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3.50  ·  Rating details ·  218 ratings  ·  119 reviews
All of Us is a riveting thriller with six compelling protagonists--who all share one body. Though legally she is Carolyn Grand, in practice she is Martha, a homemaker who cooks and cleans for her "family," Victoria, a put-together people person, Serena, a free spirit, Kirk, a heterosexual man, Eleni, a promiscuous risk-taker, and Tina, a manifestation of what is left of Ca ...more
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Published June 2nd 2020 by Mysterious Press
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Kylie D
An intriguing thriller, it tells the story of Carolyn Grand, who, after years of childhood sexual abuse, ceased to exist. Now her psyche is made up of fragmented personalities, six of them sharing Carolyn's mind. While the personalities are all aware of each other, and sometimes are there at the same time, at other times only one of them is in control of the body, and the others "don't exist".

When Carolyn's father is finally let out of prison after serving a lengthy sentence for her abuse, he co
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Michael David
Jul 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the story of “siblings”:
1. Victoria - The responsible sister. She’s a leader, conservative, and the best one for face-to-face conversations.
2. Martha - Also responsible and a leader. She takes care of the cooking, laundry, paying bills, and making sure money gets to the bank. She doesn’t like outsiders.
3. Tina - Remembers everything. She carries a lot of pain and has suicidal tendencies.
4. Serena - The carefree sister. She loves fruit and flowers, and thinks of herself as a hip kind o
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Jaidee
3 "disturbing, thought-provoking, intelligent" stars !!

Thank you to Netgalley, the author and Grove Atlantic for an ebook in exchange for my honest review. This book was released June 2020.

I found this book both fascinating and frustrating.

Carolyn Grand is a woman with a horrific trauma history. She has multiple instances of physical, emotional and sexual assaults throughout her childhood and adolescence. She psychologically defragments and is left with a host of personalities that have only h
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Chelsea Humphrey
I think this was an interesting premise, but ultimately the execution didn't 100% work for me. This could easily be turned into a an engrossing film, and I think fans of Split will really be intrigued by how the multiple personalities interact with each other. Full review to come. ...more
Chelsey (a_novel_idea11)
Carolyn Grand is no longer. As a child, her father raped her repeatedly, selling her body to friends and other sick adults and videoing the horrors for profits. Finally arrested and sentenced to thirty years in prison, Carolyn was put into the foster system. Sent to live with the Acevedas and several other foster girls, the horrors for Carolyn continued.

To protect herself, Carolyn's psyche created a family. Countless Carolyns each for a different function. Now, 37 years old, the being that was C
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ABCme
Apr 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, netgalley
As the result of severe childhood trauma, Carolyn Grand split herself into six different personalities. This well crafted pageturner shows each of them dealing with daily life and clearly explains their need to be.
Tough enough already, life gets even more complicated when Carolyn becomes a suspect in a murder case. Did she do it? And if so, which part of her did?
'All of Us' is an exceptional read covering the complexity of multiple personalities as well as giving the reader an action packed psy
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NILTON TEIXEIRA
Sep 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
One woman with six personalities (including a little girl and one male). One could be a murderer.
What a terrific debut!
I was engaged from the start.
Great combination of characters and excellent dialogues.
My only complaint is that I couldn’t get enough. This book is too short!
Seriously, I really enjoyed the storyline and the writing. I enjoyed it so much that I’m forgiving the abuse of the use of apostrophes.
I would like to see this book adapted for the screen.
Sheila
Dec 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars--I really liked it.

I don't believe in multiple personalities. But it makes for a great story! This is a psychological noir novel, featuring multiple characters that happen to inhabit the same body, that took some unexpected turns. If you like dark psychological suspense, give this a try.

I received this review copy from the publisher on NetGalley. Thanks for the opportunity to read and review; I appreciate it!
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Bandit
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Appropriately enough, there are multiple names for the multiple personality disorder. Doesn’t make it any easier to live with. But Carolyn Grand manages. Which is to say the collective of personalities under the umbrella of Carolyn Grand manages. Following a nightmarish severely traumatizing childhood of horrid abuse, Carolyn has developed other personalities to help her cope with various aspects of what might have otherwise been an unbearable existence. There’s Victoria, who handles public appe ...more
Adrian Dooley
May 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Well well. This was a blast. Strangely addictive in its short enough life. I thoroughly enjoyed this.

