The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand
Harper and Tabitha are identical twins living completely separate lives only a few miles from each other.
When Harper and Tabitha’s parents split up, they split everything up. Even the twins. Harper went with her laid-back dad while Tabitha lived with their fashion designing always-on-the-go mom.
Tabitha still works for her mother, divorced her husband after a terrible tragedy and is raising her child. The outward appearances look like she has it all together…
Harper’s life has not gone as she has planned. She stays afloat with a boring job and has relationships with several men, including a married doctor in town. Her father’s health has been declining but it still comes to a shock when he passes away.
Now, Harper must deal with her father’s death, call her mother and sister with the news and figure out where she is headed from here.
I enjoy Elin Hilderbrand’s books. She has a calming quality to her writing even when she is writing about chaos. The family dynamics of this family was interesting with them living just a few miles apart but millions of miles apart in their minds. I found myself wanting to reach in and fix all of Harper’s problems and shake Tabitha to wake her up to what was going on in her own life.
This is a beach read with some substance, I only wish it was beach read weather.