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I Know Who You Are

By Alice Feeney
 
Flat Iron Books
$27.99
ISBN 978-1250147349
Publication Date: April 23, 2019

I Know Who You Are

Review by Liz Gatterer

I Know Who You Are is the second novel from British author Alice Feeney.  Feeney is a terrifically twisted storyteller and her novels are wickedly entertaining.  I have read both of her novels and absolutely love her ability to create characters that are deeply flawed yet very relatable – at least to me.

Aimee Sinclair is an up-and-coming actress British actress.  Her career is taking off as her marriage is dissolving. When she returns home to find that her husband is missing – she doesn’t seem too concerned.  He has been quite an ass lately and it is almost a relief that he is not home.  But where is he?  It is all a bit strange.  The police don’t quite know what to make of the disappearance and they believe Aimee is hiding something – which she is, but it’s nothing to do with her husband.  Aimee’s secrets are her own and not even her husband knew them.  Or did he?

It is almost impossible to recap this novel without giving away key points, so I am not going to try.  Suffice it to say, you won’t see the end coming!  Feeney’s writing style is similar in some ways to Gillian Flynn – they both have very demented imaginations and are masters of the unreliable narrator genre.  As with Feeney’s first novel, Sometimes I Lie, we know from the beginning that we can’t quite trust the characters, but that doesn’t keep us from enjoying (in a nail-biting and psyche-cringing way) the story as it unfolds.  The moral of the story is, be careful what you wish for… you just might get it.