Publisher: Bookouture + Hachette UK – Bookouture
Release Date: April 12, 2019
Genre: Fiction / Suspense
Sisters Bree and Alissa Walker share a special bond. Neglected by their parents, they have always looked out for one another. But one day, sixteen-year-old Alissa goes missing. When Bree discovers her green backpack with all her belongings, abandoned on the steps of their run-down trailer, she knows that something bad has happened …
Then she receives a chilling text message. Someone has Alissa. But Bree will have to give up something very precious in exchange.
Desperate to save Alissa, Bree looks at everyone close to their family. She’s sure that Alissa’s best friend is keeping something back about her little sister and a boy at school, and why has their estranged uncle, who they’ve not seen in years, been hanging around again?
It soon becomes clear that the person behind the message knows a lot about the dark truths within the Walker family and will go to any lengths to get revenge. And as the search for Alissa continues, Bree discovers something about her brother Tyler that she wishes she hadn’t, a dangerous secret, which is also the key to bringing her little sister back home …
I Know You is now my second time reading a book by Erik Therme and it did not disappoint!! I have already come to love how pacy and twisty his novels are, and this was no exception. The mystery of who has Alissa takes us on an interesting ride and I for one was not expecting where it would lead. This is a short book which means it is short on audio as well, and that is how I decided to read it. The audiobook is narrated by Patricia Rodriguez who I thought did a fantastic job. Her narration added to the story for me, and there wasn’t a single thing that annoyed me. She also seemed like the perfect fit voice-wise for Bree which I really liked. I recommend the audio if you like them, but you can’t really go wrong any way you choose to read it.
I felt very invested in all of the characters and was a huge fan of Bree as a person who hasn’t had an easy life. I really liked that the premise revolved around not only what happened to Alissa, but also a lot of family aspects as well. I loved the pacing and it just felt like such a quick read which can easily be read in 1 sitting if you are so inclined. Due to time, it took me 2, but I couldn’t wait to find out what would happen and thought the pacing was absolutely perfect. I Know You was a nail-biter for me and had me very anxious as I was reading it. I didn’t see any of the twists coming, and really enjoyed the way the book was plotted. I am definitely always going to turn to this author now when I need a shorter, fast-paced read!
Thank you to the publisher and Let’s Talk Books Promo for my free copy. Thoughts and opinions are my own.