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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

BLOG TOUR & Review: The Other Me by Sarah Zachrich Jeng

The Other Me
by Sarah Zachrich Jeng

Thanks to Berkley for this free book and stop on the blog tour.

Publisher: Berkley
Publish Date: August 10, 2021
352 Pages
Genres: Psychological Thriller, Sci-Fi

Two lives. The one you wanted. The one that wanted you.

Her birthday should be like any other night.

One minute Kelly’s a free-spirited artist in Chicago going to her best friend’s art show. The next, she opens a door and mysteriously emerges in her Michigan hometown. Suddenly her life is unrecognizable: She's got twelve years of the wrong memories in her head and she's married to Eric, a man she barely knew in high school.

Racing to get back to her old life, Kelly's search leads only to more questions. In this life, she loves Eric and wants to trust him, but everything she discovers about him—including a connection to a mysterious tech startup—tells her she shouldn't. And strange things keep happening. The tattoos she had when she was an artist briefly reappear on her skin, she remembers fights with Eric that he says never happened, and her relationships with loved ones both new and familiar seem to change without warning.

But the closer Kelly gets to putting the pieces together, the more her reality seems to shift. And if she can't figure out what happened on her birthday, the next change could cost her everything... 

My Review:

What would you do if you were a tattoed Artist living in Chicago one minute and then BOOM, now you're a glorified housewife in Michigan... WHO GOES ON RUNS?! 😮 

I really, REALLY don't want to say too much about this one or it'll just give it all away so I'm going to keep this short and sweet.  Around page 80-something, I (weirdly) put a finger up ☝ and said outloud in my "haha" voice, _______ DID THIS!  To fill in the blank, you'll have to read this story... and I really think you should!!  Turns out I was right (no paparazzi please 🚫📸) and I was unreasonably happy that I was... and I really loved the intricacy of what was happening throughout the read.

I will say that sometimes it could feel a bit repetitive and there are definitely some plot holes but I don't mind creating fillers in my head for these.  I also felt if this story stopped after Chapter 42, I would've been satisfied.... however, I really did enjoy that last chapter, some bowties are meant to be tied.

This is a fun, crackling type of read - if you love psychological thrillers with a bit of sci-fi then absolutely pick this one up.  Hell, do it even if you don't. 😉


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