Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Review - I Know Where She Is by S. B. Caves

I Know Where She Is by S. B. Caves
Published August 14th 2017 by Canelo
Star Rating - ***.5
Goodreads Challenge - 48/50

I received this eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis from Goodreads 

An explosive, gripping thriller for fans of Karin Slaughter, Linwood Barclay and Karen Dionne, don’t miss this heart-stopping debut.

On the tenth anniversary of her daughter Autumn's abduction, Francine receives an anonymous note containing just five words: I KNOW WHERE SHE IS

When a young woman approaches her the next day claiming to have sent the letter Francine wants to dismiss it as a cruel, twisted joke.

But the stranger knows things that only Autumn would know.

It soon becomes clear that Francine must go to dark places in order to learn the truth about her child’s kidnapping.

She will discover that danger comes from unexpected sources. She will do things she never imagined herself capable of.

But will Francine get her daughter back – or is it too late?

My Thoughts 

This story was definitely enthralling and it kept me hooked throughout, so much so that I managed to complete it in a day. Although, please be warned some may find the content triggering.

This is the story of Francine whose daughter was kidnapped 10 years ago. We open with Francine receiving a note echoing the title of the book 'I Know Where She Is'. We then follow Francine's journey as she follows the note and it's sender in the hope of finding her daughter.

I definitely enjoyed the story. I found it to be quiet thrilling and, as I said before, it kept me hooked throughout. The chapters were short which is something I like in thrillers. I find this keeps the story moving at a fast pace and I always find myself saying just one more. Also, to me Francine came across as a slightly unreliable narrator, especially at the beginning and this also kept me engaged with the story as I didn't always know what to think.

Although I did enjoy the reading experience there were a couple of things I struggled with throughout. I thought there were some aspects of the plot, which I won't mention specifically because of spoilers, that I found a bit too far fetched. To me they felt somewhat too easy to accomplish and therefore unrealistic. I also felt some plot points weren't explained in as much detail as I would of liked them to be, again I won't mention to much because of spoilers, and I would of liked a bit more of Lana' s story.

That being said I did enjoy the characters. I liked the fiesti
ness and perseverance both Francine and Autumn displayed. They both had strong personalities, especially Autumn, and they didn't give up easily. Which are traits I always like in female characters.

Overall I found this to be quite an enjoyable read. It kept me engaged throughout and I would defini
tely recommend it to people looking for a good page turner.

Overall Rating (3.5*)

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