Someone else’s life always looks better from afar...

About Someone Else's Life

Out now! Annie Lin and her family moved to Kauai to start over when tragedy struck their lake town. But someone's watching her and reality begins to fracture. One stormy night, an oddly familiar woman appears on her doorstep. As the night progresses, Annie realizes this is no stranger. Their lives are inextricably intertwined and Annie just might lose everything.

About Lyn

Lyn Liao Butler, author of upmarket fiction, thrillers, and romcoms, was born in Taiwan and moved to the States when she was seven. Before becoming an author, she was a professional ballet and modern dancer, and is still a personal trainer, fitness instructor, and yoga instructor. She loves sewing for her Etsy shop and is an avid animal lover.

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Crazy Bao You

Can an Etsy shop owner in Oklahoma and a FDNY firefighter make things work when he doesn't know what she really looks like?

This rom-com is coming out on June 6, 2023!


“I couldn't put this book down. A masterful story of sorrow, secrets and unexpected romance, Ms. Butler writes with humor, compassion and honesty. Simply wonderful. I can't wait for more from this gifted author.”

—Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author on Red Thread of Fate

“A heartfelt contemplation on the course of our lives-what is fate, what is the result of the choices we make-coupled with a central mystery... It seems Butler's fate is to entertain with absorbing stories and compelling characters that linger….”

—Steven Rowley, New York Times bestselling author on Red Thread of Fate

“...I was anticipating Butler's second book after devouring The Tiger Mom's Tale, and Red Thread of Fate did not disappoint! With a poignant tale and beautiful prose, Butler... whisks us onto a powerful journey of loss, sorrow, but ultimately a journey of quiet strength.”

—Jesse Q. Sutanto, critically acclaimed author of Dial A for Aunties

“Butler's riveting debut follows a half-white personal trainer who reconnects with her Taiwanese family... Butler... depicts a fascinatingly complex antagonist in Pin-Yen… Butler breathes zesty new life into women's fiction.”

—Publishers Weekly, starred review of The Tiger Mom's Tale

The Tiger Mom's Tale is a heartfelt, delightful read. Lyn Liao Butler's story of Taiwanese and American identity had me turning pages and laughing (and drooling over the delicious descriptions of food)..”

—Charles Yu, winner of the 2020
National Book Award

“Well-developed characters and plenty of local color add to the slowly simmering plot, which builds to a strong and unexpected climax. Alfred Hitchcock fans will be satisfied.”

Publishers Weekly, on Someone Else's Life

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