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When I first started reading this book I wasn t exactly sure what to expect because I had never read a book about cults or the type of living environment of a cult Of course, I had watched many TV shows alluding to people living in cults and sometime in the news cults were mentioned but reading this book really helped open my eyes to the plight of the children in these cults From start to finish this book had me in its grasp because I couldn t wait to find out whether or not Jessica was going to be triumphant in her quest to find justice for herself and for the other Jessicas that she met along the way The expert writing and the plot twists throughout the book were so well devised that it took me awhile to figure out exactly who the bad guy was in this book The best type of book I must add The ending is to die for Literally I did not see that coming at all And what I am even grateful for is that the ending was explained in such a perfect way that I had no questions left to wonder about when I was done reading this fantastic book I am totally recommending this book to all my friends and it will be our next book featured in our book club To catch a swindler you need to play the game But that game could be deadly YIKES.Deception is the name of the game A con artists dream Victim s nightmares.So many unwitting individuals all with one thing in common a name.Ex journalist Jessica Williams seems unable to catch a break She decides a trip to Mexico is a dream and heads off for Rest and Relaxation.Upon boarding she meets Jessica 2 and they strike up a conversation to find similarities.Roughly a week later Jessica s informed her bank account funds are gone and she s downright pissed seeking answers where they might not be any.Even the police didn t seem interested in such a low level crime so she turns to her friend Liam an investigator and therein begins the madness.It turns out there s plenty of action behind this one name and social media is a treasure trove of information to uncovering the past and the truths.Wow With a string of victims the only thing left to do is catch a thief in the making.Can she succeed A beautiful mix of twist, turns, chaos, chills, and thrills at the finest level of craftsmanship.Loved it When The Game Is Deception, Nothing Is As It Seems In This Novel Of Cunning Psychological Suspense By The Charts Bestselling Author Of I Ll Never Tell Do You Want To Play A Game Twelve Years Ago Jessica Williams Escaped A Cult Thanks To The Private Detective Who Rescued Her, She Reintegrated Into Society, Endured An Uncomfortable Notoriety, And Tried To Put It All Behind Her Then, At An Airport Bar, Jessica Meets A Woman With An Identical Name And Birth Date It Appears To Be Just An Odd Coincidence Until A Week Later, When Jessica Finds Her Bank Account Drained And Her Personal Information StolenFollowing A Trail Of The Grifter S Victims, Each With The Same Name, Jessica Gathers Players One By One For Her Own Game According To Her Plan, They Ll Set A Trap And Wait For The Impostor To Strike Again But Plans Can Go Awry, And Trust Can Fray, And As Jessica Tries To Escape The Shadows Of Her Childhood, The Risks Are Greater Than She Imagined Now, Confronting The Casualties Of Her Past, Jessica Can T Help But Wonder Who Will Pay The Price Catherine McKenzie is at the top of her game when a former cult member finds herself mixed up in a dangerous, high stakes case of identity theft Addictive and fast paced, YOU CAN T CATCH ME proves that sometimes revenge is sweet McKenzie best book yet Thank you so much to NetGalley LakeUnion Publishing for gifted me a free early copy of this book All thoughts and opinions are my own and based off an advanced readers copy and not a final product After surviving a cult, rebuilding her life and finding a small amount of success Jessica Williams s life falls apart As a way to get some distance and some perspective she decides to take a vacation to Puerta Vallarta While at the airport bar she meets a second Jessica Williams and start chatting a bit playing Jessica Williams 20 questions After enjoying the coincidence and each other s company for a bit our heroine, Jessica one, goes on her way to enjoy a much needed vacation totally unplugged When she arrives home she discovers that she has been robbed, all of her bank accounts have been cleared out Realizing what happened Jessica decides that since the police won t help she will have to track down this criminal and get her money back herself So begins this suspenseful tale I liked a lot of this book the cover, the title, the story idea captured me right away I thought that this cult, suspense novel sounded absolutely fascinating and I couldn t wait to see how things unfolded I loved the aspect of many people with the same name I thought that was such a unique idea for the jumping off point for a story, something I haven t seen before and I really appreciated that uniqueness It terrified me in a great way cause I have one of the most common names for women so it made me think what if And I love when a book can get under my skin like that In general the book wasn t for me, I felt that there was too much story in both areas, the cult aspect and the present day part I wanted from each and not in a way of it was so good I need but like I got pulled out of the story by the switching back and forth because there were too many questions and not enough answers for me I also felt that the book was a strangely over descriptive in awkward areas and left me questioning things in others By the time all the reveals started happening I was a little bored because things had been going on for so long that I honestly wasn t surprised when certain things came to light All in all this just didn t work for me but I think that the author has a truly fascinating mind and am looking forward to reading from her to see if I can find a groove with her writing The book gets three stars from me mainly because of the uniqueness of the idea behind the story. If there was another person with your name and birthday wouldn t it be so easy to take their money That s the premise this books operates on It sounded amazing and I expected You Can t Catch Me to fully deliver the twists and turns I read Catherine McKenzie s previous novel, I ll Never Tell, and really enjoyed it I m so sad that this didn t hit the same mark for me.Sometimes a thriller that requires