Someone Else's Life by Lyn Butler

I'm excited to share with you Someone Else's Life by Lyn Butler. I’m on tour Let's Talk Book Promo for this great book. Not only does the cover catch your eye, the book is set in Hawaii so if you are planning a trip, it’s a perfect book to take.

About the Book:

A new life in paradise should have healed her wounds. But for a woman struggling to hold on to her family and her sanity, one stormy night could change everything.

Blow by blow, Annie Lin’s life crumbles. Her dance studio goes bankrupt. Her mother and beloved dog are gone the same year. Then a terrible accident leaves her young son traumatized.

It’s time for a change.

Palm trees, mai tais, peace and quiet—Annie should be at ease, safe in her new Kauai home with her husband and son. She hopes proximity to her family can provide them all with a sense of belonging and calm. But soon items from her past start turning up—her dog’s collar, a bracelet that disappeared years ago—and she has the unnerving sensation she’s being watched. Reality begins to fracture, and Annie’s panic attacks return. When, during a brewing storm, a woman appears on her doorstep looking for shelter, Annie is relieved to have the company and feels an unexplainable bond with her visitor.

As the night progresses, Annie realizes the woman is no stranger. Their lives are inextricably intertwined—and Annie might just lose everything.


This story takes place over one very stormy day in Hawaii. A stranger comes to Annie’s door because her car broke down and she needs a place to wait out the storm. As the two women start sharing their stories, the other woman seems to know a lot about Annie. 

You have to just go with the story many times. Annie has many opportunities to leave her house and the woman but she does not despite her uneasiness with that woman. Disregard these moments and enjoy the rest of the story. It is full of gaslighting and twists. The setting, even with the heavy rain, is beautiful. I enjoyed this story a lot.

About the Author:

Lyn Liao Butler was born in Taiwan and moved to the States when she was seven. Before becoming an author, she was a professional ballet and modern dancer, and is still a personal trainer, fitness instructor, and yoga instructor. She is an avid animal lover and fosters dogs as well as volunteers with rescues.

When she is not torturing clients or talking to imaginary characters, Lyn enjoys spending time with her FDNY husband, their son (the happiest little boy in the world), their three stubborn dachshunds, sewing for her Etsy shop, and trying complicated yoga poses on a stand-up paddleboard. So far, she has not fallen into the water yet.


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