I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

“Not everybody wants to be somebody. Some people just want to be somebody else.”

An incredibly true statement that makes you wonder. Discontentment is a fact of life; obviously most human beings believe that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. There are many amongst us who wants to achieve success and fame but there are countless others who are happiest hiding themselves in obscurity.

Aimee Sinclair is a conundrum, an actress who is not happy about the fame attached to it. Always, always enacting a persona that she perceives to be right, she’s forever in acting mode. Her past is painful and therefore kept hidden and Aimee doesn’t want the facts to be known by anyone. But her careful and cultivated image goes for a toss when her husband Ben vanishes leaving behind his keys, phone and wallet. The police become involved but everything nosedives for Aimee as it becomes clear that there is someone out there who knows the true identity of Aimee.

Alice Feeney is an outstanding writer, there’s no doubt about it, reading the book gave me a headache wondering and reading cross-eyed, at each and every turn of the page if anything Aimee was doing was her real self or her actress self. There’s no proper distinction in Aimee’s mind as she starts living her movie character in real life. The twisty surprise at the end came as a shocker even with the tad bit of suspension of disbelief at the way things are tied up, but the epilogue leaves the reader with a terrible disgusted feeling which I feel could have been avoided, coz closing that last chapter left me with a bitter aftertaste that still lingers.

There are quite a few issues being discussed in the book, kidnapping, abuse, obsession, violent love and the parts with young Aimee’s narration is heart breaking to read.

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Meet Aimee Sinclair: the actress everyone thinks they know but can’t remember where from.

Except one person.

Someone knows Aimee very well.

They know who she is and they know what she did.

When Aimee comes home and discovers her husband is missing, she doesn’t seem to know what to do or how to act. The police think she’s hiding something and they’re right, she is—but perhaps not what they thought. Aimee has a secret she’s never shared, and yet, she suspects that someone knows. As she struggles to keep her career and sanity intact, her past comes back to haunt her in ways more dangerous than she could have ever imagined.

In I Know Who You Are, Alice Feeney proves that she is a master of brilliantly complicated plots and killer twists that will keep you guessing until the final page.

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