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Someone Else's Soul

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  26 reviews
There are 14 strangers who share her face, and one company is determined to erase them all.

Everyone has secrets, and it's Diana Kane's job to know them. It's a talent--being able to see into someone's life from the scuffs on their shoes to the way they hold their hands--a talent that sets her apart from everyone. When a mysterious stranger drops into her life dangling the
Published May 7th 2019 by Bleeding Ink Publishing
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From the minute I began reading this book I struggled to really get into it and I kept wondering what it was about the book that was 'off', considering the premise of the book is interesting, the writing is good and it is fast paced as well.

Turns out it's the characters and their development (or lack of it). Okay so I get it that almost all the major characters here are 'clones' who are being hunted to be exterminated by the company who created them. Considering that these 'clones' have spent h
Feb 01, 2019 rated it did not like it
If you're a fan of cover to cover action with no time taken out to develop the characters or the plot, then this is the book for you!

The characters are vapid.

The plot is devoid of depth.

The writing itself is not bad.

The unexceptional ending lends to there being a second book.

This book had a lot of potential based on the description but the execution was unimaginable and exhausting.

I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Lilith Black Bee
Feb 15, 2019 added it
Shelves: dnf
ARC kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion.

DNF at page 155 from 253

• Fast paced.
• Good writing.

• Too much action. I mean, c'mon, let me breathe and give me something else too.
• The repetition of "father/clone", or something like this, it drove me crazy! Really, I understood that he was a clone!
• No character development. Besides some brief things and moments where I was actually told who was who, most of the times I was confused about who I was reading.

Lynn (Smile24k)
Jul 01, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars.

A fast paced and entertaining read, although a bit too unbelievable at points. It's somewhat sci-fi and follows main characters Diana and David as they race to save several clones. With these types of books I always allow for a little bit of unbelievable, but some of the plot points on this one didn't always add up or make sense. But, the book had a lot of action and there were not any dull moments. I didn't really get into any of the characters and I was not invested in any of their
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was my first book by author Meradeth Houston, but it won't be my last!! I am already stalking her pages to see when the next book is coming out! This book left the reader on the edge of their seat, frantically zooming through the pages to see what was going to happen next, while at the same time never wanting the story to end! It was one of those books that you need to immediately re-read to see what you missed the first time that you sped through it!

The author grabs the readers attention
May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book by this author and I enjoyed it! This isn’t a genre I usually read but after reading the synopsis, I was curious. You meet Diana. Diana discovers some information about herself that puts herself in danger. She doesn’t know who she can trusts. Diana sets out to find out the truth. This book was a suspense and action packed ride! I thought it was a fun read. A nice escape from reality. A different read and it was a nice change up. I thought the concept was unique. I look for ...more
Margaret Duke-Wyer
Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am not sure how to describe this book, is it scifi or a thriller? Perhaps the best description is dystopian… It surely is a strange world that Diana and David inhabit. Diana works in security but she has additional strengths in her capability to intuit information about those around her and absorb and analyse masses of data – almost like a super-power. When she meets David they have an instant rapport and it is soon apparent that they have similar powers. Long story short – David’s father info ...more
This is an excellent Sci fi novel action packed from the beginning, well developed characters and plenty of romance. Diana discovers she's a clone when she meets David at a coffee shop. This revelation leads to a high speed race to save the other clones and attempt to destroy the company that persecute them.
I loved how tough and bad ass Diane is. She doesn't hesitate to protect those she cares about and never gives up the fight. David is also an incredible partner who is also ruthless and fight
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book grabbed me within the first chapter, which is important to me. If I have to force myself through several chapters to keep reading a book, I lose interested and feel like my time was wasted.

Within a few pages, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to put this book down.

I enjoyed the characters, and actually felt sad and disappointed when I came to find out the truth behind one of them.

The author does a good job of explaining how the main character, Diana, feels and provides great insight in
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you could be another person, totally different from who you are (but still a super person, of course!), why not choose to be what some call a "nerd," with a twist---as in "intellectual badass"! Indeed, this is the main character, Diana, in accomplished author Meradeth Houston's latest sci-fi mystery thriller, SOMEONE ELSE'S SOUL. An agent for a huge secret agency, Diana has a brilliant mind and can intuit people's characters and motives using her perceptive, acute, on-the-spot observations of ...more
Cathy Geha
May 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Someone Else’s Soul by Meradeth Houston

Diana Kane is an agent for a big company and seems to do a number of jobs similar to an undercover agent. She is at an event when David Addington introduces himself. The story he tells her is one she finds highly unlikely until...things change. Gradually this turns into more sci-fi than romantic suspense though it does remain an adventure packed thriller from beginning to end. With two companies competing, clones having been created now to be “deleted”, clo
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! A fast moving story with plenty of surprises throughout. More in the line of sci fi thriller.
This story is about a woman called Diana Kane who is able to profile people and see into their lives .The company she works for isn't what she thinks as she discovers when she meets David Addington. He tells her about other women that exist that have her same dna and face. Now she must decide whether to trust him or not and find the others before the company can kill them all to keep their secr
Michelle Pickett
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ah-mazing. Full Review Coming soon...
Christine Rains
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Diana Kane has a way of knowing everyone's secrets which makes her a fantastic spy. Nothing can distract her from her job. Yet when a handsome stranger shows her photos of another woman with a face identical to her own, she must discover what's going on. Through unraveling secret after secret, it could bring her to her own death.

