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Imposter

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Thank you NetGalley and Blackstone Publishing for this e-ARC in exchange for my honest review.

My head was spinning the entire time I was reading this book! Imposter was so twisty, full of suspense, had unreliable narrators, and basically I couldn’t stop reading until I figured out what was going on! I didn’t trust what any of the characters were saying! 
I’m left speechless after reading this debut! Can’t recommend this one enough!!

Add it to your TBR NOW!
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This is my second book by Godfrey (The Beach Trap being the first) and she has quickly become an autobuy author for me. This book had me on the edge of my seat the entire time, and really delivered the spooky vibes I was looking for! An author who can do thriller as well as romance/fiction well is incredibly impressive to me. This book follows two sisters who were incredibly close until their parents unexpectantly passed away. Since then they have not really had much communication, until Rosie calls her little sister Lillian and says that she has something important to tell her. Before she gets the chance, a car hits theirs and Rosie is left with a brain injury. This book follows Lillian who is trying to solve this mystery. What i loved most about this book is the fact that Godfrey does a great job of giving you the thrilling ride you're looking for, while also giving you so many other meaningful themes focuses around family and sisterhood. Definitely one to add to your TBR.
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A fantastic debut. 

Rosie and Lilian, once very close are now estranged sisters following their parents' accidental death two years ago. 

One day Rosie pops back into Lilian's life desperate to share a secret. Before she can share this secret, she is an accident that leaves her with a traumatic brain injury. 

As Lilian desperately tries to reconnect with her sister, she also starts to dig into the past to uncover the secrets. 

Full of some great twists I didn't see coming. I especially loved the Chicago setting. Although I'm a suburban Chicago girl, I do love that city, and loved the familiarity reading about it in the book.
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IMPOSTER (Bradeigh Godfrey) 
Publisher: Blackstone Pub (sept 2022)
Genre: Psychological Thriller 

The less say here the better. I was sure I knew how the author was going to tie it up but there were a few things I couldn’t quite wrap out in my head so I kept flipping to see what was happening next. 

Sisters
Cryptic words
Car accident 
Brain injury
Guilt
Loss
Connection

That’s it. Not sharing anything more except to say that it is a page turner; great pacing. If I could give one thing I didn’t love was the piece at the end that adds another level of deception and loss. 

Triggers in the comments 

⚠️ gaslighting, controlling, death of parents, loss of child to cancer (mentioned)

 3.5 ⭐️  Rounded to 4
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I am so happy to receive the e-ARC of Imposter, which was written by our very own #bookishladiesclub bookstagrammer, Bradeigh Godfrey! As a trained neurologist and psychiatrist, I very much enjoyed and appreciated the medical aspect of this psychological thriller. I thought that it would go down the amnesia route after the traumatic brain injury, but I am glad it went the unique way! (Read this if you want to know what happened to Rosie!😉) Aside from Rosie’s medical condition which was handled very well (not too scientific that non-medical people can’t relate to), I also liked that Lilian has her own backstory which could explain her own mental health issues. The relationship between the sisters were my favorite part of the novel. It was complicated and dynamic and a lot of guilt riding on both sides. All these plus their own secrets make for a great recipe for a edge-of-your-seat suspense thriller. I was happy to have guessed some twists, but even happier to learn I didn’t guess the REAL twist lol! Imposter is such an entertaining read that I urge you to add this to your tbr! It’s out in the world already! Thanks again to @bradeighgodfrey @blackstonepublishing @letstalkbookspromo for including me in this book tour!💕
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This was a firecracker debut novel by a new author making her an instant autobuy author for me!

 

This psych thriller that takes you on a crazy ride with two sisters that come back together after being estranged for a few years following the untimely death of their parents only to find themselves involved in a horrific car accident causing serious brain injuries. One sister skated by with only a mild concussion while the other one suffered a much more serious and life threatening brain injury resulting in Capgras syndrome. This is a syndrome where one has a delusional belief that a person has been replaced with an imposter. The older sister investigates the mystery of who caused the accident and why, and in the process exposes her sisters’ past and hidden secrets during the time they were estranged.

