I Know It Was You
by G.N. Kearney
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Pub Date 31 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 17 Jan 2024
Level Best Books, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles
Lauren and Kane each harbor a dark secret. One of them believes their secret is safely buried, but the other is very much aware their skeletons share the same closet.
After Lauren experiences a traumatic assault, she returns to her small hometown of Lamington, Massachusetts. Finding a job in a local bookstore, she meets the charming Kane, a security consultant, and an immediate attraction sparks between the two. As their relationship develops, she puts her past behind her and looks forward to the future.
When Lauren finds a box of Kane’s hidden in the attic, long-buried memories are triggered. Faced with a discovery that makes her life a living nightmare and promises to destroy her hope of happiness, she takes matters into her own hands.
A dark psychological thriller that is perfect for fans of Lucy Foley, Lisa Jewell, Frieda McFadden, Shari Lapena, and Adele Parks.
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Great read! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this one! This book had a bit of everything! It had suspense, Action, intrigue, mystery, murder, revenge, rape, gas lighting, a great plot twist, and some crazy twists and turns! The storyline was very interesting and kept me glued to my Kindle! I definitely recommend reading this book as it was well worth reading! Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for sharing this book with me!
G.N. Kearney's "I Know it Was You" explores the depths of secrets and lies, meandering the shadowy corners of human nature in a gripping psychological thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.
The story centers around Lauren, a woman who, after a traumatic assault, returns to her hometown, seeking a fresh start. Kearney conveys the emotional weight of Lauren's past, immersing readers in her struggles and her determination to overcome the darkness that haunts her. Lauren's character is beautifully crafted, allowing us to empathize with her pain and root for her to find healing and happiness.
As she settles into her new life, Lauren meets Kane, a charming security consultant. Their connection is immediate and intense, drawing us into a relationship that promises love, hope, and a brighter future. The chemistry between Lauren and Kane is palpable. Kearney's portrayal of their evolving relationship kept me engaged and invested in their journey.
The narrative takes a thrilling turn when Lauren discovers a hidden box in the attic, unleashing a Pandora's box of long-buried memories. The book's title, "I Know it Was You," takes on new meaning as secrets resurface and the tension escalates. Kearney weaves a web of suspense, leaving us eager to unravel the truth behind the ominous box and the secrets it holds.
Kearney created an atmosphere of relentless suspense and unease in this novel. The story's pacing is well-crafted, building steadily to keep readers guessing while maintaining a sense of urgency. Kearney has a knack for creating an environment that makes it easy for us to immerse ourselves in the storyline.
The characters are multi-dimensional -- layers are gradually peeled back as the story unfolds. Kearney unveils their flaws, vulnerabilities, and hidden motivations. They became relatable and intriguing. I found myself more apt to connect with the characters on a personal level, making the emotional impact of the story even more significant.
Kearney explores themes of trust, trauma, and the consequences of keeping secrets. The story challenged me to confront my own beliefs about human nature and the lengths people will go to protect themselves and their loved ones. The psychological elements in the book are executed with precision.
The book's intricate plot and relentless suspense made it impossible to put down. I am looking forward to reading more from the mind of G.N. Kearney.
"A heart-pounding psychological thriller that will leave you breathless."
"A gripping tale of secrets, suspense, and shattered trust."
"An edge-of-your-seat journey into the depths of darkness."
"A maze of mystery and intrigue."
"A chilling exploration of the consequences of hidden truths."
"Taut and unputdownable -- a page-turner."
"Kearney has created a riveting thriller."
"A dark and atmospheric narrative that will haunt your thoughts."
"A mind-bending psychological puzzle that keeps you guessing."
"A rollercoaster of emotions, from fear to redemption."
"A tale of duplicity and deception that will leave you questioning reality."
"A race against time with unexpected twists at every turn."
"Kearney's writing will leave you craving more."
"A thrilling descent into the human psyche."
"A harrowing exploration of the fine line between guilt and innocence."
"G.N. Kearney's storytelling takes center stage in this dark thriller."
"Prepare to be haunted by the secrets within 'I Know it Was You.'"
"A haunting journey through the shadowy corridors of the mind."
Dark thriller that has you hooked!
Lauren and Kane meet after she has suffered a terrible night-time attack. They get married, as she believes he has saved her sanity, but she doesn't really know him.
As the story progresses, and more victims are discovered, it is a race against time to stop the attacker from continuing, with Lauren at the heart of it all.
The cover is what drew me in and I’m so glad I was able to read this. It had a great thriller aspect and the concept worked well overall. The characters had a great feel to it and I was glad that I read this. G.N. Kearney has a great writing style and can’t wait for more.