{download epub} The SwitchAuthor Sandra Brown – Bilb-weil.de

It isn t the first time that identical twins Gillian and Melina Lloyd have switched identities Yet it s the first time as adults that they ve even considered the childhood prank Melina, the impetuous twin, proposes that her circumspect sister take her place as a media escort to NASA astronaut and national hero Colonel Christopher Chief HartAlthough it s an enticing offer, Gillian declines for a very personal reason she s preoccupied with whether or not the artificial insemination she underwent that day will be successful Besides, she warns Melina, such a switch could have unexpected consequencesMedia savvy Chief turns out to be an easy assignment for Melina in fact the evening with him is as much pleasure as business But the following morning police arrive at Melina s door with the worst possible news her beloved twin has been brutally murdered in her own bed And on the walls, scrawled in blood, are obscenities directed at Gillian, along with insults toward Native Americans that indisputably link Chief to the crimeDissatisfied with the official police investigation, Chief and Melina form a grudging alliance, strike out on their own and find themselves uncovering questions than answers Mistrusting even the authorities claiming to protect them, on the run with their lives in danger, the two are soon following a crooked and bloody trail that inexplicably leads to Gillian s attempt to conceive a child and to the threshold of an inner sanctum, where a megalomaniac hatches horrific schemes and lies in wait for Gillian s replacement, her identical twin Melina


10 thoughts on “The Switch

  1. Kat Valentine Kat Valentine says:

    Another twisted tale from one of the great queens of romantic suspense The Switch is about twin sisters melina and gillian they might be identical twins but they live very different lifes and have totally different personalities,so when they decide to change places in each other s life one sister will end up murdered and the chase is on to stay one step of whomever left the crypt writing on the wall With so many twist s and turns and awesome characters this book will have you on the edge of y Another twisted tale from one of the great queens of romantic suspense The Switch is about twin sisters melina and gillian they might be identical twins but they live very different lifes and have totally different personalities,so when they decide to change places in each other s life one sister will end up murdered and the chase is on to stay one step of whomever left the crypt writing on the wall With so many twist s and turns and awesome characters this book will have you on the edge of your seat Love a Sandra Brown book it s always a fabulous read


  2. Julie Julie says:

    The Switch by Sandra Brown is a 2013 Grand Central Publication I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review This book was originally published back in 2000 but was reissued by Grand Central a few years ago I have read many of Sandra Brown s romantic suspense novels, but this one slipped by me somehow The temptation identical twins have to switch places with one another usually loses its novelty by the time they reach adulthood However, w The Switch by Sandra Brown is a 2013 Grand Central Publication I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review This book was originally published back in 2000 but was reissued by Grand Central a few years ago I have read many of Sandra Brown s romantic suspense novels, but this one slipped by me somehow The temptation identical twins have to switch places with one another usually loses its novelty by the time they reach adulthood However, when Gillian announces to her twin sister, Melina, that she has been just been artificially inseminated, Melina offers to let her take her place on a public relations gig for the famous astronaut Col Chief Hart, in order to give her something fun to do, to take her mind off waiting to see if she was pregnant.The switch should have been harmless, but when Gillian is murdered, Melina knows it should have been her that died, which makes her determined to find out who killed her sister and make them pay Unfortunately, Chief was the last person to see Gillian alive, which lands him right in the middle of the investigation Working together, he and Melina uncover a shocking scenario with far reaching consequences, and that discovery puts a huge bullseye on their backs This was one wild story, I have to tell you Multi layered, with lots of hairpin turns, twists, and truly diabolical bad guys, this one held my attention all the way through Now, I have to confess, the plot was pretty far out there in terms of plausibility, but the story read like a top notch thriller, and thrillers are not always known for their high levels of plausibility I did guess at a few major plot twists, but, it did not impact my enjoyment of the book Overall, this was an interesting and unique set up, quite imaginative, taut with suspense and a steamy romance to cap things off This one was not exactly what I was expecting when I picked it up, but I was entertained by it and reminded of why I love to read Brown s novels Overall 4 stars


