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A portion of the profits from the sales of
Someone Else’s Life
will be donated to the Huntington’s Disease Association and the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, who offer such wonderful and valuable support to those affected by Huntington’s disease, and their families, while tirelessly searching for a cure.

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously.
Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events,
or locales is entirely coincidental.

Text copyright © 2012 by Katie Dale
Jacket art copyright © 2012 by Dimitri Caceaune

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Publication Data
Dale, Katie.
Someone else’s life / Katie Dale. — 1st ed.
p.   cm.
Summary: When seventeen-year-old Rosie’s mother dies from Huntington’s Disease, a devastating secret is revealed that sends Rosie on a journey from England to the United States with her ex-boyfriend, where she discovers yet more deeply buried and troubling secrets and lies.
eISBN: 978-0-375-89972-0
[1. Family problems—Fiction.
2. Secrets—Fiction. 3. Identity—Fiction.] I. Title.
PZ7.D15244So 2012 [Fic]—dc22 2011005407

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For my wonderful parents
.
Thank you so much, for everything
.
And for all those whose lives have been touched by
the shadow of Huntington’s disease. Your courage
and strength are humbling and truly inspirational
.
May a cure be found soon
.

Contents

Cover

Title Page

Copyright

Dedication

Prologue

Part One - Someone Else’s Footprints

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve

Part Two - Someone Else’s Life

Chapter 13: Holly
Chapter 14: Rosie
Chapter 15: Holly
Chapter 16: Rosie
Chapter 17: Holly
Chapter 18: Rosie
Chapter 19: Holly
Chapter 20: Rosie
Chapter 21: Holly
Chapter 22: Rosie
Chapter 23: Holly
Chapter 24: Rosie
Chapter 25: Holly
Chapter 26: Rosie
Chapter 27: Holly
Chapter 28: Rosie
Chapter 29: Holly
Chapter 30: Rosie
Chapter 31: Holly
Chapter 32: Rosie
Chapter 33: Holly
Chapter 34: Rosie
Chapter 35: Holly
Chapter 36: Rosie
Chapter 37: Holly
Chapter 38: Rosie
Chapter 39: Holly
Chapter 40: Rosie
Chapter 41: Holly
Chapter 42: Rosie
Chapter 43: Holly
Chapter 44: Rosie
Chapter 45: Holly
Chapter 46: Rosie
Chapter 47: Holly
Chapter 48: Rosie
Chapter 49: Holly
Chapter 50: Rosie
Chapter 51: Holly
Chapter 52: Rosie
Chapter 53: Holly
Chapter 54: Rosie
Chapter 55: Holly
Chapter 56: Rosie
Chapter 57: Holly
Chapter 58: Rosie
Chapter 59: Holly
Chapter 60: Rosie
Chapter 61: Holly
Chapter 62: Rosie
Chapter 63: Holly
Chapter 64: Rosie
Chapter 65: Holly
Chapter 66: Rosie
Chapter 67: Holly
Chapter 68: Rosie
Chapter 69: Holly
Chapter 70: Rosie
Chapter 71: Holly
Chapter 72: Rosie
Chapter 73: Holly
Chapter 74: Rosie
Chapter 75: Holly
Chapter 76: Rosie
Chapter 77: Holly
Chapter 78: Rosie
Chapter 79: Holly
Chapter 80: Rosie
Chapter 81: Holly
Chapter 82: Rosie
Chapter 83: Holly
Chapter 84: Rosie
Chapter 85: Holly
Chapter 86: Rosie
Chapter 87: Holly
Chapter 88: Rosie
Chapter 89: Holly
Chapter 90: Rosie
Chapter 91: Holly
Chapter 92: Rosie
Chapter 93: Holly
Chapter 94: Rosie
Chapter 95: Holly
Chapter 96: Rosie
Chapter 97: Holly
Chapter 98: Rosie
Chapter 99: Holly
Chapter 100: Rosie
Chapter 101: Holly
Chapter 102: Rosie
Chapter 103: Holly
Chapter 104: Rosie
Chapter 105: Holly
Chapter 106: Rosie
Chapter 107: Holly
Chapter 108: Rosie
Chapter 109: Holly
Chapter 110: Rosie
Chapter 111: Holly
Chapter 112: Rosie
Chapter 113: Holly
Chapter 114: Rosie
Chapter 115: Holly
Chapter 116: Rosie
Chapter 117: Holly
Chapter 118: Rosie
Chapter 119: Holly

Epilogue

Author’s Note

Acknowledgments

About the Author

Prologue

“Are you turned on?” Josh whispers, his breath tickling my ear in the dark.

“Shh,” I chide, my eyes glued to the screen as Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore sit at the potter’s wheel, their hands sliding over each other in the slippery clay. “It’s romantic.”

“And very suggestive …,” he says, a delicious shiver thrilling down my spine at his touch in the dark—secret and sensual.

Is this how it feels?

I gaze at the screen as the lovers’ kisses get stronger, deeper, the pot long forgotten, goose bumps tingling all over my body as Josh’s skin strokes mine.

I bite my lip.
Is this what I’ve been waiting for?

I watch as the lovers come together for the last time in this life—their love for each other real and passionate and achingly visible.

Is that what we have? True love?

I look at Josh.

A love that will last forever, no matter what …?

He smiles, his deep brown eyes sparkling in the dark as he gently cups my face.

“God, I love you,” he whispers, his gaze deep in mine.

I stare at him, my heart thrumming madly against my chest. He’s never said it before—neither of us has.

This is it …

“I love you too.” I smile, my grin splitting my face, my stomach erupting with butterflies as I dissolve in his arms, pulling him closer than ever before …

This is really it …

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