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. Young, rich, handsome and successful, Rob runs a tech company on the idyllic Cornish coast. Kate met him just after her accident, and he nursed her back to health. When she's with him, in his luxury modernist house, 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 And knows, with absolute certainty, that the man before her has been replaced by an impostor.
Is Rob who he says he is? Or is it all in Kate's damaged mind?
Thanks to Head of Zeus for my copy of ‘The Other You’ by J.S. Monroe.
This is a very clever, high concept, high-tech story that burrows its way into your mind and really makes you think about things you probably usually haven’t. In that respect I mean the idea that we all have a ‘double’ out there in the big wide world,
The subject of the story is Kate, a police consultant who has a rare skill for facial recognition. When Kate is involved In a car accident she meets, Rob, a Uber successful young tech guru whilst In hospital. Rob helps to aid in Kate’s recovery using some high-tech up to date gadgets his companies manufacture..
JS Monroe spins an excellent, clever and twisty thriller, your never quite sure what’s real and what’s not, and it’s quite a creepy experience.
My first read from this author and I was well entertained. Top notch research, the author clearly knows his subject,
A very decent thriller that keeps you guessing and full on tension,
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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