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You Can't Catch Me by Catherine McKenzie (38) #EarlyReview

  • Kindle: 3729 KB
  • Print: 395 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (Aug. 18 2020)
  • ASIN: B07Z457XW4




Assumed identities. A con game. Unwitting victims.

After being fired from her investigative journalism job for plagiarism, Jessica Williams is looking for a break from the constant press coverage. She decides to escape for a week to a resort in Mexico boasting no connections to the outside world. While waiting at the airport for her flight, she encounters a woman with the exact same name, who she dubs Jessica Two. Drawn together by the coincidence, they play a game of twenty questions to see what other similarities they share, and exchange contact information.

A week later, Jessica returns home and discover that large cash withdrawals have been made from her bank account. Security footage from the bank confirms her suspicions—Jessica Two has stolen her money. She goes to the police, only to be told that the crime is a low priority. Frustrated, she meets up with a trusted old friend, Liam, who is an investigator. When the two Google “Jessica Williams,” they get thousands of hits—Jessica was the most popular girl’s name in 1990 and Williams is almost as ubiquitous as Smith. Convinced that this isn’t the first time this scam has been run, Jessica is determined to catch the imposter, and writes a Facebook post hoping to chase down some of Jessica Two’s other victims. When she gets a number of responses, she sets a plan in motion to catch the thief, encountering a string of identically named victims along the way.

Then, the threatening messages start arriving.



A graduate of McGill University in History and Law, Catherine practises law in Montreal, where she was born and raised. An avid skier and runner, Catherine's novels  are international bestsellers and have been translated into numerous languages. Visit her online at www.catherinemckenzie.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter at @cemckenzie1.





Other reviews of Catherine's books;
My review for Spin
My review for Spun
My review for Forgotten
My review for Hidden
My review for Smoke
My review for Fractured
My review for I'l Never Tell

Writing As Julie Apple
My review for The Murder Game



REVIEW:
So this was quite a story!
I'm so glad I read it. I do like the writing style of Catherine McKenzie. Her mysteries are fast-paced and slightly twisted. This book did not disappoint!
I have to admit there was a couple times while reading that the back and forth between Jess's life in the LOT and her current life with Liam, or lack there of, got stale momentarily. Liam seems great and all but I just didn't want to know about that relationship. I knew they weren't meant to be and I wanted to stay focused on the Jessica situation. That part of the story was freaking cool!
Imagine if someone stole your identity and then stole your money. UGH. It's a crazy notion but one that could happen to anyone!
Yup, fans will enjoy this one. 
New readers will find this a good place to start!


4/5



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