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I Know You

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  213 ratings  ·  134 reviews
Sisters Bree and Alissa Walker share a special bond. Neglected by their parents, they have always looked out for one another. But one day, sixteen-year-old Alissa goes missing. When Bree discovers her green backpack with all her belongings, abandoned on the steps of their run-down trailer, she knows that something bad has happened …

Then she receives a chilling text message
Kindle Edition, 217 pages
Published April 12th 2019 by Bookouture
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Linda Strong
Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it

Bree and Alissa along with their brother, Tyler, did not have a terrific childhood. The dad is gone, the mother works all the time, leaving the kids alone a lot. As the oldest, Bree feels responsible for taking care of the family.

Then comes the day that 16-year-old Alissa goes missing. Her backpack is on the front porch. She's not answering her phone ...

Then she receives a text message. Someone has Alissa. And they want something from Bree. It becomes clear that whoever has Alissa knows their fa
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This is the second book I’ve read by the author, I loved Keep Her Close, it was one of those perfect binge worthy thrillers that you read in one sitting because it’s just so damn intense and fast paced that you can’t put it down until you finish. This one had that same great sense of urgency that kept me flipping pages but also really explored familial bonds and how they can have such a great impact on our lives and I really enjoyed that aspect, it brought something new and thoughtful to a reall ...more
The Book Review Café
I Know You is a relatively short read at 221 pages, but what it lacks in pages it certainly doesn’t lack in action, it’s what I consider to be a fast paced, quick moving thriller. The Walkers can only be described as a “dysfunctional family”, with oldest daughter Bree being the main care provider by default for her younger brother and sister Alissa and Taylor.

When Bree receives a text stating, simply, “find your sister”, the race is on to find sixteen year old Alissa before it is too late. Bree
Kat Dietrich

3.5 stars

I Know You by Erik is a psychological thriller.

First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Bookouture, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

My Synopsis: (No major reveals, but if concerned, skip to My Opinions)
Bree Walker seems to be the head of her family. Her Mom is working constantly to try and make ends meet, but it’s not enough to pay for three children and the trailer they live in. So Bree,
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
This story is very much about family bonds. More so the ones between siblings.

I had to feel sorry for Bree. She comes from a broken home where her dad is nowhere to be seen and her mother is working all hours just to put a roof over their head and food on the table. Even Bree has had to put a side any hopes and dreams while she works to help pay the bills and pretty much is bringing up her younger teenage sister. My heart really went out to her.

As soon as the story begins, trouble isn’t far behi
Yvonne (It's All About Books)

Finished reading: March 23rd 2019

"Whatever happened next was out of Bree's hands... and that was the most terrifying thought of all."

*** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Bookouture in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ***

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Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
What an utter disappointment. I Know You is poorly written with what appears to be a cobbled together and ridiculously improbable plot. The characters also left a lot to be desired as they very much lacked development. It is a fast-paced, easy read but time should've been taken to give the cast some relatable features as I had a real problem connecting to them or feeling anything for them and their situations. It doesn't come together as a cohesive whole making it rather disjointed, and although ...more
May 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller
Bree Walker is a young woman who always had to be the adult in the family. Growing up in less than ideal circumstances, it always fell to Bree to look after her younger siblings while her mother worked long hours to make up for the money her father drank away, or otherwise wasted. Before their marriage crumbled Bree's father was already mostly absent, other than to dole out abuse. Now that he is gone you would think it would be more peaceful but frequent family squabbles have little sister Aliss ...more
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My second book by this author and once again he had me captivated from the start.

Once you open this book, it’s impossible to put it down, because you are so under its spell, you just have to keep on reading.

I loved the way the author build up the tension and had me totally flabbergasted by the way he pulled off a heartstopping twist at the drop of a hat.

Sometimes you do not realize that something rather innocent you have done, can have such huge consequences, not only for yourself but for those
Joseph Souza
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great psychological thriller. Exciting twists and turns. I loved the family in this story. Very real. And that shocking ending! Fantastic!
Apr 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Siblings Bree,Alissa and Tyler Walker had a terrible upbringing. Life was tough,living in poverty on a run down trailer park with a mother who was always at work and a drunken,abusive father. Bree has always felt that it was her responsibility to take care of her siblings and keep them safe from harm.

