Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Review: The Other Me by Sarah Zachrich Jeng (Blog Tour)


About the Book




Release Date
August 10, 2021

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Two lives. The one you wanted. The one that wanted you.

Her birthday should be like any other night.

One minute Kelly’s a free-spirited artist in Chicago going to her best friend’s art show. The next, she opens a door and mysteriously emerges in her Michigan hometown. Suddenly her life is unrecognizable: She's got twelve years of the wrong memories in her head and she's married to Eric, a man she barely knew in high school.

Racing to get back to her old life, Kelly's search leads only to more questions. In this life, she loves Eric and wants to trust him, but everything she discovers about him—including a connection to a mysterious tech startup—tells her she shouldn't. And strange things keep happening. The tattoos she had when she was an artist briefly reappear on her skin, she remembers fights with Eric that he says never happened, and her relationships with loved ones both new and familiar seem to change without warning.

But the closer Kelly gets to putting the pieces together, the more her reality seems to shift. And if she can't figure out what happened on her birthday, the next change could cost her everything... 

My Review

Kelly Holter is in Chicago happily celebrating her best friend’s art show.  When she opens a door, she finds herself back in her Michigan hometown where her family is having a huge party for her.  However, nothing about her family or her own life seems familiar in Michigan.  In fact, she finds she’s married to a guy named Eric from her high school days.  Kelly is more than confused since she started the day in  a different state with different memories of her life.

Kelly is desperate to get her old life back and she’s determined to find out why this is happening.  So many mysterious things are happening like her tattoos disappearing in her new life with Eric.  As she investigates, she wonders if she can trust her husband.  In fact, she wonders who she can trust.  As she continues her search for answers, she ends up with more questions.  

What an intriguing storyline.  I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I had my suspicions from the start, but I wasn’t sure how it all would play out.  It’s a complicated, clever twist.  The author has a great talent in keeping the reader on the edge of their seat.
It’s one of those books that keep you on your toes until the very end.  It has a spooky feel to it.  It’s a gripping, engrossing, and totally fascinating story.  A real page-turner that gave me many hours of heart-stopping adventure.

I never read this author before, but she’s on my radar now and I’ll be on the look out for more books by her.

For reading challenges:
Literary Escapes Reading Challenge 2021 (Michigan)
Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge 2021

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed a free Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.  All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. That looks good. I love "what if" stories.

  2. This looks so interesting and a different take on the sliding door thing.

  3. I've heard great things about this one! Love your review. I will definitely add this one for my fall reading.

  4. Tattoos reappearing on the skin! I love it.


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