Book Review – The Who’s Who Caper!
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Lee Duran
Format: Kindle, Paperback
Stranded at Chicago’s O’Hare airport, plain Jayne Roberts (spelled with the ‘Y’ she added during her sophomore year of high school to seem more interesting!) looked up to see her double at an airport counter. Except this double, Samantha, was smartly dressed, professional, and extremely well made up. She was, in a word, stunning! After their eye’s meet, Jayne and Samantha talk and learn that not only do they look alike but they each have impending responsibilities they would like to avoid – Jayne’s dealing with her family while clearing her grandnanny’s house and Samantha’s signing of her divorce papers. In a moment of uncharacteristic spontaneity, Jayne agrees to switch places with Samantha just long enough for each of them to complete the other’s work. But when bullets start flying and Jayne is tempted by Samantha’s unbelievably attractive husband, our “plain Jane” wishes she could turn back the clock and return to her calm archivist job back at the T Howard Gladwell presidential library!
Lee Duran’s – The Who’s Who Caper – is a wonderfully original and inventive comedic romp! Her wit and turn of phrase are sometimes subtle and at other times laugh out loud hysterical. Both Jayne and Samantha are rich and complex characters and Duran gives them equal billing throughout. The phrase “plain Jane” is certainly accurate for Jayne and I’m sure her name is no accident – picture a stereotypical librarian, very proper, with a soap opera view of love, whose greatest desire is to one day work in the national archives and you have Jayne. Samantha is a life long con artist. Put them together and what you get in The Who’s Who Caper is a double fish out of water story that is widely entertaining.
This is the first volume in the Doubletake Series, and I, for one, am looking forward to more of Jayne and Samantha’s adventures!
Note: A complimentary copy of this novel was provided in return for a review