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When I Was You by Minka Kent

So I am doing it again! I’m reviewing a book that is already inundated with reviews but I could not help myself with this one. I am on the lookout for any up and coming new psychological thriller authors so please let me know if you know of any.

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 Review

4 / 5

I sometimes drive myself a bit crazy when I read thrillers because I spend so much time trying to figure out how the story is going to develop and I did this up until half way through this book. My heart went out to Brienne because she feels like she is losing her mind. Her attack left her second guessing everything which inevitably led to her isolation. Brienne’s only friend is her tenant Dr Niall Emberlin who is a welcome distraction from her obsessive thoughts.

I won’t go into many details because I don’t want to ruin the plotline for anyone. Brienne is isolated which is the way that she likes it but she is confused when she finds evidence that someone is living her life. Kent drew me in from the first few pages and I couldn’t put the book down. I love a novel which has me gripped and I wasn’t disappointed with this read. I have refrained from giving this book a rating of 5 only because there were one or two aspects I felt were a bit far reaching but this didn’t put me off from my overall enjoyment of the book.

I haven’t read any of Minka Kent’s other books but I certainly going to now. If you would like to read this novel then you can do so by clicking the link below.

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