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From Alice Feeney, the author of Sometimes I Lie, comes I Know Who You Are, a thrilling novel about a little girl who runs away from home and an actress whose husband has gone missing.

Meet Aimee Sinclair: the actress everyone thinks they know but can’t remember where from.

Except one person.

Someone who knows Aimee very well—and what she’s done. . .

When Aimee comes home and discovers her husband is missing, she doesn’t seem to know what to do or how to act. The police think she’s hiding something and they’re right, she is—but perhaps not what they thought. Aimee has a secret she’s never shared, and yet, she suspects that someone knows. As she struggles to keep her career and sanity intact, her past comes back to haunt her in ways more dangerous than she could have ever imagined.

288 pages, Hardcover

First published April 23, 2019

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Alice Feeney

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Alice Feeney is a New York Times million-copy bestselling author. Her books have been translated into over thirty languages, and have been optioned for major screen adaptations. Including Rock Paper Scissors, which is being made into a TV series by the producer of The Crown. Alice was a BBC journalist for fifteen years, and now lives in Devon with her family. Good Bad Girl is her sixth novel.

You can follow Alice on Instagram or Twitter: @alicewriterland

For the latest book and TV news, and to sign up for Alice's free newsletter, please visit her website: www.alicefeeney.com

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Profile Image for Emily May.
1,993 reviews298k followers
May 17, 2019
What the fuck?

Sorry, but this book just doesn't... work. To be fair, my reaction to Feeney's Sometimes I Lie was pretty much "what the fuck?" as well, but in a really good way. She has once again managed to pull out an out-of-this-world twist, but here it is so ludicrous that I felt like laughing instead of gasping in shock.

I was bit turned off with this one right away, if I'm honest. I don't know about everyone else, but I'm getting tired of this meta style of narration where the unreliable female protagonist waxes on about how she’s the baddest bitch of them all. This book literally opens with a monologue from Aimee Sinclair, in which she basically tells us that she's a barefaced liar and can't be trusted. I know the cool girl speech was epic, but very few people can actually pull that off.

Then we get something of an interesting premise. Aimee's husband has gone missing after a fight, but has left all his possessions, including his wallet and phone, in their home. Where is he? Why is all his stuff still here? Does Aimee know what happened? Did she kill him?

This sounds quite exciting, but it quickly gives way to many chapters of repetition, padding out the book but not really moving it anywhere. Aimee goes to her filming job day after day, mostly unconcerned, it seems, about her husband's whereabouts. In between we get equally repetitive flashbacks to Aimee's traumatic childhood. There was a long stretch in the middle where I was on the verge of falling asleep.

And the reveal at the end? I just don't even know what to say other than "what the fuck?" It uses an old infuriating trope to create a ridiculous, unbelievable and revolting twist. And while we're on the subject of revolting, there is a lot of graphic abuse of children, adults and animals in this book, as well as one rape scene. I don't mind dark themes and gore at all, but there was something gratuitous about the detail of the child abuse here. It includes nauseating scenes like

Over-the-top, bizarre and completely unbelievable.

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Profile Image for j e w e l s.
315 reviews2,418 followers
May 1, 2019

After reading hundreds of novels in the old psyche-suspense thriller genre, I still like to be surprised with a final twist. And Alice Feeney does not disappoint in that department.

I also love short chapters that beg you to turn the next page and read just one more chapter well past your bedtime. Again, another plus for Alice Feeney, or as she shall be known: the Queen of Addictive Writing.

❗️Here comes the tiny spoil-ey bit:

Unfortunately, this novel ended on such an ICK FACTOR, that yuck, yuck, YUCK!!!! I can’t get the taste out of my mouth…and I cannot say I loved this book. I will forever look back at this book and say yuck again and again.

In addition to winning my "most unfavorite ending category" (well, technically, my most hated ending is Behind Her Eyes, and this one is a close second!), there is just too much child/animal/spousal abuse in this book for me. I don't wanna read that stuff.

Let’s end on a positive note: the audio book is first-rate, a top-notch performance!

But, yuck!! 🤢That ending, R E A L L Y??????
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Profile Image for Susanne.
1,168 reviews37.3k followers
January 24, 2019
4 Crazy Unbelievable Stars! Thank you to #Goodreads-Giveaway, Flatiron Books and Alice Feeney for a copy of this ARC!

How very Interesting!