  3. Carrie Carrie says:

    The Switch by Sandra Brown is a romantic suspense standalone novel that was originally published in Aug of 2000 Grand Central Publishing is now reissuing this title and of course since it s long been on my TBR I was happy to receive a new edition to be able to read and review Melina and Gillian are identical twins that have amazed everyone their entire lives at just how much alike they are Now as adults both have their own jobs and lives but are still just as close as they had always been Wh The Switch by Sandra Brown is a romantic suspense standalone novel that was originally published in Aug of 2000 Grand Central Publishing is now reissuing this title and of course since it s long been on my TBR I was happy to receive a new edition to be able to read and review Melina and Gillian are identical twins that have amazed everyone their entire lives at just how much alike they are Now as adults both have their own jobs and lives but are still just as close as they had always been When Gillian and Melina get together in order for Gillian to share the news she has gone ahead with her plan to have a baby Melina thinks the occasion needs a celebration Being a media escort Melina has a huge client that night that she knows Gillian would love to meet so she suggests they pull the switcharoo they used to do as kids.What Melina never expected was to be awakened by the police notifying her of her sister s murder with clues left that point to her being the original target The last person to see Gillian alive was Melina s celebrity client and the two end up joining forces to hunt down whoever killed Gillian The Switch was one of those books that easily should have been a five star as it definitely gained my interest from the opening pages and kept it throughout the story However, as much as I am a fan of those twists and turns and shocking the reader as the last moment there was just one little detail in those final moments I don t think really added up Having loved the rest of the story though and at over 500 pages just keeping my attention that long deserves the 4 1 2 stars from me and if you haven t already read this one I d definitely recommend checking it out I received a free copy of this novel from the publisher.Forreviews please visit


  4. Mo Mo says:

    I wasn t sure if this was going to work for me For about 90% of the book there was this one aspect of the book that was just getting to me and I knew I wouldn t be able to get past it But I persevered and I must say this lady can spin a yarn For the last 10% I was totally engrossed in the story As with most books by Sandra Brown, you are better off not knowing too much about them, except maybe the premise It isn t the first time that identical twins Gillian and Melina Lloyd have switched id I wasn t sure if this was going to work for me For about 90% of the book there was this one aspect of the book that was just getting to me and I knew I wouldn t be able to get past it But I persevered and I must say this lady can spin a yarn For the last 10% I was totally engrossed in the story As with most books by Sandra Brown, you are better off not knowing too much about them, except maybe the premise It isn t the first time that identical twins Gillian and Melina Lloyd have switched identities Yet it s the first time as adults that they ve even considered the childhood prank Melina, theimpetuous twin, proposes that her circumspect sister take her place as a media escort to NASA astronaut and national hero Colonel Christopher Chief Hart. Wine, she thought Maybe it would relax her enough to sleep


  5. Jill Jill says:

    I m going to be really honest here my reading time is pretty much limited to how long I can be in the bathroom by myself Since that is usually an extremely small portion of my day, I try to be very selective in my reading choices I d rather spend my precious reading time on something I really enjoy The Switch was not bathroom worthy.My summary can best be summed up by this discussion Husband What s that book about Me It s about an astronaut who has a one night stand with a twin and t I m going to be really honest here my reading time is pretty much limited to how long I can be in the bathroom by myself Since that is usually an extremely small portion of my day, I try to be very selective in my reading choices I d rather spend my precious reading time on something I really enjoy The Switch was not bathroom worthy.My summary can best be summed up by this discussion Husband What s that book about Me It s about an astronaut who has a one night stand with a twin and then the twin gets murdered and the astronaut and the other twin you know, the live one team up to find the killer who turns out to be controlled by some cult nut who tries to kills them while they fall passionately in lust with each other the astronaut and the live twin, that is All in 1 day Husband As a side note, this book seemedlike a vehicle for the author to write repressed sexual fantasies from 9th grade versus a real story


