I Know You Know

I Know You Know

A Novel

Book - 2018
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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...
Publisher: New York, New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2018.
ISBN: 9780062870148
9780062869197
Characteristics: 352, 12 pages ;,24 cm.

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mynovelesquelife
Apr 29, 2019

I am a huge fan of true crime podcasts, so I was excited to see Gilly MacMillan’s newest book was using this device to solve a cold case. We have the podcast host and “investigator” Cody Swift starting the podcast in order to revisit the murder of his two friends, and if the man convicted for their murder was really guilty of the crime.

Twenty years ago, Cody was friends with fellow eleven year olds, Charlie Page and Scott Ashby. He was supposed to have been with them but was held back by his mother for punishment. He feels guilty that he was not with them and they were killed and their bodies left by a race track in Bristol. A man, with mental disabilities, was convicted of the murders. Cody wonders if the police investigation wasn’t just rushed to convict anyone to make the public happy. As he starts to interviews the players from the time – the police to single party hard Jess Page, young mother to Charlie – and unearth new evidence, he begins to put himself in danger.

Like any good true crime podcast, this book had me hooked and I could not listen fast enough. We get to see the case from Cody, Jess and the police’s point of view. I was all over the place with who had done it and why the murders happened. Even when I figured out where it was going I was still strapped in for the ride. I wasn’t a fan of Macmillan’s first standalone novel (The Perfect Girl), but really enjoyed her first novel and book 1 in a series (What She Knew), so I was interested to see what I would think of this book. Much like her debut novel, this book hooks you and keeps you wanting more. I am excited to read more by MacMillan and would recommend this one to those like steady British mysteries.

***I received an eARC from EDELWEISS***

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sunnyfeline
Dec 31, 2018

It took me a bit before I adjusted to the author's style of jumping back and forth in time once I got to know the characters better. There were some huge twists towards the ending; I was completely taken by surprise. Things fell into place once I made the connections between the murders and the suspects. Worth reading if you're into crime and suspense.

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BigOrange
Oct 23, 2018

Liked this book - a little jagged with the hopping back and forth in time, but other than that it held my interest.

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trickbag22
Oct 01, 2018

I like Gilly's books, page turners every one. This one totally had me guessing to the end. I find it interesting how in England, the apartments are called high rises and just like in the States, they have fancy names. But the people within are not so fancy. Some are just hard working people working low paying jobs and some are the addicts and low caliber criminals. But they all stick together. Young boys are murdered and a mentally handicapped man is tricked into a confession. 20 years later, after his suicide in prison, an online show takes an interest and the host is the boy who was lucky to be grounded that night. Lots of leads, bad cops and plenty of avenues for possible answers. My favorite suspect turned out to be wrong. Let's see how you do

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