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Imposter

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Lillian and Rosie were so close growing up, especially since Lillian was basically her mother figure. It’s been three years since they have talked after the loss of their parents, but suddenly Rosie has something important to tell Lillian. It’s a matter of life and death. When the icy roads and a hit and run leave Rosie with a severe brain injury however, Lillian is determined to figure out what Rosie was trying to tell her.

There is nothing better than a friend writing a book, and you reading and loving it! It can be so stressful reading something from someone you love (and im sure WAY more stressful from their end,) but im so glad to say that @bradeighgodfrey first solo novel is a for sure win! I loved that this story focused on both the present as well as Rosie’s diary with her therapist in the past. I am always fascinated by psychology and the way the brain works, so those pieces of the story just pulled me in even further. One of the other fun things about knowing the author of a book is that you can dm with them while reading. So I got to share all my predictions with Bradeigh while I read the book! Sorry for giving your poor heart an attack girl! I figured out a little bit, but not all of the twists! Overall I truly loved this book and am so proud of Bradeigh!
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Wow, what a ride! Imposter had me twisting and turning. There were several suspect characters, which left room for speculation and unexpected twists. The characters and relationships were woven together nicely and the issues were clearly well researched. Carve out some time because you won’t want to put it down! 

This thriller is clever and well executed by a debut author. I’m excited to read more of Bradeigh Godfrey’s work. 

Thanks to NetGalley and the author for an advance copy of Imposter.
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Thank you Netgalley for the eARC. 

What a gripping read with twists I did not see coming! A few were guessable but there was enough mystery to keep you on your toes and though at times the main character was a little frustrating and weak, she made up for it in her strength towards the end. If you're a thriller fan, this should be a good pick for you!
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Thank you to NetGalley, Blackstone Publishing, and Bradeigh Godfrey for the advanced copy of Imposter in exchange for my honest review.

I really enjoyed this fast-paced twisty thriller. I did predict the big reveal, but there were so many micro-mysteries along the way that I definitely didn't see coming. 

One thing I really enjoyed was getting the point of view chapters from Lilian and also Rosie's journals. I think I'm pretty much a sucker for any book with journal chapters at this point!

Many kudos to Godfrey on her debut novel--what an impressive debut it is!

Imposter will be on US bookshelves September 13.
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Wonderful debut thriller, well written with good pacing. Even though I figured out the main twist right away, I didn’t see the very final one (although I’m a little confused by the timing of everything). 
It was an easy read, and I loved the medical aspects (the author is a doctor). I felt empathy for the characters and satisfied with the ending. Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the arc.
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Thank you to Blackstone Publishing for providing an ARC on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!

Pub date: 9/13/22
Genre: thriller
In one sentence: Estranged sisters Lilian and Rose survive a near-fatal car accident, but Rose is left with a traumatic brain injury, and Lilian's on her own to unravel Rose's secrets.

Sometimes it feels like all thrillers follow the same formula, so I loved that this one did something so different! Godfrey is a physician who helps treat TBIs, and she used her knowledge to create a thriller grounded in medical reality. I loved learning about Rose's condition preventing her from communicating with Lillian. The main twist made my jaw drop, and the plot continued on to a satisfying ending.

If you love thrillers or medical TV shows, you should definitely read this book! 5 stars!!
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This fast-paced psychological thriller kept my attention from page one. Two sisters, estranged for many years, are in a near-fatal car crash in the beginning pages which leaves Rosie, the younger one, in a coma. When she wakes up, against all evidence, she insists her sibling Lillian is an imposter.  You’ll root for Lillian as she relentlessly attempts to ferret out the secrets behind the accident as well as the truths Rosie is hiding from her as Godfrey takes you on a roller-coaster ride with twists and turns along the way that will keep you riveted.
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Wow. This book is everything you want a thriller to be. What a twisty page-turning ride. Not only did it keep me on the edge of my seat, but I felt emotionally invested in the sisters' relationship.