Alice Feeney sure knows how to give a person heart palpitations
- you know, the kind that make you feel like your heart is going to burst out of your chest and rise right up out of you? Yeah, those.

Aimee Sinclair is an actress everyone thinks they know but can’t remember where from. Someone, however knows Aimee very well, perhaps even better than she knows herself and they know exactly what she’s hiding. Tsk Tsk Aimee..

Aimee is used to playing a role, who knew that she’d have to play one, day in day out, whether she was onscreen or off? Her life is about to be turned upside down in an instant. Bad things always happen to Aimee Sinclair. Who is to blame? Is it her fault or someone else’s? If only these questions were that easy to answer! Oh what fun!

This is a psychological suspense that left me breathless, my heart all aflutter. Whatever you think this is, I can assure you, you’re wrong. Back and forth I went attempting to guess which way was up, close I came I tell ya, but ha, no cigar.

“I Know Who You Are” is a worthy follow up to Alice Feeney’s debut “Sometimes I Lie” which was one of my favorite reads of 2017. With her sophomore novel, Feeney most definitely knocks it out of the park yet again. This is a MUST-READ my friends! Do not deter, get your hands on a copy as soon as possible!

Published on Goodreads on 1.1.19.
To be published on Amazon and Twitter on release date in April 2019.
Excerpt to be published on Instagram.
Profile Image for Maureen .
1,449 reviews7,061 followers
April 29, 2019
Aimee Sinclair is an actress on the verge of stardom, but she hasn’t always been Aimee, she was once a little girl with another name. Aimee’s life is about to take off on a whirlwind of twists and turns, but just kick back and experience this roller coaster ride of a journey with her!

Aimee’s husband Ben has gone missing, his keys and cellphone are on the dining table but it’s unlikely that he’d leave them behind. They’d had a huge fight the night before in which they both said some pretty awful things, but he wouldn’t just walk out and leave her surely? She decides to carry on as normal and takes her regular morning run then calls at her usual coffee shop, but her card is declined. It’s only when she calls the bank that she discovers $10,000 has disappeared and the account has been closed. Immediately she thinks it must be Ben, but the bank say it was Aimee herself who closed it!

The narrative alternates between Aimee’s story and that of the little girl she was, before she wandered away from home. The opening chapter sets the scene for you to second guess everything you’re about to read, and oh how I love to second guess!

Alice Feeney has constructed a fascinating character in Aimee. The scenes of her childhood are completely gripping, and of course that’s attributed to the quality of her writing. Ditto Aimee, as an adult. The storyline bounces back and forth between the two timelines, the threads woven seamlessly together, taking the reader into some very dark places.

I can’t help but second guess where a story is heading, but this one kept throwing me off kilter, and I would never have guessed where it would eventually end! I have to say that I found it utterly gripping, and it had all the right ingredients needed in a psychological thriller - another winner for Alice Feeney!

*Thank you to Netgalley and HQ for my ARC. I have given an honest unbiased review in exchange *
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269 reviews393 followers
July 3, 2019
4.0 Stars— So how do you rate a book that held me entranced throughout, that exemplified a brilliant writing style and caused me to take multiple breaks at work so I could find out what would happen next? But, when all of this greatness is coupled with one of the most ridiculous, unbelievable finales that left me completely flabbergasted that such a great novel by such a talented writer could end that badly, it leaves you uncertain as to whether you should recommend this book to others. That is my nutshell review of “I Know Who You Are”. In my opinion Alice Feeney is one of the most talented thriller authors writing today. “Sometimes I Lie” was an awesome debut, and for 90% of “ I Know Who You Are” , it was just as brilliant. But, when the villain is revealed in this one...you would have to believe the main character, Aimee, has an IQ of 20 and the perception of Mr Magoo not to have realized what was happening and who was terrorizing her for years. But, getting to the end was a wonderful roller coaster ride of plot twists and turns as Feeney brilliantly uses the unreliable narrator as well as very well developed suspects to keep the reader wrongly guessing up until the big reveal. Feeney has also perfected the art of making the main character so authentic and sympathetic you really start rooting for her as you get more invested in the story. BUT again I say the ending was so bad it ruined what would have been my favorite thriller this year. I guess a review can’t get anymore Jekyll and Hyde than this, but it is my truth, and I’m staying with it.
Profile Image for Kaceey.
1,130 reviews3,713 followers
February 17, 2019
Sometimes a book immediately resonates, and you know you’re in for a great ride! This was one of those books!

