• The Left-Handed Twin

  • Jane Whitefield Series, Book 9
  • By: Thomas Perry
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (268 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Jane Whitefield helps people disappear. Fearing for their lives, fleeing dangerous situations, her clients come to her when they need to vanish completely - to assume a new identity and establish a new life somewhere they won't be found. And when people are desperate enough to need her services, they come to the old house in Western New York where Jane was raised to begin their escape. 

It's there that, one spring night, Jane finds a young woman fresh from LA with a whole lot of trouble behind her. After she cheated on her boyfriend, he dragged her to the home of the offending man and made her watch as he killed him. She testified against the boyfriend, but a bribed jury acquitted him, and now he's free and trying to find and kill her. 

Jane agrees to help, and it soon becomes clear that outsmarting the murderous boyfriend is not beyond Jane's skills. But the boyfriend has some new friends: members of a Russian organized crime brotherhood. When they learn that Sara is traveling with a tall, dark-haired woman who makes people vanish, the Russians become increasingly interested in helping the boyfriend find the duo. They've heard rumors that such a woman existed - and believe that, if forcibly extracted, the knowledge she has of past clients could be worth millions.

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Disappointing Entry in Favorite Series

I'm a fan of the Jane Whitefield series, but this entry was very disappointing. Some very clunky writing that made me wonder if this was written by an apprentice. The plot was repetitive, but otherwise not awful, but the actual execution was flat and lacked the suspense and excitement of past entries in the series.

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Disappointing (spoiler alert )

Too many plot holes and similar to previous books which we loved. Jane was followed when she forgot to check for tracking devices on her car. That makes sense. She destroyed the devices and rented a new car. She and the runner then went to New York City. But the “bad guys” found her in less than a day by in New York City by checking all the hotels. Or every time she rented a car it was from someone with connections to the Russian mafia who reported her. There were too many other implausible ways she keep getting found
(Unless the Russian mafia has 1000s of members in ever town)

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incredulous

I have read several of Mr. Perry's books and I regret to say this one was the worse. it was the worse not because the story was bad but because he didn't put his best efforts into building the story.
The premise was about a Native American woman who hides people in trouble with bad people. she has been doing this for almost twenty years, yet Mr. Perry opens the story with a desperate girl in a broken down car in front of her house. Our hero and the girl begin the adventure from our hero's house in the girl's old broken down car with no thought that the bad guys might have put trackers on the car and/or found the house and were following them. This situation could and should have been reworked.
one other problem among many was why did the author feel it was important to explain the kind of household cleaner she was buying but not how she got out the chains that were binding her?
I concluded that Mr. Perry had a deadline to meet for the publisher and didn't proofread his work. I don't recommend this book. I gave it three stars because the narrator was very good and I finished the book.

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Awesome as usual

Glad the author brought Jane Whitfield back. Hopefully not for the last time. Great read.

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Cheesy

Not believable, narrator was not good. Story was not well developed. I could not finish it.

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The wait is over

Finally, a new Jane Whitefield book! Mr. Perry has not disappointed us Jane Whitefield fans. And Joyce Bean is the perfect narrator. The ending is a sweet cliffhanger, leaving us saying, and? And? and? Please, Mr. Perry, do not make us wait long. ❤️

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Edge of your seat read.

Enjoyed this story very much. Another reason Thomas Perry is one of my favorite authors and Jane Whitefield one of my favorite characters.

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Thomas Perry has lost his touch

Tedious dialogue, unrealistic situations (Jane - check immediately for trackers on your car!). I used to really like Thomas Perry but it seems like he just threw this book out, unedited.

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It was good enough

Not Janes best outing but still interesting. Annoyed that the narrator consistently mispronounced’feral’ and ‘Appalachian’.

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  • 04-13-22

Great story for fans, so-so narrator

I listened to and read the actual book. (listening in the car and while doing chores). The story is suspenseful and keeps you guessing. Great ending. If you read the prior Jane books, you've been on this journey with her, and it's nice to know she's still going strong. The narrator was just okay. I almost stopped listening to return the book when I heard the monotone voice she was using for Jane. Why would you not do a better job on the voice for the main character? All in all, a good book.