Another stunning cover to make this snowy weather feel even worse.
Thanks to GetRed PR and to the author for the gifted copy in exchange for my honest review
SOMEONE ELSE’S LIFE – Lyn Liao Butler (Released February 1st, 2023)
Here’s the synopsis:
A new life in paradise should have healed her wounds. But for a woman struggling to hold on to her family and her sanity, one stormy night could change everything.
Blow by blow, Annie Lin’s life crumbles. Her dance studio goes bankrupt. Her mother and beloved dog are gone the same year. Then a terrible accident leaves her young son traumatized.
It’s time for a change.
Palm trees, mai tais, peace and quiet―Annie should be at ease, safe in her new Kauai home with her husband and son. She hopes proximity to her family can provide them all with a sense of belonging and calm. But soon items from her past start turning up―her dog’s collar, a bracelet that disappeared years ago―and she has the unnerving sensation she’s being watched. Reality begins to fracture, and Annie’s panic attacks return. When, during a brewing storm, a woman appears on her doorstep looking for shelter, Annie is relieved to have the company and feels an unexplainable bond with her visitor.
As the night progresses, Annie realizes the woman is no stranger. Their lives are inextricably intertwined―and Annie might just lose everything.
Mini Review: 3.5/5 stars – I really enjoyed this book – I think there were some parts that put me in a little bit of a lull but nothing where I felt I wanted to put the book down. The beginning grabbed me immediately and I’m glad I pushed through because the final storm scene definitely made up for any slower parts in the middle. A new to me author that I will be keeping an eye out for in the future!