What if you were walking down the street and saw someone you were close to, but they said they didn’t know you? Or maybe you even saw yourself? They say everyone has a twin somewhere in the world. Is this just a case of seeing your twin or is it something more evil?
It’s too much of a coincidence to ignore when you see two people that look like friends of yours, but aren’t who they seem to be. Mix into the plot a sinister object and a haunted house with a malign presence and you have Dead Ringers by Christopher Golden. Golden manages to take an idea that’s been done before, the doppelgangers, and make it new.
The characters are well realized. They all have a history and personality. You want to root for them. The plot has twists and turns that make it even more appealing. It’s a fast paced, well-told tale. I read it in one day. And I have to admit to being glad that I read most of it during daylight hours, especially the parts with the Raggedy Man, yet another twist in the story.
This is a five-star horror book. Snowblind was good. Dead Ringers is even better.