Aimee is an up-and-coming movie starlet! Everything is falling into place for her...at least professionally. Her home life however, could use a little Hollywood magic. Her husband has grown distant as her star-power has risen, leaving him in the shadows.

After a long day of shooting on the set, Aimee returns home to find her husband missing. His wallet, phone and shoes still in the home. Car parked in the garage, and most disturbing, a bouquet of flowers on the table with a simple note that chillingly says, “Sorry”.

Told in two timelines.
The present: Aimee trying to hold her life together, desperate to figure out what happened to her husband. He couldn’t have simply left on his own...not without all his belongings. Right?
The past: An innocent six years old girl trusting the wrong person - when the unimaginable happens.

Throughout this story Aimee holds her own inner-dialogue which, if done correctly, can absolutely make the book! And Alice Feeney did it to perfection! It puts you deep in the mind of the character! Loved it!

Alice Feeneys’ previous book Sometimes I Lie, was a favorite of mine last year. Now with her latest follow up, I’m even a bigger fan!
OK Ms. Feeney, the pressure is on! What do you have in store for us next? Personally...I cannot wait!

Thank you to Susanne for gifting me her ARC..

Profile Image for Nilufer Ozmekik.
2,316 reviews44.1k followers
September 14, 2023
This might be the only Alice Feeney book that I gave less than five stars (I even dropped my rating to 2 and then rounded up to 2.5 because, even though the last twist of the book was jaw-droppingly weird and too far-fetched, it was still truly shocking).

"I Know Who You Are" is a compelling psychological thriller that delves deep into the murkiest corners of fame, deception, and the fragility of identity. Unfortunately, I had a really hard time connecting with the main character and feeling even a tiny particle of empathy for her. The triggering subjects and abusive situations in this book are also hard to digest, which is another reason I didn't quite enjoy my reading and had to take breaks due to feeling queasy. My poor stomach couldn't handle what was written on the pages.

Let's take a closer look at the main plot: The story revolves around Aimee Sinclair, a successful actress with a seemingly perfect life. She has fame, fortune, and a devoted husband. However, her world shatters when her husband goes missing, and she is thrust into a nightmarish journey of self-discovery and sinister revelations.
To be fair, one of the strengths of this novel is its unreliable narrator. Aimee's perspective keeps shifting, and the reader is left questioning her reliability as she grapples with memory lapses and haunting recollections. This narrative device adds layers of intrigue to the story, forcing readers to constantly reevaluate what they think they know. However, I believe the readers are kept in the dark for too long, and the repetitive cycle can make your eyes roll as you yearn to cut to the chase and find out the biggest twist.

This book is a rollercoaster of a thriller that takes you on a journey through the darkest recesses of the human psyche. While it may not reach the same heights as Feeney's debut novel, it still delivers a gripping and satisfying read. The shocking twists and turns keep you guessing until the very end, and the final revelation will leave you breathless.

In summary, Alice Feeney's "I Know Who You Are" is a chilling exploration of identity and deception, wrapped in a tightly woven psychological thriller. My inability to connect with the main character, the harsh and excessively dark sensitive subjects, and the far-fetched, unreliable conclusion left me thinking that this is an okay read, but I was expecting so much more from my queen of twists.

Profile Image for Linda.
1,291 reviews1,331 followers
May 19, 2019
More air bubbles than a glass of champagne.....at least the champagne has quite the kick and you know you'll be getting a decent buzz. Hardly that in this one.

I Know Who You Are is a double layer of the missing. Aimee Sinclair, an up and coming actress of questionable talent, comes home to find her husband Ben missing. It's as if aliens have beamed him up (now that may have been a more interesting storyline) with his car, wallet, and phone all left behind. Aimee calls the police and the lead detective walks around with a smirk on her face in every scene.

Flip over to the other underlying thread and we have Aimee in Galway in 1987. She's wandering the streets as a six year old trying to break free from her abusive father. She puts her trust in an elderly lady who takes her hand and brings her home. We'll come to find that Aimee will have several forwarding addresses in the future.

I Know Who You Are will play out these dueling threads until the end. Alice Feeney seems to have a pasta fetish. Let's throw everything weird, implausible, and shocking at the wall to see if it sticks al dente. Too many carbs for me in this one. Just turned into a starchy mess with that ridiculous ending.

