Two people. Infinite lifetimes. One impossible choice.
Thora and Santi are strangers in a foreign city when a chance encounter intertwines their fates. At once, they recognize in each other a kindred spirit—someone who shares their insatiable curiosity, who is longing for more in life than the cards they’ve been dealt. Only days later, though, a tragic accident cuts their story short.
But this is only one of the many connections they share. Like satellites trapped in orbit around each other, Thora and Santi are destined to meet again: as a teacher and prodigy student; a caretaker and dying patient; a cynic and a believer. In numerous lives they become friends, colleagues, lovers, and enemies. But as blurred memories and strange patterns compound, Thora and Santi come to a shocking revelation—they must discover the truth of their mysterious attachment before their many lives come to one, final end.
Wow! Meet Me in Another Life is a mind-blowing, mindf*ck of a book! (Please excuse my language, but it really bloody is.)
Incredibly intriguing, it left me constantly contemplating Thora and Santi’s lives, wondering and considering potential reasons and outcomes. All the time thinking what the heck is happening?! It is both compelling and frustrating at the same time, you have to keep reading, wanting to find out the answers!
I absolutely loved the relationship with Thora and Santi throughout their lives, how they became so close that they knew each other as well, if not better than themselves. The building of bonds and trust, then breaking them, and the manipulation between the two of them is fascinating.
When answers are finally revealed and the events during their various lives are shown in regards to what was truly happening, it is mindblowing. I was left thinking how obvious it seems, and yet, how amazing that I missed it! Until you know, you really don’t know. And yet, of course, that would be it! (Sorry for the ambiguousness, I don’t want to give the ending away.)
The ending itself is bittersweet and yet feels perfect in regards to the lives we have seen the characters live.
Thank you so much to Netgalley and HarperVoyager for the e-arc to review!
Catriona Silvey was born in Glasgow and grew up in Perthshire and Derbyshire, which left her with a strange accent and a distrust of flat places. She overcame the latter to do a BA in English at Cambridge, and spent the next few years there working in scientific publishing. After that she did a PhD in language evolution, in the hope of finding out where all these words came from in the first place.
Following stints in Edinburgh and Chicago, she returned to Cambridge, where she lives with her husband, son, and a very peculiar cat. When she’s not working as a researcher studying meaning in language, she writes fantasy and science fiction. Her short stories have been performed at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and shortlisted for the Bridport Prize.