What if someone cloned you?
Lilly Allen has brains, beauty, and a trust fund. She's living in New York City and her career as a reporter is taking off. She's hoping the love of her life, Grier, will propose soon. She has it all, or so she thinks.
Grier Garrison, Create Life executive, is running the company while his father, Dr. Michael Garrison, is in the ICU awaiting a heart transplant. Grier knows the truth about Create Life and its shady side business. He fears Lilly and her twin brother, Luke, are in danger.
While working on two unrelated stories, stolen newborns and cloning, Lilly discovers a shocking connection. Horrific things are happening, but who is behind it all?
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About the Author
Author of Carbon Copy, Tin Roof, Silver Lining, Luke's Lithium, Copper Cauldron, Cobalt Cauldron, Calcium Cauldron, Sulfur Springs-The Fountain Of Youth, Europium Gem Mine, Iron curtains & Body Of Gold
Terri received her Bachelor's degree in Accounting, and Master's degree in Taxation from the University of Florida. She is a licensed CPA and a Second Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo. She lives in St. Augustine, Florida, with her husband, Garrison, and their two sons.
Terri is currently writing Elements Of Mystery which is a collection of 118 short stories titled after each element in the Periodic Table. For more about Terri's books, please visit her website www.ElementsOfMystery.com.
Terri is the daughter of Leslie S. Talley, author of Make Old Bones, Bred In The Bone, The Closer The Bone & The Bonnie, Bonnie Bone which are also available on amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Extremely interesting. Stolen babies, cloning, seeing spitting images of yourself- would've driven me wild, making me want to get to the bottom of the story and I see why Lilly Allen had the same reaction. A terrible web was woven, Lily and her twin brother are entangled within the strands. Terri Talley Venter did a tremendous job taking us from one sinister thread to another in her quest to show how a potentially fantastic act of science, could be used to either improve or destroy life as we know it.
Life seems good for Lilly Allen. She appears to have it all—good looks, intelligence, a stellar career as a TV journalist. Not to mention a compatible and lovable twin brother Luke; also, a fiancé who appears to be every girl’s dream. But crack the smooth surface. What lies beneath? While working on two seemingly unrelated stories, one about cloning and another concerning disappearing babies--Lilly discovers in a shocking way how these relate to her own life. Why is she encountering women who resemble her? Why is her brother horrifically kidnapped? And what shocker does her mother have to reveal? Greatest shocker of all comes from fiancé Grier who happens to be acting president of a company called Create Life, involved with cloning. Terri Tally Venters makes an impressive debut with her novel Carbon Copy. The plot-driven story, culminating on a remote island in the Florida Keys, keeps you on the edge-of-your seat and provides many surprises and twists. My only complaint would be that I wanted to feel the characters more. I did find the villain “Tom-Tom” original and frightening. I look forward to a possible sequel from this author.
They say that everyone has a doppelganger or "twin" out there somewhere, I've actually seen mine at a Culture Club Concert, but that's another story... Lilly Allen has it all, a fantastic career in New York City, a wonderful, loving boyfriend, who is also super hot and very brainy, and a caring family--despite a slightly overbearing mother. Grier Garrison has just been handed the reins to Create Life after his father suffered another heart attack, putting into motion events that threaten not only his life, his family, and his father's company, but also Lilly and her twin brother Luke. While Grier is distracted by helping his father and trying to run the company, Lilly begins to research animal cloning as part of her new work assignment. During her investigation Lilly runs into someone who looks very similar to her. When she heads down to Florida for her vacation, she sees another woman who could be her twin. Both incidents stay with Lilly even as the danger picks up around her putting her life and her family's lives in danger. Without giving away the surprises, Lilly is thrust into a 20+ year conspiracy of genetic manipulation and engineering tied to Create Life. When Lilly finally uncovers the truth and trust is broken, her heart is put to the test Carbon Copy is an entertaining, fast-paced story with plenty of twists and turns to keep your attention. The research into genetics and cloning is great and the characters are well written with real personalities and flaws, instead of the perfect Alpha male and his heroine. Some of the information reveals may have ratcheted up the tension and suspense, but overall Carbon Copy is an interesting read with intriguing characters and an impressive plot!
Terri, I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to the next one.