  6. A. A. says:

    Usually I don t like cult themed stories but it s Sandra Brown, so I thought, it couldn t be so bad, could it Apparently I was wrong The story was far fetched, implausible and full of inconsistencies And it dragged and dragged and dragged.I still finished it though Just to see if my suspicions were correct It turns out they were What the author did was pure manipulation But not in a good way view spoiler Once I was told around 90% that the heroine is not who we think she is I already f Usually I don t like cult themed stories but it s Sandra Brown, so I thought, it couldn t be so bad, could it Apparently I was wrong The story was far fetched, implausible and full of inconsistencies And it dragged and dragged and dragged.I still finished it though Just to see if my suspicions were correct It turns out they were What the author did was pure manipulation But not in a good way view spoiler Once I was told around 90% that the heroine is not who we think she is I already figured that out early on, I just thought the other sister lived , I went back to reread some of the earlier parts of the book and found out that the heroine s internal dialogue was not consistent with her true identity When you are thinking and talking to yourself, you cannot be someone else, can you Also, anything the heroine did contradicted her character that was explicitly described and emphasized at the beginning How can a person change so drastically in just one day It kinda insults the reader s intelligence, no Anyhow, the ending was disappointing I wish the other sister lived Not sure why, I just do shrugs hide spoiler The hero was not SB s usual cranky hottie He was too weak in my opinion


  7. Cheri Cheri says:

    Yes, 5 stars for me I can never go wrong with SB This book had me hooked from the start I binge read it til 2am It was near the last chapter when I sorta figured it out I was right on my who but not my what..makes no sense to others I know I would recommend this book to all SB fans who have not read it yet and any other fans of romantic suspense The plot was awesome


  8. CD {Boulder Blvd} CD {Boulder Blvd} says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 2.5 stars rounded down.There s an underlying premise that the astronaut called Chief the H of the story slept with one sister and then spends the rest of the story lusting after the other twin This had an ick factor for me even while I tried to wait for the ick to go away Took way too long to get there And even though you know SB will show how it s OK, I didn t buy that either I simply don t buy that they didn t stay at the house after the twin chat There was a guest bedroom, you wouldn t 2.5 stars rounded down.There s an underlying premise that the astronaut called Chief the H of the story slept with one sister and then spends the rest of the story lusting after the other twin This had an ick factor for me even while I tried to wait for the ick to go away Took way too long to get there And even though you know SB will show how it s OK, I didn t buy that either I simply don t buy that they didn t stay at the house after the twin chat There was a guest bedroom, you wouldn t drive back to a house that wasn t yours.Half the problems were caused simply because the H h wouldn t communicate with the Feds But then the whole story of them on the run would just go away This felt stupid and contrived.So two of the primary premises failed for me and it s hard to buy into the plot which had so much potential


  9. Joanne Joanne says:

    I am so addicted to Sandra Brown s Romance Thrillers What an author she is, keeps ya guessing till the end and this book had a very big surprise ending Sisters, twins, identical in every way, Melina push s her twin Gillian to take her place in entertaining a celeb, for this is her business The celeb is an astronaut Col Chief Hart, but she turns her down, but changes her mind the last minute The following day, Melina receives terrible news that her twin has been murdered brutally and I am so addicted to Sandra Brown s Romance Thrillers What an author she is, keeps ya guessing till the end and this book had a very big surprise ending Sisters, twins, identical in every way, Melina push s her twin Gillian to take her place in entertaining a celeb, for this is her business The celeb is an astronaut Col Chief Hart, but she turns her down, but changes her mind the last minute The following day, Melina receives terrible news that her twin has been murdered brutally and the Col is the prime suspect This book is a fast pacer, turn pager.so will Melina wind up with Chief, will he be cleared, will the megalomaniac be caught, who has been ruining so many people s lives with murders, etc..read it


  10. -ya -ya says:

    An unbelievable premise can sometimes turn into an entertaining book Mirror Image 1990 and Play Dirty 2007 are two of Sandra Brown s books I can recall Unfortunately, the protagonists inThe Switch don t have characteristics that I find attractive The romance and storyline seem contrived despite the ambitious plot point like a villain with a delusional god complex and nefarious enterprise Not my favorite.