Someone Like Me – MR Carey

From the author of the million-copy bestseller The Girl With All the Gifts comes a heart-stopping psychological thriller with a twist 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 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 her alter-ego takes control, the consequences are devastating.

Someone Like Me is the intoxicating new thriller from the phenomenal M. R. Carey. A modern take on the Jekyll and Hyde tale, think Gone Girl meets Stephen King – but you won’t have read anything quite like this before . . .

My Review: If you’ve read any of M.R. Carey’s previous books then I think you know what to expect – if you haven’t read any – then prepare to have your mind blown!

This is another difficult book to review without giving away any spoilers so I need to be careful of what I say here.  Liz Kendall is a devoted mother of 2 with a violent ex-husband who treated her like a human punchbag throughout their marriage.  One night when returning their children he attacks her but she fights back – harder with an inner strength she didn’t know she had – except this inner strength also has a name and wants revenge.

The other main character in this story is Fran (Francine) a young teenage girl who was involved in a horrific abduction 10 years ago and still bears the scars mentally.  When Fran’s path crosses with Liz’s eldest son their lives become entwined and connected in ways no-one could see coming.

A very clever and twisty tale which kept me glued to each page – devouring every chapter, rooting for Liz and Fran and loving the entire book.

About the Author: M. R. Carey has been making up stories for most of his life. His novel The Girl With All the Gifts was a word-of-mouth bestseller and is now a major motion picture based on his own screenplay. Under the name Mike Carey he has written for both DC and Marvel, including critically acclaimed runs on Lucifer, Hellblazer and X-Men. His creator-owned series The Unwritten appeared regularly in the New York Times graphic fiction bestseller list. He also has several previous novels, games, radio plays, and TV and movie screenplays to his credit.

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