so I got this one instead. It is okay and appropriately serial...

    When teenager Rachel Ward and her mirror twin sister Hannah agree to switch places for a day, a nightmare occurs ? Hannah is taken by the serial killer known as Gemini (known for his habit of taking identical twins and sending photos of the victims to the remaining twin). Unable to m...

    Independent from her Audrey Harte series. This one has a protagonist whose twin was taken by standard evil years ago. She's now an FBI investigator obsessed with the case. While the dark and angst ridden mood works in the first four Harte novels, this one just seems trite and dull. The...

    What an amazing story! I just loved it! The book follows Rachel, an FBI agent sworn to find the serial killer that kidnapped her twin sister, Hannah, when she was sixteen and bring him to justice. The Gemini Killer, as he is called, kidnaps a twin and then gets pleasure out of sending ...

    I finished this book late at night so I waited until this morning to write the review.....I loved this book! I?m always eager to devour serial killer/suspense/mystery novels and this one stood out to me. The twin theme plus the character development really hooked me. I hope there?s...

    The book cover comments include "thriller" and "atmosphere of fear and suspense." I found nothing that thrilled me--I feel I have read this same story by at least three other authors, even one about twins, before. As for fear and suspense, there was nothing at all after page 52 that wa...

    rachael ward is an fbi agent, a career she chose after her identical twin was abducted by the gemini killer. she constantly searched for her sister, believed she was dead, but hoped she was alive. be careful what you wish for. not all wishes turn out the way we want. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It has a lot of terrible visuals in it, and while I had an idea of the ending, I wasn?t sure how it would play out- and then it surprised me anyway. Great read with an interesting dual plot. ...

    The idea was interesting, but I had a lot of suspension of disbelief issues with the FBI procedures and the sister's story and how it ended. Also the switching between the main character and some side characters that hardly had any development was kind of awkward. ...

    This was a Goodreads win for me. Thank you, Goodreads. This book is a typical, everyday Serial killer read. If you like serial killers and lots of detective work(I don't), then you will enjoy this book. It's very well written. ...

    Another twin novel - the killer takes one and leaves the other. I felt some kinship with the book at first but my interest slipped away rather quickly. I found the characters vapid and the plot stretched uncomfortably from one possibility to another. ...

    While not perfect, I really did like this one. ...

    Best thriller I?ve read in a long time! A+ ...

    Creepy creepy book ...

  • Kimberly
    May 28, 2019

    3.5 Stars I picked up Dead Ringer on a whim. I hadn?t heard much about this book, and I haven?t read any of Kessler?s other works. But the premise intrigued me. Eighteen years ago, Rachel?s identical twin sister Hannah was abducted by the Gemini killer ? so called becau...

    Note to self: not my kind of plotting even though FBI Memory Jog: this was a twin horror show ...

    For decades, the Gemini Killer has been abducting one half of a set of twins and tormenting the surviving sister with photos of the atrocities he commits on his victim. Some he kills, some he keeps. Rachel?s twin Hannah disappeared, and not long after, Rachel started receiving the to...

    I did take some time with this book. I needed to draw it out while enjoying the characters. The story itself is very good and kept me guessing for a while. It?s one of those books that is very hard to put down and several times I am sure I gasped out loud while reading it. While diff...

    I found this book for my 2019 reading challenge. I needed 2 books with the same title and had just read The Dead Ringer (an Agatha Raisin novel) and while that book wasn't a very good Agatha Raisin, this book was much worse. It was full of language, explicit sex scenes and "twists" tha...

    I won a copy of this book through Good Reads Give-Away. I wish Good Reads allowed for half star ratings because I'd give this 4.5 stars! This was a really well written novel. I liked that the author fleshed out the characters without going on and on about trivial details. I felt tha...

    Kate Kessler never disappoints me and her latest is no exception. I loved meeting Rachel Ward (and I sincerely hope this won't be the last novel that Kessler puts out with her in it); Ward is strong, vulnerable and capable....similar to Kessler's other character that I love..Audrey Har...

    **I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway** I enjoyed reading this book, but I felt like it was very predictable. I really enjoy crime thrillers and this one was fun to read. It kept me entertained but I wasn't shocked by any of it. I kept expecting a twist and I just wasn't ge...

    "I received this book from a Goodreads Giveaway." Thank you Goodreads for this nail biter. The story was intriguing because of the focus on twins and a psychopath. I could not put it down with all of the twists and turns as well as the character development. The extreme and cruel be...

    Dead Ringer is a really good suspenseful thriller. I did not put this book down until I finished it and I rarely do that. This book is described as relentless and that's a good description. Even though it is non stop and fast past it was a tough read at the same time because of all th...

    Really enjoyed this thriller. I won?t lie it was some what predictable. In honesty I had an idea of who was involved etc early on in the book. But I think my mind is just set that way and thinks ahead to what I?d like to see happen (I?m rarely wrong). The ending wasn?t an U...

    I recently read a review of Kate Kessler's current book which was quite good and was the third in a series. So, I went to my favorite book store, intending to buy the first in that series. They did not have either #1 or #2 so I got this one instead. It is okay and appropriately serial...

    When teenager Rachel Ward and her mirror twin sister Hannah agree to switch places for a day, a nightmare occurs ? Hannah is taken by the serial killer known as Gemini (known for his habit of taking identical twins and sending photos of the victims to the remaining twin). Unable to m...

    Independent from her Audrey Harte series. This one has a protagonist whose twin was taken by standard evil years ago. She's now an FBI investigator obsessed with the case. While the dark and angst ridden mood works in the first four Harte novels, this one just seems trite and dull. The...

    What an amazing story! I just loved it! The book follows Rachel, an FBI agent sworn to find the serial killer that kidnapped her twin sister, Hannah, when she was sixteen and bring him to justice. The Gemini Killer, as he is called, kidnaps a twin and then gets pleasure out of sending ...

    I finished this book late at night so I waited until this morning to write the review.....I loved this book! I?m always eager to devour serial killer/suspense/mystery novels and this one stood out to me. The twin theme plus the character development really hooked me. I hope there?s...

    The book cover comments include "thriller" and "atmosphere of fear and suspense." I found nothing that thrilled me--I feel I have read this same story by at least three other authors, even one about twins, before. As for fear and suspense, there was nothing at all after page 52 that wa...

    rachael ward is an fbi agent, a career she chose after her identical twin was abducted by the gemini killer. she constantly searched for her sister, believed she was dead, but hoped she was alive. be careful what you wish for. not all wishes turn out the way we want. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It has a lot of terrible visuals in it, and while I had an idea of the ending, I wasn?t sure how it would play out- and then it surprised me anyway. Great read with an interesting dual plot. ...

    The idea was interesting, but I had a lot of suspension of disbelief issues with the FBI procedures and the sister's story and how it ended. Also the switching between the main character and some side characters that hardly had any development was kind of awkward. ...

    This was a Goodreads win for me. Thank you, Goodreads. This book is a typical, everyday Serial killer read. If you like serial killers and lots of detective work(I don't), then you will enjoy this book. It's very well written. ...

    Another twin novel - the killer takes one and leaves the other. I felt some kinship with the book at first but my interest slipped away rather quickly. I found the characters vapid and the plot stretched uncomfortably from one possibility to another. ...

    While not perfect, I really did like this one. ...

    Best thriller I?ve read in a long time! A+ ...

    Creepy creepy book ...

    This was a book I couldn't and didn't want to put down! The twists kept me guessing until the very end. I really hope there will be a sequel! ...

    3,5 Stars! ...

    An easy read ...

    A great read for those rainy days where you jusy need a mystery and a hot drink!!! I finished it in several hours while relaxing on such a day lol ...

    I liked the premise but the book fell short. It was largely predictable. ...

  • Jennifer
    Apr 04, 2019

    3.5 Stars I picked up Dead Ringer on a whim. I hadn?t heard much about this book, and I haven?t read any of Kessler?s other works. But the premise intrigued me. Eighteen years ago, Rachel?s identical twin sister Hannah was abducted by the Gemini killer ? so called becau...

    Note to self: not my kind of plotting even though FBI Memory Jog: this was a twin horror show ...

    For decades, the Gemini Killer has been abducting one half of a set of twins and tormenting the surviving sister with photos of the atrocities he commits on his victim. Some he kills, some he keeps. Rachel?s twin Hannah disappeared, and not long after, Rachel started receiving the to...

    I did take some time with this book. I needed to draw it out while enjoying the characters. The story itself is very good and kept me guessing for a while. It?s one of those books that is very hard to put down and several times I am sure I gasped out loud while reading it. While diff...

    I found this book for my 2019 reading challenge. I needed 2 books with the same title and had just read The Dead Ringer (an Agatha Raisin novel) and while that book wasn't a very good Agatha Raisin, this book was much worse. It was full of language, explicit sex scenes and "twists" tha...

  • Sherry
    Dec 12, 2018

    3.5 Stars I picked up Dead Ringer on a whim. I hadn?t heard much about this book, and I haven?t read any of Kessler?s other works. But the premise intrigued me. Eighteen years ago, Rachel?s identical twin sister Hannah was abducted by the Gemini killer ? so called becau...

    Note to self: not my kind of plotting even though FBI Memory Jog: this was a twin horror show ...

    For decades, the Gemini Killer has been abducting one half of a set of twins and tormenting the surviving sister with photos of the atrocities he commits on his victim. Some he kills, some he keeps. Rachel?s twin Hannah disappeared, and not long after, Rachel started receiving the to...

    I did take some time with this book. I needed to draw it out while enjoying the characters. The story itself is very good and kept me guessing for a while. It?s one of those books that is very hard to put down and several times I am sure I gasped out loud while reading it. While diff...

    I found this book for my 2019 reading challenge. I needed 2 books with the same title and had just read The Dead Ringer (an Agatha Raisin novel) and while that book wasn't a very good Agatha Raisin, this book was much worse. It was full of language, explicit sex scenes and "twists" tha...

    I won a copy of this book through Good Reads Give-Away. I wish Good Reads allowed for half star ratings because I'd give this 4.5 stars! This was a really well written novel. I liked that the author fleshed out the characters without going on and on about trivial details. I felt tha...

    Kate Kessler never disappoints me and her latest is no exception. I loved meeting Rachel Ward (and I sincerely hope this won't be the last novel that Kessler puts out with her in it); Ward is strong, vulnerable and capable....similar to Kessler's other character that I love..Audrey Har...

    **I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway** I enjoyed reading this book, but I felt like it was very predictable. I really enjoy crime thrillers and this one was fun to read. It kept me entertained but I wasn't shocked by any of it. I kept expecting a twist and I just wasn't ge...

    "I received this book from a Goodreads Giveaway." Thank you Goodreads for this nail biter. The story was intriguing because of the focus on twins and a psychopath. I could not put it down with all of the twists and turns as well as the character development. The extreme and cruel be...

    Dead Ringer is a really good suspenseful thriller. I did not put this book down until I finished it and I rarely do that. This book is described as relentless and that's a good description. Even though it is non stop and fast past it was a tough read at the same time because of all th...

    Really enjoyed this thriller. I won?t lie it was some what predictable. In honesty I had an idea of who was involved etc early on in the book. But I think my mind is just set that way and thinks ahead to what I?d like to see happen (I?m rarely wrong). The ending wasn?t an U...

    I recently read a review of Kate Kessler's current book which was quite good and was the third in a series. So, I went to my favorite book store, intending to buy the first in that series. They did not have either #1 or #2 so I got this one instead. It is okay and appropriately serial...

    When teenager Rachel Ward and her mirror twin sister Hannah agree to switch places for a day, a nightmare occurs ? Hannah is taken by the serial killer known as Gemini (known for his habit of taking identical twins and sending photos of the victims to the remaining twin). Unable to m...

    Independent from her Audrey Harte series. This one has a protagonist whose twin was taken by standard evil years ago. She's now an FBI investigator obsessed with the case. While the dark and angst ridden mood works in the first four Harte novels, this one just seems trite and dull. The...

