Australian Author · Crime · Mystery · Suspense · Thriller

You Don’t Know Me by Sara Foster. (2019).

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You Don’t Know Me by Sara Foster. (2019).

**4 out of 5 stars**

Lizzie was 18 when she vanished, and Noah has never forgotten her. She was his first crush, his unrequited love. She was also his brother’s girlfriend. Noah’s brother Tom hasn’t been home in over a decade after leaving under a darkening cloud of suspicion, and now he’s back for the inquest into Lizzie’s death – intent on telling his side of the story. As the inquest looms, Noah meets Alice on holiday. They fall for each other fast and hard, but Noah can’t bear to tell Alice his deepest fears. And Alice is equally stricken – she carries a terrible secret of her own. Is the truth worth telling if it will destroy everything?

I quite enjoyed this novel. I really liked both Noah and Alice and was hoping they’d end up with a happy ending after all their respective troubles. The narrative alternates between Noah and Alice. Noah’s family were extremely dysfunctional and sounded like a nightmare to be honest haha. I did think Alice’s secret was fairly obvious, for me anyway, but I still appreciated her storyline; the love between her and her dad was really heartwarming. The plotline is a nice little mix of mystery, suspense, romance, family drama and crime; something for everyone!
I found the book really easy to read, I think it would make a perfect story to take along on a holiday.

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