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Friday, April 12, 2019

I Know You by Erik Therme

I Know You

Kindle Edition, 217 pages
Published April 12th 2019 by Bookouture

Goodreads synopsis:
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


4 Stars

It took me a minute to get into this book. I felt like it was more thriller than my usual cozy mystery. Now that I think about it, there was no dead body till the end and I won’t spoil who. 

This was a story about an abduction of a 16 year old girl from a trailer park. I knew there had to be a personal reason why the victim was taken since their family was around the poverty level. And since most abductions were about money, I figured this was personal. The mother spent most her time at work and father had left the family years earlier. Bree was the only adult in the family, it seems and she was barely starting her adult life.

This book makes you care for Bree and how she goes about finding her sister and all the pitfalls she encounters. It was good. Very good. I liked it a lot. I totally recommend it. One of the better books I have read this year. Hope to read more from this author.

I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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