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Someone Like Me

M. R. Carey



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Orbit Books
02 May 2019
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Science fiction; Thriller Horror; Dark Science Fiction
'A TAUT, CLEVER THRILLER THAT LEFT ME UTTERLY BEREFT WHEN I'D FINISHED. IT'S A MASTERPIECE' Louise Jensen, bestselling author of THE SISTER From the author of the million-copy bestseller THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS comes a heart-stopping psychological thriller with a twist 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 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 . . .

Praise for M. R. Carey:

'An intense, haunting thriller with heart. You will not want to put this down' Laini Taylor 'Carey writes with compassion and fire' Lauren Beukes 'Enigmatic and utterly gripping' Harper's Bazaar 'Keeps you on tenterhooks as the action unfolds' Elle 'Heartfelt, remorseless and painfully human . . . a jewel' Joss Whedon 'Original, thrilling and powerful' Guardian 'If you only read one novel this year, make sure it's this one' Martina Cole
By:   M. R. Carey
Imprint:   Orbit Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 126mm,  Spine: 44mm
Weight:   360g
ISBN:   9780356509495
ISBN 10:   0356509494
Pages:   512
Publication Date:   02 May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

M. R. Carey has been making up stories for most of his life. His novel The Girl With All the Gifts has sold over a million copies and became a major motion picture, based on his own BAFTA Award-nominated screenplay. Under the name Mike Carey he has written for both DC and Marvel, including critically acclaimed runs on Lucifer, Hellblazer and X-Men. His creator-owned books regularly appear in the New York Times bestseller list. He also has several previous novels including the Felix Castor series (written as Mike Carey), two radio plays and a number of TV and movie screenplays to his credit.

Reviews for Someone Like Me

Takes hold of you and doesn't let go * John Ajvide Lindqvist, author of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN on THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS * Original, thrilling and powerful * GUARDIAN on THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS * As fresh as it is terrifying . . . A jewel * Joss Whedon on THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS * I read [FELLSIDE] in a couple of days... I was absolutely nuts about it * BOOK RIOT on FELLSIDE * Dark [and] suspenseful * BOOKLIST on FELLSIDE * The next fantastic novel from M.R. Carey * I09.COM on FELLSIDE * Bold and hauntingly evocative * BIBLIOSANCTUM on FELLSIDE * FELLSIDE builds to a climax that's both satisfyingly worked out and shockingly emotionally intense * RT BOOK REVIEWS on FELLSIDE * This eerie tale is sure to hook crime fiction and horror lovers * LIBRARY JOURNAL on FELLSIDE * As brilliant as it is dark and devious * Jonathan Maberry, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author on FELLSIDE * Combines a fast-paced plot with a supernatural storyline that's very believable. Gripping stuff * GOOD HOUSEKEEPING on FELLSIDE * A twisty crime thriller as well as an exotic ghost story, Carey's second novel is as hard to categorize as it is to put down * BARNES AND NOBLE on FELLSIDE * Incredibly creepy * HEAT on FELLSIDE * [A] grand piece of storytelling * SUNDAY EXPRESS on FELLSIDE * A dark, intriguing read * Martina Cole on FELLSIDE * A fantastic, twist-upon-twist, shape-shifting novel. Gripping, deeply affecting and arrestingly beautiful, it is a haunting tale of raw horror and extraordinary redemption. I adored every page * Miranda Dickinson, SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author on FELLSIDE * An intense, haunting thriller with heart. You will not want to put this down * Laini Taylor, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author on FELLSIDE * A suspenseful, disturbing, and emotionally honest read * BARNES AND NOBLE SCIFI & FANTASY BLOG * An accomplished page-turner * STARBURST * A dark, supernatural thriller that blurs the edges of the world we know * LIBRARY JOURNAL * Bold and unpredictable . . . The first half of the book continually finds ways to wrongfoot the reader. Just when you think you know what kind of story Carey is telling, he shifts gears and forces you to start your deductions from scratch. It's scary and incredibly tense * SCIFINOW * An intense [. . .] psychological suspense story . . . suggest it to fans of other tension-driven psychological thrillers that lap at the shore of horror, like those by Gillian Flynn, Sarah Pinborough, or Paul Tremblay * BOOKLIST * This quirky story from the author of The Girl With All the Gifts is off the scale in terms of imagination and really rather brilliant * SUNDAY MIRROR * A taut and haunting psychological thriller which you won't want to put down * SUNDAY POST * Carey['s] boundless imagination is in fine form . . . A thrilling, genre-defying treat * KIRKUS * A taut, clever thriller that left me utterly bereft when I'd finished. It's a masterpiece * Louise Jensen, bestselling author of THE SISTER *

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