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What She Knew
What She Knew: A Novel | Gilly Macmillan
Rachel Jenner is walking in a Bristol park with her eight-year-old son, Ben, when he asks if he can run ahead. Its an ordinary request on an ordinary Sunday afternoon, and Rachel has no reason to worryuntil Ben vanishes.The 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 Rachels newly married ex-husband to her mother-of-the-year sister. Inevitably, media attention focuses on Rachel too, and the publics 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 parents nightmares, but behind the familiar smiles of those she trusts the most.Where is Ben? The clock is ticking. . . . Tightly focused and fast-paced. You wont rest until you really know what happened.Lisa Ballantyne, author of The Guilty OneEvery parents nightmare. . . deceptively clever.Rosamund Lupton, author of SisterCompletely addictive. A nail-biting, sleep-depriving, brilliant read. Saskia Sarginson, author of The Twins
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Leahkl
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#roll100 what she knew - number 24

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DrLReads
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An engrossing quarantine read.

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EadieB
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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. The story is told in two POV, Rachel and the investigator, DI Jim Clemo. The book starts out slow but soon takes off and deals with the pain and panic of having a missing child. In the end the kidnapper was a surprise to me.

EadieB I'm looking forward to reading the next book in The DI Jim Clemo series, The Odd Child. I recommend this book to those who love thrillers. #WhatSheKnew #GillyMacMillan 1y
TheSpineView Great job! 👍📖📚 1y
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Annabelle22
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I gave this four stars on good reads. Overall the story was great and I really enjoyed this twists. I think the pace didn‘t necessarily agree with me, but that may just be a personal reaction!

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sparrowssavvy
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Really enjoyed this book. Definitely sucked me in and was quite distracting. I love a good mystery thriller

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BoleyBooks
What She Knew: A Novel | Gilly Macmillan
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Tackle the TBR 🤓📚 #boleybooks #whatsheknew #gillymacmillan #williammorrow #booklove #bookbeast
What are you reading? 😊

bookaholic1 Good book 2y
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Caffeinated_Reader
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#61 of my year. Going to check out this writer who has been on my tbr list and on my tbr shelf for many years.

Caffeinated_Reader Wow. That was a heavy read. I hate books that put children in danger and animals. This was all of that but a whole lot more. It had the feeling of realness to it. The emails and blogs gave the story an added touch of truth. I thought for sure I knew who done it and I guess once you zero in on a suspect you already lose because you put blinders on. I liked how everything was told. 2y
Caffeinated_Reader It was originally done. Although it was a tough story to read I really liked it and the way it was all pulled together in the end, though terribly tragic, was a sort of peaceful acceptance that you had to respect. I definitely recommend this book and also look forward to reading more by this author 2y
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
Burnt Paper Sky | Gilly Macmillan
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Mehso-so

This was likable enough.

It started of way-way too slow, the pace was often broken with over illustration of unnecessary things. (i really didn't care exactly what everyone was wearing or how their front garden looked)

But the overall story was cutting edge and the red-herrings believable enough to have me guessing until the reveal.
I really like how the author used different formats of social media to expand the story.

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
Burnt Paper Sky | Gilly Macmillan
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I think I'm back in the reading game.😁
Initially I struggled a lot to concentrateand just didn't find anything that held my attention.
But somewhere during the week something changed and last night I had to stay up to finish Bunt Paper Sky. And this morning I can't wait to pick up all my half finished books.

Thanks @Andrew65 this #Readathon made all the difference!
#EasterExtravaganza

Andrew65 That‘s great news and well done on that you all achieved 👏👏👏🙌🍾🥂⭐️😊 Thanks for playing along. 2y
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
Burnt Paper Sky | Gilly Macmillan
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I'm so excited for April #BookSpin

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#BookSpin : Burnt Paper Sky by Gilly Macmillan
#DoubleSpin : Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven
#TripleSpin : Coraline by Neil Gaiman

An excellent selection over every genre I picked except fantasy - but I believe last months #BookSpin quench my thirst for a little while. 🤨

Thanks again @TheAromaofBooks for organising this fun way to kill our TBR's

TheAromaofBooks In love with your collage!!! 2y
katy4peas Coraline is one of my very, very favorites!!!❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Enchanted_Bibliophile @katy4peas I'm excited to read it. I've been putting it off because I've seen the movie before I read the book. That's generally not a good thing for me to do. As I then tend to never get to the book. 2y
katy4peas I loved the movie too, but the book is much better and there are obvious differences between the two with some of the characters. Enjoy! 2y
Enchanted_Bibliophile Thanks @katy4peas. Now you've piqued my curiosity into reading mt #TripleSpin first 😊 2y
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MMFinck
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Solid good read. I enjoyed the two POVs. I liked the inserts of research about kidnapping. Great book for beach or plane. Very even, no dips.

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MMFinck
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Five books in first five weeks of 2020. I *think* it‘s been five weeks. Regardless, five books! And still my TBR topples. ;)

LoverOfLearning Amazing!!! I Am Watching you was really good! 2y
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Meghan1
What She Knew: A Novel | Gilly Macmillan
Mehso-so

Not my favorite. I thought the first 2/3 of the book dragged and there were a couple of plot issues, but I liked the ending.

