Beside Myself

  • by Ann Morgan
  • Narrated by Lisa Coleman
  • 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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Six-year-old Helen and Ellie are identical twins, but Helen is smarter, more popular, and their mother's favorite. Ellie, on the other hand, requires special instruction at school, is friendless, and is punished at every turn. Until they decide to swap places - just for fun, and just for one day - and Ellie refuses to switch back. Everything of Helen's, from her toys to her friends to her identity, now belongs to her sister.
With those around her oblivious to her plight, the girl who used to be Helen loses her sense of self and withdraws into a spiral of behavioral problems, delinquency, and mental illness. In time, she's not even sure of her memory of the switch. Twenty-five years later, she receives a call that threatens to pull her back into her sister's dangerous orbit. Will she take this chance to face her past?

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Absolutely outstanding

I was absolutely bowled over by this book. Part psychological thriller and part exploration into mental illness, it is a compelling listen brought brilliantly to life by Lisa Coleman. The heroine 'Smudge' is a complex woman who at times can appear hard and unlikeable, but conversely there is nothing in her story that left me unmoved. The mystery of her identity swap was genuinely intriguing and the full extent of her background mystery is played out to the very end of the book. I was saddened, I was infuriated and I was rooting for her throughout and she is a character I will remember for a very long time. This comes with my strongest recommendation.
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- Kaggy

Besides Myself by Ann Morgan

Very good read although you need to suspend disbelief sometimes, but not enough to spoil what is nonetheless an engrossing narrative.
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- Mick McGrath

Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-01-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury