Friday, February 14, 2020

Review: When I Was You by Minka Kent (audio)

Title: When I Was You
Author: Minka Kent
Narrator: Erin deWard, Will Damron
Published: February 2020, Brilliance Audio
Length: 8 hours 27 minutes
Source: Publisher

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 thoughts:  This was the first book I've read by Minka Kent and wow...what a crazy, twisted ride it was. I had the audio of this and I actually ended up listening to the whole thing in one day. I was hooked from the beginning and could not stop listening.

I love books that grab me from the go and that is exactly what happened here. This book jumps right into the action, without a ton of build-up. I also loved that you get that sense that you don't exactly know who to soon as I met all the pertinent players, I had my suspicions, and while I wasn't exactly sure what was going on, I did suspect something wasn't right. But little did I know my gut instinct was right!

It's hard to say much about this book without giving any spoilers, but just know may think you know where this story is headed, but just when you do, Minka Kent flips everything upside down and you are left wondering what in the heck just happened. This coupled with short chapters will have you completing this book in one or two's completely addicting!

I cannot wait to read more from this author, especially if they are as thrilling and entertaining as this book.

Audio thoughts: I loved listening to this book on audio. I think the two narrators, Erin deWard and Will Damron, really did a great job with the parts they were given. The emotions and tension they infused into their voices were just right and their pacing and intonation really were spot on. 

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