Sunday, 24 February 2019

FANTASY REVIEW: Someone Like Me - MR Carey


Release Date: 08/11/18
Publisher: Orbit



SYNOPSIS: Liz Kendall wouldn't hurt a fly. Even when times get tough, she's devoted to bringing up her 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 her alter-ego takes control, the consequences are devastating.

Someone Like Me is the intoxicating new thriller from the phenomenal M. R. Carey. A modern take on the Jekyll and Hyde tale, think Gone Girl meets Stephen King - but you won't have read anything quite like this before . . .




REVIEW: Mike is an author that I fell in love with during his Felix Castor novels and to be honest it was his writing style that really struck a chord with me. I loved the gritty darkness within, the odd piece of humour to lighten it slightly and the way that he wove fantasy elements into a world we all recognise so after reading the book blurb, I couldn't wait to begin.

What unfurls within is a story of a person with two minds literally it is a book that has you asking questions and for me, the principle characters had hooks that made you care as well as wonder about them.

The prose is solid, the dialogue works well and for e the paces lulls and peaks were ideally placed to allow you to grab a breath before the next sequence happened so that you could again question what you knew.

All round another cracking outing from Mike and I can't wait to see how many other modern myths he brings fresh blood to. Magic



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