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I Know You Know

3.50  ·  Rating details ·  1,714 ratings  ·  323 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
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published September 18th 2018 by William Morrow
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Sep 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mary Kubica
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Podcast, multiple POVs, past & present! Yes pls! RTC
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
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
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
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
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Wasn't impressed but maybe you will be
Laura Rash
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.
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blog-tours
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
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Review to come
Linda Lipko
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
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I won this book from the Goodreads giveaways which is awesome. The book also was amazing. The twists were very unexpected and the ending was not even something I had considered a possibility. I love when a book manages to keep me guessing until the end.
It was just okay for me. Not good, not great. I loved Perfect Girl, this one wasn’t near as good for me.
The storyline was good, the execution not so much. And the ending was really weak. Characters were all pretty much unlikable and not a lot of development for me there.
This Is a 2 1/2 for me.
Cassie-Traveling Sister-
I want to thank the publisher for personally sending me a copy of this wonderfully written book! This book is the type of book that holds the readers attention , as they turn each page wondering which character is telling the truth and is everyone lying and keeping secrets? Cody swift has been dealing with the brutal murders of his two best friends for twenty years and believes deep down that the wrong person was sent to prison. So he decides to start a podcast and dig into his friends murders w ...more
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: september-2018
Thank you very much Harper Collins Canada and William Morrow for an e-ARC of I Know You Know by Gilly Macmillan. Available September 18, 2018.

Twenty years ago two boys, Charlie and Scott, were found murdered and a man was convicted. When questions arise as to whether justice was served, Cody Swift starts a podcast to investigate. He was friends with the two boys and wants justice but many people wish the past would stay buried. Charlie’s mother Jessica in particular wants the podcast stopped bef
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
I really enjoyed this book until the ending. It moved quickly and seemed to have several unrelated tangents for several main characters. This was intriguing and led to a desire to find out how all connected together. Unfortunately, the ending just didn't seem to related to the rest of the story.

Three friends are nearly inseparable, when one gets grounded and later his friends go missing, it leads to serious trauma not only for the parents but also the community (the equivalent of government hou
Oct 19, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense
I Know You Know is a suspense novel about twenty year old murders of two young boys and a new murder case that appears to be related to these murders, when a body is found not far from the place of the old crime. Even though a man was convicted and jailed for the horrific murders of the boys, questions and doubts still remain about what exactly happened twenty years ago. The story is told in parts as podcasts, interviews and flashbacks to the past. I liked the premise of the book, I enjoyed the ...more
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic mystery from Macmillan about a twenty-year old murder of two young boys that is revisited by their surviving best friend on a podcast he creates as designed to find out if the slow-witted young man convicted of the murders was truly guilty. The story focuses on the surviving family members and police detective's memories of what happened, with flashbacks to the investigation interspersed with the current feelings of those that were affected by the crime. The story moves along to a sati ...more
Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: general-fiction
Wow! Just, wow! Still reeling after completion of this well-written, throughly absorbing thriller. Once again, hats off to yet another British author. Is it something in the tea? Because the writers from across the pond excel at their craft.
In 1996 two young boys were brutally murdered (is murder ever NOT brutal?) their bodies dumped near a dog track. A mentally challenged man was convicted of the crime and sentenced to prison. Twenty years later, haunted by the deaths of his childhood best buds
Jul 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Thanks to Goodreads Firstreads and William Morrow for an arc of I Know You Know by Gilly Macmillan. The following is my honest review of the book:

If you've never had the opportunity to read anything by Gilly Macmillan and you like thrillers, I highly recommend you pick up one of her books and dive in. To date, I've been hooked on everything I've read by her.

In this book, two boys were brutally murdered twenty years ago and their bodies were dumped near a dog racing track.. Due to a piece of luck
Jonna Peltokangas
3.5 stars

this is a hard one to rate because it was really compelling at times and then dragging at times. overall I really enjoyed it though and thought it was a well constructed and well written novel.
Nancy McFarlane
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I Know You Know is framed through a series of true crime podcasts produced by Cody Swift, whose two best friends were murdered 20 years earlier, when they were just 10 years old. Cody is convinced the man who was convicted of their murders was not guilty and hopes that time will uncover facts that weren’t discovered then. Coincidentally, as the podcast starts the bones of a long missing man are discovered near the spot that the boys’ murder took place. Detective Fletcher, one of the two detectiv ...more
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Gilly Macmillan is the New York Times bestselling author of WHAT SHE KNEW (previously published as BURNT PAPER SKY in some territories), THE PERFECT GIRL, ODD CHILD OUT & I KNOW YOU KNOW. THE NANNY is coming in 2019.

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 Northern Califor
“reminder of how life shuffles on past any event, however traumatic, and you need to try to hold on to its coattails and keep moving with it, even if you feel as if that’s the last thing you want to do.” 1 likes
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