Is it too soon to start talking about "best of the year" lists—because I have a feeling this is going to be on a lot of them! I've got a new auto-buy author—I can't wait to read what Godfrey writes next!
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Not for me.. I was interested in the synopsis/premise but for me it didn’t live up to expectation. I’d give this author another go for sure though.
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A good debut! I find in the thriller genre, it is really hard to have a likable main character (that's why I think I'm never really satisfied with them). Lilian was fine, nothing to really write home about. The ending was very predictable, and the final twist a little eye-rolly, but I will say this was a very cumpulsive read because I couldn't put it down once I started it.
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Thanks to Blackstone Publishing for the free book.
This will definitely be a favorite for the year. I just love it when I come across a suspense novel that is fresh. Godfrey takes her experience as a physician and weaves it into the storyline so well. I was invested in these characters and the conditions they suffered after a car accident. I had to know what was going to happen. She expertly weaved the story to keep me wanting to turn pages and placed the twists in a well-executed way. They felt realistic yet were so shocking. This book also looks at complicated sister relationships, especially when the oldest steps into a parent role, instead of sibling. The topic was handled well, with both Rosie and Lilian growing in this aspect of their lives. Overall, the book was so well executed, and I enjoyed every minute I spent in its pages.
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I’m so glad I took a chance on this debut thriller by author @bradeighgodfrey! I found myself hooked from page one and honestly could not stop reading this until I had it all figured out!

𝐼𝑚𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑟 is a true psychological thriller packed with unpredictable twists, obsessions, unreliable narrators,
and the special bond of sisterhood. 

I loved how the author included Rosie’s diary entries throughout the story. It added extra juice and made the story flow really well. It was interesting to read her point of view instead of just hearing it from Lillian. 

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Release date for 𝐼𝑚𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑟 is September 13! Special thanks to @netgalley and @blackstonepublishing for the gifted copy! 

SYNOPSIS: “Lilian and Rosie were once the closest of sisters, but the untimely death of their parents pulled them apart. Now, three years on, Rosie has reached out to her big sister, asking to meet. Driving on an icy road in the middle of a snowstorm, Rosie admits that she has something important to tell Lilian—a secret she describes as a matter of life and death. But before she has a chance to tell Lilian, a car careens into theirs, with devastating consequences.

Lilian survives unscathed, but Rosie is left with a traumatic brain injury, unable to communicate. Lilian is convinced that someone deliberately rammed Rosie’s car. But why? As Lilian begins to explore her sister’s past, she uncovers disturbing secrets that make her question if she ever really knew Rosie.“
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Brimming with gasp-worthy surprises, IMPOSTER is my favorite kind of thriller: twisty, unsettling, and emotionally rich. Bradeigh Godfrey expertly amplifies tension throughout her impressive, propulsive debut, one which culminates in an ending that even the most seasoned reader will not see coming.
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Yes! This is what a psychological thriller should be! Lilian and Rosie haven’t seen each other in years following their parents death. But on the way there Rosie admits to having a secret that could mean more than life, but moments later an accident leaves Rosie in a coma and Lilian fighting for answers and memories of her past. 

First the book started off with a bang. And just kept on going! Lilian is strong willed and relentless to whatever she sets her mind to. She stands by her family and doesn’t take no for an answer. The twists and turns were fantastic in the way you only saw about 20% of them coming. And that ending! Woah! What a rollercoaster.
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I can’t believe this incredible thriller is from a debut author!  I will read everything Bradeigh Godfrey writes…and I have so far since she is also part of the new writing duo - Ali Brady. Imposter proves she can write across genres since her other book is a romance novel. 

I was so hooked from the moment I picked up Imposter. When I wasn’t able to be reading, I was thinking of the characters and wondering what was going to happen to each one. 

When the big twist was revealed at the end I was shocked. I didn’t see it coming, which is the mark of a great thriller. 

I will be pushing this into the hands of so many people!
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What a solid debut! 
Insane, compelling and very well written. Imposter by Bradeigh Godfrey held me tight for one wild, intense, and interesting ride! 

The characterization is very good and honestly the characters are what sell this story.
They are always easy to visualize and intriguing from start to finish!
Godfrey knows how to write a book that holds your attention from the first word through to the last!
This book is amazing. Page after page, I couldn't stop reading!

