You Can't Catch Me
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 ...more
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The culmination of the story was interesting and nicely buttoned things up but it was also but very far-fetched.
I was entertained by this book but didn't feel the storyline lived up to its potential.
I am, however, very grateful to have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for this honest review!
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 more similarities.
Roughly a week later Jessica's ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
I was highly entertained throughout this novel, and Catherine McKenzie (who ...more
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, ...more
Thanks to netgalley for the ARC.
Jessica is making an escape to Mexico after her career takes a turn for the worse. On her way there she meets another Jessica with the same name and birthday and from there things ...more
This story grabbed me from the beginning. I loved the ease of the characters conversations. Catherine McKenzie left me guessing what was coming next and how it was all going to play out. I would've liked a little more at the end about how everyone ended up.
Finally, a new and different plot for a domestic thriller. Jessica, an investigative journalist and cult survivor, is fired for plagiarism. To try and put that out of her mind and give herself a break, she takes a trip to Mexico. At the airport she runs into another woman with the same name and birthday who she later dubs Jessica Two. They play a game about what else they have in ...more
Technical issue: this may be fixed in the final copy, however, due to the fact that chapters switch from past to present frequently, I would've liked them marked a little clearer; in this version, it ...more
Thanks kindly to Netgalley, publisher and author for the opportunity to read and review this wonderful book.
Through the entire book I had no clue as to what path and how the story would end, but it was was amazing!
Jessica Williams has been trying to put her life back on track and forget her past life.
She cannot believe that she was caught in plagiarism in her journalism job and actually dismissed.
Nobody should have even found this or inspected it!
Heading for a much needed vacation, she meets another woman ...more
In her latest novel, a young journalist named Jess, tries to escape the demons from her past. Raised in a cult, Jess escaped as a teen, but the memories continue to haunt her. After a chance encounter with a young woman who shares her same name leads Jess on a wild ride to reclaim what's rightfully ...more
This is a doozy of a book that keeps the pages turning too late into the evening.
I was lucky enough to read a copy prior to release. Go! Read!
I received an ARC of this book from the ...more
In 2019, I'LL NEVER TELL was a #1 Amazon Bestseller, a Globe & Mail and ...more