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Only We Know (Hardback)
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Only We Know (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 02/07/2015
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From the bestselling author of The Boy That Never Was, Only We Know is a gripping novel that shows just how dangerous our childhood secrets can be. In 1982, on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday beneath the stifling heat of the midday sun, three children start a game that ends in tragedy. Now, thirty years later, Nick, Luke and Katie are estranged, yet still bound together by the dark truth of what happened at the river that day. Except some secrets won't stay buried. And when Luke suddenly vanishes and the threatening messages begin, it seems that the strings of the past are tightening around them all. Because someone else knows what they did and is intent on seeking justice, at any cost . . . Praise for Only We Know 'Only We Know builds handsomely on the promise of The Boy That Never Was (2014), plausibly and hauntingly exploring the extent to which guilt, shame and secrecy can shape, define and eventually destroy lives' Declan Burke, The Irish Times 'This is an intense and subtle story with some wonderfully poetic passages and a character driven plot which becomes more compelling as the sense of momentum gathers and the true version of events is slowly revealed. Gripping stuff' Sunday Mirror 'The power of Only We Know lies in the slow illumination of how, under their flimsy cloaks of adulthood, Katie and Nick and Luke are still the traumatised children of a long-ago day by a river, frozen in time by one event. It raises fascinating questions about who we are at heart, about the degree to which damage and guilt can shape our natures, and about whether - and how - we can be redeemed' Tana French 'Don't be surprised if you devour ONLY WE KNOW in one sitting' crimefictionlovers.com

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780718179601
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 605 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 32 mm


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The book is beautifully written, with just the right balance of teasing the reader with clues and hitting them with revelations -- Best Crime Fiction of 2015 * Telegraph *
The power of Only We Know lies in the slow illumination of how, under their flimsy cloaks of adulthood, Katie and Nick and Luke are still the traumatised children of a long-ago day by a river, frozen in time by one event. It raises fascinating questions about who we are at heart, about the degree to which damage and guilt can shape our natures, and about whether - and how - we can be redeemed -- Tana French
Only We Know builds handsomely on the promise of The Boy That Never Was, plausibly and hauntingly exploring the extent to which guilt, shame and secrecy can shape, define and eventually destroy lives -- Declan Burke * Irish Times *
This is an intense and subtle story with some wonderfully poetic passages and a character driven plot which becomes more compelling as the sense of momentum gathers and the true version of events is slowly revealed. Gripping stuff -- Sunday Mirror
Don't be surprised if you devour Only We Know in one sitting -- Crime Fiction Lovers
Praise for The Boy That Never Was * - *
I shot through this in one sitting. Like Gone Girl . . . It's the most gripping thing I've read for ages * Evening Standard *
Stunning -- Simon Mayo Radio 2 Book Club
A truly remarkable novel. The Boy That Never Was is a pitch-perfect balance of driving plot and honest, complex human emotion. Written in a captivating, lyrical style and brilliantly structured, the story grips your heart from the first pages and simply never lets go -- Jeffrey Deaver
Beautifully written, tense and twisty tale * Sunday Mirror *
Gripping from its dramatic opening chapter, this tense, unpredictable novel blends a thriller with an intimate family story to produce a most compelling read -- John Boyne

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“Brilliant!”

I really loved this book; it was atmopsheric, intriguing and emotional all at the same time. It feels like I've read so many books centering around people that have a dark past, particularly those who have done... More

Hardback edition
10th October 2015
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“only we know”

I read the book The Boy That Never Was, I was so impressed by this novel that I wanted to read Only We Know. This new novel Only We Know is another great thrilling novel to add for Karen Perry. The story starts of... More

Hardback edition
13th April 2015
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