The Other Me

Preorder The Other Me

A Novel

Coming August 10, 2021 from Berkley Publishing Group

“The definition of unputdownable...a fresh story, quick pacing, intriguing characters. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough! This is one of the most innovative thrillers I’ve read in a long, long time.”—Samantha Downing, USA Today bestselling author of My Lovely Wife

On her twenty-ninth birthday, Chicago artist Kelly steps through a door at a gallery opening and emerges in her Michigan hometown. Suddenly her life is unrecognizable: She’s got twelve years of the wrong memories in her head and she’s married to Eric, a man she barely knew in high school.

Racing to get back to her old life, Kelly’s search leads only to more questions. In this life, she loves Eric and wants to trust him, but everything she discovers about him—including a connection to a mysterious tech startup—tells her she shouldn’t. And strange things keep happening. The tattoos she had when she was an artist briefly reappear on her skin, she remembers fights with Eric that he says never happened, and her relationships with loved ones both new and familiar seem to change without warning.

But the closer Kelly gets to putting the pieces together, the more her reality seems to shift. And if she can’t figure out what happened on her birthday, the next change could cost her everything...


Sarah Zachrich Jeng
Photo: Megan Brown

Sarah Zachrich Jeng grew up in Michigan and always had a flair for the morbid and mysterious (for her dad’s thirty-fifth birthday, she wrote a story entitled “The Man Who Died at 35”). She had a brief career as an aspiring rock star before she came to her senses and went back to school to become a web developer. Sarah lives in Florida with her family and an extremely hyper rescue dog. The Other Me is her first novel.



Twitter: @sarahzj

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Publicist: Lauren Burnstein, Berkley/Penguin Random House

Literary agent and foreign rights inquiries: Joanna MacKenzie, Nelson Literary Agency

Film rights inquiries: Mary Pender, UTA