    What an amazing story! I just loved it! The book follows Rachel, an FBI agent sworn to find the serial killer that kidnapped her twin sister, Hannah, when she was sixteen and bring him to justice. The Gemini Killer, as he is called, kidnaps a twin and then gets pleasure out of sending ...

    I finished this book late at night so I waited until this morning to write the review.....I loved this book! I?m always eager to devour serial killer/suspense/mystery novels and this one stood out to me. The twin theme plus the character development really hooked me. I hope there?s...

    The book cover comments include "thriller" and "atmosphere of fear and suspense." I found nothing that thrilled me--I feel I have read this same story by at least three other authors, even one about twins, before. As for fear and suspense, there was nothing at all after page 52 that wa...

    rachael ward is an fbi agent, a career she chose after her identical twin was abducted by the gemini killer. she constantly searched for her sister, believed she was dead, but hoped she was alive. be careful what you wish for. not all wishes turn out the way we want. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It has a lot of terrible visuals in it, and while I had an idea of the ending, I wasn?t sure how it would play out- and then it surprised me anyway. Great read with an interesting dual plot. ...

    The idea was interesting, but I had a lot of suspension of disbelief issues with the FBI procedures and the sister's story and how it ended. Also the switching between the main character and some side characters that hardly had any development was kind of awkward. ...

    This was a Goodreads win for me. Thank you, Goodreads. This book is a typical, everyday Serial killer read. If you like serial killers and lots of detective work(I don't), then you will enjoy this book. It's very well written. ...

    Another twin novel - the killer takes one and leaves the other. I felt some kinship with the book at first but my interest slipped away rather quickly. I found the characters vapid and the plot stretched uncomfortably from one possibility to another. ...

    While not perfect, I really did like this one. ...

  • Tricia
    Jun 15, 2019

    3.5 Stars I picked up Dead Ringer on a whim. I hadn?t heard much about this book, and I haven?t read any of Kessler?s other works. But the premise intrigued me. Eighteen years ago, Rachel?s identical twin sister Hannah was abducted by the Gemini killer ? so called becau...

    Note to self: not my kind of plotting even though FBI Memory Jog: this was a twin horror show ...

    For decades, the Gemini Killer has been abducting one half of a set of twins and tormenting the surviving sister with photos of the atrocities he commits on his victim. Some he kills, some he keeps. Rachel?s twin Hannah disappeared, and not long after, Rachel started receiving the to...

    I did take some time with this book. I needed to draw it out while enjoying the characters. The story itself is very good and kept me guessing for a while. It?s one of those books that is very hard to put down and several times I am sure I gasped out loud while reading it. While diff...

    I found this book for my 2019 reading challenge. I needed 2 books with the same title and had just read The Dead Ringer (an Agatha Raisin novel) and while that book wasn't a very good Agatha Raisin, this book was much worse. It was full of language, explicit sex scenes and "twists" tha...

    I won a copy of this book through Good Reads Give-Away. I wish Good Reads allowed for half star ratings because I'd give this 4.5 stars! This was a really well written novel. I liked that the author fleshed out the characters without going on and on about trivial details. I felt tha...

    Kate Kessler never disappoints me and her latest is no exception. I loved meeting Rachel Ward (and I sincerely hope this won't be the last novel that Kessler puts out with her in it); Ward is strong, vulnerable and capable....similar to Kessler's other character that I love..Audrey Har...

    **I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway** I enjoyed reading this book, but I felt like it was very predictable. I really enjoy crime thrillers and this one was fun to read. It kept me entertained but I wasn't shocked by any of it. I kept expecting a twist and I just wasn't ge...

    "I received this book from a Goodreads Giveaway." Thank you Goodreads for this nail biter. The story was intriguing because of the focus on twins and a psychopath. I could not put it down with all of the twists and turns as well as the character development. The extreme and cruel be...

    Dead Ringer is a really good suspenseful thriller. I did not put this book down until I finished it and I rarely do that. This book is described as relentless and that's a good description. Even though it is non stop and fast past it was a tough read at the same time because of all th...

  • Melanie
    Dec 25, 2018

    3.5 Stars I picked up Dead Ringer on a whim. I hadn?t heard much about this book, and I haven?t read any of Kessler?s other works. But the premise intrigued me. Eighteen years ago, Rachel?s identical twin sister Hannah was abducted by the Gemini killer ? so called becau...

    Note to self: not my kind of plotting even though FBI Memory Jog: this was a twin horror show ...

    For decades, the Gemini Killer has been abducting one half of a set of twins and tormenting the surviving sister with photos of the atrocities he commits on his victim. Some he kills, some he keeps. Rachel?s twin Hannah disappeared, and not long after, Rachel started receiving the to...

    I did take some time with this book. I needed to draw it out while enjoying the characters. The story itself is very good and kept me guessing for a while. It?s one of those books that is very hard to put down and several times I am sure I gasped out loud while reading it. While diff...

    I found this book for my 2019 reading challenge. I needed 2 books with the same title and had just read The Dead Ringer (an Agatha Raisin novel) and while that book wasn't a very good Agatha Raisin, this book was much worse. It was full of language, explicit sex scenes and "twists" tha...

    I won a copy of this book through Good Reads Give-Away. I wish Good Reads allowed for half star ratings because I'd give this 4.5 stars! This was a really well written novel. I liked that the author fleshed out the characters without going on and on about trivial details. I felt tha...

    Kate Kessler never disappoints me and her latest is no exception. I loved meeting Rachel Ward (and I sincerely hope this won't be the last novel that Kessler puts out with her in it); Ward is strong, vulnerable and capable....similar to Kessler's other character that I love..Audrey Har...

    **I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway** I enjoyed reading this book, but I felt like it was very predictable. I really enjoy crime thrillers and this one was fun to read. It kept me entertained but I wasn't shocked by any of it. I kept expecting a twist and I just wasn't ge...

    "I received this book from a Goodreads Giveaway." Thank you Goodreads for this nail biter. The story was intriguing because of the focus on twins and a psychopath. I could not put it down with all of the twists and turns as well as the character development. The extreme and cruel be...

    Dead Ringer is a really good suspenseful thriller. I did not put this book down until I finished it and I rarely do that. This book is described as relentless and that's a good description. Even though it is non stop and fast past it was a tough read at the same time because of all th...

    Really enjoyed this thriller. I won?t lie it was some what predictable. In honesty I had an idea of who was involved etc early on in the book. But I think my mind is just set that way and thinks ahead to what I?d like to see happen (I?m rarely wrong). The ending wasn?t an U...

  • Linda
    Oct 02, 2018

    3.5 Stars I picked up Dead Ringer on a whim. I hadn?t heard much about this book, and I haven?t read any of Kessler?s other works. But the premise intrigued me. Eighteen years ago, Rachel?s identical twin sister Hannah was abducted by the Gemini killer ? so called becau...

    Note to self: not my kind of plotting even though FBI Memory Jog: this was a twin horror show ...

    For decades, the Gemini Killer has been abducting one half of a set of twins and tormenting the surviving sister with photos of the atrocities he commits on his victim. Some he kills, some he keeps. Rachel?s twin Hannah disappeared, and not long after, Rachel started receiving the to...

    I did take some time with this book. I needed to draw it out while enjoying the characters. The story itself is very good and kept me guessing for a while. It?s one of those books that is very hard to put down and several times I am sure I gasped out loud while reading it. While diff...

    I found this book for my 2019 reading challenge. I needed 2 books with the same title and had just read The Dead Ringer (an Agatha Raisin novel) and while that book wasn't a very good Agatha Raisin, this book was much worse. It was full of language, explicit sex scenes and "twists" tha...

    I won a copy of this book through Good Reads Give-Away. I wish Good Reads allowed for half star ratings because I'd give this 4.5 stars! This was a really well written novel. I liked that the author fleshed out the characters without going on and on about trivial details. I felt tha...

    Kate Kessler never disappoints me and her latest is no exception. I loved meeting Rachel Ward (and I sincerely hope this won't be the last novel that Kessler puts out with her in it); Ward is strong, vulnerable and capable....similar to Kessler's other character that I love..Audrey Har...

    **I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway** I enjoyed reading this book, but I felt like it was very predictable. I really enjoy crime thrillers and this one was fun to read. It kept me entertained but I wasn't shocked by any of it. I kept expecting a twist and I just wasn't ge...

    "I received this book from a Goodreads Giveaway." Thank you Goodreads for this nail biter. The story was intriguing because of the focus on twins and a psychopath. I could not put it down with all of the twists and turns as well as the character development. The extreme and cruel be...

  • Julie
    Oct 16, 2018

    3.5 Stars I picked up Dead Ringer on a whim. I hadn?t heard much about this book, and I haven?t read any of Kessler?s other works. But the premise intrigued me. Eighteen years ago, Rachel?s identical twin sister Hannah was abducted by the Gemini killer ? so called becau...

    Note to self: not my kind of plotting even though FBI Memory Jog: this was a twin horror show ...

    For decades, the Gemini Killer has been abducting one half of a set of twins and tormenting the surviving sister with photos of the atrocities he commits on his victim. Some he kills, some he keeps. Rachel?s twin Hannah disappeared, and not long after, Rachel started receiving the to...

  • Jessica
    Nov 12, 2018

    3.5 Stars I picked up Dead Ringer on a whim. I hadn?t heard much about this book, and I haven?t read any of Kessler?s other works. But the premise intrigued me. Eighteen years ago, Rachel?s identical twin sister Hannah was abducted by the Gemini killer ? so called becau...

    Note to self: not my kind of plotting even though FBI Memory Jog: this was a twin horror show ...

    For decades, the Gemini Killer has been abducting one half of a set of twins and tormenting the surviving sister with photos of the atrocities he commits on his victim. Some he kills, some he keeps. Rachel?s twin Hannah disappeared, and not long after, Rachel started receiving the to...

    I did take some time with this book. I needed to draw it out while enjoying the characters. The story itself is very good and kept me guessing for a while. It?s one of those books that is very hard to put down and several times I am sure I gasped out loud while reading it. While diff...

    I found this book for my 2019 reading challenge. I needed 2 books with the same title and had just read The Dead Ringer (an Agatha Raisin novel) and while that book wasn't a very good Agatha Raisin, this book was much worse. It was full of language, explicit sex scenes and "twists" tha...

    I won a copy of this book through Good Reads Give-Away. I wish Good Reads allowed for half star ratings because I'd give this 4.5 stars! This was a really well written novel. I liked that the author fleshed out the characters without going on and on about trivial details. I felt tha...

    Kate Kessler never disappoints me and her latest is no exception. I loved meeting Rachel Ward (and I sincerely hope this won't be the last novel that Kessler puts out with her in it); Ward is strong, vulnerable and capable....similar to Kessler's other character that I love..Audrey Har...

    **I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway** I enjoyed reading this book, but I felt like it was very predictable. I really enjoy crime thrillers and this one was fun to read. It kept me entertained but I wasn't shocked by any of it. I kept expecting a twist and I just wasn't ge...

    "I received this book from a Goodreads Giveaway." Thank you Goodreads for this nail biter. The story was intriguing because of the focus on twins and a psychopath. I could not put it down with all of the twists and turns as well as the character development. The extreme and cruel be...

    Dead Ringer is a really good suspenseful thriller. I did not put this book down until I finished it and I rarely do that. This book is described as relentless and that's a good description. Even though it is non stop and fast past it was a tough read at the same time because of all th...

    Really enjoyed this thriller. I won?t lie it was some what predictable. In honesty I had an idea of who was involved etc early on in the book. But I think my mind is just set that way and thinks ahead to what I?d like to see happen (I?m rarely wrong). The ending wasn?t an U...

    I recently read a review of Kate Kessler's current book which was quite good and was the third in a series. So, I went to my favorite book store, intending to buy the first in that series. They did not have either #1 or #2 so I got this one instead. It is okay and appropriately serial...

    When teenager Rachel Ward and her mirror twin sister Hannah agree to switch places for a day, a nightmare occurs ? Hannah is taken by the serial killer known as Gemini (known for his habit of taking identical twins and sending photos of the victims to the remaining twin). Unable to m...

    Independent from her Audrey Harte series. This one has a protagonist whose twin was taken by standard evil years ago. She's now an FBI investigator obsessed with the case. While the dark and angst ridden mood works in the first four Harte novels, this one just seems trite and dull. The...

    What an amazing story! I just loved it! The book follows Rachel, an FBI agent sworn to find the serial killer that kidnapped her twin sister, Hannah, when she was sixteen and bring him to justice. The Gemini Killer, as he is called, kidnaps a twin and then gets pleasure out of sending ...

    I finished this book late at night so I waited until this morning to write the review.....I loved this book! I?m always eager to devour serial killer/suspense/mystery novels and this one stood out to me. The twin theme plus the character development really hooked me. I hope there?s...

    The book cover comments include "thriller" and "atmosphere of fear and suspense." I found nothing that thrilled me--I feel I have read this same story by at least three other authors, even one about twins, before. As for fear and suspense, there was nothing at all after page 52 that wa...

    rachael ward is an fbi agent, a career she chose after her identical twin was abducted by the gemini killer. she constantly searched for her sister, believed she was dead, but hoped she was alive. be careful what you wish for. not all wishes turn out the way we want. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It has a lot of terrible visuals in it, and while I had an idea of the ending, I wasn?t sure how it would play out- and then it surprised me anyway. Great read with an interesting dual plot. ...

    The idea was interesting, but I had a lot of suspension of disbelief issues with the FBI procedures and the sister's story and how it ended. Also the switching between the main character and some side characters that hardly had any development was kind of awkward. ...

    This was a Goodreads win for me. Thank you, Goodreads. This book is a typical, everyday Serial killer read. If you like serial killers and lots of detective work(I don't), then you will enjoy this book. It's very well written. ...

    Another twin novel - the killer takes one and leaves the other. I felt some kinship with the book at first but my interest slipped away rather quickly. I found the characters vapid and the plot stretched uncomfortably from one possibility to another. ...

    While not perfect, I really did like this one. ...

    Best thriller I?ve read in a long time! A+ ...

  • Alicia Gard
    Feb 06, 2019

    3.5 Stars I picked up Dead Ringer on a whim. I hadn?t heard much about this book, and I haven?t read any of Kessler?s other works. But the premise intrigued me. Eighteen years ago, Rachel?s identical twin sister Hannah was abducted by the Gemini killer ? so called becau...

    Note to self: not my kind of plotting even though FBI Memory Jog: this was a twin horror show ...

    For decades, the Gemini Killer has been abducting one half of a set of twins and tormenting the surviving sister with photos of the atrocities he commits on his victim. Some he kills, some he keeps. Rachel?s twin Hannah disappeared, and not long after, Rachel started receiving the to...

    I did take some time with this book. I needed to draw it out while enjoying the characters. The story itself is very good and kept me guessing for a while. It?s one of those books that is very hard to put down and several times I am sure I gasped out loud while reading it. While diff...

    I found this book for my 2019 reading challenge. I needed 2 books with the same title and had just read The Dead Ringer (an Agatha Raisin novel) and while that book wasn't a very good Agatha Raisin, this book was much worse. It was full of language, explicit sex scenes and "twists" tha...

    I won a copy of this book through Good Reads Give-Away. I wish Good Reads allowed for half star ratings because I'd give this 4.5 stars! This was a really well written novel. I liked that the author fleshed out the characters without going on and on about trivial details. I felt tha...

    Kate Kessler never disappoints me and her latest is no exception. I loved meeting Rachel Ward (and I sincerely hope this won't be the last novel that Kessler puts out with her in it); Ward is strong, vulnerable and capable....similar to Kessler's other character that I love..Audrey Har...

    **I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway** I enjoyed reading this book, but I felt like it was very predictable. I really enjoy crime thrillers and this one was fun to read. It kept me entertained but I wasn't shocked by any of it. I kept expecting a twist and I just wasn't ge...

    "I received this book from a Goodreads Giveaway." Thank you Goodreads for this nail biter. The story was intriguing because of the focus on twins and a psychopath. I could not put it down with all of the twists and turns as well as the character development. The extreme and cruel be...

    Dead Ringer is a really good suspenseful thriller. I did not put this book down until I finished it and I rarely do that. This book is described as relentless and that's a good description. Even though it is non stop and fast past it was a tough read at the same time because of all th...

    Really enjoyed this thriller. I won?t lie it was some what predictable. In honesty I had an idea of who was involved etc early on in the book. But I think my mind is just set that way and thinks ahead to what I?d like to see happen (I?m rarely wrong). The ending wasn?t an U...

    I recently read a review of Kate Kessler's current book which was quite good and was the third in a series. So, I went to my favorite book store, intending to buy the first in that series. They did not have either #1 or #2 so I got this one instead. It is okay and appropriately serial...

    When teenager Rachel Ward and her mirror twin sister Hannah agree to switch places for a day, a nightmare occurs ? Hannah is taken by the serial killer known as Gemini (known for his habit of taking identical twins and sending photos of the victims to the remaining twin). Unable to m...

    Independent from her Audrey Harte series. This one has a protagonist whose twin was taken by standard evil years ago. She's now an FBI investigator obsessed with the case. While the dark and angst ridden mood works in the first four Harte novels, this one just seems trite and dull. The...

    What an amazing story! I just loved it! The book follows Rachel, an FBI agent sworn to find the serial killer that kidnapped her twin sister, Hannah, when she was sixteen and bring him to justice. The Gemini Killer, as he is called, kidnaps a twin and then gets pleasure out of sending ...

    I finished this book late at night so I waited until this morning to write the review.....I loved this book! I?m always eager to devour serial killer/suspense/mystery novels and this one stood out to me. The twin theme plus the character development really hooked me. I hope there?s...

  • Camie Allen
    Sep 21, 2018

    3.5 Stars I picked up Dead Ringer on a whim. I hadn?t heard much about this book, and I haven?t read any of Kessler?s other works. But the premise intrigued me. Eighteen years ago, Rachel?s identical twin sister Hannah was abducted by the Gemini killer ? so called becau...

    Note to self: not my kind of plotting even though FBI Memory Jog: this was a twin horror show ...

    For decades, the Gemini Killer has been abducting one half of a set of twins and tormenting the surviving sister with photos of the atrocities he commits on his victim. Some he kills, some he keeps. Rachel?s twin Hannah disappeared, and not long after, Rachel started receiving the to...

    I did take some time with this book. I needed to draw it out while enjoying the characters. The story itself is very good and kept me guessing for a while. It?s one of those books that is very hard to put down and several times I am sure I gasped out loud while reading it. While diff...

    I found this book for my 2019 reading challenge. I needed 2 books with the same title and had just read The Dead Ringer (an Agatha Raisin novel) and while that book wasn't a very good Agatha Raisin, this book was much worse. It was full of language, explicit sex scenes and "twists" tha...

    I won a copy of this book through Good Reads Give-Away. I wish Good Reads allowed for half star ratings because I'd give this 4.5 stars! This was a really well written novel. I liked that the author fleshed out the characters without going on and on about trivial details. I felt tha...

    Kate Kessler never disappoints me and her latest is no exception. I loved meeting Rachel Ward (and I sincerely hope this won't be the last novel that Kessler puts out with her in it); Ward is strong, vulnerable and capable....similar to Kessler's other character that I love..Audrey Har...

    **I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway** I enjoyed reading this book, but I felt like it was very predictable. I really enjoy crime thrillers and this one was fun to read. It kept me entertained but I wasn't shocked by any of it. I kept expecting a twist and I just wasn't ge...

    "I received this book from a Goodreads Giveaway." Thank you Goodreads for this nail biter. The story was intriguing because of the focus on twins and a psychopath. I could not put it down with all of the twists and turns as well as the character development. The extreme and cruel be...

    Dead Ringer is a really good suspenseful thriller. I did not put this book down until I finished it and I rarely do that. This book is described as relentless and that's a good description. Even though it is non stop and fast past it was a tough read at the same time because of all th...

    Really enjoyed this thriller. I won?t lie it was some what predictable. In honesty I had an idea of who was involved etc early on in the book. But I think my mind is just set that way and thinks ahead to what I?d like to see happen (I?m rarely wrong). The ending wasn?t an U...

    I recently read a review of Kate Kessler's current book which was quite good and was the third in a series. So, I went to my favorite book store, intending to buy the first in that series. They did not have either #1 or #2 so I got this one instead. It is okay and appropriately serial...

    When teenager Rachel Ward and her mirror twin sister Hannah agree to switch places for a day, a nightmare occurs ? Hannah is taken by the serial killer known as Gemini (known for his habit of taking identical twins and sending photos of the victims to the remaining twin). Unable to m...

    Independent from her Audrey Harte series. This one has a protagonist whose twin was taken by standard evil years ago. She's now an FBI investigator obsessed with the case. While the dark and angst ridden mood works in the first four Harte novels, this one just seems trite and dull. The...

    What an amazing story! I just loved it! The book follows Rachel, an FBI agent sworn to find the serial killer that kidnapped her twin sister, Hannah, when she was sixteen and bring him to justice. The Gemini Killer, as he is called, kidnaps a twin and then gets pleasure out of sending ...

    I finished this book late at night so I waited until this morning to write the review.....I loved this book! I?m always eager to devour serial killer/suspense/mystery novels and this one stood out to me. The twin theme plus the character development really hooked me. I hope there?s...

    The book cover comments include "thriller" and "atmosphere of fear and suspense." I found nothing that thrilled me--I feel I have read this same story by at least three other authors, even one about twins, before. As for fear and suspense, there was nothing at all after page 52 that wa...

    rachael ward is an fbi agent, a career she chose after her identical twin was abducted by the gemini killer. she constantly searched for her sister, believed she was dead, but hoped she was alive. be careful what you wish for. not all wishes turn out the way we want. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It has a lot of terrible visuals in it, and while I had an idea of the ending, I wasn?t sure how it would play out- and then it surprised me anyway. Great read with an interesting dual plot. ...

    The idea was interesting, but I had a lot of suspension of disbelief issues with the FBI procedures and the sister's story and how it ended. Also the switching between the main character and some side characters that hardly had any development was kind of awkward. ...

    This was a Goodreads win for me. Thank you, Goodreads. This book is a typical, everyday Serial killer read. If you like serial killers and lots of detective work(I don't), then you will enjoy this book. It's very well written. ...

    Another twin novel - the killer takes one and leaves the other. I felt some kinship with the book at first but my interest slipped away rather quickly. I found the characters vapid and the plot stretched uncomfortably from one possibility to another. ...

    While not perfect, I really did like this one. ...

    Best thriller I?ve read in a long time! A+ ...

    Creepy creepy book ...

    This was a book I couldn't and didn't want to put down! The twists kept me guessing until the very end. I really hope there will be a sequel! ...

    3,5 Stars! ...

    An easy read ...

    A great read for those rainy days where you jusy need a mystery and a hot drink!!! I finished it in several hours while relaxing on such a day lol ...

  • VickiLee
    Nov 23, 2018

    3.5 Stars I picked up Dead Ringer on a whim. I hadn?t heard much about this book, and I haven?t read any of Kessler?s other works. But the premise intrigued me. Eighteen years ago, Rachel?s identical twin sister Hannah was abducted by the Gemini killer ? so called becau...

    Note to self: not my kind of plotting even though FBI Memory Jog: this was a twin horror show ...

    For decades, the Gemini Killer has been abducting one half of a set of twins and tormenting the surviving sister with photos of the atrocities he commits on his victim. Some he kills, some he keeps. Rachel?s twin Hannah disappeared, and not long after, Rachel started receiving the to...

    I did take some time with this book. I needed to draw it out while enjoying the characters. The story itself is very good and kept me guessing for a while. It?s one of those books that is very hard to put down and several times I am sure I gasped out loud while reading it. While diff...