one to suspend a fair bit of disbelief can be fun In this case, I found it a bit over the top I found myself wanting so many times, especially since I wanted to know about this fictional cult The Land of Todd that our main character escaped from I felt like there was too much story when it came to that, but also not enough A strange thing to experience Another thing I didn t like was the pacing it was all over the place Why, in the middle of a tense conversation, would you stop to suddenly take a picture because so and so likes waterfall landscapes Strange and jarring.However much I didn t enjoy this one, I m not finished with Catherine McKenzie s works I did really enjoy her previous release, so maybe it s just that this particular one isn t for me Thank you to NetGalley, for providing me with an advance e copy in exchange for an honest review. I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review Really enjoyed this un put downable thriller from Catherine McKenzie, whom I ve never had the pleasure of reading before but definitely will now I finished this in a day and would recommend it to anybody who loves a well paced, innovative crime and or thriller tale.Twenty nine year old former cult member and current journalist Jessica Williams is horrified to discover that after a chance encounter with a friendly, funny woman at the airport that she has been scammed out of almost her entire life savings Once she manages to find out who is responsible, she s on a mission to right wrongs both past and present.I won t go into too much detail for fear of spoiling of the many plot twists but I thoroughly enjoyed the way the author weaved tales past and present and how that helped shape our protagonist, Jessica Williams She is an intriguing, dark and compelling protagonist and there are not many characters quite like her I haven t read any novels in which we have a backstory involving living within and escaping a cult, which I thought was refreshing and inventive I thought the dialogue was realistic and that Jessica and her fellow characters conversations reflected that of people our age in real life I am also a 1990 baby, much like many of our characters here I look forward to going through Catherine McKenzie s previous work to find entertaining gems just like Can t Catch Me. You Can t Catch Me by Catherine McKenzie delivers a PUNCH I never saw that coming Now you have to read the book to understand my reaction to this suspense thriller This is an intriguing story that has some unexpected twists Jessica Williams had grown up in a cult commune and was very proud of the life she had made for herself But now Jessica is on her way to Mexico for a much needed vacation to try and recover from the humiliation of being fired from her job While in the airport bar she happens to meet another woman with the name of Jessica Williams who also shares the same birth date When she returns home from her vacation, she is shocked and upset to learn her bank account has been emptied by the Jessica Williams she had met at the airport As she starts to research and seeks out others who share her name and birth date, she finds she is not the only Jessica Williams who has been targeted by this con woman As the story unfolds, the reader will get a glimpse of Jessica s life as she was growing up and her concern for her cousin Kiki, who she could not rescue from the LOT I will not post spoilers, but I read the book from start to finish without stopping Publication Date June 9, 2020Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read and give an honest review of this book. Readers YOU CAN T CATCH ME will be my 10th novel in 10 years, which is so crazy to think about I need to put that aside Anywho I m so excited for you to meet Jessica Williams, and Jessica Williams, and Jessica, you guessed it, Williams That s right, there s a lot of Jessicas in this book Several years ago, a friend of mine kept getting stopped at the border She has a common name, and there was an APB out for someone with a similar name and the same birthday Over time, we realized that they were looking for a man, but it got me thinking if you did have the same name and birthday as someone, wouldn t it be the perfect way to steal all their money I m sure that s what you were thinking too So that was the genesis of YOU CAN T CATCH ME a book about a woman who meets another woman with the same name and has all her money stolen It was an amazing challenge to write this book and I hope you enjoy it Coming June 9, 2020 Jessica Williams is a journalist who makes a career bombing mistake when she plagiarises an article which results in losing her job though she manages to negotiate a payoff Whilst waiting for a flight to Mexico for a holiday she meets another Jessica Williams What a coincidence Except it s not Jessica Two is a hustler and she manages to elicit sufficient information from Jessica One to steal all her settlement money Thus starts the twistiest of twisty tales that leaves you dizzy as your head spins and your brain tries to keep up with the pace but you are most certainly entertained as you follow Jessica One as she enacts revenge on Jessica Two Jessica One has a fascinating story as interspersed with her exploits with Jessica Two we learn about her life up to the age of eighteen in a cult known as Land of Todd This works really well in the storytelling as it flows effortlessly and the two stories do eventually connect together extremely cleverly The portrayal of cult life is very sobering and deeply scary as it shows the depth of the control and Jessica also tells the sad story of her cousin Kiki both inside the cult and afterwards The novel is well written, the style is lively and engaging I love the chapter headings The characters though not all likeable are well portrayed There are some good descriptions especially the part of the story which takes Jessica to Jackson, Wyoming which sounds breathtaking though remind me NOT to fly into Jackson Here there are some very dramatic scenes with that glorious backdrop which I think adds an extra dimension The end is terrific and I genuinely didn t see that one coming Kudos, Catherine McKenzie Overall, a really good novel of deception and revenge with grifters, hustlers, escapees from a cult and several interesting characters It s full of twists and turns and most importantly is very entertaining Many thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing.