What She Knew - Gilly MacMillan

What She Knew

By Gilly MacMillan

  • Release Date: 2015-12-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 246 Ratings

Description

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In her enthralling debut, Gilly Macmillan explores a mother’s search for her missing son, weaving a taut psychological thriller as gripping and skillful as The Girl on the Train and The Guilty One.

In a heartbeat, everything changes…

Rachel Jenner is walking in a Bristol park with her eight-year-old son, Ben, when he asks if he can run ahead. It’s an ordinary request on an ordinary Sunday afternoon, and Rachel has no reason to worry—until Ben vanishes.  

Police are called, search parties go out, and Rachel, already insecure after her recent divorce, feels herself coming undone. As hours and then days pass without a sign of Ben, everyone who knew him is called into question, from Rachel’s newly married ex-husband to her mother-of-the-year sister. Inevitably, media attention focuses on Rachel too, and the public’s attitude toward her begins to shift from sympathy to suspicion.

As she desperately pieces together the threadbare clues, Rachel realizes that nothing is quite as she imagined it to be, not even her own judgment. And the greatest dangers may lie not in the anonymous strangers of every parent’s nightmares, but behind the familiar smiles of those she trusts the most.

Where is Ben? The clock is ticking...

Reviews

  • Great suspense read!

    5
    By NewVeganite
    Took a couple of chapters to hook me, but was a turn pager to be sure!
  • Great!

    5
    By Briibert
    Great easy read! Mystery & drama. Couldn't book it down
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  • What She Knew

    1
    By Ruru3711
    Totally agree with Uprise 24. Took me a month to read this book. First time in 30 years I have looked at the end to see if I could trudge through the rest of the book to finish it.
  • Intriguing - can't put it down

    4
    By Hherrig
    Author captivated me & kept me intrigued from Chapter 1. She made me feel what the characters were feeling and you could feel the terror in the mother from the words that were written.
  • Kept my attention but the end fell a bit short

    3
    By Mjoypick
    Loved the story- true page turner! I felt like the end was incomplete. I'd definitely recommend this book but just wanted to button up all the story lines to give it more stars.
  • Incredible!

    5
    By MygiftsA&L
    Great book, a definite page turner and psychological thriller at its finest! Keep writing Gilly!
  • Very Slow

    3
    By Frustrating too
    This book was very slow. I struggled to get to the end. I would not recommend this book
  • Well-written . . . and terribly depressing

    3
    By Birdgirl2016
    This author creates characters who you care about - they matter to the reader from the very beginning. Telling the story through the first-person accounts of three different characters provides insight into each personality and describes vastly different perspectives on the same event. If you loved "Gone Girl," you will love this book. I should have absorbed the phrase in a review, noting "in the style of 'Gone Girl'" and avoided getting swallowed up by the unrelenting misery. I hated "Gone Girl" because of the lack of any redeeming outcome for any character at the conclusion. "What She Knew" provided the same sense of doom. Yes, the writing is effective, but be prepared for the feeling that there is no "winner" when you reach the last page.
  • Awesome book

    5
    By Caro-dream
    I honestly couldn't put this book down. It was great from start to finish.

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