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Sunday, February 3, 2019

REVIEW: I Know You Know by Gilly Macmillan

I Know You Know
by Gilly Macmillan

Publisher: William Morrow
Publish Date: September 18, 2018
384 Pages
Genres: Thriller, Suspense

Twenty years ago, eleven-year-olds Charlie Page 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… 

My Review:

I was so excited when this was picked for book club.  Although I've only read one other of Macmillan's books, I know that I love the easy, thought provoking reads that keep you involved through each chapter.  For this one, I was torn on how I felt.  I read through it at a moderate pace and I was involved in Jess's story.  But something just fell a bit flat for me.

I'm not a podcast listener and reading the chapters that were podcast chapters just didn't quite hit my happy spot. Now, I was intrigued with the storyline.  I felt for the characters (except Fletcher - F him) and was VERY curious on how this one was going to end.  I felt like a lot of different lines were cast for each character but nothing got fully fleshed out.  The ending was a head scratcher.  I had a lot of WHYs going on in my head.

I absolutely understand I'll be an unpopular opinion on this and that's ok.  Not every book is going to work for every reader.  I do know that I like Macmillan's style in general and plan to continue to pick her up.  


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