I Know You

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 28 May 2019

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I loved it! This book is a such a page turner I was glued to it. The story was pretty slow at the beginning and only in the last 10 percent there was some action but it's so hooking. I could not have predicted anything that happened. The ending was so shocking! It's a very good thriller but I will not look at social media the same way again.
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This book was so full of twists and turns, I never saw the ending coming! I thought I knew what was happening with Taylor and Anna, but, boy, was I wrong! The story was well written and was such an eye opener in this digital world we live in.
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Who's stalking who? This book kept me guessing the whole way through. I thought I had a major plot twist figured out but I was wrong! Love a book like this!
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This book is all about the negative aspects of social media. People are so busy with Facebook, Instagram, etc. Putting their who life out there for people to see. I for one am not of fan of this so just for that reason alone I loved this book. But it was a real page turner and the main character, Taylor, who is so lonely avails herself of this. As you read this book, which once I started it, I could not put it down till I found out who the true stalker was and I did not guess it till it was revealed. Looking back now, all the clues were there so for me it was great that I did not see this person as the stalker of Taylor. As far as the pitfalls of social media this book really explores and exposes all the negative aspects. I highly recommend this book for two reasons. One is it was a book full of intrigue and suspense and the other reason is making one aware of the negative side of social media and how one should be so carefully with what information they put on these sites. Also it was well written and I want to thank net galley for this ARC I got for an honest review. (less)This book is all about the negative aspects of social media. People are so busy with Facebook, Instagram, etc. Putting their who life out there for people to see. I for one am not of fan of this so just for that reason alone I loved this book. But it was a real page turner and the main character, Taylor, who is so lonely avails herself of this. As you read this book, which once I started it, I could not put down till I find out who the true stalker was and I did not guess it till it was revealed. Looking back now, all the clues were there so for me it was great that I did not see this person as the stalker of Taylor. As far as the pitfalls of social media this book really explores and exposes all the negative aspects. I highly recommend this book for two reasons. One is it was a book full of intrigue and suspense and the other reason is making one aware of the negative side of social media and how one should be so carefully with what information they put on these sites. Also it was well written and I want to thank net galley for this ARC I got for an honest review.
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Thank you to Crooked Lane Books and NetGalley for the Advanced Reading Copy of “I Know You.” 

This book was a page turner for sure, especially towards the end. There were multiple characters in the story but not so many that it was hard to keep up. Watching the relationships develop between Taylor and each of the supporting characters kept me interested. Taylor’s naive, unassuming personality was sort of endearing. She wasn’t your typical naive character that you feel like screaming at throughout the story. 

The chapters told from a different character’s perspective were really great sidebars, they were short & to the point and had me guessing right up until the last chunk of the book who was telling that part of the story. 

All around a solid novel that I would read again and would like to see made into a motion picture. 

All is well that ends well, right? Definitely a good read. Check it out. 


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Be careful what you post on social media! That seems to be the theme of this book. I feel like there are a lot of stories out there lately that revolve around social media stalkers. It's so creepy, it will definitely make you want to be more careful about what you put out there for everyone to see. 

Taylor has recently moved to London, her husband's home town, as she tries to rekindle her relationship with her husband after he cheated on her. Taylor struggles to make new friends and she tries joining a few new groups to meet people in her new city. One of her new friends may be stalking her, but which one? The book is told from Taylor's point of view and another's point of view that is following / stalking Taylor. 

This book was so captivating from the beginning. It was creepy, but also intriguing because we don't know who this other person is. It definitely kept me guessing until the end!
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An interesting thriller which revolves around social media. I found the book hard to put down as there was plenty of twists and turns and it did make me realise that I have done the right thing by not using social media. 

The characters are really interesting and I really felt as though I knew the main characters. 

The one major disappointment was the ending, which I found really predictable. All in all it was a worthwhile read
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I really enjoyed this psychological thriller, although a little bit far fetched but it is fiction, isn't it?

It kept me entertained from start to finish with plenty of surprises and enjoyable characters.
It's a fun pacey read that I would recommend.

Thanks Netgalley, the author, and the publisher for an ARC, I voluntarily reviewed this book.
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What a fanatically creepy read! This book is so relevant in terms of our social culture and it definitely made me think. I thought the story was very unique. I don’t know if it will stand the test of time due to the subject, but I really enjoyed it!
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This book grabbed me from the first page and I couldn’t put it down.  Taylor, who is from California, recently moved to England with her English husband, and she is very pregnant.  The story starts with Taylor looking to make friends in her new hometown.  She joins a walking group and a book club, where she begins to make friends.  The story’s atmosphere is ominous as we meet the new people in her life and follow their stories. This book is very timely about the way we post our lives on social media. This book was well-written and I could very well see it as a tv-type movie.  It is the first book I’ve read by this author, and it definitely won’t be my last. Recommended!
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Nothing is quite as it seems.
Who knew book clubs could be so unsuspecting and dare I say 'dangerous'. 
All she wanted was to feel accepted after all she's pregnant and lonely with a husband away on business.
Could the unthinkable truly happen right in front of her own eyes? Could these new friendships be developing into a plot to destroy her and her relationship with Simon?
Never post your private info on social media unless you want some stalkers, bots, and trolls....
Welcome to the New World....
Thank you to Annabel, the publisher, NetGalley, and Aldiko for this ARC in exchange for this honest review.
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Oh social media. You get us every time...

