Someone Like Me by M.R. Carey

Someone Like Me

From the author of the million-copy bestseller The Girl With All the Gifts comes a heart-stopping thriller with twists you won't see coming and a heroine you can't trust.Liz Kendall wouldn't hurt a fly. Even when times get tough, she's devoted to bringing up her two kids in a loving home.But there's another side to Liz---one that's dark and malicious. She will do anything to get her way, no matter how extreme.And when this other side of her takes...


Details Someone Like Me

TitleSomeone Like Me
ISBN9780316477420
Author
Release DateNov 6th, 2018
PublisherOrbit
GenreHorror, Thriller, Fiction, Mystery, Mystery Thriller, Fantasy
Rating

Reviews Someone Like Me

  • Emily May
    2018-11-08
    Sometimes you don't know what can hurt you until it's too late. 3 stars. Creepy. Creative. Reeeeaaaaallllllyy slow.In case you missed it, this is by the same author who wrote The Girl With All the Gifts - a fact that doesn't seem to have been part of the book's promotion. I almost just passed it by. Fortunately, I did read it, and Carey's vivid imagination works its magic once again. Too bad there's about a 300-page slog before we get to the go...
  • karen
    2018-09-17
    NOW AVAILABLE!! !!like a dopus, i read this way back in august and did that thing where you’re like, “oh, this doesn’t come out until november - i have ages to review it!” and then suddenly it’s a week before halloween and even though the book hasn’t been archived on netgalley, the “lending period” or whatever for the e-copy has expired, taking all of my virtual bookmarks with it.i’ve redownloaded it to make sure i get the basic...
  • Dash fan
    2018-11-06
    5☆ Intoxicating! Page Turner! Wow oh wow what an opening.The first few pages of Someone Like Me had me gasping for breath. I knew from that point on it was going to be a special read and I wasn't wrong!The book opens with Liz literally being strangled to death by her Ex Husband Marc as he has a violent outburst, when bringing home the children.Luckily he has no plans to bring them home as he wants to keep them out on a school night, so they was...
  • sue
    2018-10-23
    Liz and Fran are formidable characters. Both as equally strong, but in different ways.This book blew my socks off, I kid you not.As the story builds so does the plot, the reader is slowly getting into this unique and mesmerising story until you can’t believe what you read without gasping.This author really has a way of whetting a readers appetite and keeping you thoroughly invested.I’m not sure if this is thriller alone, it verges on horror. ...
  • Felicia
    2018-11-04
    It's incredibly difficult to write a review for a book where the publisher has offered so little information in the description. Honestly, I didn't care if it had a description at all, it's written by M.R. Carey and that's all I needed to know. Perhaps the reasoning behind the vague synopsis is that this story defies a simple summary, and really must be read if you want to understand what all the brouhaha is about. If you're reading this because ...
  • Liz Barnsley
    2018-09-13
    I don’t think anyone can be unaware that I’m a huge fan of this author – but Someone Like Me was an entirely incredible read and quite possibly his best yet.Entirely absorbing, with a huge emotional core and a tendency to make you crazy, Someone Like Me has so many levels I can’t even begin to describe them all – also I don’t really want to as to give anything much away would be a travesty. You just need to read it.Liz (yes I do love ...
  • Pauline
    2018-11-13
    Someone Like Me by M.R. Carey is a story about violence and mental health issues.Liz Is a mother of two and trying to make ends meet. Her abusive ex husband is still around and making life very difficult.Fran is a teenager with a very traumatic past and trying to cope with school and life in general.It's was hard to discover what was going on in this book and I had a lot of theories about what was happening. It was scary in parts.I would like to ...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    2018-11-14
    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/18/...M.R. Carey, whose name has been at the forefront of the horror fiction scene in recent years, is proving he’s still in the zone with his newest novel Someone Like Me, a spooky psychological thriller with supernatural undertones. It’s arguably more lowkey than his last few books, but no less disturbing as the author diverts his attention towards exploring the idea and te...
  • Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
    2018-11-10
    This is a story that I recommend really highly: My only experience previously with this author was The Girl With All The Gifts: well this, in my opinion, blew that one out of the water.I loved both stories but this just had the wow factor for me.I am not going to go into the whole plotline here as with the blurb being so vague in nature I really think its best to just experience this in its whole entirety without any preconceptions.That is what I...
  • ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ
    2018-11-01
    I am a huge Stephen King fan and as much as I loath to compare authors, this book is VERY Stephen King-ish, and I loved it! If she could bring the two halves of herself together, and hold them there, wouldn’t they just heal up again into one normal person? This isn't my usual type of read, as it has a paranormal vibe, but I absolutely devoured this book. I was sucked in from just the first few sentences. It has a certain creepiness to it and y...
  • Jennifer
    2018-11-12
    “Sometimes you don't know what can hurt you until it's too late...” Liz Kendall has an alter ego. In response to a violent relationship, her more assertive and protective self has been rearing its head more and more. The thing is, it's absolutely involuntary. It's as if Liz is watching her physical form do some defensive maneuvering and she's no longer in the driver's seat, and it's getting less assertive and more aggressive. During a parti...
  • The Captain
    2018-11-06
    Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this fantasy thriller eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . .I found out about the book from me matey, Paul @ paul'spicks and immediately had to read it.  I love this author's work.  Now I didn't read the blurb before readin' this one, but I have to admit that it is a bit misleading.  It suggests that the main focus of the story is a woman named Liz.  Aye, ...