Then one night after Bree and Alissa have a massive argument,Alissa runs away. Bree just assumes that Alissa has gone to her best friend Liz's house and she will return home once she has calmed down
Lel Budge
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Bree is the strong one in the Walker family….

The Walker family live on a trailer park, Cassie, the mother works two jobs to keep them. Jack, the father is a violent, unpredictable drunk who can’t keep a job for long. Bree is the eldest daughter and she and her brother Tyler look out for younger sister Alissa.

As usual, Cassie has kicked out Jack, Bree works at a grocery store to help bring money home, Tyler has moved out and Alissa is a hormonal teenager…..but then Alissa doesn’t come home….and B
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Bree and Alissa and Tyler have a rough live. They live in a dilapidated trailer with their mom who works two jobs to keep food on the table. Their abusive father only shows up to cause trouble. Bree, as the oldest, has tried to take care of her sister and brother but hasn't been very successful. After a long day at work, 22 year old Bree goes home to find that her 16 year old sister Alissa has been kidnapped and she doesn't even know where to start looking. She asks for help from her father and ...more
Mar 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller, netgalley
At only 221 pages, I tore through I Know You in one sitting. This story was an absolute page turner filled with twists and turns along the way. I was hooked from the prologue (which takes place eight years prior to the story) where we are introduced to Jack Walker (a drunk and abusive father), an absent mother who works two jobs just so the family can survive (and also puts up with Jack’s incessant drinking and abuse), and three siblings: Bree (oldest), Tyler, and Alissa, who are essentially rai ...more
Mar 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was the first book I’ve ever read from the author but it won’t be the last. I was very impressed after reading some books recently promising a thrilling experience and coming up very short of that. This was for the most part a mystery but the thrilling elements were there and it was really easy to get engrossed in the story. I usually write some notes to help me write my reviews, but I was so into this book I forgot to even jot any notes down. The pacing of the story was perfect. The storyl ...more
Apr 09, 2019 rated it did not like it
Thank You Netgalley for the digital galley.

Bree's sister Alissa goes missing and her brother seems to be the one to blame. This trailer park family is supposed to be about sticking together and being there for each other, but they show none of those values. The father is abusive, the mother is absent most of the time, the brother is selfish and only cares about himself, and the missing sister is just a lost soul in the mix. It felt like a lot of this book was tell and not show 😕.
The wording used
Apr 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019-reads
I Know You is centred around the dysfunctional Walker family. In the short prologue, the reader learns what they need to know about the father and his terrifying rule over the family.

When the reader moves into the main story, Bree, the eldest sibling, has just got home from work and is absolutely exhausted as she is literally working all the hours possible to keep the family afloat. However, whatever rest Bree thought she might get after her shift was abruptly ruled out when she received a chil
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Review can be found on my blog here:https://booksonthebookshelf.wordpress...


Thank you to the publisher for the eARC copy via NetGalley.


This was the first book I have read by this author and I quite enjoyed it. 3 children – Bree, Tyler and Alissa – are raised by their single mother who works two jobs to make ends meet. The eldest daughter, Bree, helps to look after her younger siblings especially her youngest sister Alissa. Their father is mean – he is neglectful, abusive and is an alcoho
Susan Hampson
Nov 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: author-reads
This is a pretty short book but packs a hefty story in those pages. The story begins with a family in a trailer park, lack of money and frayed tempers that lead to violence time and time again. Bree Walker, the oldest of three children has always had to take the role of little mother for her younger sister Alissa, now 16 years old while her brother had to toughen up from regular beatings from their dad.
Now there is only the two girls and their mother at the trailer but their mother works long ho
Dec 11, 2019 rated it really liked it

Bree, Tyler and Alissa didn’t have a good childhood with an abusive alcoholic father with a mother who works long hours as a waitress. Bree is left to ‘parent’ her siblings.

This is a story about family, heartbreak, secrets with sprinkles of feeling sinister with tension.

It also makes an impact and gets you thinking about how one tiny thing can have such an impact on someone elses life.


We have multiple characters which are fantastic. Bree, Tyler, Alissa etc.

