A #5 New York Times hardcover bestseller and a #3 Los Angeles Times bestseller, Dead Ringer is fast, fun, and utterly compelling. There was lots of early buzz for Dead Ringer, and in fact, it went on to be chosen as a Costco book club pick, a Cosmopolitan Magazine “Hot Summer Pick,” a Literary Guild and Mystery Guild main selection, a Doubleday Book Club, Book of the Month Club and Quality Paperback Book Club alternate selection and an Audio Book Club featured selection.
In Dead Ringer, the tough-as-nails head of Rosato & Associates, Bennie Rosato, has had her eye focused firmly on the bottom line, and takes a professional risk, charging into a class action lawsuit that could make-or-break her career. Just when she is at her most vulnerable, strange things begin to happen. It begins with a missing wallet, but events quickly escalate. Someone is posing as the outspoken, attorney and is wreaking havoc around town, apparently determined to destroy everything Bennie loves. And Bennie knows only one person can pull off this double deception, her identical sister, Alice Connelly. It’s been two years since Bennie has seen or heard from her troublesome twin, but she seems to be back with a vengeance. Bennie refuses to be anyone’s victim-least of all her own blood. When a brutal murder occurs, however, Bennie realizes that the stakes have turned deadlier than she feared. And the face of evil is identical to her own.
"Scottoline fans and first-time readers will love this tale of dueling twins."
– Cosmopolitan Magazine,"Hot Summer Picks"
"A smart, witty storyteller."
– Philadelphia Magazine
"Action packed....[The] plot twists are dead-on."
– Chicago Tribune
"Dead Ringer is as carefully proportioned as a well-made sonnet. All of the...threads are eventually woven into a pattern as elegant as [a] silk tie."
– Philadelphia Inquirer