    I found this book for my 2019 reading challenge. I needed 2 books with the same title and had just read The Dead Ringer (an Agatha Raisin novel) and while that book wasn't a very good Agatha Raisin, this book was much worse. It was full of language, explicit sex scenes and "twists" tha...

    I won a copy of this book through Good Reads Give-Away. I wish Good Reads allowed for half star ratings because I'd give this 4.5 stars! This was a really well written novel. I liked that the author fleshed out the characters without going on and on about trivial details. I felt tha...

    Kate Kessler never disappoints me and her latest is no exception. I loved meeting Rachel Ward (and I sincerely hope this won't be the last novel that Kessler puts out with her in it); Ward is strong, vulnerable and capable....similar to Kessler's other character that I love..Audrey Har...

    **I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway** I enjoyed reading this book, but I felt like it was very predictable. I really enjoy crime thrillers and this one was fun to read. It kept me entertained but I wasn't shocked by any of it. I kept expecting a twist and I just wasn't ge...

    "I received this book from a Goodreads Giveaway." Thank you Goodreads for this nail biter. The story was intriguing because of the focus on twins and a psychopath. I could not put it down with all of the twists and turns as well as the character development. The extreme and cruel be...

    Dead Ringer is a really good suspenseful thriller. I did not put this book down until I finished it and I rarely do that. This book is described as relentless and that's a good description. Even though it is non stop and fast past it was a tough read at the same time because of all th...

    Really enjoyed this thriller. I won?t lie it was some what predictable. In honesty I had an idea of who was involved etc early on in the book. But I think my mind is just set that way and thinks ahead to what I?d like to see happen (I?m rarely wrong). The ending wasn?t an U...

    I recently read a review of Kate Kessler's current book which was quite good and was the third in a series. So, I went to my favorite book store, intending to buy the first in that series. They did not have either #1 or #2 so I got this one instead. It is okay and appropriately serial...

    When teenager Rachel Ward and her mirror twin sister Hannah agree to switch places for a day, a nightmare occurs ? Hannah is taken by the serial killer known as Gemini (known for his habit of taking identical twins and sending photos of the victims to the remaining twin). Unable to m...

    Independent from her Audrey Harte series. This one has a protagonist whose twin was taken by standard evil years ago. She's now an FBI investigator obsessed with the case. While the dark and angst ridden mood works in the first four Harte novels, this one just seems trite and dull. The...

    What an amazing story! I just loved it! The book follows Rachel, an FBI agent sworn to find the serial killer that kidnapped her twin sister, Hannah, when she was sixteen and bring him to justice. The Gemini Killer, as he is called, kidnaps a twin and then gets pleasure out of sending ...

    I finished this book late at night so I waited until this morning to write the review.....I loved this book! I?m always eager to devour serial killer/suspense/mystery novels and this one stood out to me. The twin theme plus the character development really hooked me. I hope there?s...

    The book cover comments include "thriller" and "atmosphere of fear and suspense." I found nothing that thrilled me--I feel I have read this same story by at least three other authors, even one about twins, before. As for fear and suspense, there was nothing at all after page 52 that wa...

    rachael ward is an fbi agent, a career she chose after her identical twin was abducted by the gemini killer. she constantly searched for her sister, believed she was dead, but hoped she was alive. be careful what you wish for. not all wishes turn out the way we want. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It has a lot of terrible visuals in it, and while I had an idea of the ending, I wasn?t sure how it would play out- and then it surprised me anyway. Great read with an interesting dual plot. ...

    The idea was interesting, but I had a lot of suspension of disbelief issues with the FBI procedures and the sister's story and how it ended. Also the switching between the main character and some side characters that hardly had any development was kind of awkward. ...

    This was a Goodreads win for me. Thank you, Goodreads. This book is a typical, everyday Serial killer read. If you like serial killers and lots of detective work(I don't), then you will enjoy this book. It's very well written. ...

    Another twin novel - the killer takes one and leaves the other. I felt some kinship with the book at first but my interest slipped away rather quickly. I found the characters vapid and the plot stretched uncomfortably from one possibility to another. ...

  • Simona
    May 29, 2019

    3.5 Stars I picked up Dead Ringer on a whim. I hadn?t heard much about this book, and I haven?t read any of Kessler?s other works. But the premise intrigued me. Eighteen years ago, Rachel?s identical twin sister Hannah was abducted by the Gemini killer ? so called becau...

    Note to self: not my kind of plotting even though FBI Memory Jog: this was a twin horror show ...

    For decades, the Gemini Killer has been abducting one half of a set of twins and tormenting the surviving sister with photos of the atrocities he commits on his victim. Some he kills, some he keeps. Rachel?s twin Hannah disappeared, and not long after, Rachel started receiving the to...

    I did take some time with this book. I needed to draw it out while enjoying the characters. The story itself is very good and kept me guessing for a while. It?s one of those books that is very hard to put down and several times I am sure I gasped out loud while reading it. While diff...

    I found this book for my 2019 reading challenge. I needed 2 books with the same title and had just read The Dead Ringer (an Agatha Raisin novel) and while that book wasn't a very good Agatha Raisin, this book was much worse. It was full of language, explicit sex scenes and "twists" tha...

    I won a copy of this book through Good Reads Give-Away. I wish Good Reads allowed for half star ratings because I'd give this 4.5 stars! This was a really well written novel. I liked that the author fleshed out the characters without going on and on about trivial details. I felt tha...

    Kate Kessler never disappoints me and her latest is no exception. I loved meeting Rachel Ward (and I sincerely hope this won't be the last novel that Kessler puts out with her in it); Ward is strong, vulnerable and capable....similar to Kessler's other character that I love..Audrey Har...

    **I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway** I enjoyed reading this book, but I felt like it was very predictable. I really enjoy crime thrillers and this one was fun to read. It kept me entertained but I wasn't shocked by any of it. I kept expecting a twist and I just wasn't ge...

    "I received this book from a Goodreads Giveaway." Thank you Goodreads for this nail biter. The story was intriguing because of the focus on twins and a psychopath. I could not put it down with all of the twists and turns as well as the character development. The extreme and cruel be...

    Dead Ringer is a really good suspenseful thriller. I did not put this book down until I finished it and I rarely do that. This book is described as relentless and that's a good description. Even though it is non stop and fast past it was a tough read at the same time because of all th...

    Really enjoyed this thriller. I won?t lie it was some what predictable. In honesty I had an idea of who was involved etc early on in the book. But I think my mind is just set that way and thinks ahead to what I?d like to see happen (I?m rarely wrong). The ending wasn?t an U...

    I recently read a review of Kate Kessler's current book which was quite good and was the third in a series. So, I went to my favorite book store, intending to buy the first in that series. They did not have either #1 or #2 so I got this one instead. It is okay and appropriately serial...

    When teenager Rachel Ward and her mirror twin sister Hannah agree to switch places for a day, a nightmare occurs ? Hannah is taken by the serial killer known as Gemini (known for his habit of taking identical twins and sending photos of the victims to the remaining twin). Unable to m...

    Independent from her Audrey Harte series. This one has a protagonist whose twin was taken by standard evil years ago. She's now an FBI investigator obsessed with the case. While the dark and angst ridden mood works in the first four Harte novels, this one just seems trite and dull. The...

    What an amazing story! I just loved it! The book follows Rachel, an FBI agent sworn to find the serial killer that kidnapped her twin sister, Hannah, when she was sixteen and bring him to justice. The Gemini Killer, as he is called, kidnaps a twin and then gets pleasure out of sending ...

    I finished this book late at night so I waited until this morning to write the review.....I loved this book! I?m always eager to devour serial killer/suspense/mystery novels and this one stood out to me. The twin theme plus the character development really hooked me. I hope there?s...

    The book cover comments include "thriller" and "atmosphere of fear and suspense." I found nothing that thrilled me--I feel I have read this same story by at least three other authors, even one about twins, before. As for fear and suspense, there was nothing at all after page 52 that wa...

    rachael ward is an fbi agent, a career she chose after her identical twin was abducted by the gemini killer. she constantly searched for her sister, believed she was dead, but hoped she was alive. be careful what you wish for. not all wishes turn out the way we want. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It has a lot of terrible visuals in it, and while I had an idea of the ending, I wasn?t sure how it would play out- and then it surprised me anyway. Great read with an interesting dual plot. ...

    The idea was interesting, but I had a lot of suspension of disbelief issues with the FBI procedures and the sister's story and how it ended. Also the switching between the main character and some side characters that hardly had any development was kind of awkward. ...

    This was a Goodreads win for me. Thank you, Goodreads. This book is a typical, everyday Serial killer read. If you like serial killers and lots of detective work(I don't), then you will enjoy this book. It's very well written. ...

    Another twin novel - the killer takes one and leaves the other. I felt some kinship with the book at first but my interest slipped away rather quickly. I found the characters vapid and the plot stretched uncomfortably from one possibility to another. ...

    While not perfect, I really did like this one. ...

    Best thriller I?ve read in a long time! A+ ...

    Creepy creepy book ...

    This was a book I couldn't and didn't want to put down! The twists kept me guessing until the very end. I really hope there will be a sequel! ...

    3,5 Stars! ...

    An easy read ...

  • Frances
    Mar 04, 2019

    3.5 Stars I picked up Dead Ringer on a whim. I hadn?t heard much about this book, and I haven?t read any of Kessler?s other works. But the premise intrigued me. Eighteen years ago, Rachel?s identical twin sister Hannah was abducted by the Gemini killer ? so called becau...

    Note to self: not my kind of plotting even though FBI Memory Jog: this was a twin horror show ...

    For decades, the Gemini Killer has been abducting one half of a set of twins and tormenting the surviving sister with photos of the atrocities he commits on his victim. Some he kills, some he keeps. Rachel?s twin Hannah disappeared, and not long after, Rachel started receiving the to...

    I did take some time with this book. I needed to draw it out while enjoying the characters. The story itself is very good and kept me guessing for a while. It?s one of those books that is very hard to put down and several times I am sure I gasped out loud while reading it. While diff...

    I found this book for my 2019 reading challenge. I needed 2 books with the same title and had just read The Dead Ringer (an Agatha Raisin novel) and while that book wasn't a very good Agatha Raisin, this book was much worse. It was full of language, explicit sex scenes and "twists" tha...

    I won a copy of this book through Good Reads Give-Away. I wish Good Reads allowed for half star ratings because I'd give this 4.5 stars! This was a really well written novel. I liked that the author fleshed out the characters without going on and on about trivial details. I felt tha...

    Kate Kessler never disappoints me and her latest is no exception. I loved meeting Rachel Ward (and I sincerely hope this won't be the last novel that Kessler puts out with her in it); Ward is strong, vulnerable and capable....similar to Kessler's other character that I love..Audrey Har...

    **I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway** I enjoyed reading this book, but I felt like it was very predictable. I really enjoy crime thrillers and this one was fun to read. It kept me entertained but I wasn't shocked by any of it. I kept expecting a twist and I just wasn't ge...

    "I received this book from a Goodreads Giveaway." Thank you Goodreads for this nail biter. The story was intriguing because of the focus on twins and a psychopath. I could not put it down with all of the twists and turns as well as the character development. The extreme and cruel be...

    Dead Ringer is a really good suspenseful thriller. I did not put this book down until I finished it and I rarely do that. This book is described as relentless and that's a good description. Even though it is non stop and fast past it was a tough read at the same time because of all th...

    Really enjoyed this thriller. I won?t lie it was some what predictable. In honesty I had an idea of who was involved etc early on in the book. But I think my mind is just set that way and thinks ahead to what I?d like to see happen (I?m rarely wrong). The ending wasn?t an U...

    I recently read a review of Kate Kessler's current book which was quite good and was the third in a series. So, I went to my favorite book store, intending to buy the first in that series. They did not have either #1 or #2 so I got this one instead. It is okay and appropriately serial...