But as I always say, take this one out for a test drive and see what you think. The reviews have been back and forth. I only wish that I took the nearest exit ramp instead of investing time in the road to nowhere.
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366 reviews1,198 followers
April 23, 2019
Feeney's style is so unique and she knows the best way to impress us, her new book I KNOW WHO YOU ARE is a perfection full of unexpected dark twists and great drama!
You can tell when a psychological thriller is great when you have no clue what's going on or who's doing what! Alice is the best when it comes to thrillers and we have enjoyed her book so much! She has merged different topics in very mixed and difficult emotions to swallow, her way of elaborating the acts is so great written it makes you understand everything, we love her style of writings because it makes her books so complete!
The book is terrifying and creepy, and it starts with Aimee, the book talks about her present days when she is becoming a famous actress but also it includes and her husband's missing and it alternates in her past days of her life bringing too many conclusions and concepts that will shock you! Every page has a thrill which makes you believe in Aimee and the other ones make you not to! I really enjoyed the intrigue between the lines because it was so compulsive!
I really enjoyed the fact that it was so professional written and it included details that were so magnificent, I enjoyed the terrific ending even though it was a little bit unbelievable but it was quit an ending so I ended up giving this a solid five stars because Feeney has amazed us once again and we can't wait to read her next masterpieces!!
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4,650 reviews2,124 followers
January 17, 2023
This was an ok thriller, but not the caliber that I was expecting from this author. From the description it sounds so fascinating and mysterious. Yet when you get to the end...it's just not. The ultimate reveal was just generally icky. And then the very end, same ick.
Stick with Feeney's other books, His & Hers is amazing.
I did listen to this on audio through Hoopla, the narrator is great. It's just the book itself that could have been so much better.
Profile Image for Jasmine from How Useful It Is.
1,339 reviews352 followers
July 18, 2019
This book is an excellent read. I like the distinction between the voice of an adult Aimee and the voice of a five year old Aimee. I like following adult Aimee’s thought process because there are many good advices especially because she’s an insecure person. The kid Aimee reminds me of a children’s series called Amelia Bedelia where she doesn’t know the idioms of such things as hold your horses as in wait a moment instead of actually holding a horse. I like the surprise point of view when the past meets the present. The kid Aimee’s thinking process is interesting to follow too. I like that she tries to hold on to remembering who she is despite her being under the circumstances.

This book is told in the first person point of view following Aimee as she tells readers how lying is what she does best. She’s an actress. She and her husband, Ben has an up and down relationship. Last night they had a fight and Aimee asked for a divorce. The next day after she comes home from work, she finds her husband gone. His wallet, phone, and car keys are at home but he’s nowhere in sight. The story slowly unraveling about their unstable marriage and Aimee’s equally unstable childhood. Each chapter switches between past Aimee starting when she was five and current Aimee as police investigate the whereabouts of her husband. Aimee also has claims of a stalker that warns her he/she knows who Aimee is but the detective doesn’t seem to take it seriously.

I Know Who You Are is very well written and a fast paced read. This book keeps me up many nights and I couldn’t put it down. I like the surprise new point of view, but the twist, though unexpected was not my favorite part to read. I don’t understand why that happens because Aimee has such fond memories of what little she had. I’m surprise that she’s happy with what she ended up with in the end, yes she wanted that, but even she can tell it’s just not right. But then lies is what she does best, so what’s with another one. I would have liked if Maggie has a POV of her own. I’m interested to know what she’s thinking. Some chapters are hard to put down than others because of those mini cliffhangers. Overall, the book is still a great read and I do recommend everyone to read it.

Pro: fast paced, page turner, mini cliffhangers, unexpected twists

Con: not enough explanation as to why the bad do what they do

I rate it 4.5 stars!

***Disclaimer: Many thanks to Flatiron Books for the opportunity to read and review. Please be assured that my opinions are honest.

Jasmine at www.howusefulitis.wordpress.com for more details
Profile Image for Amanda.
903 reviews254 followers
April 5, 2019
I read Alice Feeney’s other book “Sometimes I Lie” which was a 5 star rating from me, so I had high hopes for this book!!

Aimee Sinclair is an actress married to Ben, when she returns home from her daily jog she discovers that Ben has disappeared leaving his wallet, shoes, phone and coat behind.

