When I Was You by Minka Kent
ebook, 282 pages
Published February 1st 2020 by Thomas & Mercer
About the Book:
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.
A different kind of mystery wherein the reader is allowed a lot of access to the minds of many of the characters. At times this made the novel more interesting and at other times it took away the edge that we normally associate with a thriller. Sometimes the characters' actions seemed over the top...especially Brienne being so scared at the beginning, she couldn't leave her house, then towards the end she becomes a crusader out to get revenge and justice.
The story-line is compelling, I enjoyed the writing and couldn't put the book down...I wanted to know the who, what, where, when and why of it. Believable characters with distinct personalities and emotional baggage and disorders kept me enthralled as did the thought-provoking and memorable dialogue. I really enjoyed this one and Minka Kent has pleased me once again!
Thank you NetGalley, Minka Kent and Thomas & Mercer for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.