  • Megan
    Sep 17, 2018

    3.5 Stars I picked up Dead Ringer on a whim. I hadn?t heard much about this book, and I haven?t read any of Kessler?s other works. But the premise intrigued me. Eighteen years ago, Rachel?s identical twin sister Hannah was abducted by the Gemini killer ? so called becau...

    Note to self: not my kind of plotting even though FBI Memory Jog: this was a twin horror show ...

    For decades, the Gemini Killer has been abducting one half of a set of twins and tormenting the surviving sister with photos of the atrocities he commits on his victim. Some he kills, some he keeps. Rachel?s twin Hannah disappeared, and not long after, Rachel started receiving the to...

    I did take some time with this book. I needed to draw it out while enjoying the characters. The story itself is very good and kept me guessing for a while. It?s one of those books that is very hard to put down and several times I am sure I gasped out loud while reading it. While diff...

    I found this book for my 2019 reading challenge. I needed 2 books with the same title and had just read The Dead Ringer (an Agatha Raisin novel) and while that book wasn't a very good Agatha Raisin, this book was much worse. It was full of language, explicit sex scenes and "twists" tha...

    I won a copy of this book through Good Reads Give-Away. I wish Good Reads allowed for half star ratings because I'd give this 4.5 stars! This was a really well written novel. I liked that the author fleshed out the characters without going on and on about trivial details. I felt tha...

    Kate Kessler never disappoints me and her latest is no exception. I loved meeting Rachel Ward (and I sincerely hope this won't be the last novel that Kessler puts out with her in it); Ward is strong, vulnerable and capable....similar to Kessler's other character that I love..Audrey Har...

    **I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway** I enjoyed reading this book, but I felt like it was very predictable. I really enjoy crime thrillers and this one was fun to read. It kept me entertained but I wasn't shocked by any of it. I kept expecting a twist and I just wasn't ge...

    "I received this book from a Goodreads Giveaway." Thank you Goodreads for this nail biter. The story was intriguing because of the focus on twins and a psychopath. I could not put it down with all of the twists and turns as well as the character development. The extreme and cruel be...

    Dead Ringer is a really good suspenseful thriller. I did not put this book down until I finished it and I rarely do that. This book is described as relentless and that's a good description. Even though it is non stop and fast past it was a tough read at the same time because of all th...

    Really enjoyed this thriller. I won?t lie it was some what predictable. In honesty I had an idea of who was involved etc early on in the book. But I think my mind is just set that way and thinks ahead to what I?d like to see happen (I?m rarely wrong). The ending wasn?t an U...

    I recently read a review of Kate Kessler's current book which was quite good and was the third in a series. So, I went to my favorite book store, intending to buy the first in that series. They did not have either #1 or #2 so I got this one instead. It is okay and appropriately serial...

    When teenager Rachel Ward and her mirror twin sister Hannah agree to switch places for a day, a nightmare occurs ? Hannah is taken by the serial killer known as Gemini (known for his habit of taking identical twins and sending photos of the victims to the remaining twin). Unable to m...

  • Colleen
    Feb 01, 2019

    3.5 Stars I picked up Dead Ringer on a whim. I hadn?t heard much about this book, and I haven?t read any of Kessler?s other works. But the premise intrigued me. Eighteen years ago, Rachel?s identical twin sister Hannah was abducted by the Gemini killer ? so called becau...

  • Kathy
    Nov 13, 2018

    3.5 Stars I picked up Dead Ringer on a whim. I hadn?t heard much about this book, and I haven?t read any of Kessler?s other works. But the premise intrigued me. Eighteen years ago, Rachel?s identical twin sister Hannah was abducted by the Gemini killer ? so called becau...

    Note to self: not my kind of plotting even though FBI Memory Jog: this was a twin horror show ...

  • Lore
    Apr 08, 2019

    3.5 Stars I picked up Dead Ringer on a whim. I hadn?t heard much about this book, and I haven?t read any of Kessler?s other works. But the premise intrigued me. Eighteen years ago, Rachel?s identical twin sister Hannah was abducted by the Gemini killer ? so called becau...

    Note to self: not my kind of plotting even though FBI Memory Jog: this was a twin horror show ...

    For decades, the Gemini Killer has been abducting one half of a set of twins and tormenting the surviving sister with photos of the atrocities he commits on his victim. Some he kills, some he keeps. Rachel?s twin Hannah disappeared, and not long after, Rachel started receiving the to...

    I did take some time with this book. I needed to draw it out while enjoying the characters. The story itself is very good and kept me guessing for a while. It?s one of those books that is very hard to put down and several times I am sure I gasped out loud while reading it. While diff...

    I found this book for my 2019 reading challenge. I needed 2 books with the same title and had just read The Dead Ringer (an Agatha Raisin novel) and while that book wasn't a very good Agatha Raisin, this book was much worse. It was full of language, explicit sex scenes and "twists" tha...

    I won a copy of this book through Good Reads Give-Away. I wish Good Reads allowed for half star ratings because I'd give this 4.5 stars! This was a really well written novel. I liked that the author fleshed out the characters without going on and on about trivial details. I felt tha...

    Kate Kessler never disappoints me and her latest is no exception. I loved meeting Rachel Ward (and I sincerely hope this won't be the last novel that Kessler puts out with her in it); Ward is strong, vulnerable and capable....similar to Kessler's other character that I love..Audrey Har...

    **I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway** I enjoyed reading this book, but I felt like it was very predictable. I really enjoy crime thrillers and this one was fun to read. It kept me entertained but I wasn't shocked by any of it. I kept expecting a twist and I just wasn't ge...

    "I received this book from a Goodreads Giveaway." Thank you Goodreads for this nail biter. The story was intriguing because of the focus on twins and a psychopath. I could not put it down with all of the twists and turns as well as the character development. The extreme and cruel be...

    Dead Ringer is a really good suspenseful thriller. I did not put this book down until I finished it and I rarely do that. This book is described as relentless and that's a good description. Even though it is non stop and fast past it was a tough read at the same time because of all th...

    Really enjoyed this thriller. I won?t lie it was some what predictable. In honesty I had an idea of who was involved etc early on in the book. But I think my mind is just set that way and thinks ahead to what I?d like to see happen (I?m rarely wrong). The ending wasn?t an U...

    I recently read a review of Kate Kessler's current book which was quite good and was the third in a series. So, I went to my favorite book store, intending to buy the first in that series. They did not have either #1 or #2 so I got this one instead. It is okay and appropriately serial...

    When teenager Rachel Ward and her mirror twin sister Hannah agree to switch places for a day, a nightmare occurs ? Hannah is taken by the serial killer known as Gemini (known for his habit of taking identical twins and sending photos of the victims to the remaining twin). Unable to m...

    Independent from her Audrey Harte series. This one has a protagonist whose twin was taken by standard evil years ago. She's now an FBI investigator obsessed with the case. While the dark and angst ridden mood works in the first four Harte novels, this one just seems trite and dull. The...

    What an amazing story! I just loved it! The book follows Rachel, an FBI agent sworn to find the serial killer that kidnapped her twin sister, Hannah, when she was sixteen and bring him to justice. The Gemini Killer, as he is called, kidnaps a twin and then gets pleasure out of sending ...

    I finished this book late at night so I waited until this morning to write the review.....I loved this book! I?m always eager to devour serial killer/suspense/mystery novels and this one stood out to me. The twin theme plus the character development really hooked me. I hope there?s...

    The book cover comments include "thriller" and "atmosphere of fear and suspense." I found nothing that thrilled me--I feel I have read this same story by at least three other authors, even one about twins, before. As for fear and suspense, there was nothing at all after page 52 that wa...

    rachael ward is an fbi agent, a career she chose after her identical twin was abducted by the gemini killer. she constantly searched for her sister, believed she was dead, but hoped she was alive. be careful what you wish for. not all wishes turn out the way we want. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It has a lot of terrible visuals in it, and while I had an idea of the ending, I wasn?t sure how it would play out- and then it surprised me anyway. Great read with an interesting dual plot. ...

    The idea was interesting, but I had a lot of suspension of disbelief issues with the FBI procedures and the sister's story and how it ended. Also the switching between the main character and some side characters that hardly had any development was kind of awkward. ...

    This was a Goodreads win for me. Thank you, Goodreads. This book is a typical, everyday Serial killer read. If you like serial killers and lots of detective work(I don't), then you will enjoy this book. It's very well written. ...

    Another twin novel - the killer takes one and leaves the other. I felt some kinship with the book at first but my interest slipped away rather quickly. I found the characters vapid and the plot stretched uncomfortably from one possibility to another. ...

    While not perfect, I really did like this one. ...

    Best thriller I?ve read in a long time! A+ ...

    Creepy creepy book ...

    This was a book I couldn't and didn't want to put down! The twists kept me guessing until the very end. I really hope there will be a sequel! ...

    3,5 Stars! ...

  • Ami Cook
    Aug 09, 2018

    3.5 Stars I picked up Dead Ringer on a whim. I hadn?t heard much about this book, and I haven?t read any of Kessler?s other works. But the premise intrigued me. Eighteen years ago, Rachel?s identical twin sister Hannah was abducted by the Gemini killer ? so called becau...

    Note to self: not my kind of plotting even though FBI Memory Jog: this was a twin horror show ...

    For decades, the Gemini Killer has been abducting one half of a set of twins and tormenting the surviving sister with photos of the atrocities he commits on his victim. Some he kills, some he keeps. Rachel?s twin Hannah disappeared, and not long after, Rachel started receiving the to...

    I did take some time with this book. I needed to draw it out while enjoying the characters. The story itself is very good and kept me guessing for a while. It?s one of those books that is very hard to put down and several times I am sure I gasped out loud while reading it. While diff...

  • Cd Rodden
    Sep 04, 2018

    3.5 Stars I picked up Dead Ringer on a whim. I hadn?t heard much about this book, and I haven?t read any of Kessler?s other works. But the premise intrigued me. Eighteen years ago, Rachel?s identical twin sister Hannah was abducted by the Gemini killer ? so called becau...

    Note to self: not my kind of plotting even though FBI Memory Jog: this was a twin horror show ...

    For decades, the Gemini Killer has been abducting one half of a set of twins and tormenting the surviving sister with photos of the atrocities he commits on his victim. Some he kills, some he keeps. Rachel?s twin Hannah disappeared, and not long after, Rachel started receiving the to...

    I did take some time with this book. I needed to draw it out while enjoying the characters. The story itself is very good and kept me guessing for a while. It?s one of those books that is very hard to put down and several times I am sure I gasped out loud while reading it. While diff...

    I found this book for my 2019 reading challenge. I needed 2 books with the same title and had just read The Dead Ringer (an Agatha Raisin novel) and while that book wasn't a very good Agatha Raisin, this book was much worse. It was full of language, explicit sex scenes and "twists" tha...

    I won a copy of this book through Good Reads Give-Away. I wish Good Reads allowed for half star ratings because I'd give this 4.5 stars! This was a really well written novel. I liked that the author fleshed out the characters without going on and on about trivial details. I felt tha...

  • Siobhan Holcombe
    Aug 11, 2018

    3.5 Stars I picked up Dead Ringer on a whim. I hadn?t heard much about this book, and I haven?t read any of Kessler?s other works. But the premise intrigued me. Eighteen years ago, Rachel?s identical twin sister Hannah was abducted by the Gemini killer ? so called becau...

    Note to self: not my kind of plotting even though FBI Memory Jog: this was a twin horror show ...

    For decades, the Gemini Killer has been abducting one half of a set of twins and tormenting the surviving sister with photos of the atrocities he commits on his victim. Some he kills, some he keeps. Rachel?s twin Hannah disappeared, and not long after, Rachel started receiving the to...

    I did take some time with this book. I needed to draw it out while enjoying the characters. The story itself is very good and kept me guessing for a while. It?s one of those books that is very hard to put down and several times I am sure I gasped out loud while reading it. While diff...

