Published: 16th May 2019
Aimee Sinclair: the actress everyone thinks they know but can’t remember where from. But I know exactly who you are. I know what you’ve done. And I am watching you. 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.
The narrative begins with the readers meeting their main character, a relatively well known actress called Aimee Sinclair. Upon the first chapter of the book, Aimee tells the readers a few pieces of useful information: she isn’t who she says she is, acting helps her pretend and that her husband seems to be missing. Straight away, readers will be able to tell that Aimee isn’t 100% who she claims to be and with the use of flashback memories to tell the story of her childhood, everyone who reads this narrative is in for a real treat.
“I wonder where other people go when they turn off the lights at night.”
After contacting the police and making several statements, Aimee decides to carry on her life as normal but is it really normal that she can’t find any photos of her husband aside from the one when he was a child? It seems that everyone is out to get Aimee; the police don’t believe her, a reporter is writing terrible things about her, she thinks she is being stalked again and there is no-one who she can trust. The plot progresses at such a fantastic speed with majority of it focusing on trying to find out where her husband is and why bad things are happening to her.
“As my eyes adjust to the light, I realise my tired mind is playing tricks on me again.”
When her co-star informs Aimee that the child in the photo looks nothing like her husband, things slowly start to add up and soon enough, she’s on the hunt for the truth and believe me when I say this, nobody will expect the outcome in which Alice Feeney wrote. I’m still very much feeling queasy every time I think of the overall outcome of the narrative and I guess that is exactly what Alice wants her readers to feel because it is quite the sickening ending. The tension is thick, the truth is horrific, the characters are fantastically written and I just couldn’t stop reading as each chapter just seemed to get even better. I Know Who You Are doesn’t just stop when readers learn the truth as Aimee has yet another little secret in which she shares with the readers and oh my, it will shape her future in a rather creepy way for the rest of her life.
One of the best books I have read in 2019.