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Getting Away With It Kindle Edition
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The story focuses mainly on Liza Haven as she returns to Stoneguard but we do gradually get to know Lee too as the odd chapter details what she is up to while Liza is trying to juggle everything and fool everyone into thinking she is her perfect twin sister. It seems that both sisters are running away from certain things and the book deals with what they are afraid of and whether the answer to their problems is to simply return home.
it was really interesting to see Liza pretending to be her sister, she learns more about herself and the person she wants to be by stepping into her twin sister's shoes. The only person that Liza can't fool is her mother who has appeared to favour Lee over Liza for their whole lives. Liza's mother has Alzheimers and I think that Julie Cohen dealt with this issue so well. The author describes the day to day struggles and challenges of caring for somebody with this condition.
There is an element of romance to this book too, Liza finds herself attracted to Will Naughton, the local aristocrat but she tries to keep her distance as she knows that it would be the ultimate betrayal to steal her sister's boyfriend, but he is very persistent...
Julie Cohen has written a lovely book, Getting Away With It questions what you are running away from in life and to consider that everyone has struggles no matter how calm and content they appear.
This book is about twin sisters Lee and Liza, Lee is dubbed the good twin while Liza is known as the bad twin. I really liked both the characters and enjoyed reading how Liza easily slipped into her sister's life.
I really enjoyed the story and the characters we were introduced to throughout the book. There was a lot that went on throughout which kept me glued to the pages and which prevented the book from becoming boring. This really is a great book which I would definitely recommend which I enjoyed and I eagerly read on in anticipation wanting to know how it was all going to pan out for the twins.
Liza grew up in a small village where everyone knew everyone else's business. As the story evolves we find out about her twin sister, Lee, from whom she has grown apart. We find out about her motivations for leaving the village and about her difficult relationship with her mother.
Because of her accident, Liza is forced to return to the UK and through a series of events she ends up stepping into the shoes and life of her twin sister. No one, except for her mother, realises that Liza is not Lee. Throughout the story events unfold which cause Liza to question her previous assumptions about her childhood, the village in which she grew up and more importantly her complex relationship with her mother.
The story is beautifully written and once started is very difficult to put back down. The characters are very believable and you find yourself really wanting Liza to work through the emotional baggage that she has carried with her throughout her life.
The book also touches on some of the difficulties and frustrations of living and dealing with someone who is suffering from Alzheimers. I felt that this was approached in a sensitive manner and it gave a brief insight into what life must be like for those who care for someone with this disease.
I did wonder how things would pan out at the end when Lee returned to claim her life back and thought that this could be the undoing of the book. However, this wasn't the case and Julie Cohen successfully tied up the loose ends whilst making it feel very believable.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves chick lits that have a little bit more depth and substance.
Getting Away With It is a huge chunk of a book, coming in at just over 500 pages and with such a large book there's always a worry it might be overly long but I didn't have such a worry with Getting Away With It. I got stuck into the book almost immediately and I could barely put it down. The book is completely engaging and the book begins by Liza, a stunt woman, having her big accident that will eventually lead to her heading back home to Stonegate after many years away. I found the opening very intriguing, and I found it very interesting how it came about that Liza ended up impersonating her twin sister Lee. Liza has always been known as the `bad' twin whereas sister Lee is the `good' twin, so to see the switch between the two of them was fascinating as Liza suddenly finds herself being the good twin and ends up enjoying it whereas Lee, always known for being the dependable twin suddenly does a 180 and does some Liza-like things.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The Black Sheep by Julie Cohen is a prequel to her 2011 release Getting Away With It. Both are stories that focus on Liza and Lee; identical twin girls who are the absolute... Read morePublished 13 months ago by LJBentley
I really enjoyed this book. I've just been checking through other reviews and see that the low scorers tended to give up early, finding Liza an unattractive character. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Nick C
This the perfect book for escaping with and I found myself lost in it and unable to put it down. The plot follows two twins, Lee the good twin and Liza the bad twin and details... Read morePublished on 10 April 2013 by Justhavingfun
With the very unsympathetic character of the main person?
With the utmost unbelievable story?
With the highly predictable outcome?
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I loved this book. It took a few chapters to warm to the main character Liza, but by the last page I had grown to really admire and respect the way she took control of her sister's... Read morePublished on 6 Jan. 2013 by julie Pritchard
I've read several of Julie Cohen's books (the most recent before this one was "Girl From Mars"), and each time I come away with a feeling of genuine satisfaction because she always... Read morePublished on 23 Aug. 2012 by H. Gyland
This story kept me amused on a 5 hour flight. It had me laughing out loud and kept me wondering where the plot was going. There were surprises and heart felt moments. Read morePublished on 4 Aug. 2012 by Amazon Customer
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