#BookReview Someone Like Me by M.R. Carey #mystery #thriller #horror #fantasy

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It’s quite difficult to classify this book into a particular genre. There’s a bit of psychological thriller element to it, there’s a bit of horror and there’s also a bit of fantasy realm coming into the story. It can be something similar to what you get reading Stephen King’s book but with totally different approach and style. The blurb doesn’t actually do justice to the story because it is so much more than just Liz Kendall and her alter self. Till about halfway I kept thinking there’s multiple personality disorder in play, but all that flew out the window from the half way mark. More than Liz, it was the character of Fran and her vixen Jinx that kept me glued to the pages.

Fans of thrillers would definitely love the story but I sincerely wish it was at least 100 pages shorter because everything happens at a very sedate pace when all I wanted was the story to travel in express speed.

There are no chapter separation in this book which was a first time experience for me and I liked that images of ‘closed loop’, ‘an open pen knife’, and ‘an open book’ to indicate each of the characters the story flows thru. Impressive!

From the author of the million-copy bestseller The Girl With All the Gifts comes a heart-stopping thriller with twists you won’t see coming and a heroine you can’t trust.

Liz Kendall wouldn’t hurt a fly. Even when times get tough, she’s devoted to bringing up her two kids in a loving home. But there’s another side to Liz – one that’s dark and malicious. She will do anything to get her way, no matter how extreme. And when this other side of her takes control, the consequences are devastating.

Love her or hate her: there are two sides to every story…. 

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