I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney
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|I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney|
|Reviewer: Sue Magee|
|Summary: Twisty, turny: you're not going to know who to believe or what's going on. A cracker.|
|Buy? Yes||Borrow? Yes|
|Pages: 384/10h14m||Date: May 2019|
|External links: Author's website|
Aimee Sinclair is just on the edge of making it big time as an actor. Right now she's the sort of person whom you think you know but can't quite remember where from, but that's all about to change. That's a little worrying for Aimee as life has changed for her before and she knows that she's not really Aimee Sinclair, she's Ciara: Aimee is simply the name she was forced to take when she was snatched as a child. That's not at the front of her mind though when she comes home one day and finds that her husband, Ben Bailey, has disappeared. Disappeared completely. Along with considerable funds from their current account.
You probably won't warm to Aimee: you might even wonder, as I did, if she's on the autistic spectrum, but then you think back to what she's had to go through and you try to imagine how you would have coped. She's very rational, encountering every problem head on and she knows that ignorance isn't bliss, it's fear postponed to a later date. She has no family that she knows of and friends are in short supply. There's no shortage of competitors and fellow actor Alicia White will go to any extreme to unnerve Aimee and even her co-star, Jack Anderson might not be all he seems.
In fact no one seems to be quite who they appear to be. Even the Inspector who is investigating Ben's disappearance looks rather childlike in comparison to the detective constable who accompanies her. Aimee consoles herself with the thought that she just pretending, as she has been all her life. Nothing fundamental has really changed.
Did I enjoy the book? Yep - I did. I didn't really have time to think about what was happening. By the time you get to the bottom of the first page you know that your real problem is getting the page turned over quickly enough. The characters are all convincing, which is saying something when so few of them are who they really appear to be and just about every chapter brings a shocking twist. I wasn't completely convinced by the denouement, but it didn't spoil my enjoyment of the book and I'll be looking a Alice Feeney's back catalogue as well as looking forward to her next book.
I'd like to thank the publishers for making a review copy available to the Bookbag.
Want another cracker? Try Alice Feeney's first book.
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