If this is her debut, I predict a long, rewarding and successful career in Godfrey's future. 

Overall, this is for sure a mystery/thriller to look forward to late this year.

“I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.” 

Blackstone Publishing,
Thank You for your generosity and gifting me a copy of this amazing eARC!
I will post my review to my platforms, blog, B&N and Waterstone closer to pub date.
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Suspend your disbelief and enjoy this crazy thrill ride about two estranged sisters who reunite but before one can spill a "life or death" secret, they get into a car accident.  Upon awakening in the hospital, the sister with the secret to tell doesn't recognize her sister, and believes she is an imposter.  Her sister feels compelled to look into the injured sister's life and figure out what is going on.  The ending is insane!
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This book was just the right kind of creepy. I loved it! It kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat from chapter one.
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Rosie has something to tell her sister, but they haven’t been close since their parents died. And when they finally do get together, a car accident ruins her chance. Will Lillian ever know what was so important? 
I could not put this book down, and I audibly gasped several times. Fast-paced and kept me guessing.
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Obsession, betrayal, sacred bond of sisterhood, delusions, mental illness, gaslighting subjects blended in a gripping, riveting, mystery you get drawn into easily! 

Smart twists, slow building of high tension keep your attention intact! 

You what to know how the entire mystery will unfold! 

Especially finally revelations were surprising! I quickly guessed the big one but it was still well played! 

  Let’s meet with two narrators of the story but let’s not forget both of our narrators are not reliable ones. Lillian suffers from panic attacks and anxiety issues as Rosie: well Rosie has a distorted way to see the incidents, is she delusional? Or does she have extra vivid imagination? I’m zipping my mouth. You gotta read to learn more about her!
We read Rosie’s narration throughout her diaries she writes for her psychiatrist. All of her entries are truly subjective! 

  Lillian; sued for malpractice, suffering from grief, spending last days of maternity leave with taking care of her baby girl. After misdiagnosis of her patient, she becomes more obsessed not to make a deathly mistake, extra worrying about her own daughter’s medical condition, slowly estranging from her husband who is a successful doctor, taking his responsibilities seriously as only breadwinner of the house!

  And after two years long dead silence, Lillian’s little sister Rosie wants to reunite with her at a dinner appointment. 

  Rosie was raised by Lillian because their parents married young, working lowest paying jobs, barely making ends meet even though they worked for long hours. Their father drank too much as their mother suffered from depression. 

So Lillian is forced to become the parent of the family, taking care of her sister. But when she left for college, Rosie became more problematic, blaming on her sister for abandoning her. She chose abusers, cheaters, married men to date, using drugs, calling her sister repeatedly to save her from the troubles she’s involved. As soon as Lillian helps her she disappears again. After a breakdown they’re reuniting for the first time, burying their hatchets.

  They drive to the restaurant together in Rosie’s car. After Rosie mentions her sister a life -death situation, becoming more agitated, somebody bumps into their car!  

  When Lillian wakes up at the hospital, she finds out her sister’s condition is critic. She’s gonna have a surgery. Her boyfriend is worried sick, sitting at the waiting room.

  But thankfully the surgery is quick success and healing process is miraculous! But unfortunately when Lillian wants to communicate with her sister, she realizes her sister doesn’t know her! Her sister thinks she’s an IMPOSTER! She’s diagnosed Capgras syndrome is a rare condition in which someone believes that their loved ones or others they know have been replaced with doubles or imposters. The belief is so real that nothing can correct this illusion. 

  Lillian finds out somebody was following her sister for weeks and she’s sure a car was chasing them, crashing into their car intentionally. She has to find out the truth but her sister doesn’t remember her and her husband thinks she’s overreacting even though she insists somebody watches their house! 
She has to protect her sister in expanse of putting her own life in danger! 

It was fast, engaging, unputdownable read! I love how the loose ends tied up! 

  Special thanks to NetGalley and Blackstone Publishing for sharing this digital reviewer copy with me in exchange my honest thoughts.
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