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I Thought I Knew You

Author: Penny Hancock  

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Who do you know best? Your oldest friend? Your child?And who do you believe when one accuses the other of something terrible?

Who do you know best? Your oldest friend? Your child? And who do you believe when one accuses the other of something terrible?

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Who do you know best? Your oldest friend? Your child?And who do you believe when one accuses the other of something terrible?

Who do you know best? Your oldest friend? Your child? And who do you believe when one accuses the other of something terrible?

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Jules and Holly have been best friends since university. They tell each other everything – trading revelations and confessions, and sharing both the big moments and the small details of their lives: Holly is the only person who knows about Jules' affair; Jules was there for Holly when her husband died. And their two children – just four years apart – have grown up together.

So when Jules' daughter Saffie accuses Holly's son of a terrible crime, neither woman can possibly be prepared for what this means – for their families or their friendship. Especially as Holly refuses to believe her son is guilty.

For fans of He Said, She Said and Anatomy of a Scandal, Penny Hancock's I Thought I Knew You is about secrets and lies – and whose side you take when it really matters.

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Critic Reviews

You'll probably want your friends to read it so you compare notes - were you Team Holly or Team Jules (or both, alternately)? And when you've finished discussing the book, you'll make extra sure you part on good terms WI Life This is a great example of 'grip-lit', where the narrative pull is strong Literary Review A fabulous premise, expertly delivered . . . constantly leaving you on edge and fearful for characters you care about -- Craig Robertson, author of Random and The Photographer A wonderfully nuanced, captivating page-turner -- Paula Daly, author of Just What Kind of Mother Are You? and Open Your Eyes The best books force you to question yourself. Penny Hancock's thought-provoking, morally complex novel, I Thought I Knew You, explores friendship and motherhood put to the ultimate test. Long after it ends, you'll still be tying yourself in knots asking, 'Well, what would I do?' -- Tammy Cohen, author of When She Was Bad and They All Fall Down This emotive and thought-provoking book will l keep you guessing to the end Woman's Weekly Guaranteed to send chills down every mother's spine, cutting to the heart of what it means to be a parent. It's also an incredibly clever, nuanced analysis of female friendship and its limits . . . Beautiful, highly atmospheric prose and superb plotting -- Kate Rhodes, author of Hell Bay and Burnt Island Emotionally compelling, I Thought I Knew You gets under the skin of the conflict between family and friendship, loyalty and suspicion when a terrible crime is committed. The portrayal of a lost teenage boy is heart-wrenching, while both sides of the story are painted with equal plausibility, leaving only instinct and unflinching maternal love -- Debbie Howells, author of The Bones of You and Her Sister's Lie Thought-provoking . . . The characters' dilemma really does leave you on a knife-edge -- Michelle Frances, author of The Girlfriend and The Temp A standout novel that blends irresistible characters with an engaging plot Woman & Home A truly compelling story that captures exactly the complexity of friendship and motherhood and how everything we think we know can be challenged in one heartbreaking instant . . . Wonderful -- Jenny Quintana, author of The Missing Girl Brilliantly written and totally gripping. I loved it -- S. J. Watson on Tideline Enthralling and addictive with relationships so real I can't believe they're not still continuing somewhere . . . Utterly brilliant -- Lisa Jewell

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About the Author

Penny Hancock is the author of Tideline, a Richard & Judy bookclub pick, The Darkening Hour and A Trick of the Mind. She works as at Anglia Ruskin University, supporting students with their writing, and lives in Cambridge. She is married with three children.

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Product Details

Publisher
Macmillan Export Ome | Mantle
Published
7th March 2019
Pages
400
ISBN
9781509867868
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