Today I am taking part in the books on tour for What I Know by Miranda Smith. This was released on the 24th of June, published by Bookouture.
What I Know by Miranda Smith
Release Date: 24th of June 2020
Print Length: 336 pages
Genre: Psychological Thriller
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My brother was thirteen the first time he tried to kill me.
These days, Della is a loving wife, a dedicated teacher, a woman trying to do her best. She has put her past far behind her. But she hasn’t forgotten the lessons she learned.
It’s just a regular morning when Della welcomes Zoey to her English class. She treats her like any other new student: assigns her a desk, hands out the work. But then she meets Zoey’s cold, calculating eyes and freezes as terrifying memories threaten to overwhelm her.
Della knows what evil looks like when it hides behind a confident smile. Her own brother, the town’s darling, couldn’t keep his true nature hidden for ever. Della has been watching out for people like him ever since, determined to stop them before it’s too late.
When a student is viciously attacked and Della is sent a detailed account of the crime, she’s more convinced than ever that Zoey has darkness inside her.
But to make people believe her, she needs proof. Will she risk everything to get it? And without it, can she be sure she’s right?
Prepare to be hooked by this dark, gripping crime thriller, perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter, Gillian Flynn and Rachel Caine.
”My brother was thirteen the first time he tried to kill me”
What a way to introduce a book! This first sentence of the blurb had me hooked right from the get go and I could not wait to get stuck into it. Chilling, thrilling and downright terrifying, What I Know will have you completely enthralled from beginning to end.
Miranda has crafted a dark tale that had me completely on edge throughout its entirety. There is so much tension and suspense that is built up along the way, that there was no way I was able to relax while reading it. Miranda had me on the edge of my seat at all times, while furiously flicking the pages on my kindle to see how it was all going to unfold.
The characters are all well rounded and have been written well. I was able to relate to Della and could feel the intensity of her obsession in trying to expose Zoey, as well as her frustrations when no one would really listen to her concerns. She really was quite an interesting character and was very believable.
I enjoyed the structure of the book and how it alternated between the past and present, giving the reader insight into how it felt for Della growing up with her psychopath brother Brian, for it to then switch back to the present as old wounds are brought back to the surface for Della with the arrival of Zoey.
There is one thing though that I would have liked to have seen and that would have been dedicated chapters for Brian and Zoey to really get into their minds, but the way it has been set up still works all the same.
All up, What I Know is a fast paced, thrilling enjoyable read that will have you up until all hours. Miranda has done a great job with the book and I look forward to reading what she comes up with next.
Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Miranda Smith for allowing me to read an advanced copy of What I Know which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes and Noble & Waterstones if available. As I am from Australia, unfortunately, I am unable to
add to Amazon UK.
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Let’s Get to Know Miranda
Miranda Smith writes psychological and domestic suspense. She is drawn to stories about ordinary people in extraordinary situations.
Before completing her first novel, she worked as a newspaper staff writer and a secondary English teacher.
She lives in East Tennessee with her husband and three young children.
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