Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Book Review: I Know Who You Are (Mystery/Thriller)

I Know Who You Are
by
Alice Feeney


Publisher: HQ Fiction 
Publication date: 20th May 2019
Pages: 352
Format read: Paperback
Source: Courtesy of the publisher

 
Meet Aimee Sinclair: the actress everyone thinks they know but can't remember where from. Except one person. Someone knows Aimee well. They know who she is and they know what she did.

When Aimee comes hme and discovers her husband is missing, she doesn't seem to know what to do or how to act, The police think she is hiding something and they're right, she is  - but perhaps not what they thought. Aimee has a secret she has never shared, and yet, she suspects that someone knows. As she struggles to keep her career and sanity intact, her past comes back to haunt her in ways more dangerous than she could have ever imagined.

 

Aimee is an up and coming actress. She has always been an introvert but when she is acting she can be someone else. She is very good at acting in front of and away from the camera. One night she arrives home after a long day on the set to find her husband missing. He has gone out without his car, wallet and phone. They’d had an argument the night before. Surely she couldn’t have killed him! Could she?

“The lies we tell ourselves are always the most dangerous”

I do love an unreliable narrator and Aimee plays the part perfectly. She quite often second guesses herself; she can remember what happened and then she can’t. This has you questioning everything that Aimee says. It’s impossible to tell if she is lying or not. Despite the uncertainty in Aimee’s mind she shows a real vulnerability and it’s hard not to like her and feel some empathy towards her.

The story plays on the mystery of Aimee’s missing husband and the fact that Aimee isn’t sure of her movements that night.  

“My secrets are my own and I don’t like them being shared”

We get to learn Aimee’s insecurities, her upbringing and her secrets.
This mystery pulled me in and kept me glued to the pages. Nobody can be trusted; from fellow actor and nemesis Alicia White to co-star Jack, she feels everyone is out to get her.
When the twits appear they just keep on coming. The suspense ramps up and the tension intensifies. I was absolutely shocked by the final twist.

I Know Who You Are is a dark, addictive, twist filled thriller that will shock you to the core. Highly recommended for readers of Girl on the Train & Before I Go to Sleep.

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My rating 5/5 



 
Alice Feeney is an author and former BBC journalist. Her debut novel, Sometimes I Lie, was a New York Times and international bestseller. It has been translated into over twenty languages, and is being made into a TV series by Ellen DeGeneres and Warner Bros. starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Alice has lived in London and Sydney and has now settled in the Surrey countryside, where she lives with her husband and dog. Her second novel, I Know Who You Are, is being published in Spring 2019.


You can connect with the author at the following sites:
Website  ||  Twitter  
 

8 comments:

  1. Great review, I used to read a lot of thrillers, but they've dwindled to a few select authors. I'll keep an eye out for this one though.

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  2. I am loving the sound of this one - thanx for sharing it

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  3. I loved both The Girl on the Train and Before I Go to Sleep, so will have to check this out! Great review!

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  4. Amazing review, I love reading books with unreliable narrators and this book looks and sounds absolutely fantastic and right up my alley as well. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

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  5. Unreliable narrators are a favorite of mine in thrillers

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  6. Great review, I like the sound of the book, certainly something I would read.

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