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What She Knew
by Gilly Macmillan
From The Jacket:New York Times bestseller Nominated for an Edgar Award in Best Paperback Original category, 2016 International Thriller Writers Thriller Award finalist in Best First Novel category, 2016 Indie Next Pick for December 2015 Target Book Club Pick for December 2015 LibraryReads List Pick for January 2016 Rachel Jenner is walking in a Bristol park with her eight year old son, Ben, when he asks if he can run ahead. Itís an ordinary request on an ordinary Sunday afternoon, and Rachel has no reason to worry, until Ben vanishes. 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 Rachelís newly married ex husband to her mother of the year sister. Inevitably, media attention focuses on Rachel too, and the publicís 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 parentís nightmares, but behind the familiar smiles of those she trusts the most. Where is Ben? The clock is tickingÖ
Highly recommend! Gilly Macmillan captures the emotions of a mother who makes a simple decision to let her 8 year-old son run ahead of her, only to arrive at the swing set to find him missing. Macmillan also shows the raw emotions of DI Clemo, the lead detective, distraught as he rushes against the clock to find Ben. He knows better than anyone that time plays a critical role and that time is his enemy when it comes to a favorable outcome.
by-linda 2016/10/31, 11:11 PM

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