“Sometimes it only takes one person to believe in you to change your life forever. Sometimes it only takes one person not believing in you to destroy it.”
Published in 2019, I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney follows Aimee Sinclair: the actress everyone thinks they know, but they can’t remember where from. Except one person. Someone who knows Aimee very well, and what she’s done…
When Aimee comes home and discovers her husband is missing, she doesn’t seem to know what to do or how to act. The police think she’s hiding something. And they’re right, she is. But perhaps not what they thought. Aimee has a secret she’s never shared, and yet, she suspects that someone knows. As she struggles to keep her career and sanity intact, her past comes back to haunt her in ways more dangerous than she could have ever imagined.
I have read so many reviews about this book recently, and they all said the same thing: watch out for a messed up ending! Some have loved it, and others have hated it. So I really prepared myself to be disappointed, although also really excited to pick up another Alice Feeney book after loving her others so far.
Feeney is an absolute Queen of deception which is what makes her books so engaging, as you know to expect the unexpected and to question who every character really is. I love that there’s always an element of false identification as it always gets my mind racing as I try to come up with the most bizarre outcomes to try and predict what masterful twists Feeney has thought of this time.
The ending of this one is definitely a conversation starter. Of course it shocked me because it was so far from any of my expectations that I didn’t even consider it as an option. Usually, I love a disturbing twist and when a book takes it goes a step too far. But this one didn’t sit well with me. Sure, it works. But if you know, then you know what I mean.
However, it didn’t change my opinion of the rest of the book at all, which is a gripping, fast-paced, cleverly-constructed and addictively dark read that’s hard to put down. Feeney is definitely one of my favourite authors and I still appreciate her daring writing.