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I Know Where You Live

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Violet Hilliard grew up in a family where silence became equated to denial. No longer willing to perpetuate the lie, Violet becomes empowered by her new found resolve. But the consequences of such actions not only affect Violet but also the dynamic between the women in her family.

“I know that you know more than you’ve ever let on.”

Told in multiple POV and a shifting timeline, the plot builds as it is based on reliability and experience of each narrator. There is no question about the violation and its reverberating effects. What transpires is about finding a voice and healing, but also the continued abuse wrapped in denial. With multiple characters having motives, narrowing down the exact culprit is unraveled by secrets.

In this character driven mystery thriller, the layers of generational damage are evident. Though certain inactions made these characters unsympathetic, there is also a reality to it. As for Violet, her progression was intriguing but it also made me wonder how long it could last without permanently changing her. For me, Rose’s POV was the strongest and pivotal to a resolution.

I Know Where You live is about survival and vengeance. This book would appeal to those seeking a fast-paced suspenseful read.
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This book was fantastic! I really enjoyed it and it kept me guessing throughout, which is difficult for most books to do. I felt like I connected with the characters and really enjoyed the plot!
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Another great read from Gregg Olsen! I have read almost all of his books. Once you pick one up you can't set it down. If you pick this one up make sure you check trigger warnings. This is a harder subject to read but he writes it so well and there is healing. I would highly recommend this book.

Thank you NetGalley and Thomas & Mercer for allowing me to read  this ARC.
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I love Gregg Olsen books and this one didn't disappoint! This one isn't an edge of your seat type of book, more of a slow burn but I definitely stay interested and had to know what happened! There are triggers of rape and incest.
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Thanks to Netgalley for a copy of this book for an honest review.

What a twisted family this is!! Interestingly there is not one likeable character...maybe Zach but he is so ineffectual that I don't think he counts! Book is a little long but a good read.
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I Know Where You Live" was the 3rd novel that I have read by Gregg Olsen. Though this wasn't my favorite book of his, it was still a well written story that was dark & disturbing.
The author told the story using multiple points of view with a non-linear timeline.
I am looking forward to reading what Mr. Olsen decides to write next. Overall still a four star read!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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A heart breaking novel that makes you route for the “bad guy.” This new tale from Gregg Olsen was hard to read and hard to put down.
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Deep and dark, I Know Where You Live was absolutely riveting. Olsen is a favorite of mine and a go-to for a damned good read. Rose, Violet and Lily have some dark family history that pops up to the surface as Violet is getting married and it spirals from there. I was shocked so many times and kept throwing those curveballs. Fantastic!
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I found myself unable to connect with any of the characters. They lacked definition and details that allowed them to connect to the reader. It felt like the story was pieced together without adding any depth. There are triggers in this book that I was not prepared for.
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A very hard subject can be a trigger for most but it still is a very good book! Fast paced, pager turner for sure. Never disappointed by this authors books. Very well written!
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Seriously good. I literally couldn't put it down and finished it in one night.

This book is on a very serious subject and will be hard for people who have experienced child rape. But I think it's important to get the story out how family members react to the situation and not in a good way. So many people want to just act like it didn't happen.  This book can get people to understand they should and can stand up to the perpetrator.

