Book Reviews of The Switch

The Switch
The Switch
Author: Sandra Brown
ISBN-13: 9780446609944
ISBN-10: 0446609943
Publication Date: 8/1/2001
Pages: 576
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 439 ratings
Publisher: Warner Vision
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 7
Sandra Brown as good as ever. Mix in twins, indians, and FBI and local agents trying to solve Kidnappings, murders and suicides while being laughed at by an egomaniac and you get a great stew.

4 stars
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Helpful Score: 6
What happens when identical twins switch places for one night and one of them gets murdered ? Lots of twists and turns along with romance and deception. Excellent read.
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Helpful Score: 5
WOnderful, great till the last page.
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Helpful Score: 4
loved it! great read, couldn't put it down, spent my weekend reading this book and loved every minute of it. I love books about twin switching place especially when its so full of suspense.
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Helpful Score: 3
One of my favorite Sandra Brown's books. Very entertaining!
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Helpful Score: 3
A real page turner until the end. If you like mysteries and who-done-its, you will enjoy this book. The story involves identical twins and the murder of one of them. Who killed her and why? The twists and turns in the story will keep you wanting to know what happens next.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is typical Sandra Brown! She knows how to keep you coming back for more. The Switch will keep you guessing right to the end!!!
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Helpful Score: 2
Identical twins switch places and then one of them is murdered.
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Helpful Score: 1
A good suspense and romance involved.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another tightly plotted romantic mystery by a favorite author!
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Helpful Score: 1
Okay I admit, I didn't see the ending coming. Wow
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Helpful Score: 1
Pay attention & keep up-- very good read, and suspenceful!
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Helpful Score: 1
very well written and when i thought i knew the end whoa wait a minute it will throw you for a loop.

alana.
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Helpful Score: 1
i always wondered what it would be like to have a twin!!(not sure now i want one!)
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Helpful Score: 1
A true mystery right to the last page!
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Helpful Score: 1
Another Sandra Brown twister. After identical twins trade places for an evening, one sister is brutally murdered. Lots of plot twists and surprises, most of which I didn't see coming. Well-plotted and presented.
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Helpful Score: 1
I normally keep all of my Sandra Browns but my sister cleaned out her bookshelf. So, I have a bunch of duplicates. This is a good story about twins who switch. One gets involved with a cult member and the other gets involved with an astronaut. Lots of plot twists and turns and suspense. I can definitely recommend this one.
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Helpful Score: 1
Must read.
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good book.
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This book was really good. It was a little confusing in the beginning, but it makes the twists and turns that much more interesting.
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Helpful Score: 1
Identical twins Melina and Gillian in a novel of suspense, revenge, and unpredictable twists and turns.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was a great book. One of my favorites by Sandra Brown. Everyone should read this book you will not be sorry that you did.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another great one by Sandra Brown - could not put it down.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book has a lot of twists and turns that keep you interested. The story is better than the summary provided on the book.
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Great book and fast reading...
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it was ok
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keeps you reading
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Identical twins switch places, as they had not done since childhood. One will be murdered, but which one? and why? Excellent example of Brown's work.
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Identical twins Melina and GIllian Lloyd haven't considered switching places since childhood. So when Melina proposes that Gillian take her place as a media escort to NASA astronaut Col. "Chief" Hart, she refuses...at first. The following morning Melina receives terrible news: her sister has been brutally murdered--and Chief, though innocent, is the prime suspect. He and Melina are determined to find the killer, a megalomaniac whose horrific schemes require Gillians replacement, her identical twin--Melina.
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As a lark, identical twins Gillian and Melina Lloyd decide to switch identities. Gillian will pose as Melina and escort NASA astronaut Christopher "Chief" Lloyd to his media events. This turns out to be an easy assignment for Gillian.

But the next morning Melina is awakened by police with the news that Gillian was found murdered. On the walls are insults and message directed at Gillian, along with insults that link Chief to the crime. Soon Melina and Chief join forces to solve her twin's murder.

This was an interesting story with lots of twists, but most of them were easy to figure out. My rating: 4 Stars.
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Great Book!
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Identical twins Melina and Gillian haven't considered switching places since childhood. So when Melina proposes that Gillian take her place as media escort to NASA astronaut Col. "Chief" Hart, she refuses ... at first. Murder mystery and romance in one!
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Twins Melina a Gillian Lloyd have never switched places, not even as a childhood prank, but when Gillian proposes that Melina take her place to escort a famous NASA astronaut, she never imagined she wouldn't return. Great Sandra Brown book.
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It isn't the first time that identical twins Gillian and Melina Lloyd have switched identities. Yet it's the first time as adults that they've even considered the childhood prank. Melina, the more impetuous twin, proposes that her circumspect sister take her place as a media escort to NASA astronaut and national hero Colonel Christopher "Chief" Hart.
Although it's an enticing offer, Gillian declines for a very personal reason -- she's preoccupied with whether or not the artificial insemination she underwent that day will be successful. Besides, she warns Melina, such a switch could have unexpected consequences.

Media-savvy Chief turns out to be an easy assignment for Melina -- in fact the evening with him is as much pleasure as business. But the following morning police arrive at Melina's door with the worst possible news: her beloved twin has been brutally murdered in her own bed. And on the walls, scrawled in blood, are obscenities directed at Gillian, along with insults toward Native Americans that indisputably link Chief to the crime.