    I found this book for my 2019 reading challenge. I needed 2 books with the same title and had just read The Dead Ringer (an Agatha Raisin novel) and while that book wasn't a very good Agatha Raisin, this book was much worse. It was full of language, explicit sex scenes and "twists" tha...

    I won a copy of this book through Good Reads Give-Away. I wish Good Reads allowed for half star ratings because I'd give this 4.5 stars! This was a really well written novel. I liked that the author fleshed out the characters without going on and on about trivial details. I felt tha...

    Kate Kessler never disappoints me and her latest is no exception. I loved meeting Rachel Ward (and I sincerely hope this won't be the last novel that Kessler puts out with her in it); Ward is strong, vulnerable and capable....similar to Kessler's other character that I love..Audrey Har...

    **I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway** I enjoyed reading this book, but I felt like it was very predictable. I really enjoy crime thrillers and this one was fun to read. It kept me entertained but I wasn't shocked by any of it. I kept expecting a twist and I just wasn't ge...

    "I received this book from a Goodreads Giveaway." Thank you Goodreads for this nail biter. The story was intriguing because of the focus on twins and a psychopath. I could not put it down with all of the twists and turns as well as the character development. The extreme and cruel be...

    Dead Ringer is a really good suspenseful thriller. I did not put this book down until I finished it and I rarely do that. This book is described as relentless and that's a good description. Even though it is non stop and fast past it was a tough read at the same time because of all th...

    Really enjoyed this thriller. I won?t lie it was some what predictable. In honesty I had an idea of who was involved etc early on in the book. But I think my mind is just set that way and thinks ahead to what I?d like to see happen (I?m rarely wrong). The ending wasn?t an U...

    I recently read a review of Kate Kessler's current book which was quite good and was the third in a series. So, I went to my favorite book store, intending to buy the first in that series. They did not have either #1 or #2 so I got this one instead. It is okay and appropriately serial...

    When teenager Rachel Ward and her mirror twin sister Hannah agree to switch places for a day, a nightmare occurs ? Hannah is taken by the serial killer known as Gemini (known for his habit of taking identical twins and sending photos of the victims to the remaining twin). Unable to m...

    Independent from her Audrey Harte series. This one has a protagonist whose twin was taken by standard evil years ago. She's now an FBI investigator obsessed with the case. While the dark and angst ridden mood works in the first four Harte novels, this one just seems trite and dull. The...

    What an amazing story! I just loved it! The book follows Rachel, an FBI agent sworn to find the serial killer that kidnapped her twin sister, Hannah, when she was sixteen and bring him to justice. The Gemini Killer, as he is called, kidnaps a twin and then gets pleasure out of sending ...

    I finished this book late at night so I waited until this morning to write the review.....I loved this book! I?m always eager to devour serial killer/suspense/mystery novels and this one stood out to me. The twin theme plus the character development really hooked me. I hope there?s...

    The book cover comments include "thriller" and "atmosphere of fear and suspense." I found nothing that thrilled me--I feel I have read this same story by at least three other authors, even one about twins, before. As for fear and suspense, there was nothing at all after page 52 that wa...

    rachael ward is an fbi agent, a career she chose after her identical twin was abducted by the gemini killer. she constantly searched for her sister, believed she was dead, but hoped she was alive. be careful what you wish for. not all wishes turn out the way we want. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It has a lot of terrible visuals in it, and while I had an idea of the ending, I wasn?t sure how it would play out- and then it surprised me anyway. Great read with an interesting dual plot. ...

    The idea was interesting, but I had a lot of suspension of disbelief issues with the FBI procedures and the sister's story and how it ended. Also the switching between the main character and some side characters that hardly had any development was kind of awkward. ...

    This was a Goodreads win for me. Thank you, Goodreads. This book is a typical, everyday Serial killer read. If you like serial killers and lots of detective work(I don't), then you will enjoy this book. It's very well written. ...

    Another twin novel - the killer takes one and leaves the other. I felt some kinship with the book at first but my interest slipped away rather quickly. I found the characters vapid and the plot stretched uncomfortably from one possibility to another. ...

    While not perfect, I really did like this one. ...

    Best thriller I?ve read in a long time! A+ ...

    Creepy creepy book ...

    This was a book I couldn't and didn't want to put down! The twists kept me guessing until the very end. I really hope there will be a sequel! ...

  • Teresa
    Oct 10, 2018

    3.5 Stars I picked up Dead Ringer on a whim. I hadn?t heard much about this book, and I haven?t read any of Kessler?s other works. But the premise intrigued me. Eighteen years ago, Rachel?s identical twin sister Hannah was abducted by the Gemini killer ? so called becau...

    Note to self: not my kind of plotting even though FBI Memory Jog: this was a twin horror show ...

    For decades, the Gemini Killer has been abducting one half of a set of twins and tormenting the surviving sister with photos of the atrocities he commits on his victim. Some he kills, some he keeps. Rachel?s twin Hannah disappeared, and not long after, Rachel started receiving the to...

    I did take some time with this book. I needed to draw it out while enjoying the characters. The story itself is very good and kept me guessing for a while. It?s one of those books that is very hard to put down and several times I am sure I gasped out loud while reading it. While diff...

    I found this book for my 2019 reading challenge. I needed 2 books with the same title and had just read The Dead Ringer (an Agatha Raisin novel) and while that book wasn't a very good Agatha Raisin, this book was much worse. It was full of language, explicit sex scenes and "twists" tha...

    I won a copy of this book through Good Reads Give-Away. I wish Good Reads allowed for half star ratings because I'd give this 4.5 stars! This was a really well written novel. I liked that the author fleshed out the characters without going on and on about trivial details. I felt tha...

    Kate Kessler never disappoints me and her latest is no exception. I loved meeting Rachel Ward (and I sincerely hope this won't be the last novel that Kessler puts out with her in it); Ward is strong, vulnerable and capable....similar to Kessler's other character that I love..Audrey Har...

  • Jessica Bumgardner
    Sep 26, 2018

    3.5 Stars I picked up Dead Ringer on a whim. I hadn?t heard much about this book, and I haven?t read any of Kessler?s other works. But the premise intrigued me. Eighteen years ago, Rachel?s identical twin sister Hannah was abducted by the Gemini killer ? so called becau...

    Note to self: not my kind of plotting even though FBI Memory Jog: this was a twin horror show ...

    For decades, the Gemini Killer has been abducting one half of a set of twins and tormenting the surviving sister with photos of the atrocities he commits on his victim. Some he kills, some he keeps. Rachel?s twin Hannah disappeared, and not long after, Rachel started receiving the to...

    I did take some time with this book. I needed to draw it out while enjoying the characters. The story itself is very good and kept me guessing for a while. It?s one of those books that is very hard to put down and several times I am sure I gasped out loud while reading it. While diff...

    I found this book for my 2019 reading challenge. I needed 2 books with the same title and had just read The Dead Ringer (an Agatha Raisin novel) and while that book wasn't a very good Agatha Raisin, this book was much worse. It was full of language, explicit sex scenes and "twists" tha...

    I won a copy of this book through Good Reads Give-Away. I wish Good Reads allowed for half star ratings because I'd give this 4.5 stars! This was a really well written novel. I liked that the author fleshed out the characters without going on and on about trivial details. I felt tha...

    Kate Kessler never disappoints me and her latest is no exception. I loved meeting Rachel Ward (and I sincerely hope this won't be the last novel that Kessler puts out with her in it); Ward is strong, vulnerable and capable....similar to Kessler's other character that I love..Audrey Har...

    **I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway** I enjoyed reading this book, but I felt like it was very predictable. I really enjoy crime thrillers and this one was fun to read. It kept me entertained but I wasn't shocked by any of it. I kept expecting a twist and I just wasn't ge...

  • Mortisha Cassavetes
    Feb 06, 2019

    3.5 Stars I picked up Dead Ringer on a whim. I hadn?t heard much about this book, and I haven?t read any of Kessler?s other works. But the premise intrigued me. Eighteen years ago, Rachel?s identical twin sister Hannah was abducted by the Gemini killer ? so called becau...

    Note to self: not my kind of plotting even though FBI Memory Jog: this was a twin horror show ...

    For decades, the Gemini Killer has been abducting one half of a set of twins and tormenting the surviving sister with photos of the atrocities he commits on his victim. Some he kills, some he keeps. Rachel?s twin Hannah disappeared, and not long after, Rachel started receiving the to...

    I did take some time with this book. I needed to draw it out while enjoying the characters. The story itself is very good and kept me guessing for a while. It?s one of those books that is very hard to put down and several times I am sure I gasped out loud while reading it. While diff...

    I found this book for my 2019 reading challenge. I needed 2 books with the same title and had just read The Dead Ringer (an Agatha Raisin novel) and while that book wasn't a very good Agatha Raisin, this book was much worse. It was full of language, explicit sex scenes and "twists" tha...

    I won a copy of this book through Good Reads Give-Away. I wish Good Reads allowed for half star ratings because I'd give this 4.5 stars! This was a really well written novel. I liked that the author fleshed out the characters without going on and on about trivial details. I felt tha...

    Kate Kessler never disappoints me and her latest is no exception. I loved meeting Rachel Ward (and I sincerely hope this won't be the last novel that Kessler puts out with her in it); Ward is strong, vulnerable and capable....similar to Kessler's other character that I love..Audrey Har...

    **I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway** I enjoyed reading this book, but I felt like it was very predictable. I really enjoy crime thrillers and this one was fun to read. It kept me entertained but I wasn't shocked by any of it. I kept expecting a twist and I just wasn't ge...

    "I received this book from a Goodreads Giveaway." Thank you Goodreads for this nail biter. The story was intriguing because of the focus on twins and a psychopath. I could not put it down with all of the twists and turns as well as the character development. The extreme and cruel be...

    Dead Ringer is a really good suspenseful thriller. I did not put this book down until I finished it and I rarely do that. This book is described as relentless and that's a good description. Even though it is non stop and fast past it was a tough read at the same time because of all th...

    Really enjoyed this thriller. I won?t lie it was some what predictable. In honesty I had an idea of who was involved etc early on in the book. But I think my mind is just set that way and thinks ahead to what I?d like to see happen (I?m rarely wrong). The ending wasn?t an U...

    I recently read a review of Kate Kessler's current book which was quite good and was the third in a series. So, I went to my favorite book store, intending to buy the first in that series. They did not have either #1 or #2 so I got this one instead. It is okay and appropriately serial...

    When teenager Rachel Ward and her mirror twin sister Hannah agree to switch places for a day, a nightmare occurs ? Hannah is taken by the serial killer known as Gemini (known for his habit of taking identical twins and sending photos of the victims to the remaining twin). Unable to m...

    Independent from her Audrey Harte series. This one has a protagonist whose twin was taken by standard evil years ago. She's now an FBI investigator obsessed with the case. While the dark and angst ridden mood works in the first four Harte novels, this one just seems trite and dull. The...

    What an amazing story! I just loved it! The book follows Rachel, an FBI agent sworn to find the serial killer that kidnapped her twin sister, Hannah, when she was sixteen and bring him to justice. The Gemini Killer, as he is called, kidnaps a twin and then gets pleasure out of sending ...

  • Ginger Pollard
    Oct 19, 2018

    3.5 Stars I picked up Dead Ringer on a whim. I hadn?t heard much about this book, and I haven?t read any of Kessler?s other works. But the premise intrigued me. Eighteen years ago, Rachel?s identical twin sister Hannah was abducted by the Gemini killer ? so called becau...

    Note to self: not my kind of plotting even though FBI Memory Jog: this was a twin horror show ...

    For decades, the Gemini Killer has been abducting one half of a set of twins and tormenting the surviving sister with photos of the atrocities he commits on his victim. Some he kills, some he keeps. Rachel?s twin Hannah disappeared, and not long after, Rachel started receiving the to...

    I did take some time with this book. I needed to draw it out while enjoying the characters. The story itself is very good and kept me guessing for a while. It?s one of those books that is very hard to put down and several times I am sure I gasped out loud while reading it. While diff...