I'm a huge fan of Gregg Olsen's writing but this really was exceptional. It can shake things up for some people and change their lives.
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Although it took me roughly a week to read this book, it was simply because I’ve been so busy with work and Christmas shopping. I didn’t want to put it down and could have easily finished it in a day or two. The story centers around some dark and hard to swallow topics but the point of the book (in my humble opinion) is transformation. That if you want to be defined by something other than your trauma, you have a choice to make — keep it hidden or face it head on. Even if that means burning everything to the ground. 
Another huge plot point is revenge. Not the tit for tat type of revenge but revenge meant to provide the kind of justice and life-altering change not often provided by the legal system. Soul freeing. Chain breaking. A lifting of generational curses. 
There are characters you will despise but also others you’ll praise. The hardest part of getting to know each one is the realization that they could be anyone in our own lives - a neighbor, the librarian, the sweet older man who bags our groceries. We don’t know the dark secrets, hidden in the deepest corners of our perceived reality. 
Gregg takes a tough subject and expertly crafts a story that ultimately makes you wonder what you would really do in the same situation. We all may think we know how we’d handle a multitude of scenarios but until we’re actually living it…how can we know for sure. One lesson from this book is to be slow to judge and quick to help a friend in need.
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Violet knows that time is a futile healer. When she thinks of her happily married grandfather—a predator lovingly referred to as Papa—the feelings of rage and betrayal still swell. Her younger sister, Lily, just discovered the numbing truth about him. Their mother, Rose? She can’t believe it. Not Papa. Leave it alone, Violet. Focus on the now.
When Papa suffers a sudden, and suspicious, fatal heart attack at Violet’s wedding, she can barely conceal her joy. Maybe the fellow survivor at her support group is right: moving on is possible only when monsters are removed from society permanently. Violet is focusing on the now. Even if doing so calls for extremes.
For herself, and for the sake of other victims like her, Violet is reclaiming the power stolen from her as a child. Predator by predator, she’s coming for them. It’s intoxicating. It’s liberating. But the secrets she now keeps, and the lies she must tell, come with a price.

This is a brilliant read.
Wonderful well written plot and story line that had me engaged from the start.
Love the well fleshed out characters and found them believable.
Great suspense and found myself second guessing every thought I had continuously.
Can't wait to read what the author brings out next.
Recommend reading.

I was provided an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher.  This is my own honest voluntary review.
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This is a pretty heavy subject, and so it took some time to read through this one. I can't say this is one of my favorite's by this author (absolutely LOVED Starvation Heights), but the subject matter is insane.

The characters, well, I could not like them - any of them! But overall, it was an okay read. One of those, I read it, and won't read it again books. 

3.5 stars
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Gregg Olsen does it again! As someone who lived on the Kitsap Penninsula for several years, I love the way he accurately captures the environment,  which lends perfectly to the storytelling. This book weaves an intricate tale of a family who by all appearances are picture perfect. The family secret brought to light brings about anger, guilt, revenge, and redemption. What I will say is the reader has to pay close attention to the female main characters. They all have flower names and can be quite confusing as to who is who. This book will not dissapoint!
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Short synopsis: Violet refuses to invite her Grandfather (known as Papa) to her wedding, he shows up anyway and suffers a sudden and fatal heart attack. Truths of Papa come to light that have been deeply buried, and they are horrifying. 

My thoughts: As I finished the last of this book, I’m sitting here somewhat numb and completely sick to my stomach. Sick because while this story is fictional, these situations are not made up. There are so many children put in this world who have been put in these unimaginable situations. We as a society have to do better. We have to watch for abuse, for mistrust and we have to take action. 

This book would be a very challenging one to write. Told from the perspective of sexual abuse survivors, and written by a man. Normally I would run and hide from that combo, but I’m here to say Gregg Olson told this story so well. This book has some very dark and heavy topics, beginning on page one and doesn’t relent. 

Make sure and check the triggers on this! Rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse of a child, abuse, murder

Thank you Uplit Reads and Thomas and Mercer for this book. Pub date was Nov 15, 2022 so this is out now!
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I found this book to be intense at times. I will say that I did not see the ending. The characters were very relatable. It surprises me what we do when trauma comes into play. The question is can you ever heal and do people ever change.
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𝘛𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘦, 𝘨𝘳𝘪𝘱𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘥𝘢𝘳𝘬!

Talk about an intense ride, this book will keep you at the edge of your seat. I discovered recently Greeg Olsen’s books and his writting is simply fantastic, this story was no exception. Heavy topics but very well written, I highly recommend!

Thank you UpLit Reads for this tour invite and #gifted copy.

𝗜 𝗞𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲 by Gregg Olsen released November 15, 2022.

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Gregg Olsen was able to write a story on a very difficult subject that gives a lot of food for thought and while you read it, you feel anger, hate, and the need to hit back, with care, and then you remember it's fiction. I Know Where You Live might be fiction but is also the reality for so many men and women throughout the world. They must be told that there is help and that they should be heard!
I thank the author, his publisher, and NetGalley for the ARC.
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This book was wayyyyy longer than it ever needed to be. I still enjoyed it but I feel like it needed a lot of editing
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