Wednesday, May 11, 2016

What She Knew by Gilly MacMillan

Ben is missing, Rachel his mother is frantic as well as a suspect, and the police are doing all they can but have no good leads at first.

WHAT SHE KNEW is told in alternating voices...Rachel and Jim

Jim is the detective assigned to the case.  We find out that Jim has problems of his own that may have affected the case, but he is a good detective. 

Rachel also finds out that her sister has kept a family secret  since their childhood and once she reveals the secret, it adds more stress to the kidnapping situation.

WHAT SHE KNEW kept me glued to the pages.  

Ms. MacMillan turns the nightmare of a missing child into a thriller that had me suspecting one person and then another, but I still ended up not guessing who the kidnapper was.

The characters were portrayed exactly as I would suspect they would have felt and would have reacted in a situation such as this.  

Ben's mother continued to look for clues even though the police asked her to not do so.  A mother’s love and persistence kept her from listening and Rachel kept on with her own investigating.

As WHAT SHE KNEW continued, you are as edgy and anxious as the book's characters and hope that even the smallest clue will lead the police to Ben.

TENSE is the word I would use to describe WHAT SHE KNEW with it being more tense as the book neared its end.

WHAT SHE KNEW is a marvelous debut filled with intrigue, dread of the unknown, and which addresses a situation that would cause anyone to fear the worst.

Read and Enjoy!!  4/5

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.


  1. Have you read this book?

    I finally got to it and so glad I did.

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. Hi, Elizabeth - Great review. I also reviewed this one with the same rating as you. Yes, I remember it was 'tense'.
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

    1. Glad we used the same word.

      Thanks for stopping, Diane.

  3. I just got this one after drooling for it for a while, now. I'm not sure when I'll read it, but I've seen so many raves about it that I had to have it.

    1. Glad to hear you the book.

      ENJOY when you read it.

      Thanks for stopping, Kathy.

  4. If you enjoyed this one you might like "Remember Mia" also about a child that goes missing and a mother who can't remember things.

    1. Thanks for the recommendation.

      Thanks for stopping, Susanne.

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    1. Hello Sarah.

      Thanks for stopping.

      It was quite good.