I Thought I Knew You by Penny Hancock

400 pages
Published March 7th 2019 by Pan Macmillan and Mantle
About the Book:
Jules and Holly have been best friends since university. They tell each other everything, trading revelations and confessions, and sharing both the big moments and the small details of their lives: Holly is the only person who knows about Jules’s affair; Jules was there for Holly when her husband died. And their two children – just three years apart – have grown up together. So when Jules’s daughter Saffie makes a serious allegation against Holly’s son Saul, neither woman is prepared for the devastating impact this will have on their friendship or their families. Especially as Holly, in spite of her principles, refuses to believe her son is guilty.

The Fens are known as England’s holy land for a reason. If there’s one thing this land isn’t short of, it’s places to worship. Places to seek forgiveness from the opium-taking and the drinking and the rape and the deviance.

This book is an exemplary example of the suspense novel. It was filled with a discreet number of characters with an important connection between them. There are plenty of twists and turns, some of which you can see coming and some of which absolutely blindside you.

I had not heard of this author before and I am not sure how that's possible. The author writes a thrilling page turner. She is not afraid to create characters that feel real in their flaws and redemption. The pace of this book was the perfect speed and and had the perfect flow.

Nice to discover a new author in the literary suspense genre. Looking forward to reading more from this talented writer. If you like mystery or suspense novels, this is a book for you.

Thank you NetGalley, Penny Hancock, Pan Macmillan and Mantle for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.

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