Aimee is used to acting the part and seems to be hiding a big secret!! The police suspect her of harming Ben as they have video evidence of them arguing in a restaurant and her slapping him in the face. She must prove her innocence and find out who is stalking her.

Told over 2 timelines 2017 and 1998, we discover who Aimee really is and why she becomes so illusive.

A must read book. I cannot wait to see what Alice Feeney comes up with next - I have become a massive fan!!

Thank you to Netgalley for my copy in exchange for a review
April 4, 2022
Spent my day listening to the audio narration by Stephanie Racine. The narration was impressive, the build-up engaging, the child abuse, animal cruelty and spousal abuse disturbing and the twist left me nauseated and ruined the book for me! Needless to say, my least favorite Feeney novel to date!

Detailed review shall follow!
Profile Image for Krystin | TheF**kingTwist.
498 reviews1,761 followers
October 19, 2022
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What in the actual fuck?

Why did you do this to me, Feeney?!

I mean, seriously. Why? Why that ending?

I should have fucking known I was going to be disappointed by this.

My buddy Lori sent me her ARC copy just because she wanted me to write a review. People don’t want me to write reviews about books they think I’ll love, okay? I might not know where most countries are on a map, but I know that much.

Sometimes I Lie - which I loved - was built around what I thought was kind of brilliant thriller writing – throwing so many tropes at the novel that the reader can’t help but get caught up in the craziness, making it an addictive, page-turning experience.

A similar style is used in this follow-up novel, but unfortunately, it seems like there were so few tropes left to use - save for incest - that shit just fell off.

Despite all her career successes, the only thing the MC Aimee really wants is a baby with her husband, Ben. For the first 90% of the novel, the whole “I’m a successful woman but I just can’t wait to fill up my womb” was annoying the hell out of me. Though there’s a thread-tying reason for that in the end, it was still kind of a gross way to ruin a character for the majority of the book because it was just so heavy-handed.

While Aimee is lamenting her empty uterus and skyrocketing stardom, her controlling and abusive husband, Ben, goes missing.

Usually, I love a missing spouse/guilty spouse storyline (Feeney even goes so fucking meta as to literally reference Gone Girl,) but what I hate is when the only reason a spouse looks guilty is that they knowingly do nonsensical things that make them seem guilty.

Aimee keeps answering the detectives’ questions in such an evasive way that she leaves them no choice but to think she did something to her husband. Meanwhile, we get that italic inner monologue that continually goes something like, I have the answer and I should say the answer but I don’t feel like giving them the answer because being honest with people is very hard for me, also my traumatic past!

Aimee is almost 40, walking around like a sad dope, unable to find her backbone to tell the detectives, “I didn’t kill my husband and here are my thoughts on the matter.”

You’re a grown-ass adult, Aimee! If you can’t find a little control of your own life when you’re accused of murder, then honestly, what is even the fucking point?

As with Feeney’s first novel, her writing is technically fabulous. I love her style. It’s minimalist, only focusing on what propels the story forward and offering just enough detail to let a reader’s imagination run wild.

But then there was that ending! Woof.

What a way to go.

⭐⭐½ | 2.5 stars rounded down.
Profile Image for Ken.
2,208 reviews1,330 followers
January 14, 2020
Oi Goodreads, me and you are going to fall out!
I keep noticing that my reviews and ratings keep disappearing and considering I spend so much time wring them, I’m finding it a tad annoying!!
Thankfully I can recall really liking this riveting thriller...

When actress Aimee arrives home to find her husband Ben has disappeared, she puts it down to a recent argument - that’s until she discovers that her bank account has been emptied.
With the narrative jumping between the present and Aimee’s past as shocking revelations surface.

I’m sure that I didn’t mind the ending, but could understand why others would find it problematic.
Think I might start adding reviews else (Amazon?!?) so that I can ‘copy and paste’ if/when reviews disappear as I prefer to give a fairer and fresh take on here.

Updated: 14/01/20
Profile Image for Meredith B.  (readingwithmere).
238 reviews163 followers
April 23, 2019

Lying is what I do for a living. It's what I'm best at; becoming somebody else. The yes are the only part of me I still recognize in the mirror, starting out beneath the made-up person. Another character, another story, another lie.

HOLY. MOLY. WHAT. DID. I. JUST. READ. This was a WILD ride. I read Alice Feeney's Sometimes I lie last year and it was one of my top 5 reads of the year. It definitely set the bar high for this one but I can deny that this was so good.

Aimee is married to Ben and they live a pretty normal life, at least that's what it seems on the outside. One day, Aimee comes home and she finds that her husband is missing. She cannot find him however his keys, phone, etc. are still at the house and he never leaves the house without them. She calls the police and they launch an investigation. Of course she is one of the prime suspects to the police because that's the way it's been setup but is she really?

The story bounces back and forth between Aimee's adult life and her childhood. She has a lot of secrets from her childhood that get revealed and end up explaining a lot of the reasons why she struggles in her adult life. Throughout the story, her past seems to continue to come back and haunt her and she needs to "act" the part so she doesn't get seriously hurt...

This. was. crazy. I thought I may read this one fast but I didn't realize that I would binge it in one sitting. I could not put this book down and I needed to find out what happened. I take my sleep very seriously and seldom do I stay up knowing I won't get enough sleep to finish a book. However, sometimes I come across books that sacrificing sleep is worth for. This is one of those books.

I've read a ton of thrillers, as we all know, and it always amazes me when I get thrown for a crazy new loop but this book threw me for multiple large crazy twists and turns. Even in the middle of the book I could not tell you any theories because I simply couldn't even begin to guess what was going to happen. People may find the biggest twist in this book very off putting or even disgusting. I personally thought, while yes, this isn't great, this worked so well. Aren't thriller typically disturbing or uncomfortable? That's how I like mine anyway. I thought Feeney did an awesome job keeping me guessing.

Something else that really worked for me was the intertwining of the childhood stories of Aimee and the adult stories of Aimee. I felt that the author brought the stories together in a way that didn't feel forced. The childhood stories were very helpful in understanding Aimee's struggles but they were also a little distracting - in a good way - so that the author could make you think one thing and have the twist turn out to be something completely different.

If you guessed the twist (all parts of it) then bravo to you because it was one of the most creative twists I've ever read.

This book will easily be in my top 5 of the year and I'll recommend it to anyone who wants a thriller or even just a quick book to read. It's not even 300 pages so it's definitely quick and it's a fast page turner.

Thank you to Flatiron books for my ARC. This is out today so do yourself a favor and pick this one up!
Profile Image for Sue.
2,732 reviews225 followers
June 26, 2019
Every weekend no matter what I’m reading I take a book from my own personal pile (as opposed to my review books) and this is the one I chose.

I can only say I may be sitting on the fence here coming down neither one side or the other.

The concept of the book wasn’t original. Reading so many books each year as reviewers do we are bound to come up against similarly written books.
But this really is mash between a mystery, contemporary book and thriller plus “whodunnit”.

It sadly didn’t inspire me to feel anything.

The authors writing is superb. But this book isn’t high class “oh this stands out” in a whole bunch of other authors books seeking recognition.

I don’t like this yellow cover either but the black background one with the woman on the front cover is more fetching.

I know, I know, I’m fussy
Profile Image for Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books).
605 reviews346 followers
April 29, 2019
This was one of the books I was most excited to read this year, and sadly I ended up really disappointed with it! I buddy read this one with Jayme, and we were exchanging guesses about what was happening, and ended up guessing the ending of this one pretty early on. That alone wouldn’t have been a huge deal, but I *hated* the ending. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, so this will probably be annoyingly vague, but the ending was so implausible to me that it made it hard for me to rate this higher than 2.5 stars, which I’m sure makes this an unpopular opinion.

I usually like books where a husband or wife goes missing without a trace, but unfortunately for me this ken just didn’t work. Everything we knew about Ben made him sound like a horrible person, and the suspense of him being gone just wasn’t there.

On the positive side, I do really enjoy Alice Feeney’s writing style, and I loved Sometimes I Lie, so I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what she does next.
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690 reviews199 followers
July 1, 2019
This book received so many mixed reviews, I wasn’t sure about reading it. But, wow...that cover (the black one)!! Alice Feeney’s debut received such great praise, expectations were high. Fortunately I haven’t read it yet, so no expectations here!

I’m happy to say I was hooked from the start. The story was good, but the way it was told was the most enjoyable part. Feeney’s writing is superb and her ability to construct such creative twists is amazing! Some described the ending as unbelievable or far-fetched, but we are reading fiction! And you have to give Feeney credit for coming up with some wicked, cunning and crazy twists...and a jaw-dropping ending! This is a book that stands out...you either love it or hate it!

The chapters alternate between “adult Aimee”...a successful, but insecure, actress who has a rocky marriage to Ben. And “child Aimee”...who led a very secretive and tragic childhood.

“The lies we tell ourselves are always the most dangerous.”

Aimee comes home to an empty house one evening. Her husband’s wallet, phone, keys, coat, and shoes are there, and his car is parked in its usual spot, but there is no sign of Ben. They’ve been married for two years, but the marriage has steadily gone downhill. Ben is no longer the man she married and she’s not sure she really knows him any longer.

“Sometimes it’s the people who love us the most that hurt us the hardest; because they can.”

Aimee’s life is turned upside down. Her husband is missing, she’s under suspicion, her stalker has resurfaced and the police don’t believe her.

Feeney has been added to my favorite author list!

My Rating: 4 ⭐️’s
Published: April 23rd 2019 by Flatiron Books
Pages: 288

Recommend: Yes

“Sometimes you have to fall hard enough for it to hurt, to know when to pick yourself up. You can’t start to put yourself back together if you don’t even know that you’re broken.”
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1,192 reviews2,268 followers
April 28, 2019
Unpopular opinion alert!!

“Sometimes I Lie” was a 5 star read for me, so I could not wait to get my hands on this book. It was originally titled “Sometimes I Kill” and with the way that the last book ended, I thought we might be in for a sequel..but, that is not the case.

Aimee Sinclair is an actress, on the verge of becoming a star, but she is not really comfortable being in the limelight.

“Not everybody wants to be somebody. Some people just want to be somebody else. Acting is easy; it’s being me that I find difficult”

Her husband is the only person who really understands her, and keeps her calm. But, he has gone missing, after they have had a very public fight. And, her bank account has been emptied of $10,000. When Aimee reports this, the police inform her that she actually withdrew the money herself.

And, she is suspected of doing more than that.

What else has she forgotten?

This is pretty much the synopsis of the book, and it sounds intriguing , right?

Unfortunately though, I think the author is relying on “shock value” rather than a good story, in the case of this book.

Oh, I could tell you of ALL the ways that this book did NOT work for me, and ALL the things that I did NOT like about the story, but unfortunately they would ALL be “spoilers” so, I cannot.

Trigger warnings: Child Abuse, Animal Abuse and other “sick and twisted” things that would also be “spoilers”....
Profile Image for Gabby.
1,307 reviews28k followers
March 4, 2019
Thanks to Flat Iron Books for the ARC!
This was one hell of a ride. I was enjoying the hell out of this book and had so many predictions and every single chapter ended on a cliffhanger and I thought it was excellent.. until that final plot twist.

This book follows an actress named Aimee Sinclair who’s husband has recently gone missing, and their shared bank account has been emptied. In alternating chapters we get flashbacks of Aimee’s horrific childhood . This book was packed with so many cliff hangers and plot twists which made it very hard to put down and very enjoyable to read.

However, I have trouble believing this plot twist and it honestly left me feeling pretty icky and grossed out and not in a good way. I know many thrillers contain disturbing content and aren’t supposed to make you feel all warm and fuzzy but this honestly made me kind of feel sick to my stomach and truly disturbed. I also have trouble believing

So yeah I was really enjoying this book up until the end. I thought it even had potential to be a 5 star read for a while there but holy shit that ending... it’s a book I’ll never forget that’s for sure. I will still read anything Alice Feeney writes in the future though because I think she’s an incredible writer.
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1,104 reviews637 followers
February 7, 2020
3 Sometimes I Kill Stars

I loved my previous read by this author (Sometimes I Lie) and before I start reading this one I was wondering why this has such a low rating. When I was reading it I still was wondering why! Because I liked the writing, it was well-written with well-developed characters. I liked the plot, I have scenarios in my mind. It contains short chapters with unreliable characters. Alternating between past and present (albeit I was more interested in her childhood and what happened to her as a kid), well, I was enjoying it a lot till I read the ending and the last twist! Was I surprised? Yes, because I couldn’t guess it right and it fell in my unpredictable jar and you know how much I love a thriller when they are unpredictable! But did it satisfy me? Hell no! It was so… I don’t know… Unbelievable? Unrealistic? And I couldn’t guess one day I would say it was yuck! But I said to this story! Told in dual POV (mostly in single POV), in both 1st and 3rd person (mostly in 1st person), it’s a standalone novel. Hope you enjoy it!
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518 reviews582 followers
April 26, 2019
Nope. Why does this keep happening to me? I love an author's debut novel (ex: Sometimes I Lie) and can't wait to get my grabby hands on their next novel...just to be left disappointed.
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568 reviews734 followers
February 13, 2023
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I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney is a book that stays with you after you read it. Dark, twisted and unpredictable until the very last chapter.

