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You can't catch me

Published 2020
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"Assumed identities. A con game. Unwitting victims. Recently fired from her investigative journalism job for plagiarism, Jessica Williams is looking for a break from the constant press coverage-and potential new coverage of her past as a noted cult survivor. 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 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 is bombarded with alerts that there have been large cash withdrawals from her bank account. Security footage from the bank confirms her suspicions-Jessica Two has stolen her money. She goes to the police, but soon realizes that the crime is a low priority to them. Frustrated, shemeets up with her old friend, Liam, an investigator who helped her escape the cult. When Liam and Jessica Google "Jessica Williams," they get thousands of hits-Jessica was the most popular girl's name in 1985 and the name Williams is almost as ubiquitous as Smith. But Jessica is determined to catch the imposter, and writes a Facebook post hoping to chase down more people with the same name. When she gets a number of responses, she sets in motion a plan to catch the thief. But then Jessica begins to receive threatening messages. 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."-- Provided by publisher.

Simon & Schuster Canada edition.
374 pages ; 22 cm
Other Title:
You cannot catch me
Includes a reading group guide.
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