Fiction Book Reviews
Book Review: The Investigation of Ariel Warning
By Sandy Amazeen Mar 8, 2012, 2:22 GMT
Brothers Adam and David Remler share the bond unique to identical twins, connected in all aspects of their lives and content to be so. Until Ariel Warning, a beautiful young woman with suspect qualities, comes to work for the brother s film company and begins a relationship with David while secretly pursuing Adam. When Adam falls to temptation, his sense of self is shattered. Adam goes out into the world ...more
When identical twins Adam and David Remler, both writer-producers, advertised for an assistant to help them develop screenplays, they couldnít have imagined the sequence of events set in motion by that simple advertisement. From the first, Ariel Warning seemed like the perfect assistant, she had experience working with twins and even had her own ideas for a screenplay that quickly became the focus of their work. Adam tries hard to be happy that David has finally found love and happiness with Ariel but he cannot shake the impression she is after a romantic relationship with him as well. Adamís friend Margot is suspicious of Ariel with her many behavioral quirks and uncanny connections to William Shakespeareís The Tempest. Eventually, Adam succumbs to Arielís advances which naturally, leads to self-loathing and a huge riff between the two brothers. At Margotís insistence, Adam continues investigating the mysterious Ariel and what he discovers reveals a web of lies, deceit and murder.
This unusual mystery involves self-delusion on a massive scale, betrayals, accidental death and murder. The fully developed characters make this story work as it delves deep into personal history, tragedy and the identity issues faced by identical twins. There are twists and turns aplenty as this haunting tale plays out to its fateful conclusion.