Things We Like: Author Lisa Scottoline's 'Think Twice' and More

Think Twice

By Lisa Scottoline
St. Martin’s Griffin, 372 pages

Sibling rivalry is a natural and almost unavoidable part of growing up, but in Lisa Scottoline’s New York Times bestseller, Think Twice, identical twins Bennie and Alice take harmless one-upmanship to terrifying levels. As one falls victim to the evil inside the other, both sisters learn how destructive they each can be. Alice may think she has an easy task of destroying Bennie’s life, but Bennie has plans of her own—and they don’t include sitting still. Even at nearly 400 pages, the book’s rapid progression and shocking conclusion make for a breathless read.
 

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Wacky Walk’r

Repurposing latex exercise tubing for the pet industry, Cabrini College alum Michael Young gives us Wacky Walk’r (a leash that expands from 3 to 6 feet), Wacky Walk’r Urban (1½ to 3 feet) and Wacky Walk’r Crazy Coupl’r (walk two dogs on one leash). Your dog’s energy gets absorbed in the leash, not in your shoulders or back, and your pooch doesn’t get its neck jerked. All have a secondary lower handle—a cure for wrapping the leash around your waist, wrist or fist. And, in a new twist, each of a dozen bright colors represents an animal or canine social cause. Visit wackywalkr.websitesource.net or call (215) 716-3049.

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Holy, Open, Drying Road

Up the Chain
Turtle Studios, Redstar Recording and Squaresville Records

Ardmore’s Reed Kendall and company—better known as Up the Chain—are back with a follow-up to 2009’s Live @ MilkBoy. This time, they’re packing a commercial punch in the form of producer Barrie Maguire, who’s worked with such singer/songwriter powerhouses as Amos Lee and Natalie Merchant. Holy, Open, Drying Road’s layered acoustic guitars and soulful, upbeat vocals bring to mind Bright Eyes, the Dave Matthews Band and Jack Johnson. Pretty lofty company to keep.

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