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
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Reviews Someone Like Me

  • karen
    1970-01-01
    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 and then suddenly it’s a week before halloween and even though the book hasn’t been archived on netgalley, the “lending period” or whatever for the e-copy has expired, taking all of my virtual bookmarks with it.i’ve redownloaded it to make sure i get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 basics right, but the w...
  • sue
    1970-01-01
    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. ...
  • Liz Barnsley
    1970-01-01
    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 ...
  • ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Bandit
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Kate
    1970-01-01
    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.
  • Tracy Fenton
    1970-01-01
    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...
  • Kim
    1970-01-01
    **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 ...
  • Paul
    1970-01-01
    Someone Like Me is a contemplation on fear, memory, and the will to get out from under the weight of ourselves. What is the origin of the attacks on our own psyche, and the “shadows” that live within us all?For the full review: https://paulspicks.blog/2018/10/17/so...For all my reviews: https://paulspicks.blog
  • Lori
    1970-01-01
    Someone Like Me, written by M.R. Carey is a stand alone book that will have you shaking your head, thinking what just happen and still leave you wanting more. This is not the first book by Mr. Carey that I have absolutely loved and I am sure it will not be my last. I love when I find a book that becomes embed into your psyche, rattle around in there until you are consumed by the story. Someone Like Me is one of those books. I find that books like...
  • Erica
    1970-01-01
    I received an ARC via NetGalley and Orbit Books in exchange for an honest review.When Liz Kendall's abusive ex-husband returns late with their kids Zach and Molly one night, the argument quickly escalates to violence. As Liz is struggling for her life she suddenly feels as if her body is taken over by someone else...a darker side of Liz who is willing to fight back. Believing that the incident was just some sort of traumatic survival mechanism, L...
  • Karen Barber
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with one of the creepiest, most unsettling books I’ve read in a while. When we first meet Liz Kendall she’s being attacked by her ex-husband. Something inside her snaps and she fights back. What follows is deliberately unsettling and genuinely unnerving.We’re not quite sure what’s happening but Liz feels the incident has affected her. She feels unnaturally angry and prone to violent outbursts. When ...
  • Becky Spratford
    1970-01-01
    Review on the blog and Booklist Magazine [11/1/18]: http://raforall.blogspot.com/2018/11/...
  • David Harris
    1970-01-01
    I'm grateful to the publisher for an advance e-copy of this book via NetGalley (thank you loads Nazia!)Someone Like Me is an intriguing mix - supernatural horror, but one that also wonderfully captures the graininess, the hard dilemmas and nagging constraints, of ordinary life; an abusive ex-husband, compromises over healthcare due to the limits of insurance, the need to earn a living in tough times.Set in Larimer, a suburb of Pittsburgh, it's a ...
  • Lori
    1970-01-01
    Someone Like Me, written by M.R. Carey is a stand alone book that will have you shaking your head, thinking what just happen and still leave you wanting more. This is not the first book by Mr. Carey that I have absolutely loved and I am sure it will not be my last. I love when I find a book that becomes embed into your psyche, rattle around in there until you are consumed by the story. Someone Like Me is one of those books. I find that books like...
  • Joel Mitchell
    1970-01-01
    This book is messed up…and I mean that in the best possible way! I love unreliable narrators (especially of the quite-possibly-bonkers variety), and this book is full of them. Our two main characters have suffered physical and emotional trauma (trigger warning for spousal domestic abuse & peril to children), and they both know that it has left them with psychological issues.Liz has discovered a dark, violent side that first surfaced when she ha...
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    wtf did I just read? I've read thousands of book so I appreciate a plot I haven't read before! This thriller novel focuses on two characters who see the same psychiatrist. Liz, a good mom of two kids, has a mental break when her ex-husband beats her one too many times. Fran is a teenager dealing with psychotic episodes because she was kidnapped as a child and held in a gross motel room by a mentally challenged monster. Both are suffering from som...
  • Elisa
    1970-01-01
    This is a very original, disturbing novel. Liz is a single mom. She finally found the courage to leave her abusive husband and is working hard to raise her son and daughter. Fran, a teenager, survived a horrific abduction and attack and has the mental scars to show for it. Both, Fran and Liz, seem to see things other people miss, but it's Liz who has a very dark side to her personality. I had no idea what to expect and I was pleasantly surprised....
  • Carol Peace
    1970-01-01
    The main characters in this book meet by chance, Liz is trying to hold her family together after her recent domestic abuse filled marriage and he is still trying to intimidate her. She seems to have her own inner demon and is finding it hard to keep it under control. Fran is also trying to get over a major incident in her life and has an inner friend to help her on her way. When the two of them meet things become explosive and turns into a twiste...
  • Beth
    1970-01-01
    NetGalley provided ARC.Very different from Carey's previous work but a really good story.
  • Michelle
    1970-01-01
    Pub date: Nov 2018 3.5 Review to come closer to pub date.
  • Lori
    1970-01-01
    Someone Like Me, written by M.R. Carey is a stand alone book that will have you shaking your head, thinking what just happen and still leave you wanting more. This is not the first book by Mr. Carey that I have absolutely loved and I am sure it will not be my last. I love when I find a book that becomes embed into your psyche, rattle around in there until you are consumed by the story. Someone Like Me is one of those books. I find that books like...