Book Review for I KNOW YOU KNOW by Gilly Macmillan
I KNOW YOU KNOW by Gilly Macmillan
William Morrow Paperbacks
☕ ☕ ☕ + 1/2
My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A chilling look into a crime of the past with one shocking ending.
I KNOW YOU KNOW is at its core an investigation by a true crime podcaster into the deaths of two of his friends. However, with all the layers of lies and deceptions, it becomes quite clear this tale is more than what it seems.
Where this book shines for me is the complexity of the plot. Macmillan has an innate ability to create an intricate story which is made only better by her deeply flawed and realistic characters.
I will say that it took me a while to get into the narrative. However, once I sorted out the elements of the podcast, the flashbacks/jumps in time, and different points of view, I was able to start to get into it more. When I finished the book, I was much more invested in the story than the first half.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher and TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
From New York Times bestselling author Gilly Macmillan comes this original, chilling and twisty mystery about two shocking murder cases twenty years apart, and the threads that bind them.
Twenty years ago, eleven-year-olds Charlie Paige and Scott Ashby were murdered in the city of Bristol, their bodies dumped near a dog racing track. A man was convicted of the brutal crime, but decades later, questions still linger.
For his whole life, filmmaker Cody Swift has been haunted by the deaths of his childhood best friends. The loose ends of the police investigation consume him so much that he decides to return to Bristol in search of answers. Hoping to uncover new evidence, and to encourage those who may be keeping long-buried secrets to speak up, Cody starts a podcast to record his findings. But there are many people who don’t want the case—along with old wounds—reopened so many years after the tragedy, especially Charlie’s mother, Jess, who decides to take matters into her own hands.
When a long-dead body is found in the same location the boys were left decades before, the disturbing discovery launches another murder investigation. Now Detective John Fletcher, the investigator on the original case, must reopen his dusty files and decide if the two murders are linked. With his career at risk, the clock is ticking and lives are in jeopardy…
About the Author: Gilly Macmillan is the Edgar Nominated and New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew. She grew up in Swindon, Wiltshire and lived in Northern California in her late teens. She worked at The Burlington Magazine and the Hayward Gallery before starting a family. Since then she's worked as a part-time lecturer in photography, and now writes full-time. She resides in Bristol, England.
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (September 18, 2018)
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