    I found this book for my 2019 reading challenge. I needed 2 books with the same title and had just read The Dead Ringer (an Agatha Raisin novel) and while that book wasn't a very good Agatha Raisin, this book was much worse. It was full of language, explicit sex scenes and "twists" tha...

    I won a copy of this book through Good Reads Give-Away. I wish Good Reads allowed for half star ratings because I'd give this 4.5 stars! This was a really well written novel. I liked that the author fleshed out the characters without going on and on about trivial details. I felt tha...

    Kate Kessler never disappoints me and her latest is no exception. I loved meeting Rachel Ward (and I sincerely hope this won't be the last novel that Kessler puts out with her in it); Ward is strong, vulnerable and capable....similar to Kessler's other character that I love..Audrey Har...

    **I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway** I enjoyed reading this book, but I felt like it was very predictable. I really enjoy crime thrillers and this one was fun to read. It kept me entertained but I wasn't shocked by any of it. I kept expecting a twist and I just wasn't ge...

    "I received this book from a Goodreads Giveaway." Thank you Goodreads for this nail biter. The story was intriguing because of the focus on twins and a psychopath. I could not put it down with all of the twists and turns as well as the character development. The extreme and cruel be...

    Dead Ringer is a really good suspenseful thriller. I did not put this book down until I finished it and I rarely do that. This book is described as relentless and that's a good description. Even though it is non stop and fast past it was a tough read at the same time because of all th...

    Really enjoyed this thriller. I won?t lie it was some what predictable. In honesty I had an idea of who was involved etc early on in the book. But I think my mind is just set that way and thinks ahead to what I?d like to see happen (I?m rarely wrong). The ending wasn?t an U...

    I recently read a review of Kate Kessler's current book which was quite good and was the third in a series. So, I went to my favorite book store, intending to buy the first in that series. They did not have either #1 or #2 so I got this one instead. It is okay and appropriately serial...

    When teenager Rachel Ward and her mirror twin sister Hannah agree to switch places for a day, a nightmare occurs ? Hannah is taken by the serial killer known as Gemini (known for his habit of taking identical twins and sending photos of the victims to the remaining twin). Unable to m...

    Independent from her Audrey Harte series. This one has a protagonist whose twin was taken by standard evil years ago. She's now an FBI investigator obsessed with the case. While the dark and angst ridden mood works in the first four Harte novels, this one just seems trite and dull. The...

    What an amazing story! I just loved it! The book follows Rachel, an FBI agent sworn to find the serial killer that kidnapped her twin sister, Hannah, when she was sixteen and bring him to justice. The Gemini Killer, as he is called, kidnaps a twin and then gets pleasure out of sending ...

    I finished this book late at night so I waited until this morning to write the review.....I loved this book! I?m always eager to devour serial killer/suspense/mystery novels and this one stood out to me. The twin theme plus the character development really hooked me. I hope there?s...

    The book cover comments include "thriller" and "atmosphere of fear and suspense." I found nothing that thrilled me--I feel I have read this same story by at least three other authors, even one about twins, before. As for fear and suspense, there was nothing at all after page 52 that wa...

    rachael ward is an fbi agent, a career she chose after her identical twin was abducted by the gemini killer. she constantly searched for her sister, believed she was dead, but hoped she was alive. be careful what you wish for. not all wishes turn out the way we want. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It has a lot of terrible visuals in it, and while I had an idea of the ending, I wasn?t sure how it would play out- and then it surprised me anyway. Great read with an interesting dual plot. ...

    The idea was interesting, but I had a lot of suspension of disbelief issues with the FBI procedures and the sister's story and how it ended. Also the switching between the main character and some side characters that hardly had any development was kind of awkward. ...

    This was a Goodreads win for me. Thank you, Goodreads. This book is a typical, everyday Serial killer read. If you like serial killers and lots of detective work(I don't), then you will enjoy this book. It's very well written. ...

  • Barbara Fraley
    Apr 06, 2019

    3.5 Stars I picked up Dead Ringer on a whim. I hadn?t heard much about this book, and I haven?t read any of Kessler?s other works. But the premise intrigued me. Eighteen years ago, Rachel?s identical twin sister Hannah was abducted by the Gemini killer ? so called becau...

    Note to self: not my kind of plotting even though FBI Memory Jog: this was a twin horror show ...

    For decades, the Gemini Killer has been abducting one half of a set of twins and tormenting the surviving sister with photos of the atrocities he commits on his victim. Some he kills, some he keeps. Rachel?s twin Hannah disappeared, and not long after, Rachel started receiving the to...

    I did take some time with this book. I needed to draw it out while enjoying the characters. The story itself is very good and kept me guessing for a while. It?s one of those books that is very hard to put down and several times I am sure I gasped out loud while reading it. While diff...

    I found this book for my 2019 reading challenge. I needed 2 books with the same title and had just read The Dead Ringer (an Agatha Raisin novel) and while that book wasn't a very good Agatha Raisin, this book was much worse. It was full of language, explicit sex scenes and "twists" tha...

    I won a copy of this book through Good Reads Give-Away. I wish Good Reads allowed for half star ratings because I'd give this 4.5 stars! This was a really well written novel. I liked that the author fleshed out the characters without going on and on about trivial details. I felt tha...

    Kate Kessler never disappoints me and her latest is no exception. I loved meeting Rachel Ward (and I sincerely hope this won't be the last novel that Kessler puts out with her in it); Ward is strong, vulnerable and capable....similar to Kessler's other character that I love..Audrey Har...

    **I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway** I enjoyed reading this book, but I felt like it was very predictable. I really enjoy crime thrillers and this one was fun to read. It kept me entertained but I wasn't shocked by any of it. I kept expecting a twist and I just wasn't ge...

    "I received this book from a Goodreads Giveaway." Thank you Goodreads for this nail biter. The story was intriguing because of the focus on twins and a psychopath. I could not put it down with all of the twists and turns as well as the character development. The extreme and cruel be...

    Dead Ringer is a really good suspenseful thriller. I did not put this book down until I finished it and I rarely do that. This book is described as relentless and that's a good description. Even though it is non stop and fast past it was a tough read at the same time because of all th...

    Really enjoyed this thriller. I won?t lie it was some what predictable. In honesty I had an idea of who was involved etc early on in the book. But I think my mind is just set that way and thinks ahead to what I?d like to see happen (I?m rarely wrong). The ending wasn?t an U...

    I recently read a review of Kate Kessler's current book which was quite good and was the third in a series. So, I went to my favorite book store, intending to buy the first in that series. They did not have either #1 or #2 so I got this one instead. It is okay and appropriately serial...

    When teenager Rachel Ward and her mirror twin sister Hannah agree to switch places for a day, a nightmare occurs ? Hannah is taken by the serial killer known as Gemini (known for his habit of taking identical twins and sending photos of the victims to the remaining twin). Unable to m...

    Independent from her Audrey Harte series. This one has a protagonist whose twin was taken by standard evil years ago. She's now an FBI investigator obsessed with the case. While the dark and angst ridden mood works in the first four Harte novels, this one just seems trite and dull. The...

    What an amazing story! I just loved it! The book follows Rachel, an FBI agent sworn to find the serial killer that kidnapped her twin sister, Hannah, when she was sixteen and bring him to justice. The Gemini Killer, as he is called, kidnaps a twin and then gets pleasure out of sending ...

    I finished this book late at night so I waited until this morning to write the review.....I loved this book! I?m always eager to devour serial killer/suspense/mystery novels and this one stood out to me. The twin theme plus the character development really hooked me. I hope there?s...

    The book cover comments include "thriller" and "atmosphere of fear and suspense." I found nothing that thrilled me--I feel I have read this same story by at least three other authors, even one about twins, before. As for fear and suspense, there was nothing at all after page 52 that wa...

    rachael ward is an fbi agent, a career she chose after her identical twin was abducted by the gemini killer. she constantly searched for her sister, believed she was dead, but hoped she was alive. be careful what you wish for. not all wishes turn out the way we want. ...

  • MelanieLBooks
    Jan 10, 2019

    3.5 Stars I picked up Dead Ringer on a whim. I hadn?t heard much about this book, and I haven?t read any of Kessler?s other works. But the premise intrigued me. Eighteen years ago, Rachel?s identical twin sister Hannah was abducted by the Gemini killer ? so called becau...

    Note to self: not my kind of plotting even though FBI Memory Jog: this was a twin horror show ...

    For decades, the Gemini Killer has been abducting one half of a set of twins and tormenting the surviving sister with photos of the atrocities he commits on his victim. Some he kills, some he keeps. Rachel?s twin Hannah disappeared, and not long after, Rachel started receiving the to...

    I did take some time with this book. I needed to draw it out while enjoying the characters. The story itself is very good and kept me guessing for a while. It?s one of those books that is very hard to put down and several times I am sure I gasped out loud while reading it. While diff...

    I found this book for my 2019 reading challenge. I needed 2 books with the same title and had just read The Dead Ringer (an Agatha Raisin novel) and while that book wasn't a very good Agatha Raisin, this book was much worse. It was full of language, explicit sex scenes and "twists" tha...

    I won a copy of this book through Good Reads Give-Away. I wish Good Reads allowed for half star ratings because I'd give this 4.5 stars! This was a really well written novel. I liked that the author fleshed out the characters without going on and on about trivial details. I felt tha...

    Kate Kessler never disappoints me and her latest is no exception. I loved meeting Rachel Ward (and I sincerely hope this won't be the last novel that Kessler puts out with her in it); Ward is strong, vulnerable and capable....similar to Kessler's other character that I love..Audrey Har...

    **I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway** I enjoyed reading this book, but I felt like it was very predictable. I really enjoy crime thrillers and this one was fun to read. It kept me entertained but I wasn't shocked by any of it. I kept expecting a twist and I just wasn't ge...

    "I received this book from a Goodreads Giveaway." Thank you Goodreads for this nail biter. The story was intriguing because of the focus on twins and a psychopath. I could not put it down with all of the twists and turns as well as the character development. The extreme and cruel be...

    Dead Ringer is a really good suspenseful thriller. I did not put this book down until I finished it and I rarely do that. This book is described as relentless and that's a good description. Even though it is non stop and fast past it was a tough read at the same time because of all th...

    Really enjoyed this thriller. I won?t lie it was some what predictable. In honesty I had an idea of who was involved etc early on in the book. But I think my mind is just set that way and thinks ahead to what I?d like to see happen (I?m rarely wrong). The ending wasn?t an U...

    I recently read a review of Kate Kessler's current book which was quite good and was the third in a series. So, I went to my favorite book store, intending to buy the first in that series. They did not have either #1 or #2 so I got this one instead. It is okay and appropriately serial...

    When teenager Rachel Ward and her mirror twin sister Hannah agree to switch places for a day, a nightmare occurs ? Hannah is taken by the serial killer known as Gemini (known for his habit of taking identical twins and sending photos of the victims to the remaining twin). Unable to m...

    Independent from her Audrey Harte series. This one has a protagonist whose twin was taken by standard evil years ago. She's now an FBI investigator obsessed with the case. While the dark and angst ridden mood works in the first four Harte novels, this one just seems trite and dull. The...

    What an amazing story! I just loved it! The book follows Rachel, an FBI agent sworn to find the serial killer that kidnapped her twin sister, Hannah, when she was sixteen and bring him to justice. The Gemini Killer, as he is called, kidnaps a twin and then gets pleasure out of sending ...

    I finished this book late at night so I waited until this morning to write the review.....I loved this book! I?m always eager to devour serial killer/suspense/mystery novels and this one stood out to me. The twin theme plus the character development really hooked me. I hope there?s...

