Beth has always been the golden girl, leaving her identical twin, Alvie, in her shadow. She has everything Alvie ever wanted -the money, the hot husband, the cute baby, the fast car.
So when she invites Alvie for seven sun-drenched days at her luxury villa in Sicily, Alvie accepts. Just because Alvie can’t stand Beth doesn’t mean she can’t enjoy a slice of her decadent lifestyle.
But her usually goody-two-shoes twin has a hidden agenda. And when the sisters swap identities for a day, it ends badly for Beth. Very badly.
It’s Alvie’s chance to steal the lift that she deserves.
If she can get away with it.
About the Author
Chloe grew up in Cheltenham and now lives in London with her husband and daughter. She has a BA and MA in English from The University of Oxford and has worked as a senior management consultant, an English Consultant, an English teacher, and a fashion journalist. Chloe is a graduate of the Faber Academy, and this is her first novel.
You can catch up with Chloe via Twitter @ChloeJEsposito.
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You are introduced to twins Alvie and Elizabeth who were treated very differently by their mother. No wonder when they are older they are very different. Alvie has always been the ‘black sheep of the family’ and Elizabeth is very much treated as a princess. This is all down to their mother’s behaviour and treatment towards them both and I hold her fully responsible. It is almost as if she had only one child when instead she had two.
Initially, you follow Alvie struggling to hold down her job, her home and friends. She has dreams and aspirations, but seems to struggle with any kind of motivation. It’s almost like because she has always been told she is never good enough or she is bad, her behaviour reflects this.
Whereas Elizabeth ‘Beth’ has it all she has the degree, a bestselling novelist, the husband, money, anything she could ever want. However, is she happy and is there more going on then meets the eye. Elizabeth invites Alvie to her home, however, there is alot more to this invite than Alvie ever anticipated.
There is an additional twist, with Beth making plans for Alvie for her trip, and lets just say it may not be sightseeing. Beth may not be as happy as she makes out and has her own hidden secrets.
You journey with Alvie and the ups and downs, there are a lot of downs of her so-called holiday. Alvie gets involved in incidents that she would never had anticipated would occur and leads her to a very different life. One that perhaps means she will always be looking over her shoulder.
When I finished this book, it certainly left me out of breath and wondering what would Alvie get herself into next. She is a person that somehow always finds trouble. You do feel sorry for Alvie and she has not had the best start in life and does not have the most supportive family, they all seem to be against her. You would have thought that she would have wanted to prove everyone wrong, but instead just gets herself into all sorts of trouble that she may never be able to get herself out of and gets involved with people that perhaps she should have kept at a distance. Alvie throughout seems to just want to be loved and be treated well and with respect, but the other hand she seems to destroy anything or anyone being nice to her.
I cannot wait for the next book which is due out on 31 July 2018 called Bad because I loved reading Mad, I was gripped and just could not put the book down and read it in one sitting. I feel very fortunate, I have a copy of Bad which I cannot wait to read to find out what Alvie has got up to now and of course a full review will be up on my blog in due course.
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