I Know You Know
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, questio ...more
I’ve read my fair share of thrillers / psychological suspense novels the past few years, but none of them have been quite as u ...more
This book's biggest problem is the all-over-the-place plot that leads nowhere, the ending that is super unsatisfying and the absolute lack of suspense throughout t ...more
(view spoiler)[A good cop is really a bad cop.
His meek partner is now the smart cop.
A bad mother is now a good mother.
Her thuggish pimp is now an astute businessman.
The third young boy who survived the murder of his two best friends is now exploiting their deaths in a podcast leading to a PR stunt for a new television show.
Everything is turned around 180° by the end of this book. (hide spoiler)]
Pranks cause humiliation, embarrassment, and anger. I feel I’ve been h ...more
If you can control where an interview takes place, you are part of the way to controlling the interview itself. Location matters. Fletcher’s wife announced she was leaving him when they were in the Costco car park. He didn’t see it coming. He remembers acutely the humiliation of loading bags into the boot of the car while she explained across the laden shopping trolley that their marriage was over. “Well, why are we buying in bulk then?” was all he could think to ask.
It’s a rest ...more
“I Know You Know” tells the story of the murder of two 11-year-old boys, revisited 20 years later after the man convicted of the crime (Sidney Noyce) kills himself in prison and a man’s body is uncovered near the original murder site. Scott Ashby and Charlie Paige were best friends, along with Cody Swift. Cody was being punished the night the boys were killed, which is the reaso ...more
But someone else will do anything to keep new evidence from surfacing. Including murder.
Twenty years ago
While they wait for the ambulance, a tractor skirts the track twice, smoothing the sand. Fletcher cradles the lad’s head in his lap and carefully wipes his hair back from his forehead, avoi ...more
A true-crime podcast stirs up new evidence in a twenty-year decades-old murder with an explosive ending you will not see coming! For fans of unsolved mysteries and the popular podcast, Serial as well as Harlan Coben’s The ...more
Opening Hook: Putting a cold case in the microwave.
Main Character: When bad men do evil in sweater vests.
Plot Twisty-ness: The reader gets Punk'd.
It's such a bummer to read a book by an author you hear nothing but praise for, only to walk away from that reading experience thinking your time has been thoroughly wasted. All I have in my head is like why? And like don't? And like why again?
When I'm reading a new-to-me author, I seem to have a habit of choosing the one book t ...more
I'm not a podcast listener and reading the chapters that were podcast chapters just didn't quite hit my happy spot. Now, I was intrigued w ...more
20 years ago, some boys were murdered, and left in some tunnels near a railroad track. Now the best friend of the boys is starting a podcast. This lights a fire under the police, who begin investigating again, and under some of the people who used to live in the area.
Pretty decent. Saw the ending coming, though.
Fast forward to current time when the body of a man is found in the same area, and detective Fletcher is anxious to find a thread ...more
The best way to describe this book is unique and clever. Reading so many different thrillers you begin to notice that they begin to follow the same patterns and can become predictable in some ways. I KNOW YOU KNOW by Gilly Macmillan definitely breaks that mold and brought something different to the table. Two murders committed 20 years apart – are they connected?
When a body is found in a construction site qu ...more
Twenty years ago, two adolescent boys were brutally murdered in the city of Bristol. A young man was convicted of the crimes, but questions are still there about whether or not he actually did it. Cody Swift can’t escape the fact that he should’ve died with his best friends and now Cody wants to speak up. The podcast he has created will prove that this case wasn’t closed and he wants Jess to speak up. But Jess has put the death of her son behind her and...more
2018; William Morrow Paperbacks/HarperCollins Canada
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. ...more
After all the hypes, I didn't think this book was worth it. It was... underwhelming, to be honest. While I appreciated the writing and the podcast style, I didn't think it was beneficial to this book. Here are the reasons why I was very unimpressed by this novel.
1. The murder: It was too disappointing, especially in the end when we knew who did it. Not until the end was the link between the murders of Charlie and Scott in 1996 and the murder of Peter Dale in the present time clarified ...more
Almost predictably, the podcast stirs up a hornet’s nest and there are those who have no desire to see the case reopened; including the mother of one of the murdered boys and Detective John Fletcher who, supposedly, cracked the case. When anothe ...more
Many years ago, two young boys were murdered and a mentally challenged adult male was charged and convicted for the crime, but many people believe him to be innocent for various reasons. So now, in present day, the boys’ best friend has decided to re-investigate the crime and release a true crime podcast with his findings as he investigates. His investigation brings forth new information for consideration, but it also reopens old wounds for many of the people involved. Several people are un ...more
Gilly is Edgar Award nominated and an ITW award finalist. Her books have been translated into over 20 languages.
She grew up in Swindon, Wiltshire and also lived in ...more