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Meghan1
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This book is so frustrating. Have the police ever heard of tracing IP addresses?!?!?! Ugh!

bookaholic1 I hear you!! 3y
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bookaholic1
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Mehso-so

Book #2 of the new year...
This book was alright but it did drag in areas.

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bookstilbedtime
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❤️Marietta, GA
🧡35
💛I take books with me wherever I reasonably can. I read every night before falling asleep and anytime I get a few free minutes.
💚Married with a beautiful daughter
💙I‘m old-fashioned...
💜it‘s the same as my bookstagram handle

wine.tea._and_paper Oh this is a fun tag! 3y
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Jeannineth
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July TBR. Oh, where to start? As you can see I‘m a thriller lover!!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great stack!!! 3y
AutumnRLS Oh, I'm so torn between Hill and Tremblay! I just finished Head Full of Ghosts and it was fantastic. I also loved Hill's Heart Shaped Box. 3y
Jeannineth @AutumnRLS I chose The Cabin at the end of the World. I also have Head Full of Ghosts. ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
AutumnRLS @Jeannineth definitely let me know what you think! I've got that one coming in the mail. ❤ 3y
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Jeannineth
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After reading 3 sweet contemporary books in a row, I‘m feeling in the mood for a dark thriller. I‘ve read one other of her books and loved it. Happy reading!!

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j.rye
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1. Cabin time 😍
2. Too lame to follow that
3. Cucumbers and Italian dressing 🥒
4. 108F
5. @Blopez93 @GrilledCheeseSamurai

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Jenni_Capps
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After reading this book, my son is never leaving my sight. This is every parents worst nightmare, a missing child.
The book is written from Rachel (mother) and DI Jim Clemo and focuses on the pain and panic of the timeline for a missing child. It also shows how social media can twist perspective even when they don‘t have facts and hurt the parties involved.
I really enjoyed this read and didn‘t figure out the kidnapper so that‘s a plus!

Anna4031 I read (or rather, listened to) this one last year!! I actually sped up the audio so they could get the story out faster! It had me on the edge of my seat! 3y
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valeriegeary
What She Knew: A Novel | Gilly Macmillan
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Breakfast for dinner and then cozying up with a new book, a mystery novel from across the pond.

cobwebmoth Yum! 3y
Ericalambbrown Brinner is THE BEST! Those pancakes are gorgeous. Enjoy! 💕 3y
Cinfhen Yum!!!! 3y
Amiable I love breakfast for dinner! 😍 3y
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natelamak
What She Knew: A Novel | Gilly Macmillan
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A truly gripping storyline that had me wanting more. I was invested the whole time. I did find some of the characters whiny, but I found that the mixed POV was extremely helpful in keeping me interested.

I did see the ending coming though.

All in all, a great read that I would definitely recommend!

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RaimeyGallant
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Beautifully written. One of the POV characters was only relevant so we could see events through his eyes. Clues were threaded throughout for the red herrings, where the mystery's solution had very little pointing toward it. I would still rate this highly, because I don't think the mystery was the author's main purpose. This was a window into the life of a family broken by child abduction, & she deserves all the stars for having accomplished that.

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mydearwatson
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I started this novel earlier in the year and nearly regretted it; reading novels about missing children is probably not among the smartest things I do now that I have a child myself. I had to keep going, though; I had to find out what happened to Benedict Finch.

Full review at https://mydearwatsonbooks.wordpress.com/2018/08/28/what-she-knew/.

(Picture from #goodreads)

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Busha1984
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⭐⭐⭐⭐
Chilling. I can only imagine what it would feel like to have my child abducted in a matter of minutes. This book was a gripping, page turner.

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Thousand-Lives
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When a young boy goes missing, his mother is scrutinized and judged by the public. This is a spot on reaction in today‘s world of social media, don‘t you think?

I liked this book, but didn‘t love it. It twisted and turned as mysteries do, and kept me guessing, but I didn‘t find anything extra to set it apart within the mystery genre. I listened to the audiobook and may have liked it more had I read it. Still a pick!

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

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Jennick2004
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This entire book takes place in a week‘s time. Who can imagine what it would feel like to have your child abducted from you? To be ridiculed by the public, to question yourself as a parent? Powerful ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Thousand-Lives
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Spent the morning #audiobaking

My oldest son started kindergarten this week and it‘s been a hard adjustment for him. Hoping to cheer him up with some cookies when he gets off the bus this afternoon. These were my favorite as a girl - Rice Krispies, oatmeal, and chocolate chips! ☺️

readordierachel Hope he settles in soon! The cookies look delicious 🍪 4y
RavenLovelyReads Kinder is hard! Mine refused to ride the bus and refused school food. It was fun packing him fun lunches :) Hope he settles in soon. 4y
Tamra Hang in there mom & son! 4y
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Karen3 Mine cried everyday at drop off until 3rd grade. I feel your pain but there is light at the end of the tunnel. 4y
Thousand-Lives @Karen3 Awww, how hard that must have been for you both! Thanks for your encouraging words! 4y
kspenmoll Those delicious cookies should help! What a loving mom!❤️ 4y
DivineDiana There are sure to bring a smile to his face! 4y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Yummm...those cookies look and sound amazing!! 4y
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Jennick2004
What She Knew: A Novel | Gilly Macmillan
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Spent way too much time playing with Snapchat filters with my little, now it‘s time to read!!
#snapchat #filter

