Is he who you think he is?
Kate used to be good at recognising people. So good, she worked for the police, identifying criminals in crowds of thousands. But six months ago, a devastating car accident led to a brain injury. Now the woman who never forgot a face can barely recognise herself in the mirror.
At least she has Rob. Kate met him just after her accident, and he nursed her back to health in his high-tech modernist house on the Cornish coast. When she’s with him, the nightmares of the accident fade, and she feels safe and loved.
Until, one day, she looks at Rob anew – and knows, with absolute certainty, that he has been replaced by an impostor.
Is she right? Have her old recognition skills returned? Or is it all in her damaged mind?
A Roller-Coaster Read!
This one really played with my head; at times I wasn’t sure who or what to believe – a great read!
Kate was a ‘super-recogniser’; so good at picking out faces that she was employed by the police force to help them identify and find criminals – until a car accident affected the part of her brain responsible for this talent. On the bright side she met her new love, Rob, whilst in hospital and with his success in hi-tech business he can afford the very best of everything, including experts to aid her recovery. However, one day when Kate looks at Rob she doesn’t recognise him as her lover – has he been replaced by his double?
This is a roller-coaster read! First we get to know Kate and how her life is now, then the story expands and we learn about her past and what things were like for her before the accident which affected her so badly. Then things take a sinister turn and – to be totally honest – I swayed this way and that, not knowing quite who or what to believe! An excellent thriller; well written and creatively crafted it travels at quite a speed, taking the reader along with it. I did think I had worked it out – I was wrong! With the story continuing until the very final words I was mesmerised and left with my jaw dropping! Definitely recommended to all lovers of a really good thriller, and earning 4.5*.
My thanks to publisher Head of Zeus for my copy via NetGalley; this is my honest, unbiased and original review.
Tags: psychological thriller
- Format: ebook, paperback, hardcover, audio
- Size: 496 pages
- Publisher: Head of Zeus
- Publication Date: 9 January 2020
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J. S. Monroe read English at Cambridge, worked as a foreign correspondent in Delhi, and was Weekend Editor of the Daily Telegraph in London before becoming a full-time writer. Monroe is the author of six novels, including the international bestseller, Find Me.
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