Sunday, January 31, 2010

TSS: The Switch by Sandra Brown

Happy Sunday to all, the last one of January 2010. A whole month is gone in a jiffy. After few weeks of cold, we are having sunny weather. I am soaking it up and enjoying the day. Life couldn't have been better than this. Personal front is really going good, although it hasn't been very conducive for reading.

Also I had been lagging behind my reviews. Today I wrote all those pending reviews and scheduled those to be posted in the next few days. I kind of feel very light. Here is one of those reviews I wrote.

:The Switch
Author: Sandra Brown
ISBN: 0446609943

Publisher: Warner Vision/2000
Pages: 550

Gillian and Melina Lloyd are identical twins. They share a bond which can only happen with identical twins. No one can tell them apart. Melina works as a media escort. And Gillian is desperate for a child. So much so that she gets herself enrolled into a feritilty clinic and is a prime candidate to receive sperm from a donor. The day she is artificially inseminated, she meets Melina and they celebrate. However, nothing can be known before a week or so. Seeing Gillian tense, Melina asks Gillian to take her place to escort a NASA astronaut Col. "Chief" Hart. Gillian refuses at first.

Next morning Gillian is found brutally murdered and Melina is devastated. It turns out that, as Chief was the person who saw her, he is the prime suspect. He along with Melina, is determined to find the killer. And they stumble upon a totally horrifying scheme of a so called fanatic, a television preacher, who has thousands of followers. He can go to any length to protect his interests, and is determined to use Melina in place of Gillian for his own ends. With the FBI entering the scene, the plot thickens as a major conspiracy is discovered.

The Switch is a good suspense thriller, with misuse of medical practices thrown in, in good measure. The worst part is, it can be true too, if we are not careful and let
psychotic megalomania rule over minds. There is this romance aspect too, which is no way deters the story.


Marce said...

I used to read a lot of Sandra Brown, don't know why I stopped.

I will add this one to the list.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I think I read this book quite a few years ago and thought it was good. Her latest book Rainwater is very good (not a thriller). Have a great week.

The Bookworm said...

January did fly by! Good for you on finishing up the pending reviews.
The Switch sounds good.

Harvee said...

I like thrillers and this one sounds like a good page turner. Hope you'll visit my Sunday Salon

Molly said...

Glad to hear you have had such a wonderful January! We can finally see the sun today - but chance of snow again tomorrow -- ugh!

I have discovered that mystery/thrillers are my go-to genre when I don't know what I want to read. This one sounds like a good one.

JoAnn said...

Sounds like you've had a happy January! Have never read Sandra Brown...

Jennifer said...

Oh I am adding The Switch to my TBR list.

Literary Feline said...

January does seem to have flown by, doesn't it? I am glad your weather has improved and you are able to take advantage of the sunshine. :-) The weather in my part of the world has been very pleasant too.

I haven't read anything by Sandra Brown before. THE SWITCH sounds like it would be good. I am glad you liked it.

Have a great week, Gautami!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, this sounds good! I haven't read any Sandra Brown for awhile...I need to check this one out.

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Carrie K. said...

I'm glad things are going so well for you! I hope February is just as good. :)

Yvonne said...

I haven't read Sandra Brown in a long time, but I always enjoy her books. This sounds like a good one.

Anonymous said...

I remember reading this one a few years ago, but had forgotten about the details until I read your review. I enjoyed it.