Ever since she escaped the claws of her excessively abusive ex-husband by finally fighting back, Liz knows something has changed in her. She is a good person — kind, calm, polite and loving of her two children, but there is another part of her that sometimes comes out, and she doesn’t quite understand it. It’s almost like someone else is controlling her body at times. Someone angry, violent and vicious…someone that will do anything to get what she wants. And it looks like that someone is slowly trying to take her place.
M.R. Carey’s come back to horror is an absolute home run. A powerful story about coping mechanisms and the various forms of domestic abuse, the subjects tackled in this novel are handled with grace through an absolutely terrifying narrative. Following Liz has she loses control of her own mind and body is nightmare-inducing, and it is only a part of what makes this book so creepy. “Someone Like Me” is gripping, intelligent and extremely efficient. One of those books you will undeniably struggle to put down.