Danuta Kot: Someone Who Isn’t Me

Today I’m sharing my review of Someone Who Isn’t Me for my belated spot on the blog tour. My post is written with thanks to Zoe O’Farrell for inviting me on the tour and for my copy of the book via the publisher, with apologies for the lateness of this post.


Becca’s had a hard time of it, but she has finally got her life together. She has a nice little flat, a steady job pulling pints, and she’s even seeing someone new: Andy, who keeps his private life to himself but is always good for a laugh. And then Andy vanishes. When his body turns up on isolated Sunk Island, Becca learns Andy wasn’t just another punter. He was a police officer, deep undercover, investigating a drugs ring that he believed operated out of Becca’s pub.

Staggered by the betrayal, Becca turns to the only person she thinks she can trust: her foster mum, Kay. But Kay has problems of her own. She’s just moved into a short-term let in the hopes of finding some peace and quiet. But peace and quiet are hard to come by on Sunk Island . . .

Before long, both women are drawn into a terrifying world of drugs, money and death.

Perfect for fans of Ann Cleeves, Tana French and Denise Mina – a story about the people we are… and the people we aren’t.


Following on from the events of Life Ruins, Someone Who Isn’t Me is a wonderful opportunity to catch up with the characters who were introduced so well in the previous book. The characters are now in different situations and it was interesting to see how they reacted to the issues that arise in this novel. I feel that Kot has researched the issues that affect her characters really well and this enables her to create characters with whom I could really empathise. 

I found Someone Who Isn’t Me much more fast paced than Life Ruins and from the beginning there are lots of questions about the investigation in which Andy was involved. I wanted to know the answers to these questions and kept turning pages as Becca found herself deeper inside the web. As the story progresses, there are several unusual turns of events and I wanted to know the reasons behind it all. 

There are lots of strands to this meticulously executed plot and I was fascinated to read as it all came together. 

Someone Who Isn’t Me is available from Amazon.

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