Someone Else's Life: A Thriller


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$16.99  $15.80
Thomas & Mercer
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5.55 X 8.21 X 0.82 inches | 0.66 pounds
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About the Author

Lyn Liao Butler is a Taiwanese American author of thrillers, upmarket fiction, and rom-coms. Her most recent thriller, Someone Else's Life, was an Amazon bestseller, and her second book, Red Thread of Fate, is a finalist in the WFWA Star Awards for 2023. Before becoming an author, she was a professional ballet and modern dancer, and is still a fitness and yoga instructor. For more information visit


"A skillful by-the-numbers thriller with its share of nice touches." --Kirkus Reviews

"Well-developed characters and plenty of local color add to the slowly simmering plot, which builds to a strong and unexpected climax. Alfred Hitchcock fans will be satisfied." --Publishers Weekly

"Chilling from page one, Someone Else's Life is an unputdownable descent into two women's parallel lives. With genuine jaw-dropping twists and enough seeds of doubt to populate a very wicked garden, Butler's debut thriller is a breath of fresh Kauai air." --Eliza Jane Brazier, author of If I Disappear

"Lyn Liao Butler has mastered the art of full-body-tense suspense in this fresh take on the 'stranger in the house' concept, which will have you racing to the end even as your blood pressure increases and you have to remind yourself to breathe." --Amanda Jayatissa, ITW Thriller Award-winning author of My Sweet Girl

"A chilling and immensely readable psychological thriller, Someone Else's Life simmers with menace as an unsettling encounter reveals the darker side of paradise and the fractures in a seemingly perfect life." --Heather Chavez, author of Blood Will Tell

"Someone Else's Life is the read that every thriller lover needs. Atmospheric and character-driven, this story of two women's parallel lives at times disturbed me, then brought me to tears within the same page. The slow build that Butler executes seamlessly translates into a satisfying ending that took me by wine-soaked surprise." --Elle Marr, Amazon Charts bestselling author of Strangers We Know

"Get ready for the storm, and brace yourself! Lyn Liao Butler's psychological and suspense-building thriller packs a punch with provocative prose, layers of heart-racing conflict, and so many plot twists and turns that I read it in one sitting." --Samantha Verant, author of The Spice Master at Bistro Exotique

"A captivating and atmospheric thriller with twists and turns that kept me guessing until the very end. There's so much to love here: the Hawaiian setting, an animal shelter with adorable doggos, a female MC who isn't perfect but is striving to find her footing after a mysterious accident, and an ever-increasing creep factor with the backdrop of a tropical storm. Eager to see what Lyn Liao Butler writes next!" --Kate Lansing, author of Killer Chardonnay

"Someone's Else's Life is an atmospheric thriller with a twisty plot that will keep you guessing to the very end. I'm a big fan of Lyn Liao Butler's diverse contemporary fiction, and her debut thriller proves her talent as a multifaceted author." --Anita Kushwaha, author of Secret Lives of Mothers & Daughters

"Gripping, twisty, and clever, Someone Else's Life unfolds in a tantalizing slow burn, building to a heart-thumping, tense, breakneck crescendo. With astonishing twists and a pulse-pounding plot, this is a thriller that will leave you gasping for breath." --Samantha M. Bailey, USA Today and #1 national bestselling author of Woman on the Edge and Watch Out for Her