Didn't Finish · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Suspense · Thriller

I Know You Know by Gilly Macmillan. (2018).


I Know You Know by Gilly Macmillan. (2018).

**No stars as didn’t finish – read 81 of 357 pages**

20 years ago Cody’s two best friends, Charlie and Scott, were murdered. A man was convicted but decades later there are still questions. Cody is now a filmmaker and starts a podcast to look into the deaths. But many people, especially Charlie’s mother, don’t want the case reopened. When another body is found in the same location the boys were found, a new murder investigation starts. The detective was an investigator on the original case and must decide if the murders are linked.

I had a feeling about 30 pages in that this book wasn’t for me at all, but I wanted to give it a good go so I read to page 81 before I decided I wasn’t going to finish it. I really didn’t like the podcast transcript chapters – to be fair they would probably have *sounded* good if you were actually listening to it but to read them, it just didn’t flow for me at all. The other chapters were easier to read but I felt they were a bit all over the place and I just wasn’t interested. Reviews on Goodreads seem to indicate people really enjoyed this book or quite disliked it so it’s always worth giving it a go but unfortunately I just couldn’t finish it (noting it might have improved for me if I had read further but yeah not for me this time around).

*I used to feel bad when I didn’t finish a book but now I figure life is too short to force yourself to continue something you aren’t enjoying at all and it’s ok to just stop. And it doesn’t mean others won’t really enjoy this book just because it wasn’t working for me 🙂

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