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You Can't Catch Me

(2020)
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A riveting new novel of suspense about a disgraced young journalist caught up in a grifter’s game, and the trail of identically named victims she uncovers, from the instant bestselling author of I’ll Never Tell and The Good Liar.

Assumed identities. A con game. Unwitting victims.

After being fired from her investigative journalism job for plagiarism, Jessica Williams is looking for a break from the constant press coverage. She decides to escape for a week to a resort in Mexico boasting no connections to the outside world. While waiting at the airport for her flight, she encounters a woman with the exact same name, who she dubs Jessica Two. Drawn together by the coincidence, they play a game of twenty questions to see what other similarities they share, and exchange contact information.

A week later, Jessica returns home and discover that large cash withdrawals have been made from her bank account. Security footage from the bank confirms her suspicions—Jessica Two has stolen her money. She goes to the police, only to be told that the crime is a low priority. Frustrated, she meets up with a trusted old friend, Liam, who is an investigator. When the two Google “Jessica Williams,” they get thousands of hits—Jessica was the most popular girl’s name in 1990 and Williams is almost as ubiquitous as Smith. Convinced that this isn’t the first time this scam has been run, Jessica is determined to catch the imposter, and writes a Facebook post hoping to chase down some of Jessica Two’s other victims. When she gets a number of responses, she sets a plan in motion to catch the thief, encountering a string of identically named victims along the way.

Then, the threatening messages start arriving.

Filled with incredible twists and turns, You Can’t Catch Me is a tantalizing, character-driven exploration of how far people will go to get revenge.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Catherine McKenzie never disappoints, and this is her best book yet. Her writing is fluid and absorbing; the characters are fully realized; the plot twists and turns with expert precision; and underlying it all is a growing sense of dread that I couldn’t shake until the book’s terrific denouement. Highly recommended for fans of psychological suspense." - Cristina Alger

"Slick, smart, and ultimately heart-wrenching. McKenzie’s at the absolute top of her game in this suspense that takes the cat-and-mouse genre to a whole new, mind-bending level." - Emily Carpenter

"In You Can’t Catch Me, Catherine McKenzie serves up a riveting tale of stolen money, stolen identities, and stolen childhoods. First a victim of a cult and now the victim of identity theft, Jessica undertakes a harrowing search for justice and healing. It’s a breathtaking journey." - Bryn Greenwood

"Catherine McKenzie is at the top of her game when a former cult member finds herself mixed up in a dangerous, high-stakes case of identity theft. Addictive and fast-paced, You Can’t Catch Me proves that sometimes revenge is sweet. McKenzie’s best book yet!" - Mary Kubica

"Catherine McKenzie proves once again she is a master of the psychological sleight of hand. Reading You Can’t Catch Me is like being blindfolded and spun around so many times that when you finally see straight, you can’t tell who’s good, who’s bad, or who holds the cards. Unputdownable." - Louisa Luna

"Grabs you fast and simply won’t let go. With breakneck pacing, a cast of compelling characters, and razor-sharp intelligence on every page, this puts all of McKenzie’s skills on full display." - Matthew Norman


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Hardback Editions

June 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: You Can't Catch Me
Author(s): Catherine McKenzie
ISBN: 1-5420-1903-6 / 978-1-5420-1903-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
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Paperback Editions

June 2020 : Paperback
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Title: You Can't Catch Me
Author(s): Catherine McKenzie
ISBN: 1-982137-52-5 / 978-1-982137-52-6
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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June 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: You Can't Catch Me
Author(s): Catherine McKenzie
ISBN: 1-5420-1901-X / 978-1-5420-1901-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
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Audio Editions

June 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: You Can't Catch Me
Author(s): Catherine McKenzie
ISBN: 1-79975-468-5 / 978-1-79975-468-8
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: You Can't Catch Me
Author(s): Catherine McKenzie
ISBN: 1-79975-469-3 / 978-1-79975-469-5
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: You Can't Catch Me
Author(s): Catherine McKenzie
ISBN: 1-79976-825-2 / 978-1-79976-825-8
Publisher: Bolinda/Brilliance audio
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June 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: You Can't Catch Me
Author(s): Catherine McKenzie
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: You Can't Catch Me
Author(s): Catherine McKenzie
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: You Can't Catch Me
Author(s): Catherine McKenzie
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: You Can't Catch Me
Author(s): Catherine McKenzie
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2020 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: You Can't Catch Me
Author(s): Catherine McKenzie
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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June 2020 : USA, Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: You Can't Catch Me
Author(s): Catherine McKenzie
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU