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The house is all wrong. Her clothes are all wrong. When Katharine Lawrence recovers consciousness on the kitchen floor, staggers to her feet and looks at herself in the mirror, the beautiful face staring back at her is familiar—but wrong. Despite all the evidence—her pictures are all over the apartment, the clothes in the closets are the right size, and it's her hair caught in the brush atop the dresser—everything feels wrong When she receives a call from a child who sounds exactly like her missing daughter Lexie, Sarah Mason turns to her closest friend in the world, P.
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