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I Know Who You Are: A dark, chilling and clever psychological thriller with a killer twist (English Edition) Formato Kindle
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‘What a ride, I loved this book and the brilliant Hitchcockian twist!’ Sarah Michelle Gellar
‘Twisty and gripping’ Jane Fallon
‘You will NEVER guess the ending of this one!’ Louise Candlish
‘A fiendishly well-plotted, deliciously dark and twisting read’ Lucy Foley
‘A twisty, gripping thriller’
The Sunday Times
‘Expect twists a plenty in this clever and tense thriller’
The highly anticipated new novel from the international bestselling author of Sometimes I Lie, Alice Feeney’s new novel is her most twisted and nerve-wracking thriller yet.
Aimee Sinclair: the actress everyone thinks they know but can’t remember where from. But I know exactly who you are. I know what you’ve done. And I am watching you.
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.
I Know Who You Are will leave your heart pounding and your pulse racing. This is the most twisted thriller you’ll read all year.
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A dark, chilling and clever psychological thriller with a killer twist--Questo testo si riferisce a un'edizione alternativa kindle_edition.
- ASIN : B0744BNG6Y
- Editore : HQ (16 maggio 2019)
- Lingua : Inglese
- Dimensioni file : 2235 KB
- Da testo a voce : Abilitato
- Screen Reader : Supportato
- Miglioramenti tipografici : Abilitato
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- Lunghezza stampa : 352 pagine
- Posizione nella classifica Bestseller di Amazon: n. 370,627 in Kindle Store (Visualizza i Top 100 nella categoria Kindle Store)
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The writing is inconsistent, it is good in places but overall quite clunky, the build up is long, the ending is ridiculous and overworked; it's a pastiche of many familiar movie endings. There is a fairly obvious and clumsy clue to the identity of the 'bad guy' well before the end.
A book is an investment in time and to be 'rewarded' with such a poor ending is very disappointing; to include a metaphor, this author's stock has definitely fallen!
I do think that this author may have potential, but in my view this book does not showcase her talents.
Conclusion - don't waste your time or money.
Note to the author - pare it down, sometimes less is more.
Whilst Aimee continues to film her latest screen effort, entitled ‘Sometimes I Kill’ with hunky co-star, Jack Anderson, amid sniping actresses, a global agent and over zealous journalists alike, her own investigative efforts plod along and fail to really engage or build much momentum. For the most part her narrative feels heavily padded and meanders along without making any serious inroads until significantly further into the story making it feel rather insubstantial. Needless to say, I failed to connect with Aimee or have much sympathy for her self-obsessed and overwrought narrative. As she lays out her anxieties and makes clear the masks she wears to hide her real self from the world, the readers initial sympathy quickly wanes and it is the compelling and moving parallel narrative, charting the life of five-year-old Clara, born to an impoverished family in Galway in 1997 that kept me reading.
Distraught following her father’s insistence that her mothers death in childbirth is Clara’s fault she runs away and falls prey to an unstable and pretty sinister woman called Maggie, who transplants her to life in Essex as a ready-made replacement for the daughter her and bookmaker, John Sinclair, lost. Coming to terms with her new domestic situation, Ciara’s plight is shown in flashbacks through the eyes of a child, making clear her harrowing ordeal at the mercy of two undesirable individuals. There is never any secret made of that fact that kidnapped Ciara went on to become Aimee and how is came about see’s Alice Feeney take readers on a wild ride!
The story broaches some pretty grim topics and contains a number of potential topics that some readers will find unpalatable, however, Aimee’s present day narrative is heavy on the melodrama and make the novel all too far-fetched and incredible to ever really take it all too seriously! Likewise the denouement is utterly impossible to swallow and proves a real bum note to a mildly entertaining story. It is the past narrative and the back story of Aimee as young Ciara that impresses and part of the reason why Alice Feeney’s sensationalist thriller feels so uneven is the difference in calibre of the writing and well crafted characters in the two individual narratives. Whilst there is twist upon twist which all ratchets up the tension ahead of an explosive finale and the pace accelerates, I had guessed the final reveal well ahead of time and when it came to be it was so glaring unbelievable that I had to laugh!
Dark and very twisted with a questionable conclusion, but the hollow present day narrative devalues the entire novel. Although objectively the storyline should be a masterclass in keeping the reader guessing and tying up every loose end, it failed to convince me.
The first 70% of the book absolutely lived up to expectations, with the author's fast, pacey storytelling drawing you in to a very dark story indeed. The heartbreaking circumstances around young Aimee growing up were riveting. Without spoiling anything for future readers there was some truly gruesome stuff in there.
Unfortunately, as the book drew to a close I was finding it harder to believe what was happening, with some characters more like a parody than real people eg the detective and the journalist. It spoiled my enjoyment of the book a little as it seemed a perfect storm of too many characters with something against the main protagonist, with events unfolding in a way that I could not quite get behind.
That said, if you are a fan of the genre of thrillers with unusual twist, I'm sure you will enjoy it. It's probably a great easy holiday read - had I had the book in it's entirety I would probably have finished this in a day (and therefore been a bit less judgemental) as the author writes so well. All in all, it was always going to be so hard to top 'Sometimes I lie' - she almost did it (but not quite for me).
Tuesday came along, and by 11:45pm that night I had read the whole book. I needed to know what happened next!
The book follows Aimee across 2 timelines, her childhood and the traumas she has endured, and also as a semi famous actress whose husband has disappeared. There are so many twists and turns in this book and you are constantly second guessing everyone, I didn’t even trust Aimee. Despite this, it was a very easy book to follow and you would get to the end of a chapter and there would be another snippet revealed! Less than 48 hours later and erm I’ve finished the book!
My only criticism is the absolutely mental/bizarre plot twist ending. In fact it was so off the wall I had to re-read the reveal as I wasn’t sure I had read it correctly. So it loses .5 star for that.
Fast paced, hideous characters, squirmy moments, and shout at the book “no don’t go in there you fool!” times.