When I'm Her (Paperback)

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When I'm Her (Paperback)

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How far would you go to get even with the woman who ruined your life?

In this electrifying thriller, a young woman gets everything she’s ever wanted—and everything she doesn’t—when she swaps bodies with her sworn enemy.


Though polar opposites, Mary and Elizabeth are as close as can be—until the night Elizabeth makes an irrevocable mistake and leaves Mary to take the blame. Years later, Elizabeth seems to have forgotten Mary exists.

Mary hasn’t forgotten her.

She follows Elizabeth’s every move online, obsessed with paying her back for the betrayal that cost Mary her dreams. Now Mary has found a way to switch bodies with Elizabeth, and she’s got a plan to steal her charmed life. Her career. Her looks. Her husband. 

They do say living well is the best revenge.

Or is it? The more Mary uncovers about Elizabeth’s life, the more she realizes she may have made a deadly mistake. And she'll need the help of her worst enemy to stay alive.
Sarah Zachrich Jeng grew up in Michigan and always had a flair for the morbid and mysterious (for her dad’s thirty-fifth birthday, she wrote a story entitled “The Man Who Died at 35”). She had a brief career as an aspiring rock star before she came to her senses and went back to school to become a web developer. Sarah lives in Florida with her family and two extremely hyper rescue dogs.

Product Details ISBN: 9780593334515
ISBN-10: 0593334515
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: March 26th, 2024
Pages: 384
Language: English
Praise for When I'm Her

"Twisty doesn't begin to describe Sarah Zachrich Jeng's When I’m Her—a complex, mind-bending, mind-blowing psychological suspense unlike anything I've ever read. Jeng's first novel was a stunner, and now she's completely outdone herself. Just read it!"
Karen Dionne, bestselling author of The Marsh King’s Daughter

“Speculative suspense fans, get ready. This twisty page turner has everything I love in the genre: a fascinating premise, huge moral questions any book club would love to sink their teeth into, and two uncompromising, enigmatic women at the heart of the story. Once you start reading, When I’m Her will trade places with your life.”
Mindy Mejia, bestselling author of Strike Me Down

“Fans of sf, thrillers, and new-adult fiction will enjoy this book about two friends wading their way through traumatic and complicated situations.”
Booklist

“The adage be careful what you wish for is taken to the next level in this unputdownable story about friendship, envy, and revenge. The premise is wild and innovative, with a Blake Crouch twist, and will keep you ripping through the pages. Another winner from Sarah Zachrich Jeng.”
Alex Finlay, author of The Night Shift

“The queen of the steminist thriller is back with another intricate, twisted ride. When I’m Her is part wish fulfillment, part nightmare and all engrossing!”
—Eliza Jane Brazier, author of Girls and Their Horses

Praise for The Other Me

“Mind bending and emotional...a taut psychological thriller with a twisted question at its core: Would you be willing to lose a life you love in order to gain something you thought was lost forever?”
Julie Clark, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Flight

"The definition of unputdownable...This is one of the most innovative thrillers I've read in a long, long time."
Samantha Downing, USA Today bestselling author of My Lovely Wife

“Breathtaking, inventive, and irresistible... Who hasn't wondered what alternate versions of their lives might look like?...As relatable as it is suspenseful, cleverly exploring adulthood, identity, and shifting realities. A knockout debut.”
Margarita Montimore, USA Today bestselling author of Oona Out of Order

“Perhaps this book’s greatest pleasure—and there are many to choose from—is the way Jeng leads the reader down one road, then makes a sharp right turn and heads off in a new direction. The Other Me is not what it seems to be, and Kelly’s story is not going to end where you think it will. This is Jeng’s first novel, and it immediately establishes her as a writer to watch very closely.”
Booklist

“Like both Black Mirror and Russian Doll, Sarah Zachrich Jeng's The Other Me resists categorization, blending the impossible with the probable with the downright plausible.”
NPR

“Convincing alternate-universe mechanics and a subtle lesson in the perils of manipulating other people to get what we want raise the bar in this fun, well-paced story. An enjoyable adventure with a likable heroine in search of the life she really wants.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Satisfyingly intricate and genuinely innovative.”
Eliza Jane Brazier, author of If I Disappear

“An ingenious twist on the domestic thriller...This assured, compelling debut will leave you nostalgic for all the lives you’ve never lived.”
Layne Fargo, author of They Never Learn