It’s the story of Carolyn Grand who suffered some severe trauma in her childhood and has split her personality into multiple personalities, diagnosed as suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder.
Carolyn isn’t really there anymore, only the numerous iterations of her with their separate names and one even being a man.

The story is told from their perspective as they find themselves having to
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Christina
Jun 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a premise! A "locked room" whodunit with six suspects who are all locked in one person's head.

The first thing to know about this book is that it is about Dissociative Identity Disorder ("DID") or "multiple personality disorder" as it is more colloquially known. The basic premise of the book is that the protagonist, Caroline Grand, was sexually abused by her father, and developed six distinct personalities. When a murder occurs it seems likely that Caroline was the culprit, but was she? And
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Lori
Jun 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Content Rating: 18+
Genre: Fiction, Thriller
Published: June 2, 2020, by Mysterious Press

All of Us is a noir thriller with an unnerving psychological twist. A.F. Carter takes the reader deep into the fractured mind of Carolyn Grand. Since early childhood, Carolyn has endured horrendous abuse at the hand of her sick, twisted father, Hank, and then she suffered at the hands of her foster family. As if that is not enough, Hank also exposes Carolyn to his pedophile friends and fil
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Amy
This book is fantastic.

The main character, Carolyn Grand, was horrifically abused by her father. In order to survive and persevere, Carolyn has created alternate personalities: Martha, Victoria, Kirk, Serena, Eleni, and Tina. When she is caught attempting to solicit an undercover cop as Elani, her world goes into a tailspin.

She is sent to a psychiatric facility evaluation and observation. When she is ready to be released, she placed under the supervision of a psychiatrist that has been appoint
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Lu
Dec 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange of an honest review.

This book contains trigger warnings: paedophilia, sexual and physological abuse, paedopornographia, attempted suicide, murder, prostitution.

Carolyn Grand suffers from dissociative identity disorder, from multiple personalities. She's Martha, the housewife, who takes care of bills and food, Victoria, the public face, put-together, Serena, the artist resident, Kirk, the only "brother", heterosexual, Eleni, the promiscous one and T
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PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of ALL OF US by A F Carter in exchange for my honest review.***

A woman with DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder once called Multiple Personality Disorder) is embroiled in a murder case involving her recently paroled abusive father.

I loved the premise for ALL OF US but wasn’t a fan of the execution. Though A F Carter is a pseudonym, I felt like I was reading a man ideas of how he thinks abuse survivors behave. I’m a psychologist and whi
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Darcia Helle
I'm fascinated by dissociative identity disorder, so this book's premise immediately caught my attention. I was looking forward to an intense psychological thriller, but the story didn't quite come together for me.

Each of Carolyn Grand's six identities has narrating parts. While this can feel like a lot, the author does an excellent job of making them each unique and immediately identifiable. My problem was that all the identities are bland, as if their personalities have been stripped down to o
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Serena
Jun 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
I recieved an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

First of all, I searched in every platform I could think of and I couldn't find if the author has DID themselves or not. My opinion of this book would vary very slightly whether they have it or not, but I would like to know nevertheless.

I'm a psychology student and I've invested my fair share of time researching on DID, so in that front I can say the rep was impeccable. There's really not much to say about it because i
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Janet
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Superspeed readers like me can read 150 - 200+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. LOL

I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review.

From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸.

All of Us is a riveting thriller with six compelling protagonists—who all share one body. Thoug
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Renee
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-netgalley
When we first meet Carolyn Grand, she has drawn the attention of the police. It becomes apparent that the woman has mental health issues, and the decision to send her to Kings County Hospital will have ramifications throughout the story. It isn't enough that Carolyn was sexually and physically abused as a child by someone she should have been able to trust. She kept her father's secrets out of fear for her life until the pain and suffering became too much, and she shared the truth. Her father is ...more
Kathy
May 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars.

All of Us by A. F. Carter  is a riveting mystery with a delightfully unique premise.

