Switcheroo by Olivia Goldsmith

Synopsis:
When a betrayed wife discovers that her husband’s mistress could be her (much younger) twin, she convinces the mistress that they should switch places and see how the other half lives.

Review:
One does not read Olivia Goldsmith for ornately wrought prose or subtle nuances of human behavior. One does read Olivia Goldsmith because she has a better-than-average command of the written word and comes up with wild, over-the-top situations populated by characters who are human and accessible. Switcheroo, unfortunately, is not Goldsmith at her finest. The story is too small for her talents, and the scenario half-baked. The big switch does not happen until halfway through the book, when really it should instigate the action. Once it happens, it’s a relatively short journey to the book’s largely unsatisfying end.

Switcheroo

2 thoughts on “Switcheroo by Olivia Goldsmith”

  1. indeed, olivia goldsmith’s best work has to be the first wives club. i’ve read this and i enjoyed it; after all, chick lit is about the stimulation of joy rather than the stimuli of intellect. such a shame the way she died.

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