Bree is an excellent cha
LJ (On The Shelf Reviews)
Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Bree and her siblings, Tyler and Alissa have had a tough childhood living in a trailer park. Their mum worked two jobs, their dad often drank and took his temper out on those closest to him.

Bree has become hardened over the years but nothing is stronger than her love for her little sister. Then Alissa goes missing.

Someone wants revenge on her family but Bree has no idea who or why but it’s up to her to bring her sister home.

So this is the second book I’ve read by Erik Therme and I have to say h
Samantha Gonsalves
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Talk about dysfunctional families and the Walker's are right on top of that list. This story strikes a very good balance between family drama & suspense, without getting too touchy/Feely which is something I really liked. I love how all the characters in here have their shortcomings and flaws, yet such strong personas. The plot is very very good! It's fast-paced, twisty and a real page turner!
I like how despite her age, Bree Walker shows such maturity, and rationality even as time is running out
Christine Marie
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC via netgalley in return for my honest opinion and review.
Although this novel is short page wise, it pacts a punch in a short amount of time.
The story begins with three children Bree Tyler and Alissa Walker who are apart of a dysfunctional and abusive family. The eldest Bree felt the need to step up and help around the house. Now she is 26 still living at home caring for her 16 year old sister and helping pay the bills. Then the worst imaginable happens...
I was on the edge of m
Emily Edralin karim
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the fast-paced drama and excitement of the book. It was one I could get through in just a few hours because the story moves you along quickly and leaves you with the desire to know what will happen next. It’s a short book so I won’t leave any spoilers but the story follows a damaged family in which, although relationships are strained, their bond remains strong (in their own way) in times of need in order to keep the family together. The story contains mystery, suspense and drama which ...more
May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Mystery + Family Drama = Good Read!

"They stick together because they know they can’t make it in this world without each other. That’s what it means to be a family.”

This book was a welcomed surprise. I thought it was going to be just another thriller but it was more about the relationship between family members. What stood out most for me was how Bree was the matriarch of the family but she was just the sister!?! She was the "glue" in the family. The Mom & Dad definitely had issues of their own a
Lori R.
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this suspenseful thriller!
It was a fast-paced, whodunnit story that kept me on my toes and kept me turning those pages.

When I wasn’t reading, I found myself thinking about the story, wanting to get back to it so I could find out WTH was going on.

This was my first read by this author and I look forward to reading more from him!
Apr 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
It took me a minute to get into this book. I felt like it was more thriller than my usual cozy mystery. Now that I think about it, there was no dead body till the end and I won’t spoil who.

This was a story about an abduction of a 16 year old girl from a trailer park. I knew there had to be a personal reason why the victim was taken since their family was around the poverty level. And since most abductions were about money, I figured this was personal. The mother spent most her time at work and
Apr 15, 2019 rated it liked it
I have seen lots of social media regarding this book and was fortunate enough to receive a copy from Netgalley. I haven't read any from Erik Therme before.
The issues raised of family abuse, lies, secrets and addiction were the base of the story.
The book was a quick read and kept me interested enough to continue until the end.
I would have preferred the settings to be more descriptive considering where some of the story was set. But, I appreciated the writing was concentrating on the personal st
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've read and enjoyed previous books by Erik Therme and was looking forward to read this new title.

This a fast paced gripping thriller with plenty of twists and turns that I didn't see coming. It deals with a dysfunctional family and how despite all the despair when danger looms the main character's devotion to her family and their well being is unquestionable.

Thanks #Netgalley, #Bookouture, and #ErikTherme for a chance to read this book.
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I found myself saying, "I didn't expect that!" more than I thought I would. I like reading books about dysfunctional families b/c they put my own life in perspective - Ha Ha! This book also reminds you that small moments in your life may effect your future more than you'll ever know. Great book!
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Erik Therme has thrashed in garage bands, inadvertently harbored runaways, and met Darth Vader. When he’s not at his computer, he can be found cheering on his youngest daughter’s volleyball team, or watching horror movies with his oldest. He currently resides in Iowa City, Iowa—one of only twenty-eight places in the world that UNESCO has certified as a City of Literature. Join Erik’s mailing list ...more

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