My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Goodreads rating: 3.70 with 701 ratings (as of 12/28/18)
SHE LOOKS LIKE ME. SHE SOUNDS LIKE ME. NOW SHE’S TRYING TO TAKE MY PLACE.
Liz Kendall wouldn’t hurt a fly. She’s a gentle woman devoted to bringing up her kids in the right way, no matter how hard times get.
But there’s another side to Liz—one which is dark and malicious. A version of her who will do anything to get her way, no matter how extreme or violent. …more
200 Word Review
I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book so I could give an honest review.
M.R. Carey is known for writing “The Girl with all the Gifts” among many others. His latest, “Someone Like Me” has been shelved on Goodreads as fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller, and mystery. “Someone Like Me” is hard to categorize but easy to get sucked into. It is a long book with 500 pages so, if you have plans, make sure to set a timer. It was easy to keep reading without a break. I do not want to give too much away. It’s a family drama about Liz, her children, her abuse ex-husband, and her neighbors but it is also much more. If M.R. Carey had left out the rest concerning Fran and Liz’s alter-ego, the story would be a well written story about a single mom trying to raise two kids. It is the rest that makes the story extremely interesting. I have always been fascinated with Psychology, thrillers, and fantasy. Mix the three together, add some good writing, and an interesting story and I’m hooked. Carey’s writing is descriptive but he does not overdo it.
If you like a book that opens with action and requires you to figure what is going on then this is for you.