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3.39  ·  Rating details ·  10,710 ratings  ·  1,243 reviews
From author Gilly Macmillan comes this original, chilling and twisty mystery about two shocking murder cases twenty years apart, and the threads that bind them.

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
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Published September 18th 2018 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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Elaine Gavigan I thought the ending was tacked on and bore little relationship to the rest of the book. There were no hints that made this a surprising but plausible…moreI thought the ending was tacked on and bore little relationship to the rest of the book. There were no hints that made this a surprising but plausible ending. (less)
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Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thrillers
Okay, why. This book had a lot of potential. It was well written and the podcast transcripts were on point. I could really imagine them being voiced in the style of something like Serial. But again, I felt like the book was relying too heavily on the gimmick of being about a podcast instead of focusing on having an actually good story.

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
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Gilly Macmillan's standalone thriller is smart, beautifully written and so very well constructed with a narrative that revolves around a true crime podcast that goes back and forth in time. In 1996, two friends, 11 year old Scott Ashby and 10 year old Charlie Paige were brutally murdered in Bristol. Charlie died in the arms of police officer John Fletcher. The gentle giant, Sidney Noyce, a 24 year old learning disabled man, with a mental age of a 10 year old, is arrested, convicted and imprisone ...more
Sep 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, edelweiss
The summary for this book describes it as an “original, chilling, twisty mystery,” which I definitely feel is fitting, however I would also add one more word to that description: clever! This is one of those books where it’s best to go in knowing as little as possible and let the flow of the story take you on a ride that is at once thrilling and completely unpredictable!

I’ve read my fair share of thrillers / psychological suspense novels the past few years, but none of them have been quite as u
Oct 19, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Is this book some kind of prank?

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Pranks cause humiliation, embarrassment, and anger. I feel I’ve been h
Mary Kubica
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Gilly Macmillan is a master when it comes to creating perfectly-plotted psychological suspense and characters with real emotion and depth. I KNOW YOU KNOW is a smart thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seats, from the first gripping chapter all the way through to the mind-blowing finale. Add this to your to-read list.
DJ Sakata
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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
Nancy Ahyee
I received an advance reader’s edition of this book as a Goodreads Giveaway. Expected publication is in September 2018.

“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
 Li'l Owl
Twenty years ago the police caught the killer of his two best friends, Scott and Charlie. Now, Cody Swift wants the truth and has made a Podcast called It's Time To Tell" hoping to get help from the public.
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
Twenty years ago, the bodies of 11-year old boys Charlie Paige and Scott Ashby were found near a dog racing track in Bristol. The man convicted of their murder was mentally challenged and recently committed suicide, having never stopped professing his innocence. Now the body of a man who was thought to have absconded to Venezuela after a major financial scam was discovered near the same site, having been there all along and forcing a fresh look into the boys’ murders. Cody Swift, one of the boys ...more
Laura Rash  Wonderchick
I’m going to be in the minority here but I found this book tedious. And the ending was like a deflated balloon finally let out its last air.
Krystin | TheF**kingTwist
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This book is getting a big UGH from me.

Cody Swift has one of the hottest true crime podcasts around, Time to Tell. It focuses on his search for what really happened to his two childhood best friends twenty years earlier when they were killed and the intellectually disabled target of their bullying, Sidney Noyce, is convicted of their murders.

In the present day, Sidney Noyce has taken his own life in prison and then a new body is discovered at the same site the two boys'
Judy Collins
The talented and international bestselling author, Gilly Macmillan returns following Odd Child Out (Jim Clemo #2) with an unputdownable multi-layered standalone thriller with a “killer” plot twist– I KNOW YOU KNOW.  5 Stars +++ Absolutely love this book and the cover!  