 

Not only does this take you through some twists and turns, but it also sheds some light onto the brain injuries and this unique syndrome which adds to the thrill of the book. This was a total page turner which made it an easy, fun, and fast read. I highly recommend you pick up a copy and add it to your TBR. This book is out NOW!
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“Imposter” will be among my favorite 2022 books!
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I’ll provide a synopsis below, but I recommend going into this one blind. The story is so richly told that the synopsis doesn’t do it justice. ⁣
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This book was fantastic. I am a hobby hypochondriac / chronic WebMD user and have a few friends in health care, so I was extremely into the hospital and medical talk — the author is a physician, and Lilian, the main character, is a pediatrician. Readers shouldn't let the medical speak intimidate them; it adds to the story. ⁣
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I was riveted by the storyline and fully invested in Lilian’s journey — her anxiety, career in crisis, her marriage to an orthopedic surgeon, and her overwhelming need to do right by her younger sister. This was a five star read for me, and it’ll be one of my top recommendations for a long time to come. The author is a Bookstagrammer, and I’m so inspired by her work! No pressure, Bradeigh, but I absolutely cannot wait for the next one. 😅
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Synopsis: Sisters Lilian and Rosie have become basically estranged by the deaths of their parents. Three years after their passing, Rosie reaches out to Lilian to reconcile. On their way to dinner, they’re in a car accident — just after Rosie says she has something to tell Lilian “that’s a matter of life or death.”⁣
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Lilian survives unscathed, but Rosie has a traumatic brain injury. Lilian is convinced someone caused their accident, but who? Why? She starts asking questions — and begins to uncover parts of Rosie she never knew about.
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The Imposter by Bradleigh Godfrey is a tale of sisters and secrets. Lilian and Rosie have been estranged but are now coming back together when they are involved in a car crash that leaves Rosie in the hospital with a traumatic brain injury. This happens right after she tells Lilian she has a secret she's been keeping and is ready to reveal. Lilian is left to pick up the pieces of both her and her sister's lives and to figure out who's behind the accident as well as the other weird occurrences that have been happening. Read and enjoy!
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I’ve been in a reading slump so I wanted something that was going to suck me in. This book did just that. I was immediately hooked and kept reading because I was invested. This was a quick and interesting read. Can’t wait to read more by this author.

Thank you Netgalley for eARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Earlier this summer, I read the Beach Trap by Ali Brady, a writing duo of Alison Hammer and Bradeigh Godfrey. Bradeigh has now written a second book on her own, Imposter!

Sisters Lillian and Rosie are estranged, but after Rosie runs into Lilian’s husband one day, he encouraged them to get together. Rosie picks up Lilian and as they drive to get dinner, they are in a bad accident. Prior to the accident, Rosie announces she has big news to share, a matter of life and death she proclaims. In the aftermath of the accident, Lilian never finds out what Rosie wanted to share. 

The book also contains flashbacks to Rosie’s journal which are letters to her therapist. It gives a good explanation of what is going in Rosie’s head during the peiod where she’s separated from Lilian. Bradeigh clearly used her expertise as a physician to bring a lot of good medical facts to support the story. She did a wonderful job of sharing the real life effects of a traumatic brain industry. This book has a wonderful creep factor that definitely stays with you. This was a knockout of a thriller and one I would definitely recommend!! 

Thank you so much to @letstalkbookspromo and @blackstonepublishing for my gifted digital review arc. Imposter is on sale now!
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I am very excited to talk about this amazing psychological thriller! I literally just finished it and enjoyed it so much. My comfort read is always a good thriller, and this one did not disappoint.

I won’t go into too much detail for the synopsis because you know how much I love going into a book blind. So all I’m going to say is that there’s a great medical component to the book, a potential for an unreliable narrator, and a psychological aspect that I was LOVING (for those of you who don’t know, I’m a psych major, so I was eating all of that up).

There are journal entries throughout the story that reveal things about the past, and I love when authors do this. Those ended up being my favourite chapters, and the darker they got, the more I was hooked (yes, there’s probably something wrong with me).

I had a million theories while reading, but despite all those guesses, I never saw the big twist coming! I will say that I felt a lot of the book was tame in terms of its thriller components - I kept waiting for more to happen - but the ending was great and I still enjoyed the overall story. It’s probably just a me problem because of the amount of thrillers I read. But this was very well done and definitely one that you won’t be able to put down.

I received this book as part of a Bookstagram book tour. My review is posted on my Goodreads and my Bookstagram page.
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Before life got crazy, I finished Imposter by Bradeigh Godfrey thanks to @netgalley . It came out September 13th so you can officially get your hands on it! 

Imposter is about a new mom, Lillian,  who has had a falling out with her sister, Rosie. They get together one night to make amends, but they end up in a car accident. Now Rosie is left with a traumatic brain injury and Lillian believes there might be something more sinister happening. She begins diving into her sisters life to find out what’s happening. 

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This is a really well done suspense story. It kept me constantly questioning what was happening. There was always a sense of uneasiness and I didn’t know who I could trust. I did wish there were a few more twists/shocking moments throughout the book, but the ending twist was satisfying. I didn’t see it coming and I appreciated that. The addition of Rosie’s journal entries helped to add that sense of confusion. After reading both of Bradeigh’s releases this year I’m really excited to continue seeing her author journey! 

