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  • Paperback: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Pan; Reprints edition (2 May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 033034837X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330348379
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 3.8 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 255,356 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ken Follett was only twenty-seven when he wrote the award-winning EYE OF THE NEEDLE, which became an international bestseller. His celebrated PILLARS OF THE EARTH was voted into the top 100 of Britain's best-loved books in the BBC's the Big Read and the sequel, WORLD WITHOUT END, was published to critical acclaim. He lives with his family in London and Hertfordshire.

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He could be your lover, your friend . . . or your killer.

Scientist Jeannie Ferrami stumbles across a baffling mystery: Steve and Dan appear to be identical twins, but were born on different days, to different mothers. One is a law student, the other a convicted murderer. They seem a world apart, but as Jeannie begins to fall in love with Steve, she finds her professional - and personal - future threatened.

But when Steve is accused of a terrible crime, Jeannie is forced to question just how unalike the two men really are. Together, she and Steve investigate and start to uncover buried secrets. But perhaps some secrets are best left alone . . .

A thrilling, chilling story of hidden evil, The Third Twin is a heart-stopping, spine-tingling story from master of suspense, Ken Follett.

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--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Ken Follett was twenty-seven when he wrote Eye of the Needle, an award-winning thriller that became an international bestseller. He then surprised everyone with The Pillars of the Earth, about the building of a cathedral in the Middle Ages, which continues to captivate millions of readers all over the world and its long-awaited sequel, World Without End, was a number one bestseller in the US, UK and Europe. Fall of Giants and Winter of the World are the first two bestselling novels in the Century trilogy.

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Lawyeraau HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on 26 Aug. 2007
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The basic theme of this book has to do with genetic engineering that was secretly conducted many years ago. What initially appears to be a case of twins born to different mothers, turns out to be something else altogether. Genetic researcher, Dr. Jeannie Ferrami, is conducting a study on twins. This brings her into contact with law student, Steve Logan, who is his parents' only child and surprised to have been asked to participate in this study involving twins.

When a heinous crime occurs at the University where Dr. Ferrami works, Steve finds himself accused of the crime, although he claims that is innocent. When DNA results, rather than exonerate him, confirm that he is, indeed, the culprit, he is shocked. The only answer is that he has a secret twin of whom both he and his parents have been unaware.

As Steve and Dr. Ferrami are thrust into this genetic mystery, they find themselves beleaguered by forces that will stop at nothing to prevent them from discovering the secret that has lain dormant from prying eyes for so many years. It is a secret for which those at the pinnacle of power will kill in order to keep it under wraps.

This is a moderately entertaining novel but not one of this author's better efforts. Thematically provocative, it is a fast-paced, though predictable, plot driven book. It fails, however, in its execution, as the characters are unsympathetic and two dimensional, hampered by stilted dialogue that is sometimes laughable.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Taylor VINE VOICE on 2 May 2008
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This is the first Ken Follett book I've read, my sister gave it to me saying he tells a good story. And its the story that holds the book together, you sort of know what's going to happen and the main characters are complete cliches but that doesn't stop you wanting to read on.

The main character is a successful and of course very attractive young scientist who carries research into criminality and identical twins - where one twin is a baddie and one a goodie. She stumbles across a generic experiment and has to rush around to find out the truth to save her career. How she manages to achieve this despite no cash in the bank is a minor detail lost in the headlong rush to unravel the ''truth''. In amongst the simple plot line are a number of devious old men and a young stud to provide some love interest. The main theme is the idea that when the doorbell rings you can't tell if is your boyfriend, son or your enemy or a complete stranger. This simple idea has many implications and could certainly have been developed in more complex and interesting ways but the book reads as if the author was pretty excited about his idea and so just slapped it down on paper.

So in the end although the characters are not well developed and the dialogue rather wooden, and you have a pretty good idea of whats going to happen I suspect you like me will devote some serious page turning to finish it in a pretty short time. So its well worth the investment of a few hours especially if you are stuck at airport and need to kill a few hours.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Tony Griffiths on 23 May 2009
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I've been spoilt. Yes, Follett has delivered some great novels - Pillars being by far the best. But I'm afraid this sits in the drawer labelled "Distinctly average".
Weak storyline and sometimes groan-worthy dialogue "Punched the air and said "Yes!"". All combines to an instantly forgettable effort I'm afraid. At lines I felt like abondoning it, but to my credit, I perservered. I'm wondering why.
Lets be honest about it. Its rubbish. And I wish he'd leave out his desire to put in occasional lines of gratuitous smut (Its uncalled for and contributes nothing to the story). Sorry, Ken!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 6 Mar. 2000
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Having been enthralled by "The Pillars of the Earth", I bought this, expecting something of a similar standard. I didn't get it, but "The Third Twin" isn't bad. I liked most of the characters and the writing was generally good. The plot, however, especially at the end, was much too routine and soap opera-ish. I felt as if I were reading the script for a TV movie. As it turned out, of course, I was!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 Oct. 1998
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A book that I just could not put down. Follett has really out done himself. You find yourself turning each page just to find out who actually raped Lisa. I can't tell you more because that would spoil the fun of reading this page turner.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 July 2001
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I really enjoyed and have often recommended another Ken Follet book: "The Pillars of the Earth". I was a little disappointed ONLY because I found the dialog a bit weak (someone else mentioned soap opera and that rings true). But the book is entertaining and suspenseful and some parts brought out a chuckle. I only gave *** because I rated it against TPOTE...a book I really loved. Overall, a The Third Twin is a good read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 Feb. 2000
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This was my first introduction to Ken Follett and I'm now hooked. Third Twin was a most imaginative and well-written book. OK - the title did give it away a bit! - and the end became predictable three quarters of the way through but it's definitely worth a 4* for the way it entertained me and that's what I want from a book.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 31 Aug. 2000
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This was my first ever Ken Follett book and it took me a while to get into it. However, half way through I could not put it down, read it all in one sitting, without cooking dinner and just the occasional break to make another cup of coffee! It is somewhat predictable but in a way that makes you want more and more. A very enjoyable read. I like Ken Follett's style of writing and have put quite a few of his books in my "shopping" basket for next time! From what I can see he writes about a wide spectrum of subjects and I am looking forward to reading more of his books.
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