Friday, January 8, 2016

What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan: Book Review

DISCLAIMER: I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions herein are of my own and are not swayed by the company who sent me the book.

Name: What She Knew
Author: Gilly Macmillan
Pages: 496
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Synopsis from Amazon:

In a heartbeat, everything changes…
Rachel Jenner is walking in a Bristol park with her eight-year-old son, