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Official Review: Two Wrongs by Anthony L. Baker

Post by CatInTheHat » 27 Aug 2019, 16:25

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Two Wrongs" by Anthony L. Baker.]
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Anthony L. Baker’s Two Wrongs delves deep into the human psyche as one ponders the lives of twin brothers, Vincent and Victor Taylor. One man is a high-powered attorney; the other is on death row, claiming to be innocent. Both men have found themselves caught up in the cleverest crime of the century, in very different ways. Can they save each other? Do they want to? Who will hurt the most in the end?

Vincent and Victor have been fooling people all of their lives. Their father is also a world-class pro at fooling people. Moms (their nickname for their mother) loves them fiercely and never ceases praying for her boys. Moms is the only one who could always tell them apart. Well, almost always. The women in their lives find them confusing. Vincent’s best buddy, Junior, sees the truth, which can put him in some awkward positions.

There are a host of other supporting characters, most of whom are well-developed. Cassie loves money, first and foremost; Terri is a sweetheart who has been wronged too many times; Patricia, an FBI agent, has found the love of her life. My favorite character, though, has to be Moms. She has to make hard choices throughout the story and always puts what’s “right” first, despite that often not being what’s “easy.” Her major struggle in life is not being able to fix the significant rivalry issues her boys have with each other. Moms’ ability to see right through people is uncanny.

At times, the imagery makes you feel like solitary confinement is around the corner. I could “smell” the disgusting scents (urine, mold, rats) that were described. In one prison fight, one could almost feel the punch in the nose as the blood streamed out of it. It gave me the shudders.

Without a doubt, Baker’s ability to create suspense was my favorite part of the book. Baker keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the novel. Every time you think that you’ve figured it all out, you are shocked by some crazy yet believable twist. If you are the kind of person who always figures out the ending, this story is for you, as you WON’T figure this one out.

The cover art was unappealing to me. You see two chairs and two ping-pong paddles. I suppose sets of two represent twins, but I just didn’t find the depiction appealing. Something more sizzling would have been appropriate. Perhaps two men, sitting back-to-back in chairs would draw readers in as they sense their rivalry.

I rate Two Wrongs 4 out of 4 stars. The editing is professional, without error. The storyline is well-developed and intriguing at every turn. Outside of the cover, the story is flawless. This is one of the best books I’ve read in the past year or two. There is some strong profanity, as well as a few mildly erotic scenes. Readers who enjoy gripping crime novels will especially enjoy this book. If you can’t handle vivid descriptions of bad things happening to people, this is not the book for you.

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Post by Ben Moore » 28 Aug 2019, 10:37

This sounds intriguing! Thanks for the review! Haven’t read a good crime novel in a while
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Post by Dee_218 » 28 Aug 2019, 13:06

Sounds like an interesting book, the suspense part has me intrigued. I love suspenseful page turners. Seems like you also enjoyed it. Your review is really full of good merit and sound. Thank you for the recommendation.

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Post by KDJ » 28 Aug 2019, 13:30

Thank you for your review of Two Wrongs. You had me at "...cleverest crime of the century." This novel sounds suspenseful. I enjoy books with well-developed characters.Thank you for the recommendation.
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Post by Rachel Lea » 28 Aug 2019, 15:05

I will probably pass on Two Wrongs because some of the content would disturb me, but this book certainly sounds well-written and I'm glad that you enjoyed reading it. Thanks for your review!
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Post by Meg98 » 28 Aug 2019, 17:46

This sounds like an interesting read... and with professional editing! That is always a good sign. Thanks for this great review!
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Post by kandscreeley » 28 Aug 2019, 19:45

Interesting. The crime of the century with two twins no one can tell apart? Count me in. I agree that the cover could be more interesting, though. Thanks for the detailed review!
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Post by Janalyn101 » 29 Aug 2019, 07:01

I thought the book cover with perfect the two ping-pong paddles represent competition I get it I never spend too much time looking at the cover as I am more interested in what’s in between the pages. This was a great review that I thoroughly enjoyed and agree work with the exception of the cover. Thanks for the great review!

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Post by sursangeet_2000 » 29 Aug 2019, 07:19

Definitely an intriguing book. That was a pretty good review. Gave enough details of the book without giving away the whole story. I will be checking this book out.

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Post by MatereF » 30 Aug 2019, 00:02

Sounds like a great read what with all the suspense! I am also confused about the cover. Great review!
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Post by CatInTheHat » 30 Aug 2019, 13:24

Janalyn101 wrote: ↑
29 Aug 2019, 07:01
I thought the book cover with perfect the two ping-pong paddles represent competition I get it I never spend too much time looking at the cover as I am more interested in what’s in between the pages. This was a great review that I thoroughly enjoyed and agree work with the exception of the cover. Thanks for the great review!
I just found it very dry and boring, in comparison to the book.
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Post by Bhaskins » 31 Aug 2019, 10:09

Adding this to my list now! Thank you!
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Post by Helene_2008 » 02 Sep 2019, 10:26

This sounds like a great read! I love suspense and I'm always trying to guess the ending. I'm excited to read the unpredictable ending.

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The idea behind this book seems quite unique, and it explores a topic I am not very knowledgable about, which makes me more willing to read it. Great review!

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Post by bookowlie » 06 Sep 2019, 08:24

Thanks for another insightful review! The book sounds like really interesting. I like your mention of the twists being "crazy yet believable." Sometimes authors try so hard to create unique plot twists that the story becomes too unrealistic. I'm glad to see this isn't the case here. The book deserves a more exciting cover!
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