Dissatisfied with the official police investigation, Chief and Melina form a grudging alliance, strike out on their own ... and find themselves uncovering more questions than answers. Mistrusting even the authorities claiming to protect them, on the run with their lives in danger, the two are soon following a crooked and bloody trail that inexplicably leads to Gillian's attempt to conceive a child... and to the threshold of an inner sanctum, where a megalomaniac hatches horrific schemes and lies in wait for Gillian's replacement, her identical twin -- Melina
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I found this at a yard sale for the Humane Society & haven't read it.

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Identical twins are fair game for a thriller writer, and in The Switch, queen of suspense Sandra Brown (The Alibi, Standoff, Fat Tuesday) makes the most of an intricate setup involving Gillian and Melina Lloyd, a pair of thirtysomething Dallas beauties. When Gillian hears her biological clock ticking, she puts herself in the hands of the world-famous Waters Clinic and is artificially inseminated (as described in a somewhat plodding first chapter that omits no detail of the procedure). The action picks up when Gillian switches places with her twin, a media escort, and chauffeurs sexy astronaut Chief Hart around town. It turns out to be a fatal attraction, and suspicion falls on Chief when Gillian's mutilated body is found the next day.

The dead woman's smarmy and enigmatic boyfriend, Jem Hennings, has a vested interest in focusing police efforts on Hart, but Melina has her own reasons for thinking him wrong. Jem's connection with a charismatic preacher known as Brother Gabriel is at the heart of this mildly creepy mystery, in which the plucky Melina tracks Brother Gabriel to his lair and uncovers his diabolical plot while simultaneously revealing her own dark secret. The ending is telegraphed well in advance, but that won't deter Brown's many fans from relishing the details, including some sex scenes that are spicier than most of the florid prose that usually turns up in romantic thrillers of this sort. But that may be why the author inevitably rockets to the top of the bestseller list, where The Switch is destined to land.
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Identical Twins Melina and Gillian Lloyd haven't considered switching places since childhood. So when Melina proposes that Gillian take her place as a media escrot to NASA astronaut "Chief Hart.
Murder. Megalomania, crazyness. It's a good book!
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A little worn but much readable. Good
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Identical twins Melina nd Gillian havent considered switching places since childhood. So when Melina proposes that Gillian take her place as a media escort to NASA astronaut Chief Hart, she refuses at first.. The following morning Melina receives terrible news: her sister has been brutally murdered and chief through innocent is the prime suspect. He and Melina are determined to find the filler.
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Identical twins Melina and Gillian Lloyd haven't considered switching places since childhood. So when Melina proposes that Gillian take her place as a media escort to NASA astronaut Col. "Chief" Hart,she refuses...at first. The following morning Melina receives terrible news: her sister has been brutally murdered-and Chief,though innocent,is the prime suspect. He and Melina are determined to find the killer, a megalomaniac whose horrific schemes requir Gillian's replacement,her identical twin -Melina.
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Identical twins Melina and Gillian Lloyd haven't considered switching places since childhood. So when Melina proposes that gillian take her place as a media escort to NASA astronau Col. "Chief" Hart, she refuses...at first. The following morning Melina receives terrible news: her sister has been brutally murdered-and Chief, though innocent, is the prime suspect. He and Melina are determined to find the killer, amegalomaniac whose horrific schemes require gillian's replacement, her identical twin-Melina.
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Identical twins Melina and Gillian LLoyd haven't considered switching places since childhood. So when Melina proposes tha Gillian take her place as a media escort to NASA astronaut Col. "Chief" Hart, she refuses at first. The following morning Melina receives terrible news: her sister has been brutally murdered and "Chief" though innocent, is the prime suspect. He and Melina are determined to find the killer, a megalomaniac, whose horrific schemes require Gillian's replacement, her identical twin Melina.
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It isn't the first time that identical twins Gillian and Melina Lloyd have switched identities. Melina, the more impetuous twin, proposes that her circumspect sister take her place as a media escort to NASA astronaut and national hero Colonel Christopher "Chief" Heart. Although it's an enticing offer, Gillian declines for a very personal reason. Besides, she warns Melina, such a switch could have unexpected consequences.

Media-savvy Chief turns out to be an easy assignment for Melina. But the following morning, police arrive at Melina's door with the worst possible news: her beloved twin has been murdered, and on the walls, scrawled in blood, are obscenities directed at Gillian, along with insults that indisputably link Chief to the crime.

Dissatisfied with the official police investigation, Chief and Melina form a grudging alliance. Striking out on their own, they uncover more questions than answers, and are eventually led to the threshold of an inner sanctum, where a megalomaniac lies in wait for Gillian's replacement, her identical twin -- Melina.

A story that reveals the powerful, almost mystical bond between twins -- bond that compels a woman to go to impossible lengths to avenge her sister, The Switch defies every prediction.
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Identical twins Melina and Gillian Lloyd haven't considered switching places since childhood. So when Melina proposes that Gillian take her place as a media escort to NASA astronaut Col. "Chief" Hart, she refuses...at first. The following morning Melina receives terrible news: her sister has been brutally murdered---and Chief, though innocent, is the prime suspect. He and Melina are determined to find the killer, a megalomaniace whose horrific schemes require Gillian's replacement, her identical tiwn---Melina.
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