I'm a huge fan of the sci-fi thriller, Orphan Black, and this has a similar bend to it, but tugs in something more spiritual. Diana is a clone made from the DNA of an in
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you Netgalley and publisher for providing me w/ this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I'm not really sure why some of the reviews for this book are so poor. I thought this book was super interesting! The story drew me in immediately from the start and kept my attention through out. I would describe this as part Sci-Fi and part Thriller. I don't really want to say too much about the plot because I think this is one of those books that the less you know the better. I enjoyed the main ch ...more
Jan 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: thriller, sci-fi
Disclaimer: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review.

THE GOOD: The premise of cloning people, and what would you do if you discovered you were, in fact, a clone? The MC, Diana, is seemingly off-the-charts OCD and on the spectrum as she catalogs EVERYTHING, but puts the information to good use in her position to take down bad guys. I loved this part of her since I'm also on the spectrum and sometimes can't shut down the flow of information.

The novel's pacing was excellen
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I had high hopes for Someone Else's Soul. The story was good but felt stifling. It's like when you get in an elevator with too many people, and it's just too much at once in the tiny space. The plot is intriguing but much too much. A sparse narrative would have been better. I'm not a fan of overdone, so I had a hard time connecting with this story. Too much action and cliches and unnecessary jumble. Not enough development and characterization. I can't recommend this one unless you are looking fo ...more
Molly Anna
May 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Diana, an agent at Global Incentives, has an acute awareness of details and badly longs for human connection. When she receives an anonymous email that catches her attention, she engages. Especially because he also plays “the same puzzle Game with the world” where snippets of data are gathered to create a larger picture. Eventually, Diana meets her stranger. His name, he reveals, is David, and he has crucial information about Diana that she is unaware of. David reveals that Diana is actually a c ...more
Dec 30, 2018 rated it did not like it
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Stephanie Jean
I wish I could say I enjoyed this book more than I did. Although I did enjoy parts of it, It just didn’t hold my attention as I thought it might.. I will not say it wasn’t a good book, as there are plenty of genres I love and others not so much. This just wasn’t for me. It seemed a little too far fetched, and not believable. I wouldn’t discourage anyone from reading as we all have our preference. The style is very well done and easy to read.

Thank you Netgalley for the chance to read this book,
Katy Rose
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
great book! If you like multiple POVs with nonstop action that will suck you in and not let you go, this is the book for you! I loved that there was no lagging parts to this book. It jumped from action scene to action scene! The character development is slow but that helps to make this book that much more unique. it is more about the action and overall plan. This author is newer to me, but her stories never disappoint! I cant wait to read more by her!
Ashley Markum
I loved the premise of this book but really had a hard time getting into. The characters lacked emotional development and depth. While the plot was interesting, how little emotion that was shown by characters that were supposed to be otherwise realistic people despite being clones was off-putting. I really wanted to like this book but I struggled to even finish it.
Dacia Arnold
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When I received the ARC from the Bleeding Ink Press at the 2018 Denver Comic Con I was beyond honored. The cover of Someone Else’s Soul was enough to draw me in and make me an immediate fan of Meradeth Houston.
The main character, Diana, is a cunning spy with a particular set of skills which complement each other in a way that makes her a pro at what she does. When she meets a long-time correspondent in person, the world as she knows it rests in trusting this handsome stranger and his father.
Stephanie Betsch
rated it it was amazing
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Meradeth Houston
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
May 09, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The description of this book intrigued me as I enjoy techno/sci-fi thrillers. Having said that I battled with this novel, picking it up and putting it down several times.
First person novels are not my favourite as many authors struggle to get the voice right, for me this book was no exception. Diane is clearly a hard-nosed analytical person, which would be interesting but I battled to connect with any of the characters. There was also some dialogue (minimal I'll grant you but jarring none the le
May 15, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 Stars 3/5
I found this book to be well-written and slightly interesting, but it was often confusing and hard to believe. Yes, cloning is something that our world is attempting to process, and I love a good mystery or suspense, but I just didn't find this book one for me. I think many readers will like it, but it was simply okay for me.
As this book was good, but just not of particular interest to me, I am rating it 3 stars. Check it out! It might just be what you're looking for in a mystery/fa
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Meradeth Houston lives in Montana where she’s an anthropology professor and scientist. If you let her, she’ll tell you more than you ever wanted to know about getting DNA out of dead stuff. She enjoys escaping the snow by imagining herself back in her favorite places in her home state of California, with a little drama or supernatural flare added in.

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