You Don't Want To Know
Life as Ava Garrison knew it ended the day her toddler son Noah went missing. In the two years since, she's been in and out of Seattle mental institutions, existing in a fog of grief. Noah's body was never found, and everyone assumed he drowned after falling off a dock. Until recently, Ava thought so too. . .
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It was very repetitive; one ‘no more’ scene would have been enough – it loses its effect when it is repeated and never acted on.
Some of the characters were ridiculous. Tanya talked like that little girl in Sleepless in Seattle – H&B – Hi and Bye…
Unfortunately I didn’t like anyone so it was very difficult to care about who did what because I didn’t care about who it was happening to.
There were useless details thrown in that ...more
In the beginning everybody was suspect because, well frankly, they were all Looney Tunes - pretty much reminiscent of the Addams Family. And then, just like Ten Little Indians, they start getting knocked off. I thought it was pretty obvious who the perp was (motive, motive, motive!), I just didn't know all the associates/assistants!
The editing left a lo ...more
This book is loooong, it's dragging like crazy, and it is in a dire need of an editor to condense the story. Too bad for the interesting premise, it was too wordy to keep my interest. I started skimming half way through, just to know how it ended. Too bad I didn't like that either.
Within the first 50-100 pages, I knew about Ava and Austin. I knew about Ava's husband, Wyatt; her best friend, Khloe, her "wheelchair bound" cousin, Jewel Ann and what had happened to her son, Noah. I wasn't told what had happened, but I had it all figured out and in the end, guess what?! I was right!
This story is over 400 pages long. After about page 150, I started skippin ...more
There were too many characters and the introd ...more
Second, I struggled through the entire thing and finished it only because it's Lisa Jackson and - best part - I knew she would have some twists I wasn't expecting and she definitely did. The thing is, I didn't like any of the characters. Not Ava the main character or her love interest(s). Yes, it ...more
It is more like 4.5 stars rounded to 5
The story was very interesting and caught my attention from the first page and kept me interested and guessing till the end and i liked that very much.
What would you do if your son went missing? would you keep searching even though everybody tries to convince he is dead? and most importantly how would you ...more
I won this book in a book club i am in and had put it off for a bit bc it was near 500 pgs and now i wish i had not done that! It was a great book, kept me guessing and the characters and the town were written where you could imagine how it was all layed out. It starts out with Ava's son Noah gone missing or so you think but then reality strikes and he has been missing for 4 yrs now and Ava has been in and out of of psych ward and is now at home with a shrink whom she thinks is s ...more
You Don't Want To Know is about a wealthy woman, named Ava, who is seemingly going crazy after son disappears. Shortly after being released from a mental hospital, Ava decides to piece together the events surrounding her son's mysterious disappearance, only to be told by her family to stop looking for the answers.
As a first-time read of Lisa Jackson, I didn't know what to expect, an ...more
If Double Jeopardy and My Sweet Audrina had a smutty book affair and made a baby, it would be this book. With the exception of a brutal rape, every single element ...more
When I received my advanced readers copy I did a shimmy, shake and a watered down version of the fist pump. A.K.A I was excited. The book didn’t disappoint. I will be honest the first part of the book was solely focused on building the back story and really building the question of was Ava simply crazy. I urge readers to hang in there beca ...more
But,sadly,in the end:
> The plot just defied reality and the mystery's resolution was absurd.
> The characters were undeveloped- their motives unclear at best. Characterization drives a plot; If you don't care about the characters, then you can't care about what happens to them. And, there were too many characters to count-or care about! The number of the (flat) c ...more
Could you imagine losing your son? Then being institutionalized ...more
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You Don’t Want to Know is a suspenseful novel filled with an intriguing cast of characters who will keep you guessing until the bitter end. Just when you think you have it figured out, Lisa Jackson throws another twist into the mix that turns everything you thought you knew upside down.
Ava Garrison is a woman tormented by the disappearance of her son, Noah two years ago. She’s been in and out of mental hospita ...more
This was a little too wordy for my liking and could have easily been a good 100 pages shorter. The premise and plot had promise but eventually the book didn't deliver. It was easy to guess who the perpetrator is from the word go. And some of the things- like her flushing her pills own- seemed repetitive, we get it she isn't taking her pills must we be reminded of this every other page! The eerie relatives were a little too much, does this woman not have one sane family member?? Everyone was so ...more
Ava Garrison is still unable to remember exactly what happened the night her two-year-old son, Noah, disappeared from their home in the Pacific Northwest. She spends her life reliving that tragic day and desperately searching through her messed-up mind to find the answers to where Noah has gone.
For two years now, Ava has been suffering; she can remember exactly what the boy was wearing that night, but nothing about his whereabouts. In an attempt to f ...more
I long books that hold my interest. Strike two.
I wanted the book to end with a wow-I never saw that coming, but it makes perfect sense. And you're out.
This isn't a bad book. But it isn't a great or even good book either. Enough people have summarized the book that I'll go light with the recap.
Ava's son Noah went missing two years ago and she went A little crazy. She's convinced he's still alive. She owns and lives in a go ...more
I loved the book. I couldn't put it down. While I will agree there were some characters that no one could probably relate to (jewel-Anne, for instance), that doesn't make it a bad read. I didn't give it 5 stars ...more
Lisa Jackson is the number-one New York Times bestselling author of more than 85 novels, including Afraid to Die, Tell Me, You Don’t Want to Know, Running Scared, Without Mercy, Malice, and Shiver. She is also the co-author of the Colony Series, co-written with her sister, Nancy Bush. There are over 20 million copies of Lisa Jackson’s books in print in twenty languages.
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