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Jennick2004
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Jennick2004
What She Knew: A Novel | Gilly Macmillan
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Borrowing this book from @MommyOfTwo and look at the amazing bookmark she gave me! 💙🦉

MommyOfTwo Yay! Bookmark by @Babiesandbooks 4y
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MommyOfTwo
What She Knew: A Novel | Gilly Macmillan
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I just started this book last night and it‘s going to be a fast read! I will try not to #RushRush 😊 #HeatOfJuly

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Chelsea.Poole
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This book was addictive. I couldn‘t put it down around the 60% mark. The author led me on so many different options of “who dun it” and each one was believable! I was on so many different tracks throughout of who is responsible for taking the missing boy, but I never did figure it out! (Usually I can see where these types of domestic thrillers are headed!) it‘s a #bookclub pick that we are discussing tomorrow at the library. Also, cheesecake 😋

RadicalReader @Chelsea.Poole red velvet cheesecake is the best!! Combines two terrific delicious desserts classic cheesecake and radiant red velvet 4y
Chelsea.Poole @RadicalReader agreed! It‘s my favorite from Cheesecake Factory! 4y
RadicalReader @Chelsea.Poole now we just need The Cheesecake Factory to make mixes for their cheesecakes to make at home 4y
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Chelsea.Poole
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#currentlyreading for #bookclub on Monday. I‘m halfway and some things have happened! I like it so far and I still don‘t know where this is going to go!

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peacegypsy
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And another “unputdownable” recommendation from Modern Mrs. Darcy. She‘s been right on every one, including this one. I am almost halfway through after starting it around noon.

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MommyOfTwo
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Oh my goodness @Avanders I am overwhelmed by how much you sent!!!! I have already received Splintered from another exchange but I will find a good home for it. I wasn‘t sure if we were supposed to show the book you chose so i kept it hidden. Thank you so much!! #CoffeeBeanBookClub

MommyOfTwo @Avanders there is a bookmark in your book choice. Did you want that to stay with the book? 4y
MaleficentBookDragon @Avanders always sends the BEST gifts. Amd that coffee is sooo good. 4y
Avanders Yay!! I'm glad you liked it all!! And I think that's a good idea to keep hiding the books ☺️☺️ As for the bookmark - up to you! If you want it, it's yours! If not, feel free to send it on 😉 @MaleficentBookDragon awww thanks lady 😍😘💖 I'm glad you liked the coffee! I'm a huge fan ☕️☺️ 4y
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suvata
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Mehso-so

I would rate this book somewhere between a two and a three based on this scale:
3 of 5 stars = I liked it
2 of 5 stars = It was ok

RaimeyGallant Good to know! 4y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Rachel Jenner and her son, Ben, are walking in Bristol Park when he ask if he can run ahead and she says yes. She doesn‘t think there is nothing to worry about but then Ben disappears.

This story delves into how the media and internet affects a investigation and the family who are victims of a crime. How every word they say and action they take is scrutinized and theorized about.

I really enjoyed the story and characters.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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That-Bookish-Hiker
What She Knew: A Novel | Gilly Macmillan
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Breakfast of champions. (Jk I really want some waffles right now).

Smrloomis Totally with you on the waffles 😂 4y
RadicalReader @That-Bookish-Hiker love waffles always wonderful 4y
That-Bookish-Hiker @Smrloomis @RadicalReader it‘s Thursday and I still haven‘t had waffles. ☹️ but there‘s always the weekend to fix that! Lol 4y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Tried to read but my attention keeps straying to the Argentina vs Iceland game.

#worldcup

TrishB Same 👍🏻 we‘re watching too 4y
KJHowe Can never have too much Messi! 4y
CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 4y
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Kshakal
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This book kept me guessing the whole time... just when I thought I had it figured out something unexpected would happen and make me rethink everything!! An enjoyable summer read!!

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auntlolo
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Just started this book tonight. Anyone read it yet?

BarbaraTheBibliophage Welcome to Litsy! 4y
auntlolo Thanks! Trying to figure it all out. :) 4y
Vertabrain I have this on my Kindle, but haven‘t read it yet. I‘ll look forward to hearing your thoughts. 💕 4y
auntlolo I really enjoyed it. I've had a lot of turns and you were questioning who actually did the kidnapping. I thought it was a good book 4y
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Maddycht
What She Knew: A Novel | Gilly Macmillan
Mehso-so

It was a slow start but I enjoyed it overall.

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Maddycht
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I‘ve made it halfway. The beginning was slow but I‘m enjoying now. Let‘s see how it ends.