Synopsis from Macmillan Publisher:
From the New York Times and international bestselling author of Sometimes I Lie comes a brand new, highly anticipated, dark and twisted thriller: I Know Who You Are.
Meet Aimee Sinclair: the actress everyone thinks they know but can’t remember where from.
Except one person.
Someone knows Aimee very well.
They know who she is and they know what she did.
When Aimee comes home and discovers her husband is missing, she doesn’t seem to know what to do or how to act. The police think she’s hiding something and they’re right, she is—but perhaps not what they thought. Aimee has a secret she’s 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.
In I Know Who You Are, Alice Feeney proves that she is a master of brilliantly complicated plots and killer twists that will keep you guessing until the final page.
About: I Know Who You Are is a thriller written by Alice Feeney. It will be published on 4/23/2019 by Flatiron Books, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers, 304 pages. The genres are mystery, thriller, and fiction. According to the publisher’s website, “Flatiron Books is committed to publishing intelligent fiction and nonfiction with commercial appeal by authors with distinctive voices.” It is “named after the historic building in which the company is housed.” Please see below for more information about the author and publisher.
My Experience: I started reading I Know Who You Are on 3/10/2019 and finished it on 3/14/2019. This book is an excellent read. I like the distinction between the voice of an adult Aimee and the voice of a five year old Aimee. I like following adult Aimee’s thought process because there are many good advices especially because she’s an insecure person. The kid Aimee reminds me of a children’s series called Amelia Bedelia where she doesn’t know the idioms of such things as hold your horses as in wait a moment instead of actually holding a horse. I like the surprise point of view when the past meets the present. The kid Aimee’s thinking process is interesting to follow too. I like that she tries to hold on to remembering who she is despite her being under the circumstances.
This book is told in the first person point of view following Aimee as she tells readers how lying is what she does best. She’s an actress. She and her husband, Ben has an up and down relationship. Last night they had a fight and Aimee asked for a divorce. The next day after she comes home from work, she finds her husband gone. His wallet, phone, and car keys are at home but he’s nowhere in sight. The story slowly unraveling about their unstable marriage and Aimee’s equally unstable childhood. Each chapter switches between past Aimee starting when she was five and current Aimee as police investigate the whereabouts of her husband. Aimee also has claims of a stalker that warns her he/she knows who Aimee is but the detective doesn’t seem to take it seriously.
I Know Who You Are is very well written and a fast paced read. This book keeps me up many nights and I couldn’t put it down. I like the surprise new point of view, but the twist, though unexpected was not my favorite part to read. I don’t understand why that happens because Aimee has such fond memories of what little she had. I’m surprise that she’s happy with what she ended up with in the end, yes she wanted that, but even she can tell it’s just not right. But then lies is what she does best, so what’s with another one. I would have liked if Maggie has a POV of her own. I’m interested to know what she’s thinking. Some chapters are hard to put down than others because of those mini cliffhangers. Overall, the book is still a great read and I do recommend everyone to read it.
Pro: fast paced, page turner, mini cliffhangers, unexpected twists
Con: not enough explanation as to why the bad do what they do
I rate it 4.5 stars!
About the Author:
Alice Feeney is a writer and journalist. She spent fifteen years with BBC News where she worked as a reporter, news editor, arts and entertainment producer, and One O’Clock news producer. Alice has lived in London and Sydney and has now settled in the Surrey countryside, where she lives with her husband and dog. Sometimes I Kill is her follow-up to Sometimes I Lie. (Photo and info obtained from Macmillan Publishers’ website).
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***Disclaimer: Many thanks to Flatiron Books for the opportunity to read and review. Please be assured that my opinions are honest.