The Other You – J.S Monroe

10th January 2020

About the book:

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 And knows, with absolute certainty, that the man before her has been replaced by an impostor.Is Rob who he says he is?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?



This was a really fast paced book despite being 490 pages! I felt like the time flew by and I was eager to know what was happening. I enjoyed it so much that I read the whole thing in one day.

It had me guessing right till the end. The short, sharp chapters meant that as soon as I formed one idea it was turned on its head. I thought the use of a potential medical issue as a way of explanation was a great idea and really had you questioning if it was all in Kate’s head.

There were also some side stories which added to the build up but that you could work out which I liked as it meant that I didn’t feel completely daft for not working out the ending!

The only thing I would have liked to have seen was more of introduction to the characters start, Kate’s job as a super recogniser sounded really interesting and the relationship with the police for and her former partner left me wanting to know more.

About the Author:

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.
J.S. Monroe:Twitter: @JSThrillersFacebook: @JSMonroe

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