Maggie Nesbitt is pregnant and depressed, because her husband isn't the father of her unborn child. She's thinking about abortion when she's attacked on the beach. She barely gets away, then gets the shock of her life the next morning when she sees that she has been killed on the news and that her nude body had been dumped in the trash behind a beachside bar. She finds out the body behind the bar is the twin sister she'd been told had died when she was two weeks old. She also learns her twin was divorced from a horrid man and that she had an eight-year-old daughter, Jasmine. Maggie, showing a bump on her head she got while getting away from her attackers, claims partial amnesia and steps into her dead twin's life. This way she can have her baby, give it a home, and save Jasmine from having to go and live with her father. But she doesn't know her twin saw someone do murder. And that someone thinks he killed the wrong woman.
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Have you ever been so depressed, not suicidal, because suicide is stupid, but so depressed that you’d do anything to get out of your life, if you only could? Have you ever wanted anything badly enough to walk away from it all?
Maggie Nesbitt has. She’s pregnant and her famous newsman husband isn’t the father of her child. She’s going to get an abortion, but not before she gets good and drunk. Drinking is bad for the baby, but so what? It’s going to be dead in a few days anyway. However a chance encounter in a supermarket leads her to believe the twin she’d thought had died in infancy may still be alive, and living not far away. Curiosity gets her out of the doldrums, she hops a bus, goes to her sister’s and through a seemingly unconnected series of events winds up stepping into her twin’s life.
She did this because while at her sister’s, she sees on the news that Nick Nesbitt’s wife had been found murdered, her nude body discovered behind a gay bar. She quickly figures out that someone has killed her twin, thinking it was her, or maybe it was random, either way, she now has a way out of her problem. She can keep her baby. All she has to do is takeover her twin’s life.
Easier said than done. Her sister had a daughter, friend’s that knew her, an ex-husband and a brand new fiancé, plus a killer after her, because unknown to Maggie, the killer wasn’t after her, he was after her twin, and when he finds out the woman he killed is still walking, talking and breathing, he’s not very happy.
Ken Douglas has written a woman in pearl thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat as you read the night away. Or if you have a long flight, DEAD RINGER will cut it short.About the Author:
My name is Ken Douglas and I’m an underpaid writer, so underpaid that I have to do my own bio here. I write thrillers and suspense stories. I’ve been doing it for the last ten years, ever since my wife Vesta and I sold everything we had and bought a boat. We didn’t really understand the sailing part, had never done it before, but heck we’d raced cars across the Australian desert going real fast, so how hard could boating be, after all they only go between four and ten miles per hour, slower sometimes.
We bought a big old raceboat, sixty feet and named it "Great White Wonder," after that first Bob Dylan bootleg. The boat was run down and ready for scrap, but we put two years of hard labor into it in Trinidad and made it new again. Then we hired someone to teach us how to sail it and we spent the next eight years cruising up and down the Caribbean island chain till the money ran out.
Below please see a brief description of my books, then I’ll write a little more about me.
DESPERATION MOON: Sara Hackett must save two little girls from dangerous kidnappers, but she doesn’t have the money to pay the ransom.
DEAD RINGER: Maggie steps into her dead twin’s life to get out of a bad marriage only to find that her twin had been murdered and now the killer is after her.
RUNNING SCARED: Joey Sapphire wakes next to a dead man and now the killer is after her. She is in trouble and she has nowhere to run.
TANGERINE DREAM, written with Jack Stewart: Incest, death, tragedy, betrayal and teenage homosexual love, I don’t know how, but somehow it all works out in this different kind of thriller.
DIAMOND SKY, written with Jack Stewart: Beth Shannon’s husband stole conflict diamonds from the Russian Mafia before he died. Now they're after Beth, because they think she knows where they are. And she does, only she doesn’t know it.
There you have it, can’t get much shorter than that.
Oh yeah, did I mention that we sold the boat because the money ran out? Take a chance on one of my books, I think you’ll get caught up by the stories and you’ll be helping Vesta and me in our quest to save up enough money so that we can buy another boat, smaller this time, and go cruising again.
The sea, sometimes it’s cold out there, sometimes it’s scary, sometimes it’s fun, sometimes hard, sometimes it’s terrifying, but it’s never boring.
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Book Description Bootleg Press, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110974524638