  • Bandit
    2018-10-28
    I didn’t even read the plot summary for this one, didn’t need to, it sold me just by being Carey’s latest. What can I say…the guy knows how to tell a story. Even if it takes him over 500 pages to do so. Normally I stay away from such behemoths, but this was definitely a worthy exception. Sure, the plot is far fetched and wildly implausible in the way that it’s difficult to explain and probably would be insane to turn into a movie, but t...
  • Kat Dietrich
    2018-11-07
    Someone Like Me by M.R. Carey is a psychological thriller/horror/supernatural marvel.First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Orbit Books, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.My Synopsis: 16-year old Fran Watts is the freaky girl at school. Everyone thinks she’s crazy. That’s okay, because she is. She has a right to be. When she was six years old, sh...
  • Zoé-lee O'farrell
    2018-11-13
    WOW! What a way to start a book! I will put my hand up and say this is my first book by Mr Carey, but I do have the Girl with all the gifts on my Kindle due to a recommendation from a friend. So when this came up I snapped it up straight away! I have not regretted a single word that I have read.There are two stories running through the book, Liz is a single mother of two amazing children, trying to move on from her abusive ex-husband. We then hav...
  • LeAnne
    2018-11-21
    Waaa. Yeah, I'm whining a bit over what seemed like a misfire for MR Carey, an attempted taser blast that for me just limply hit the floor. Zero electricity.That said, I'm an old gal pushing 60 with reading tastes a little different than the average reader (if there is such a beast). Young adults or those in their teens might view this novel about our better and worse selves more favorably. I'm always on the lookout for great YA as my 15 year old...
  • Tracy Fenton
    2018-10-03
    If you've read any of M.R. Carey's previous books then I think you know what to expect - if you haven't read any - then prepare to have your mind blown!This is another difficult book to review without giving away any spoilers so I need to be careful of what I say here.  Liz Kendall is a devoted mother of 2 with a violent ex-husband who treated her like a human punchbag throughout their marriage.  One night when returning their children he attac...
  • Kate
    2018-09-13
    I am a huge fan of MR Carey's novels, I've loved every one of them, but, in my opinion Someone Like Me is the best of them all. It tells a chilling, fascinating story but there are also, alongside the horror, moments of pure tenderness. Loved it. Review to follow shortly on For Winter Nights.
  • Wendi Lee
    2018-11-12
    Wow!! Someone Like Me was my first introduction to M.R. Carey’s work, and I was completely blown away. It starts simply enough, with one of our main characters, Liz, feeling the presence of someone else lurking beneath her skin. The other being emerges during a traumatic assault, and Liz tries to explain it away. But it just won’t go away, and Liz starts to worry that it’s dangerous. Our other main character, teenage Fran, is just trying to...
  • Greg at 2 Book Lovers Reviews
    2018-11-06
    *3.5 StarsWhat I love about all of M.R. Carey’s books is the tease. The covers, while all distinct, have a certain continuity to them. Even without the author’s name, you know that it is an M.R. Carey novel. There is a mystery to his covers, no hint to the setting, nothing to suggest what the story could be about, other than a nondescript, shadowed character.Beyond the cover is the synopsis, it vaguely suggests something, without giving anyth...
  • Dyrk Ashton
    2018-11-24
    Gotta watch that Mike Carey. He's a cagey fella. Grabs your attention with some shocking, life threatening domestic ultra-violence, then lulls you into a false sense of security with passages of everyday activities only to blow your mind with one completely insane multiversal time-loop morphing body-snatching doppel-ghost head slam after another until you feel you might be crazy or caught up in the shuddering shadow realm of schizophrenic madness...
  • Kim
    2018-10-16
    **I recvd this from netgalley in exchange for my honest review**I requested this because I had read two or three other books by this author. I enjoyed them, and when I looked, I'd rated them 4-5 stars. When I got approved I was super excited, and jumped right into reading it, and I kinda stayed in that world for a while, I even dreamed about it. I thought about it driving to work, I thought about it at work, I read it every chance I got. I don't ...
  • The Library Ladies
    2018-11-13
    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com )Thank you to Orbit for sending me a copy of this book, and to NetGalley for sending me an eARC!M.R. Carey has taken some of the most beloved, and therefore most overdone, tropes in the horror genre and breathed new life into them. In “The Girl With All The Gifts” and “The Boy on the Bridge” he took the idea of a zombie apocalypse and gave it a unique and fresh perspective (zombies because of ...
  • Joanne Robertson
    2018-11-09
    I loved The Girl With All The Gifts so jumped at the chance to read Someone Like Me but I had no idea how much this book would completely blow me away!! You won’t have read anything like this before and I have to say that it’s given me the biggest book hangover that I’ve had this year so far. Plus it’s a very strong contender for my book of the year which has shocked me almost as much as it’s probably shocked you! I would say that I’m...
  • Deanna
    2018-11-19
    4.5 stars. Except for a slight sag in the middle while Carey is still stringing us along before some of the key reveals about what is really going on, this is a purely engaging read, as we’ve come to expect. Lots of coherent surprises, believable genre-defying fantasy snug inside a solidly real-life experience. The next Carey can never come soon enough.
  • ElphaReads
    2018-11-04
    Thank you, Orbit books and NetGalley, for sending me a hardcover copy and an eARC, respectively.While I wasn't terribly into THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS, M.R. Carey's other books have been solid hits for me. In FELLSIDE he reworked the gothic haunted house story, and THE BOY ON THE BRIDGE was a new perspective within THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS universe, and therein another zombie reworking. So when I heard that he had a new one coming out called...