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The Other Me

The Other Me

Saskia Sarginson

Flatiron Books

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Sometimes it is the people we think we know the best who surprise us the most.

Eliza Bennet has the life she has always dreamed of. She is who she wants to be, and she is with the man she loves.

But Eliza is living a lie. Her real name is Klaudia Myer. And Klaudia is on the run. She is escaping her old life, and a terrible secret buried at the heart of her family.

This is the story of Eliza and Klaudia: two women, two lives, and one lie they cannot hide from.

In The Other Me, Saskia Sarginson hypnotically examines whether our identities are tied to where we’ve come from, in a captivating mystery that shows how sometimes history doesn’t tell the true story.

KLAUDIA

1986, London



ALL THROUGH THE LONG DRAG of summer my stomach knotted and unraveled when I thought about what was going to happen in September. I’d circled the date on the calendar in red felt-tip with pink stars...

Praise for The Other Me

“I raced through The Other Me in just a few short sittings. Part coming-of-age story, part consuming family history, and part gripping mystery, The Other Me deftly moves between WWII Germany and London, nearly half a century later, until the storylines collide. This enthralling read will keep you up long into the night.”
—Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10

The Other Me is the kind of novel I adore, precisely because it crept up on me and I suddenly realized I was hooked and couldn’t put it down. I loved the complex relationship between the brothers and all the uncertainty surrounding them. The difficult decisions they were forced to make during the war were so intriguing. The love story is wonderful. And I was rooting for Klaudia and Eliza from the very beginning. It’s an incredibly thought-provoking book. All in all, I loved The Other Me. It’s a beautifully written, gripping novel.”
—Louise Walters, author of Mrs. Sinclair’s Suitcase

“There are some books which are so compelling, the plots so engaging and the writing so perfectly paced and accessible that simply captivate the reader, and this for me was one such book…Tragic, haunting and affecting, it’s a truly immersive emotional experience and a read that you’ll want to share and discuss.”
We Love This Book (UK)

“This book blew me away. It was brilliant. Compelling, emotional, and heartbreaking.”
—BookThing (UK)

“Gripping and spectacular, The Other Me by Sas… More…

“I raced through The Other Me in just a few short sittings. Part coming-of-age story, part consuming family history, and part gripping mystery, The Other Me deftly moves between WWII Germany and London, nearly half a century later, until the storylines collide. This enthralling read will keep you up long into the night.”
—Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10

The Other Me is the kind of novel I adore, precisely because it crept up on me and I suddenly realized I was hooked and couldn’t put it down. I loved the complex relationship between the brothers and all the uncertainty surrounding them. The difficult decisions they were forced to make during the war were so intriguing. The love story is wonderful. And I was rooting for Klaudia and Eliza from the very beginning. It’s an incredibly thought-provoking book. All in all, I loved The Other Me. It’s a beautifully written, gripping novel.”
—Louise Walters, author of Mrs. Sinclair’s Suitcase

“There are some books which are so compelling, the plots so engaging and the writing so perfectly paced and accessible that simply captivate the reader, and this for me was one such book…Tragic, haunting and affecting, it’s a truly immersive emotional experience and a read that you’ll want to share and discuss.”
We Love This Book (UK)

“This book blew me away. It was brilliant. Compelling, emotional, and heartbreaking.”
—BookThing (UK)

“Gripping and spectacular, The Other Me by Saskia Sarginson is storytelling at its best.”
—Sarah Jio, New York Times bestselling author of The Look of Love

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Saskia Sarginson

SASKIA SARGINSON was awarded an MA in Creative Writing after a BA in English Literature from Cambridge University. Before becoming a full-time author, she was a health and beauty editor on women's magazines, a ghost writer for the BBC and HarperCollins, and a copy-writer and script editor. She lives in south London with her four children. Her first novel, THE TWINS, was chosen for the Richard & Judy autumn book club 2013 and received outstanding international review coverage.