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
For twenty years, Sidney Noyce has claimed his innocence for the murders of Charlie Paige and Scott Ashby. In 1996, their bodies were found dumped by a dog track near the estate where they lived. Their friend, Cody Swift, who was ten like Charlie, lived, and now, twenty years later, is reviving the case via a podcast, It's Time to Tell. He too has his doubts about Sidney's guilt. He returns home to Bristol to start investigating. But not everyone wants this case reopened, including Charlie's mot ...more
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I Know You Know is the second stand-alone novel by NYT best-selling British author, Gilly Macmillan. Early in 2017, Detective Inspector John Fletcher is called to an excavation site where bones have been discovered. He and his partner, DC Danny Fryer note that it’s very near the place where they found two missing boys, victims of a fatal beating, just over twenty years earlier. For those murders, Sidney Noyce, an intellectually disabled man, went to prison, but there’s been a recent spate of int ...more
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Podcast, multiple POVs, past & present! Yes pls! RTC
I first came across the “book within a book” concept in Emily Carpenter’s The Weight of Lies, and I totally fell in love with it. Since then there have been a few books that have featured social media or podcasts in their stories, such as Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber and Our House by Louise Candlish, and I have hoovered them up hungrily. I love Gilly Macmillan’s writing, and her new book was one of my most anticipated new releases this year, but when I discovered that it, too, features a ...more
Jamie Rosenblit
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hands down one of the best thrillers I have read this year - the dual timeline/flashback/podcast format kept the plot moving quickly and kept me guessing - all while maintaining a great element of suspense. As plot twists were revealed, I found myself needing more and more - until the very last page. The plot is centered around a 20 year old murder of 2 young boys and the three perspectives are Cody, the third best friend of the boys who survived that night by lucky fortune, Jess, the mom of one ...more
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
Wasn't impressed but maybe you will be ...more
Chandra Claypool (WhereTheReaderGrows)
I was so excited when this was picked for book club. Although I've only read one other of Macmillan's books, I know that I love the easy, thought provoking reads that keep you involved through each chapter. For this one, I was torn on how I felt. I read through it at a moderate pace and I was involved in Jess's story. But something just fell a bit flat for me.

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
Linda Lipko
Aug 28, 2018 rated it liked it
This tale holds the reader, until the plot thickens and becomes too convoluted. Still, it is worth the read because this is an author who knows how to write suspense. Approximately 20 years earlier, two eleven year old boys were found buried in a space behind a local dog race track. Detective John Fletcher was on scene, and sadly, one of the children died in his arms.

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
I won this book in a goodreads drawing.

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.
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Thanks to TLC Book Tours and William Morrow for the copy in exchange for my honest review

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
Kris - My Novelesque Life
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.
2.25 stars
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
Fans of the mystery novel that uses a podcast as a plot device (e.g. the Six Stories books and Sadie), rejoice: here's another one. And I'm not yet over the allure of this nascent minigenre – gotta catch 'em all. In I Know You Know, a filmmaker begins digging into a 20-year-old (and seemingly solved) crime. The podcaster, Cody, has personal links to the case – the two murdered boys were his best friends – and he's convinced the wrong man was convicted. As well as transcripts of the podcast episo ...more
Hannah McKinnon
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I listened to the audio version of I Know You Know and was captivated from the first word. A whip-smart thriller that kept me guessing all the way through, revealing layer after layer of complexity and secrets. Whenever I felt sure I knew a character, and what they'd done, another twist spun me around. Turns out, I knew nothing :-) Loved it! ...more
Dec 05, 2020 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed ‘The Nanny’ and ‘To Tell you the Truth’ by this author so had high hopes for this one but unfortunately this one didn’t reach the same standard. The book is well written but there was little else I liked as I never really got into the characters.

The case of a twenty-year old murder of Charlie Paige and Scott Ashby is being reinvestigated by their childhood Cody Swift, who is then posting in a Podcast. Cody has returned to his roots to re-open the case and search for the truth. A
Asheley T.

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
Sarah Marie
I Know You Know by Gilly Macmillan

3.5 stars

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

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Gilly Macmillan is the New York Times & Sunday Times bestselling author of TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH, THE NANNY, WHAT SHE KNEW (previously published as BURNT PAPER SKY in some territories), THE PERFECT GIRL, ODD CHILD OUT & I KNOW YOU KNOW.

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

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