When Taylor Watson moves to London, she's in for a rude awakening. It's not the life she always pictured and now she's pregnant without her husband around. Once she finds a group of friends and things start to fall into place, strange things start happening on social media. 

Do you really know your closest friends? This book will have you second guessing that...
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This was my first read from Netgalley! This has some “Girl on a Train” vibes, partially I think because it takes place in England I think, but there are also these unexplained surprise connections between characters that seem familiar. I think this is better than “Girl on a Train” though.

This book alternates narrators. Some chapters are narrated by the main character Taylor and others are narrated by a stalker. The stalker chapters threw me off. At the beginning of the book, I swore I knew who the stalker was and who they were stalking, I was like “hmm, this isn’t a mystery…”. BUT THEN! I was wrong, on both accounts actually, and I’m so glad for that. I appreciate a thriller that isn’t as predictable as it seems. I have not been super impressed by these domestic thriller types (think also “The Couple Next Door” and “Behind Closed Doors”) because they feel unexciting and predictable, and while this is only a 3 star book for me, it was certainly better than those.

I didn’t particularly like any of the characters. I get that the author is British, but Taylor is supposed to be American and she doesn’t seem like it. She talks like she’s British and narrates like she’s British and that was a little frustrating. Her husband sucks, her new “friends” are catty and I’m not sure why she continues hanging out with them, and the one that isn’t catty is a male who’s in love with her. I like plot driven stories, and this was definitely character driven, but they characters weren’t very good, so it’s just not a great combination.

I also felt like the plot was way too slow. I know I just said it isn’t plot driven but I HATE when the plot only speeds up in the last 50 pages. This is more about the relationships between the characters than anything else.

I gave this story stars because it was an unpredictable thriller to me. It was a pretty easy read and the dual narrator gave it depth. I took stars away because the plot was slow and the characters aren’t interesting. I would recommend this book if you liked “Girl on a Train”, “The Woman in Cabin 10”, “The Couple Next Door”, and books of that genre.
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2 stars may seem a bit harsh for this book, it's more 2.5 really, very middling, not quite 3. 

This is an easy read and it moves along nicely, but there just seemed to be something missing for me. There wasn't really enough tension throughout and the baddie was rather laughable, more of a caricature. The main protagonist was forgettable if I'm honest, and secondary characters were written rather flat and cliche. I found it pretty obvious what was going on and the ending seemed rushed. 

This would be a good holiday read, a nice bit of escapism, but for me it didn't really work.
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That picture you posted?
I’ve seen it.
That location you tagged?
I’ve been there.
I know everything about your life . . .
And I’m going to destroy it.

If that doesn't pull you in, I don't know what will! I know you is a fantastic, page turner of a book that will leave you guessing until the very end.

The twists and turns take the reader on a ride they never want to get off until its shocking end.

Highly recommend this book !
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I loved this book, I was absolutely hooked and just had to keep reading. The story and the characters really intrigued me and it was very well written. I liked this story as it made me think about the characters and who was behind everything, I kept going backwards and forwards trying to work it out. There were some nice twists along the way. The only negative is how quickly things were tied up in the end which was slightly disappointing. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.
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Thoroughly enjoyed this book!  Good character development.  Was not sure where this was all leading, but the "reveal" took me by surprise.  Highly recommended!
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book, was one that I spent hours reading and didn’t want to put down. The way the book is written with the very different character personalities, really puts you inside the story.
I like the current and modern touch to this book, mainly regarding the use of social media and the consequences of over sharing!
The book focussed on lonely, pregnant and friendless Taylor who has moved with her husband (who works away a lot) from Cali to Croydon! She joins a walking group and book club to make friends and this how the story begins with Taylor making new ‘friends’ and one best friend called Anna, who she is desperate to be friends with!

I won’t give too much away beyond this,  for fear of spoiling this but I highly rate this book. It’s gripping and will keep you guessing right until the very end!
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This is one of those books that can have a pro and con list as a review. Such as; Pro: the extra star is because I was able to get caught up in the story and it's mystery. Con: Every few chapters we're reminded that the main character, Taylor, is from "the States" but there are so many things that left me thinking that not only do Americans not do or say that but I couldn't help but wonder if some would even understand what she was talking about. A big part of me is thankful the author didn't try to make her a stereotype, but the disconnect was a bit jarring. Speaking of Taylor, I just did not get her and really all the other characters as well. They're all crazy. And through most of it I began to think they were plotting together.
Taylor stalks someone she came across and uses loneliness as an excuse, she even throws in a "everyone does it" and "if you've never known loneliness you wouldn't understand." I know loneliness, yet I've never cared enough to track every detail (including their house) about a person I don't know. She also does a few creepy things that no one should think is a flattering idea. But then on the flip side she made her self so vulnerable that it's almost stupid.
The people she befriends are either vipers or so clingy that I can't even imagine sticking around at my most loneliest. As I said, they're all crazy and there is no "oh well that explains everything" type of wrap up, they're all still crazy and weird at the end.

Let's just say I did not stick around for the characters. It was a good story that might have been better if the characters had a bit more depth but I found it intriguing,
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I wasn’t sure what to think of this book in the beginning, but would not put it down. I’m glad I didn’t!  I will not give too much away but I couldn’t wait to see how this was going to play out. It kept my interest and kept me guessing. I do definitely recommended this book!
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