When I Was You by Minka Kent [Book Review]

Book Review

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Title: When I Was You

Author: Minka Kent

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

Publish Date: February 1, 2020

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Series: na

My Rating: 4/5

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.

When I Was You by Minka Kent


Brienne was brutally attacked months ago, and now rarely leaves home. She has taken on a tenant, Niall, so that she is not alone. When Brienne learns someone has stolen her identity and is living as her, Brienne has to get out of her comfort zone.

When I Was You is told with the alternating points of view of Brienne and Niall. Brienne is not the most reliable narrator, since she recently survived a brutal attack. Niall is kind and provides Brienne with the support she needs. Of course, nothing is ever quite as it seems, and there are more layers to the story.

After discovering her identity has been stolen, Brienne is led down a complex and crazy path. When I Was You definitely requires some suspension of disbelief, but it’s a fun read.

Books by Minka Kent:
  1. The Memory Watcher
  2. The Perfect Roommate
  3. The Thinnest Air
  4. The Stillwater Girls
  5. When I Was You
  6. The Watcher Girl

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