Carolyn Grand's horrific child abuse at the hands of her father, Hank, and her first foster parents was too much for her shattered mind to endure.  Her body is now host to six distinctive people with very different personalities. Martha and Victoria take care of the day to day tasks of living. Kirk is the family muscle who loves to play video games and watch ballgames. Eleni basks in her sexuality and m
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Jayme Teague gauthier
May 28, 2020 rated it it was ok
I was really looking forward to this book. Multiple personalities? Yes please! It started off pretty strong and had my interest but the more I got into the book the more eye rolling it became. Sorry but this book just did not execute very well.

Thank you netgalley for providing me with All of Us by A.F. Carter for my honest review
Bookreporter.com Mystery & Thriller
I have always had an interest in stories about multiple personalities --- whether it be classic literary horror like THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE or more contemporary works like SYBIL, PRIMAL FEAR and THE EIGHTH GIRL, the latter of which I reviewed just a few months ago. Now, debut author A. F. Carter enters the fray with the release of ALL OF US.

The book’s prologue introduces us to Carolyn Grand as she hikes up her short skirt and approaches a gathering of police cars at an inter
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Deborah
Jun 09, 2020 rated it liked it
All of Us by AF Carter reminded me why I studied psychology as an undergraduate. It reminded me of my fascination with the human mind, with sanity and insanity (as opposed to mental illness!). Not to mention my early interest in multiple personality disorder (ie. dissociative identity disorder). I blame reading / watching Sybil (the book by Flora Rheta Schreiber; film featuring Sally Field) in my teens.


Read my review here: https://www.debbish.com/books-literat...
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Aly Warren
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Loved it!!! I found it very interesting how all the the personalities interacted. Story itself was very good aswell. The trauma the poor women went through was awful. Highly recommend was a refreshing change.
Kelly Parker
May 09, 2020 rated it it was ok
I’m a little conflicted about the rating for this book - two stars seems pretty harsh but three feels too generous, which is why half stars are needed!
The premise involves Carolyn Grand, a woman so horribly abused as a child that she has developed several personalities to cope. When her father, and main abuser, is released from prison and then promptly murdered, one, or maybe all, of her personalities come under suspicion.
Upon starting the book. I found the first-person “different personalities
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Neriah
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
The moment I came across this book on NetGalley, it instantly became one of my anticipated reads of 2020!

Trigger Warning: Pedophilia, Sexual Abuse, Psychological and Physiological Abuse, Murder, Pedopornography

Carolyn Grand suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). She has 6 personalities and each serving a purpose: Martha, the homemakers who clean and cook for the 'family', Victoria, a put-together people person, Serena, a free spirit, Kirk, a heterosexual man, Eleni, a promiscuous ris
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Lori
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Man I liked this book. It is so well written and you don't get mixed up as to who is whom. It is an easy fast read. It's about one woman Carolyn Grand who has multiple personalities. A woman abused so badly by her father as a child she now has several personalities. Each one wants to be "out" as much as possible. They all have a purpose in the life of this one woman. They call each other brother and sisters. They are not aware of what is happening in real time with the others, But sometimes can ...more
J Earl
Apr 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
All of Us by A.F. Carter is a psychological suspense novel that uses a woman with Dissociative Identity Disorder as the protagonist and driving force.

I am one of those readers who like to try my best to understand a character on that character's own terms. Needless to say a novel about a woman with DID is challenging for me. In fact, I usually find myself in a hit or miss situation with such books. Fortunately, this book was far more hit than miss. I think any reader needs to understand that thi
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Kathleen Gray
May 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Who is the reliable narrator? Hard to tell because Carolyn fragmented into six different personalities as the result of sexual and other abuse by her horrible father and others. Now her father, newly released from prison has been murdered and she is a suspect. Fans of Three Faces of Eve and Sybil will recognize the challenges Carolyn faces not only with herself but also with the police and physicians. This could have gone many ways but Carter keeps it restrained. Thanks to the publisher for the ...more
Joann
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
In All of Us we meet a woman legally known as Carolyn Grand and the six personalities who live in her body and mind. The tale is told from the different personalities which allows us to really understand the background of how Carolyn came to develop them, her abuse, and how she ended up as a murder suspect. I thought this book was really really well done, riveting actually, and I loved learning about the personalities and figuring out what happened. While the "romantic relationship" formed seeme ...more
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