Book Review: I Know You Know by Gilly Macmillan

36461454Thank you to the Publisher Harper Collins and Edelweiss for the free eARC copy of this book to read and review.

This was the first novel I have read by Gilly Macmillan and was thrilled to receive a copy of this book after reading so many wonderful reviews on this book.

This book follows the story of two murder cases that are 20 years apart. Are the murders related somehow?

20 years ago two children Charlie Paige and Scott Ashby, both age 11, are murdered and their bodies were found near a dog racing track. A man was found guilty and convicted of the murders but several years later many questions surrounding the case re-surface. Cody Swift was friends with the boys who were murdered all those years ago, and wants to find answers to his many questions about the case.

20 years later another dead body is found in the same location as the two boys who were murdered all those years ago. The body appears to have been there for quite some time. The detective who worked on the murder case 20 years ago is called upon to work on this new case, and must retrieve all the old files to compare to the new murder investigation.

This book was a good read from beginning to end. It captivates you and commands your interest quite early on, and leaves you wanting to know more as you turn the pages to uncover the truth of what happened all those years ago when those two young boys were murdered and how it relates to the recently discovered body that was found in the same location.

Everything is not as it appears to be and secrets are revealed. The story unfolds and jumps from the present timeline to the past, but is easy to follow along.

There were some parts of the book that I found slow going and hard to get into, especially the podcasts parts in the book, but it all came together nicely to tell the story. I really enjoyed reading about Jess, Charlie’s mother. Her character I found to be quite interesting.

Overall a good book and I look forward to reading more titles by this author.

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ .5

 

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