4 stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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This book. Wow. I went into this one not knowing too much about what I was getting into, but as soon as I started reading I was hooked. That first chapter, I absolutely loved. I am an ICU nurse and often wondered how much our pt’s understand or hear while they are in our care. Especially after a TBI (traumatic brain injury). I ate this book up and loved the twists and turns. I was surprised in the ending and that for me with psychological thrillers is such a great thing!! Bradeigh Godfrey is such a talented writer, and I can not wait to read more from her!!!
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This is a debut?! Instense. Uncomfortable.  Slow build, and crushing end! 
Lillian and Rosie, after years of estrangement,  attempt to reconnect.  On the way to dinner, they have a horrible accident.  Lillian suffers a server concussion.  Rosie is in a coma - severe brain damage. When she finally awakes,  Rosie screams Lillian is an imposter.  
With the support of Rosie's boyfriend, they work to help her recovery.  
Lillian also copes with motherhood - anxiety, obssesed with possible issues with her baby.  Tense relationship with her husband. 
So good!
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Two estranged sisters are in a car accident that changes their lives and brings secrets to light. I thoroughly enjoyed this emotional and fast paced thriller!
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When I audibly gasp, not once but twice, I know it's a good book.  This is a fast-paced, twisty psychological thriller that will have you guessing until the very end.  I really ended the dual POVs and the converging timelines.  This is an excellent debut and I'm excited to read what Godfrey writes next! Definitely recommend.
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I was drawn into the book with the prologue but didn't expect it to hold my interest like this till the end. 
A twisty psychological thriller that had me in knots of worry. Lillian and Rose both had my heart and I was fearful for their lives, cheering them on and hoping that life gave them a second chance. Love is a powerful thing but then how much is too much? Family issues are rampant and everyone will relate to WIlliam's dilemma about being over protective. My head broke for Rose and I wanted to shake some sense into her for the choices she made. 
Apart from complicated family dynamics, I applaud the author for exploring other themes like abusive relationships. My heart broke in a lot of places but I enjoyed reading about the wonderful world of our brain and it's ability to power through. 
Pick it up if you enjoy a twisty family psychological thriller.
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I just finished reading "The Imposter" by Bradeigh Godfrey"  Many thanks to NetGally and Blackstone Publishing for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.  This story deals with two estranged sisters who after many years of not speaking go for dinner.  On their way to the restaurant the younger sister (Rosie) tells Lilian that she has to tell her a "life or death secret".  Before anything else can be divulged, two sister are involved in a horrific car accident which leaves Lilian with a concussion and Rosie with a brain injury which makes her think that Lilian is an "imposter"  Lilian , because of her own guilt, vows to find out what really happened the night of the accident andwhat Rosie's life or death secret was.
My first impression upon finished was how much research the author must have put into finding out about these brain injuries and their effects.  My second impression was how clever the author was to write a book like this that literally kept me guessing throughout most of the book.
The story was taught from both sister's perspective which gave a reader wonderful insight into their past.  Knowing what happened in their past (especially to Rosie) was one of the best parts of the story.
All of the characters in the book served an important purpose and the author exposed the connections between the characters in an exciting and explosive way.
There was not anything I disliked about this book.  In fact, it is quite frankly one of the best books I have read this summer.  A great psychological thriller that explres the relationship between sisters and the importance of relying on your instinct.  Well Done Bradleight Godfrey.  Well Done.
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I have a wonderful new book to tell you about for this #ThrillerThursday - Imposter by Bradeigh Godfrey is an amazing debut thriller you won’t want to miss.
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This story of two sisters, estranged for a few years, who reconnect one night to discuss some “life and death” matters. Only they never get to the discussion before they are in a car crash that leaves Rosie with a traumatic brain injury and Lilian with a lot of questions.
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Lilian is convinced they were deliberately hit by a car that was following them and now she feels like she is being stalked. As she finds some answers, she has more questions, and she is determined not to abandon her sister again, no matter what the danger may be.
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This book is smart, written by a doctor who knows her stuff, so the story had a very realistic feel to it. As the tension mounted, I had my suspicions, but I never could have figured it would play out as it did. I loved the twists.
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This is a great psychological thriller that you should definitely add to you TBR. It is very fast paced and propels you forward to see what happens next.
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I am excited to see what Bradeigh comes up with next! @bradeighgodfrey I am so excited for you and am very impressed with this debut thriller.
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Suspense readers will absolutely love this book, it is everything a psychological thriller should be: unsettling, unpredictable, and totally immersive. This book gets started right from the beginning keeping you engaged and wanting to turn the page. With the flawless writing and characters that readers can identify with, you won’t want to miss out on Imposter. Those who enjoy a clever mystery with sisterhood and loyalty thrown in will want to grab this one ASAP. Bradeigh Godfrey draws on her own personal knowledge as a physician adding so much depth to this novel. This is a heart-stopping and jaw dropping book that I highly recommend.
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