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4.12  ·  Rating details ·  195 ratings  ·  105 reviews
You can trust your family, can’t you…?

Tess Piper was fourteen when her adored twin sister Edie disappeared.

She has spent the last twenty years building a life away from her fractured family, desperate to escape the shadow of the past.

Only now she needs to confront the huge hole her sister’s disappearance left in her life, because a body has been found. The police are shi

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Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published February 4th 2019 by Avon
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Selena
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a free e-copy of Someone You Know by Olivia Isaac-Henry from NetGalley for my honest review.

Tess and Edie are twin sisters. Tess is very quiet and Edie is very outgoing and very smart. One day, Edie doesn’t come home from school and no one can find her.

Twenty years later and Tess receives a phone call. Tess, who never stopped believing that Edie is alive, hears that her sister's body has been found. Tess has to return home and stay with her father while the police investigate her sis
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Louise Wilson
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Tess Piper was just fourteen when her adored twin sister disappeared. She has spent the last twenty years building a life away from her fractured family. Edie had wanted her independence away from Tess and she had got herself a new set of friends. Tired of Tess following her around, Tess was excluded from the rest of the group. Then one day Edie does not come home. Tess had seen her leave school through a hole in the hedge, but that's where the trail runs cold. Twenty years later, Tess gets a ca ...more
Mark
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
Tess and Edie are twins, Edie has been missing for over 20 years and Tess has never really moved on....but then Edie’s body is found and the story revolves around ‘whodunnit’ amidst a web of lies, deceit and family secrets...
Tess herself, their Dad, Uncle, Former Lovers, Friends and Enemies all come under suspicion and of course at the end the culprit is unmasked after a few false starts...the ending did surprise me and I hadn’t even considered the killer as a possibility
This story is one oft to
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Gary
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A new author with a lot to offer going on this book. I read this in one day as I was so engrossed in it. A book full of suspense, waiting for something to happen but all the time the reader is drip thread additional information as the book flips from character to character and from present to past. Don't get put off by that as it is easy to follow.
Twenty years ago Tess Piper's twin sister Edie disappeared on her way home from school and Tess has always believed that her beloved sister was still
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Mandy White
Dec 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
Someone You Know by Olivia Isaac-Henry certainly sucked me in! What a fantastic story with an ending that you won't see coming. I read this book quite quickly, needing just one more chapter to find out what happened next. Told in alternative chapters between the present and the past we learn the story of what happened to Edie Piper.

Tess and Edie were twins - and Tess idolised her sister. When they were 14, Edie didn't come home from school one night. 20 years later and Tess has moved away from h
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Nicki
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It's been twenty years since Tess Piper's twin sister Edie disappeared on her way home from school. Tess has always believed that her beloved sister was still alive and living a glamorous life in some big city somewhere. She steadfastly refused to believe that Edie was dead.

But Edie's body has recently been found in a reservoir and the police are reopening their investigation. As the police shine a spotlight on the Piper family and everyone else who was in Edie's life at the time she disappeared
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Shalini
Jan 31, 2019 rated it liked it
The story ARC would appear familiar ——> Twins, Edie and Tess, one popular, other not so much, both angry, mother dies, then one of the twin disappears, 20 years later, skeleton found at the bottom of the reservoir ——> Who killed Edie?

Olivia Issac Henry's debut had some gripping scenes, unreliable always-drunk main character Tess, hidden secrets, illicit affairs, weak-willed characters, and hidden anger. I could feel the adolescent angst, the dependent twin syndrome, possessiveness, pain,
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Jeanniehay64
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
raced through this fast paced thriller which had me guessing right to the last page.

Twins Tess and Edie are fourteen and their close relationship is beginning to fall apart. Edie is the more popular twin and has a interest in parties and boys while Tess is quieter and is constantly trying to win back Edies friendship and approval.

After falling out one day after school Edie disappears and twenty years later the case is still unresolved . The past has had a huge effect on all members of the fami
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Paula Sealey
Jan 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
What a fabulous whodunnit! Twins Edie and Tess Piper have a special bond growing up, but as they get older, Edie starts to assert her independence and becomes tired of Tess constantly following her around and trying to do everything together. She gains new friends and Tess is excluded from their group. One day, Edie fails to come home. Tess saw her leave school through a hole in the hedge, but it appears nobody knows what happened to her after.

20 years on, and Tess receives a call from her fathe
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peggy
Jan 25, 2019 rated it liked it
After reading the blurb for this book I was really looking forward to it. Unfortunately this was not the case.
Twins Tess and Edie are fourteen years old. One day Edie goes missing and is never seen again. Fast forward twenty years and her body is found.
This book is very busy and somewhat confusing, it is all over the place. I am sorry to say that this is a slow burner that really never ignites. An okay read but not for me.
I would like the author, Avon Books UK and Netgalley for the advanced c
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CloudOfThoughts_Books Keirstin
Someone You Know by author Olivia Isaac-Henry. This novel is shocking, intense and thrilling. Fast paced and great ending. The characters are well structured and the plot is thick. Great read!
Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for an arc copy of Someone You know in exchange for an honest review.
Jane Hunt
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This story is a fusion of family drama and psychological thriller and it works. Tess Piper is an unreliable protagonist, she is still grieving the disappearance of her twin sister twenty years later and lives her life on the edge as a memorial to her twin. She drinks and smokes too much and is estranged from her close family.

Told from the twins’ points of view, one historic and one present day, the background to Edie’s disappearance and its subsequent effect on Tess and her family’s life is expl
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Karen Barber
Feb 23, 2019 rated it liked it
On the surface this seems a fairly straightforward story...when they were fourteen, Tess’s twin sister disappeared. Nobody knows what happened to her - until her body is found years later and the case is reopened.
What we learn - through Tess’s investigations and Edie’s story told in flashback - is that the lives of these girls was far more complicated than we’re first led to believe. Their family harbours a number of secrets, some of which cause more of an effect than we realised.
This was a reas
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Jenna Morrison
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, netgalley
I was surprised to see this is Olivia Isaac-Hendry’s debut novel as it’s such a well written thriller with lots of twists and turns.

The narration is split between Tess in current day, and her twin sister Edie, in the lead up to her death. The characters are interesting but not always trustworthy, so it’s difficult knowing who to believe, especially in their friends and family.

The ending was hard to predict until the very end as you are lead down many different paths that turn out to be dead end
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Mary Lou
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: crime-thrillers
Someone You Know was a long read for me. The characters felt remote, and despite all my attempts to get to grips with it, all effort to work out who the twins were and why we were here was wasted while my head spun with too many back stories.
Sorry, lots of readers liked this but not for me.
Thank you to NetGalley and Avon Books UK
Kat
Nov 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A slow burner of a story that’s gradually builds up offering snippets of information about just what happened to Edie.Told in two different timelines and alternating between Tess and Edie's point's of view the family secrets and lies unravel more and more leading to a very twisted ending making the book a real page turner. It’s brilliantly written and has a well thought out plot, the characters are portrayed exceptionally making it a very engaging and compelling read. So if you want a good read ...more
Gary
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
A new author with a lot to offer going on this book. I read this in one day as I was so engrossed in it. A book full of suspense, waiting for something to happen but all the time the reader is drip thread additional information as the book flips from character to character and from present to past. Don't get put off by that as it is easy to follow.
Twenty years ago Tess Piper's twin sister Edie disappeared on her way home from school and Tess has always believed that her beloved sister was still
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Alison Richardson
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Twins, Tess and Edie Piper are fourteen years old and their close childhood relationship is changing. Edie is interested in boys and parties whilst Tess looks younger than her age and is only interested in her relationship with Edie. One day when coming home from school alone, having fallen out with Tess, the unthinkable happens and Edie simply disappears. Twenty years later the case has not been resolved but new evidence emerges and the police start asking questions again. Tess has never wanted ...more
Marion
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this one, Edie Piper disappeared on her way home from school one day, Tess her twin sister is devastated but never believes that Edie is dead.
That is until 20 years later when a body wrapped in plastic is found at the bottom of the local canal. Dna proves it is indeed Edie Piper.
Once again the police look into the circumstances surrounding Edies disappearance, her remaining family, Tess, her father, Aunt Becca and Uncle Ray coming in for intense scrutiny.
The story is told by fl
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Jayasree B
Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
The suspense was good, the plot great and the twists and turns kept me turning pages. Ray was a complete ass, Vince was an incompetent and irresponsible parent. And Becca was confusing. Tess on the other, the reader starts off with pity for Tess, but as you read, you really want to hit her on the head with a nice thick book. If only she drank more coffee, she would see what was right there under her nose. The fact that these characters can make you so passionately judgemental shows excellent wri ...more
Sally Coles
Feb 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Edie and Tess are twins but have drifted apart in teenage years, but when Edie disappears she is devastated. Twenty years on she gets the phone call she has always dreaded, a body has been found in a reservoir and they think it is Edie. The story is then told in two timelines Edie from 1998 and Tess from 2018, Tess has to come home and try to find out the truth of her sister's death...... but as the family secrets start to come out how close to home is it?

A good family saga/thriller there are p
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Karen Whittard
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dark, twisted, creepy, atmospheric, engaging, unputdownable brilliance. Read this book in 2019. I implore. You don’t want to miss this.
Julie
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways
A missing twin, a 20 year old mystery, deception, grief and confusion - what’s not to love?! I devoured this book in a couple of days. Being a twin I adore reading about other twin sisters and I can’t resist a good mystery. This story lived up to my hopes and kept me guessing until almost the end. A top read! #NetGalley
Juli Rahel
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
Aah, family! As Tolstoy said, 'Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way'. The difficulties of family have filled countless books and I have read a fair few of them across a wide variety of genres. But it's thrillers and mystery novels that really excel to bring out both the best and worst about family, which is why I am utterly loyal to novels like Someone You Know. Thanks to Avon Books UK and Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for ...more
Sarah Waldron
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to Avon books for this ARC in return for an honest review.

Tess Piper was lucky enough to grow up with a twin sister until the age of fourteen when her twin Edie disappeared. Tess has led her life running from her problems, hidden away in London for the last twenty years until she is forced to confront her worst fears when a body is found; and it’s Edie. The police are closing their investigation in on the Piper family which is forcing Tess to re-evaluate hurtful things from her past a
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Cedar Hollow Horror Reviews
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Publisher: Avon Books UK
Published: February 4, 2019
Pages: 336


Edie and Tess are trying to fit in. They live on the other side of the tracks, but they attend an upscale prep school. Edie is popular and Tess is a tag along. They're growing apart. They argue. They have different interests. One day after school, Edie goes missing. No one has seen or heard from her for the past twenty years. Tess thinks she ran off with her boyfriend.

One day Tess gets a phone call from her estranged father, saying a
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Elli (Kindig Blog)
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
When Tess’ sister Edie disappeared 20 years ago, the case went cold. Now her body has at last been discovered and Tess travels back to her hometown to find out what really happened to her. Who can she really trust from her past?

Someone You Know was a story that certainly kept me guessing – there are a lot of suspects and some completely believable red herrings throughout. I kept flipping through potential suspects in my head, panicking when someone in the book had the same idea I’d had before th
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Connie Fischer
Feb 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Tess, age 34, and Max have been together for nine years. They live together in the same flat, but are no longer a couple. She tends to stay out late at night partying with her friends and is about to lose her job due to her lack of participation.

Tess had a twin named Edie. When Edie was young, she went missing and now, 20 years later, Tess gets a call from her father saying the police have found her. Her body had been found in a canal wrapped in plastic and weighted down. The last time Tess saw
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Soozee
Jan 30, 2019 rated it liked it
This book was quite entertaining, and certainly keeps you guessing to work out whodunnit. The relationship of Tess and her family is quite tortured and I felt that as twins they would be fundamentally closer and I believe they would have looked out for each other more, even if they had different ideas of how to have fun. The characters just don't seem to develop very naturally and the relationships are not well portrayed generally. Tess and Edie's father is a very shadowy figure, and it would ha ...more
Margaret Duke-Wyer
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tess and Edie are twins and as such are very close, that is until the time comes when their uncle pays for them to attend a different school now that they have moved off the bad estate. Edie sees this as her opportunity to choose a different way; to speak better, make different friends, to grow up and have a boyfriend. Poor Tess is left behind and she is struggling and angry that Edie is not as close as she once was. To add to her cares, it is obvious that Edie is the favourite: certainly Uncle ...more
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