When I Was You by Minka Kent
A stolen identity leads a woman down a dark and desperate path in a gripping novel of psychological suspense by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Minka Kent.
After barely surviving a brutal attack, Brienne Dougray rarely leaves her house. Suffering from debilitating headaches and memory loss, she can rely only on her compassionate new tenant, Dr. Niall Emberlin, a welcome distraction from the discomfiting bubble that has become her existence.
But Brienne’s growing confidence in her new routine is shaken when she stumbles across unsettling evidence that someone else is living as…her. Same name. Same car. Same hair. Same clothes. She’s even friended her family on social media. To find out why, Brienne must leave the safety of her home to hunt a familiar stranger.
What she discovers is more disturbing than she could have ever imagined. With her fragile mind close to shattering, Brienne is prepared to do anything to reclaim her life. If it’s even hers to reclaim.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Minka Kent is a very talented author. I have read a few of her previous books so was looking forward to this one which I received as a Kindle First.
I got about 30% in and thought I knew where this was going but then everything changed and I found myself turning page after page to find out what happened next. A brilliant adrenaline pumping page-turner.
Brienne was brutally attacked and it has left her with memory loss and severe anxiety. She is financially loaded with more money than she could spend so she doesn’t need the income from a tenant but she does need someone around for support and reassurance. Niall fits the bill perfectly. A single doctor with compassion couldn’t be more perfect. But all is not as it seems.
Brienne soon realises she has a double. Why does someone want to be her? Or is it her that is pretending to be someone else?
A very unique and intriguing read. Well worth the 5 stars.