Identici
by Scott Turow
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Kindle County, 1982. Al termine di un party a casa di Zeus Kronon, influente membro della locale comunità greco-ortodossa, sua figlia Dita, bellissima e anticonformista, viene trovata uccisa nella sua camera da letto. La ragazza era fidanzata con Cass Gianis, il cui padre è l'acerrimo rivale di Zeus... More

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This is the story of two families of Greek heritage, intertwined in more ways than one would think possible, over a couple of generations: The Kronon family, and the Giannis family, the latter including Paul Giannis, just over 50 and a state senator now running for mayor, and his identical twin brother, Cass, a former Kindle County cop who as the book opens is about to be released from prison after serving twenty-five years after having confessed to the murder of his then-girlfriend, Dita Kronon, in September of 1982. Needless to say, that event had radically affected each member of both families. Dita was a very volatile young woman, and the romance had been fraught with problems: The twins’ mother, Lidia, then 63, had made it known that if the two got married, their father would never speak to him again, as there had been very bad blood between the men for 20 years.

Dita’s brother, Hal, a very wealthy businessman, convinced that both brothers were involved in his sister’s death, hires Evon Miller, a young woman who is a former FBI agent, and Tim Brodie, now an 81-uear-old p.i. and the homicide cop who had handled the original investigation, to thoroughly re-examine all aspects of the murder, something never done once Cass had confessed, and to then convince a judge to re-open the investigation.

Early on, when much of the p.o.v. is generally that of Evon and Tim, the reader’s sympathy lies less with their boss, Hal, and more with the twins. The book moves in a leisurely manner, the murder having taken place over twenty-five years ago, and its attempted painstaking reconstruction, over a period of a few months, with the p.o.v. moving from one of the main characters to another in present time. There are forays into the past at pivotal points in the book, perfectly placed for maximum sustained suspense, slowly bringing the reader the truth of what actually transpired on the fateful day. The characters are very well-drawn, the courtroom scenes of course beautifully done, and the investigation and the secrets it uncovers fascinating. The novel is described as a complex web of murder, sex and betrayal – what more can one ask? The author has an undisputed history of well-deserved bestsellers to his credit. He continues to tell a helluva story, and the novel is recommended.
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