When I Was You by Minka Kent


A stolen identity leads a woman down a dark and desperate path in a gripping novel of psychological suspense by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Minka Kent.

After barely surviving a brutal attack, Brienne Dougray rarely leaves her house. Suffering from debilitating headaches and memory loss, she can rely only on her compassionate new tenant, Dr. Niall Emberlin, a welcome distraction from the discomfiting bubble that has become her existence.

But Brienne’s growing confidence in her new routine is shaken when she stumbles across unsettling evidence that someone else is living as…her. Same name. Same car. Same hair. Same clothes. She’s even friended her family on social media. To find out why, Brienne must leave the safety of her home to hunt a familiar stranger.

What she discovers is more disturbing than she could have ever imagined. With her fragile mind close to shattering, Brienne is prepared to do anything to reclaim her life. If it’s even hers to reclaim.

My Review

Well this was not what I expected when I picked this book up and although I liked the premise, I was left a little underwhelmed at the end. Now listen, I’m a huge Minka Kent and I can honestly say I’m not disappointed just wish certain parts would have been developed more.

The relationship between Brienne and Niall is intriguing but very surface level, I think the heat should have been turned up to ignite a little spark for the reader.

With the violation of your identity being stolen, most of us know there’s not a whole lot you can do but fill out paperwork and wait, but Brienne who suffered an attack not that long before, feels she had to do something to protect herself, only the threat is closer than she thought.

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