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Publisher's Summary

The gripping new psychological thriller from the best-selling author of After Anna and Killing Kate.

Imitation is the most terrifying form of flattery....

Which Sarah Havenant is you?

When an old friend gets in touch, Sarah Havenant discovers that there are two Facebook profiles in her name. One is hers. The other she has never seen.

But everything in it is accurate. Photos of her friends, her husband, her kids. Photos from the day before. Photos of her new kitchen. Photos taken inside her house.

And this is just the beginning. Because whoever has set up the second profile has been waiting for Sarah to find it. And now that she has, her life will no longer be her own....

©2017 Alex Lake (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"You'll find it hard to fall asleep when the lights go out." (Evening Standard)
"A nail-biting psychological thriller...maintains high suspense to the very end." (Publishers Weekly)
"A fast-paced and highly suspenseful read that will leave readers looking over their shoulders." (RT Book Reviews)

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I highly recommend reading the physical book

I don't recommend listening to it though!

The pause between the chapters was long and I kept wondering if I stopped the book and had to check from time to time. The narrator was over acting and Ben the British cannot be speaking just like the Americans.

The part when Jean was strangling Sarah, she was reading it as if she was reading a recipe from a cook book!

When Sarah "died", what did Ben do to find her? He accepted that she is dead and did nothing? There was no body, why he didn't search for her?

Overall I loved the book and would like to listen to more of Alex Lake if it wasn't the same narrator.

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Great intense story with lots of surprises!

What did you like best about this story?

What I liked best was trying to guess the villain and also trying to figure out why someone was doing this to Sarah. Also I loved how everything was accounted for and not left me hanging like other books do sometimes. All the clues are there - you just have to pay attention to the right ones!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I could feel Sarah's pain and confusion, and then later desperation! I was kinda disappointed in her husband Ben's reaction and treatment though - I would expect better from my own husband for sure!

Any additional comments?

Overall a great book - and the ending was great!

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Descent book, horrible narrator

The concept is intriguing — a person who is pretending to be you online and has access to your personal life. The book is good in that you really have no idea who the suspects are, why this is happening or what the goal of the mimicry is supposed to accomplish. But it’s not suspenseful.

For people who like Lisa Gardner or Lee Child, or more plot driven stories, this book will seem a little slow as it’s more focused on the protagonist’s reaction and emotional response to what’s happening.

The real problem with this audiobook is the narrator keeps slipping into different accents which makes it hard to keep track of the characters in the book. The dialogue often seems unnatural because of this. To be honest the narration detracted so much from the book that I would recommend reading it instead of listening to it.

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Very captivating!

I got hooked right away and the outcome was very intriguing and unexpected. I totally recommend this book.

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Weird Whodunit

This book was weird. I had trouble getting through it. Initially the story was interesting and suspenseful but then it just gets drawn out and toward the end I had to turn it up double time. I find that in authors attempt to give books that 'ultimate twist' the ruin the book by making them so unbelievable. This book is about Sara and her doting British husband Ben who live an idyllic life in Maine. Everything is going well until Sara finds a Facebook page set up with her name and pictures of her and her family. Things get very sinister when the imposter starts sending emails to her friends and family.

What was also annoying about this book was the narration. For a predominantly American cast of characters the narrator was British so she puts on a pretty awful American accent during speaking bits and then reads in her British accent. It was very confusing and made it even more difficult to slog through.

Good luck on this one. I bought it for $10 or I would have returned it. Bad!

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Good but not fabulous 3 .5

as always there will be no spoilers in my reviews
I wanted to enjoy this book more but it started to fall a little short after less than half the book.
I however still did enjoy it . felt like I wanted more of a backstory than I was given.
aside from the actual book I had Major Issues with the low volume that it was recorded at. I had an extremely hard time hearing it at full volume. even my echo dot couldn't make it any better. I was unfortunately forced to plug into a sound bar at Full Volume to listen . that was disappointing because it limited my options for playback . I believe I will speak to audible about this matter as it was such an issue. perhaps it can be adjusted for future purchases of this book

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Not for me...

I really wanted to like this book but it just never got going. Most of the characters are American but for some reason the narrator has a British accent . At times it seemed like she was more focused on getting the American accents right than the storytelling.

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Okay...

Interesting concept and good narration, but a bit too stretched, implausible, and convenient. An easy read.

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Suspenseful

Interesting concept which was plausible and a bit scary. Great price for a good book. The narrator was good but it was confusing in the beginning with the English accent but primary location being in Maine and the main character being American. What I liked about this performer is she spoke up rather than speaking with a super soft whispery voice like many of the female English performers do. Bottom line, go ahead and buy it.

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Chick lit/psych thriiller hybrid

I kept thinking there was going to be a clever purpose to hiring an English narrator to read this book, which is set in Maine and only one main British character. There is not. It's not that Ms. Cass couldn't do an American accent, it's that she was inconsistent and also managed to convey an unpleasantness to the voice of the (American) protagonist, whose voice was not much different than the various suspects, red herring and otherwise. They ALL sounded like they were pretentious and/or deceitful. Why did I label it chick lit? Because the protagonist was a medical doctor but she came off helplessly emotional and not very scientific in her thinking. Everything was a bit much for her, really. If you're interested in listening to real female protagonists in psych thrillers, check out Still House Lake by Rachel Caine or Emma In the Night by Wendy Walker.

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  • Charlotte Thompson
  • 09-21-17

Unfortunately predicable.

The worst part for me with this Audible was the narrator's TERRIBLE false American accent, it was truly awful. The book was, unfortunately, predictable and if I'm truly honest I was glad when it finished. The husband in the story was quite pathetic which was hugely frustrating. Sorry, would not recommend.

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  • Jo
  • 10-10-17

Why did there have to be the fake American accent?

I very rarely write a full review but I bought this book on the recommendation of other listeners . This is clearly narrated by an English narrator. Yet the fake American accent was unnecessary and made a joke of the characters. Please Alex Lake make them use an American narrator if they are going to make this seem an American work of fiction

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  • Belinda
  • 09-21-17

Edge of the seat

Full of suspense and twists. Didn't want to put is down. Highly recommend this good read