    The book cover comments include "thriller" and "atmosphere of fear and suspense." I found nothing that thrilled me--I feel I have read this same story by at least three other authors, even one about twins, before. As for fear and suspense, there was nothing at all after page 52 that wa...

    rachael ward is an fbi agent, a career she chose after her identical twin was abducted by the gemini killer. she constantly searched for her sister, believed she was dead, but hoped she was alive. be careful what you wish for. not all wishes turn out the way we want. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It has a lot of terrible visuals in it, and while I had an idea of the ending, I wasn?t sure how it would play out- and then it surprised me anyway. Great read with an interesting dual plot. ...

    The idea was interesting, but I had a lot of suspension of disbelief issues with the FBI procedures and the sister's story and how it ended. Also the switching between the main character and some side characters that hardly had any development was kind of awkward. ...

  • Laura Steinert
    Dec 31, 2018

    3.5 Stars I picked up Dead Ringer on a whim. I hadn?t heard much about this book, and I haven?t read any of Kessler?s other works. But the premise intrigued me. Eighteen years ago, Rachel?s identical twin sister Hannah was abducted by the Gemini killer ? so called becau...

    Note to self: not my kind of plotting even though FBI Memory Jog: this was a twin horror show ...

    For decades, the Gemini Killer has been abducting one half of a set of twins and tormenting the surviving sister with photos of the atrocities he commits on his victim. Some he kills, some he keeps. Rachel?s twin Hannah disappeared, and not long after, Rachel started receiving the to...

    I did take some time with this book. I needed to draw it out while enjoying the characters. The story itself is very good and kept me guessing for a while. It?s one of those books that is very hard to put down and several times I am sure I gasped out loud while reading it. While diff...

    I found this book for my 2019 reading challenge. I needed 2 books with the same title and had just read The Dead Ringer (an Agatha Raisin novel) and while that book wasn't a very good Agatha Raisin, this book was much worse. It was full of language, explicit sex scenes and "twists" tha...

    I won a copy of this book through Good Reads Give-Away. I wish Good Reads allowed for half star ratings because I'd give this 4.5 stars! This was a really well written novel. I liked that the author fleshed out the characters without going on and on about trivial details. I felt tha...

    Kate Kessler never disappoints me and her latest is no exception. I loved meeting Rachel Ward (and I sincerely hope this won't be the last novel that Kessler puts out with her in it); Ward is strong, vulnerable and capable....similar to Kessler's other character that I love..Audrey Har...

    **I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway** I enjoyed reading this book, but I felt like it was very predictable. I really enjoy crime thrillers and this one was fun to read. It kept me entertained but I wasn't shocked by any of it. I kept expecting a twist and I just wasn't ge...

    "I received this book from a Goodreads Giveaway." Thank you Goodreads for this nail biter. The story was intriguing because of the focus on twins and a psychopath. I could not put it down with all of the twists and turns as well as the character development. The extreme and cruel be...

    Dead Ringer is a really good suspenseful thriller. I did not put this book down until I finished it and I rarely do that. This book is described as relentless and that's a good description. Even though it is non stop and fast past it was a tough read at the same time because of all th...

    Really enjoyed this thriller. I won?t lie it was some what predictable. In honesty I had an idea of who was involved etc early on in the book. But I think my mind is just set that way and thinks ahead to what I?d like to see happen (I?m rarely wrong). The ending wasn?t an U...

    I recently read a review of Kate Kessler's current book which was quite good and was the third in a series. So, I went to my favorite book store, intending to buy the first in that series. They did not have either #1 or #2 so I got this one instead. It is okay and appropriately serial...

    When teenager Rachel Ward and her mirror twin sister Hannah agree to switch places for a day, a nightmare occurs ? Hannah is taken by the serial killer known as Gemini (known for his habit of taking identical twins and sending photos of the victims to the remaining twin). Unable to m...

    Independent from her Audrey Harte series. This one has a protagonist whose twin was taken by standard evil years ago. She's now an FBI investigator obsessed with the case. While the dark and angst ridden mood works in the first four Harte novels, this one just seems trite and dull. The...

    What an amazing story! I just loved it! The book follows Rachel, an FBI agent sworn to find the serial killer that kidnapped her twin sister, Hannah, when she was sixteen and bring him to justice. The Gemini Killer, as he is called, kidnaps a twin and then gets pleasure out of sending ...

    I finished this book late at night so I waited until this morning to write the review.....I loved this book! I?m always eager to devour serial killer/suspense/mystery novels and this one stood out to me. The twin theme plus the character development really hooked me. I hope there?s...

    The book cover comments include "thriller" and "atmosphere of fear and suspense." I found nothing that thrilled me--I feel I have read this same story by at least three other authors, even one about twins, before. As for fear and suspense, there was nothing at all after page 52 that wa...

  • The Winter'S
    Apr 05, 2019

    3.5 Stars I picked up Dead Ringer on a whim. I hadn?t heard much about this book, and I haven?t read any of Kessler?s other works. But the premise intrigued me. Eighteen years ago, Rachel?s identical twin sister Hannah was abducted by the Gemini killer ? so called becau...

    Note to self: not my kind of plotting even though FBI Memory Jog: this was a twin horror show ...

    For decades, the Gemini Killer has been abducting one half of a set of twins and tormenting the surviving sister with photos of the atrocities he commits on his victim. Some he kills, some he keeps. Rachel?s twin Hannah disappeared, and not long after, Rachel started receiving the to...

    I did take some time with this book. I needed to draw it out while enjoying the characters. The story itself is very good and kept me guessing for a while. It?s one of those books that is very hard to put down and several times I am sure I gasped out loud while reading it. While diff...

    I found this book for my 2019 reading challenge. I needed 2 books with the same title and had just read The Dead Ringer (an Agatha Raisin novel) and while that book wasn't a very good Agatha Raisin, this book was much worse. It was full of language, explicit sex scenes and "twists" tha...

    I won a copy of this book through Good Reads Give-Away. I wish Good Reads allowed for half star ratings because I'd give this 4.5 stars! This was a really well written novel. I liked that the author fleshed out the characters without going on and on about trivial details. I felt tha...

    Kate Kessler never disappoints me and her latest is no exception. I loved meeting Rachel Ward (and I sincerely hope this won't be the last novel that Kessler puts out with her in it); Ward is strong, vulnerable and capable....similar to Kessler's other character that I love..Audrey Har...

    **I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway** I enjoyed reading this book, but I felt like it was very predictable. I really enjoy crime thrillers and this one was fun to read. It kept me entertained but I wasn't shocked by any of it. I kept expecting a twist and I just wasn't ge...

    "I received this book from a Goodreads Giveaway." Thank you Goodreads for this nail biter. The story was intriguing because of the focus on twins and a psychopath. I could not put it down with all of the twists and turns as well as the character development. The extreme and cruel be...

    Dead Ringer is a really good suspenseful thriller. I did not put this book down until I finished it and I rarely do that. This book is described as relentless and that's a good description. Even though it is non stop and fast past it was a tough read at the same time because of all th...

    Really enjoyed this thriller. I won?t lie it was some what predictable. In honesty I had an idea of who was involved etc early on in the book. But I think my mind is just set that way and thinks ahead to what I?d like to see happen (I?m rarely wrong). The ending wasn?t an U...

    I recently read a review of Kate Kessler's current book which was quite good and was the third in a series. So, I went to my favorite book store, intending to buy the first in that series. They did not have either #1 or #2 so I got this one instead. It is okay and appropriately serial...

    When teenager Rachel Ward and her mirror twin sister Hannah agree to switch places for a day, a nightmare occurs ? Hannah is taken by the serial killer known as Gemini (known for his habit of taking identical twins and sending photos of the victims to the remaining twin). Unable to m...

    Independent from her Audrey Harte series. This one has a protagonist whose twin was taken by standard evil years ago. She's now an FBI investigator obsessed with the case. While the dark and angst ridden mood works in the first four Harte novels, this one just seems trite and dull. The...

    What an amazing story! I just loved it! The book follows Rachel, an FBI agent sworn to find the serial killer that kidnapped her twin sister, Hannah, when she was sixteen and bring him to justice. The Gemini Killer, as he is called, kidnaps a twin and then gets pleasure out of sending ...

    I finished this book late at night so I waited until this morning to write the review.....I loved this book! I?m always eager to devour serial killer/suspense/mystery novels and this one stood out to me. The twin theme plus the character development really hooked me. I hope there?s...

    The book cover comments include "thriller" and "atmosphere of fear and suspense." I found nothing that thrilled me--I feel I have read this same story by at least three other authors, even one about twins, before. As for fear and suspense, there was nothing at all after page 52 that wa...

    rachael ward is an fbi agent, a career she chose after her identical twin was abducted by the gemini killer. she constantly searched for her sister, believed she was dead, but hoped she was alive. be careful what you wish for. not all wishes turn out the way we want. ...

    I really enjoyed this book. It has a lot of terrible visuals in it, and while I had an idea of the ending, I wasn?t sure how it would play out- and then it surprised me anyway. Great read with an interesting dual plot. ...

  • Groucho42
    Nov 30, 2018

    3.5 Stars I picked up Dead Ringer on a whim. I hadn?t heard much about this book, and I haven?t read any of Kessler?s other works. But the premise intrigued me. Eighteen years ago, Rachel?s identical twin sister Hannah was abducted by the Gemini killer ? so called becau...

    Note to self: not my kind of plotting even though FBI Memory Jog: this was a twin horror show ...

    For decades, the Gemini Killer has been abducting one half of a set of twins and tormenting the surviving sister with photos of the atrocities he commits on his victim. Some he kills, some he keeps. Rachel?s twin Hannah disappeared, and not long after, Rachel started receiving the to...

    I did take some time with this book. I needed to draw it out while enjoying the characters. The story itself is very good and kept me guessing for a while. It?s one of those books that is very hard to put down and several times I am sure I gasped out loud while reading it. While diff...

    I found this book for my 2019 reading challenge. I needed 2 books with the same title and had just read The Dead Ringer (an Agatha Raisin novel) and while that book wasn't a very good Agatha Raisin, this book was much worse. It was full of language, explicit sex scenes and "twists" tha...

    I won a copy of this book through Good Reads Give-Away. I wish Good Reads allowed for half star ratings because I'd give this 4.5 stars! This was a really well written novel. I liked that the author fleshed out the characters without going on and on about trivial details. I felt tha...

    Kate Kessler never disappoints me and her latest is no exception. I loved meeting Rachel Ward (and I sincerely hope this won't be the last novel that Kessler puts out with her in it); Ward is strong, vulnerable and capable....similar to Kessler's other character that I love..Audrey Har...

    **I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway** I enjoyed reading this book, but I felt like it was very predictable. I really enjoy crime thrillers and this one was fun to read. It kept me entertained but I wasn't shocked by any of it. I kept expecting a twist and I just wasn't ge...

    "I received this book from a Goodreads Giveaway." Thank you Goodreads for this nail biter. The story was intriguing because of the focus on twins and a psychopath. I could not put it down with all of the twists and turns as well as the character development. The extreme and cruel be...

    Dead Ringer is a really good suspenseful thriller. I did not put this book down until I finished it and I rarely do that. This book is described as relentless and that's a good description. Even though it is non stop and fast past it was a tough read at the same time because of all th...

    Really enjoyed this thriller. I won?t lie it was some what predictable. In honesty I had an idea of who was involved etc early on in the book. But I think my mind is just set that way and thinks ahead to what I?d like to see happen (I?m rarely wrong). The ending wasn?t an U...

    I recently read a review of Kate Kessler's current book which was quite good and was the third in a series. So, I went to my favorite book store, intending to buy the first in that series. They did not have either #1 or #2 so I got this one instead. It is okay and appropriately serial...

    When teenager Rachel Ward and her mirror twin sister Hannah agree to switch places for a day, a nightmare occurs ? Hannah is taken by the serial killer known as Gemini (known for his habit of taking identical twins and sending photos of the victims to the remaining twin). Unable to m...

    Independent from her Audrey Harte series. This one has a protagonist whose twin was taken by standard evil years ago. She's now an FBI investigator obsessed with the case. While the dark and angst ridden mood works in the first four Harte novels, this one just seems trite and dull. The...