In the very beginning, we are met with the unknown. Aimee Sinclair is an actress and when she comes home, she realizes her husband is missing. The police suspect she is hiding something. They are right, she does have a secret…

The book switches between two timelines; the first being Aimee today and the second being Aimee’s childhood. We get to enjoy these parallel stories and understand how Aimee’s childhood directly influences her decisions as a grown up.

‘’Sometimes it only takes one person to believe in you, to change your life forever. Sometimes it only takes one person not believing in you to destroy it. Humans are a highly sensitive species.’’

Alice’s writing is brilliant, and when reading the two timelines, you feel the child and you feel the adult. A skill not many writers can perfect.

Aimee’s whole life has been about being a different person. That is why she choose to become an actress. She can change into different people as she wants, and keep her true self hidden somewhere safe. But she didn’t learn this all by herself.

The book will leave things unpredictable until the very end. I had my theories and they kept changing all the time. The moment you feel you are close to the truth, something happens and you are back at the start. I loved it!

I wasn’t disappointed with the ending, but I did feel grossed out and disgusted by a certain someone. At times, some scenes felt like too much, but they were crucial to the story.

If you love dark and twisted psychological thrillers, you will most probably enjoy reading I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney.

Trigger warnings for abuse in all shapes and forms, animal cruelty and childhood trauma.

Thank you to the team at HQ, for the opportunity to be part of this blog tour, and for sending me a paperback copy in exchange for an honest review.

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1,042 reviews117 followers
April 25, 2019

Buckle up if you are gearing up to read this absolute steaming pile of horseshite, because it's going to be a ludicrous, ugly, convoluted, gross and poorly written ride!

Alice Feeney employed all my absolute most hated plot themes and devices in this one but really rounded out the whole clusterf with my biggest no-no. Here we are with a literal 20 minutes left in this dumpster fire and she introduces the insane, gross, manipulative, psychopath who has had almost ZERO story presence whatsoever over the 648584783 or so pages thus far, but TA-DA, is here to explain away all the god awful things that have happened to our main character, just like that! Poof!

UTTER TRASH. I have so much hate in my heart for this book and I cannot say another word without spoilers, so here goes .... (and don't click if you care because I'm straight up ruining the ending).

There is no way on bloody earth that people enjoyed this book. What pleasure could possibly be derived from this? But people do love a name, and for whatever reason Alice Feeney earned her name last year with her debut novel. I was on the fence with that one, claiming she cheated actual writing and storytelling if everything can just be a possible lie. Well she's done it again and written something even worse and far more insulting to the audience.

Brava Alice! You've won the coveted spot of most hated novel! Peace.
Profile Image for Jamie Rosenblit.
948 reviews533 followers
February 20, 2019
ALICE FEENEY HOW DO YOU COME UP WITH THIS STUFF!!!!!! I seriously applaud the creativity of a writer who manages to write a completely different book stylistically on their sophomore effort and still wow me. I was absolutely hooked on this book from the beginning and had no clue where it was headed - and honestly, that’s my favorite kind of twisty - when I just don’t know where it could go and the outcome is even more OH EM GEE than I could guess...

Okay, enough rambling. I’m not telling you a thing besides BUY THIS BOOK in April!

Thank you to Flatiron books for an advance copy. All opinions are my own.
Profile Image for Jess☺️.
488 reviews84 followers
July 6, 2019
I know Who You Are by Alice Feeney is my first by this author and I'm definitely interested in reading other books of hers.
I know Who You Are is the book you read that after every chapter your left with that sick feeling in the pit of your stomach and the need to quickly turn to the next page.
It's a perfect tense filled psychological thriller Ideal for that easy summer read.🌞
I also needed a little more as i felt a few things were left unanswered but it's still a book I would recommend 📖
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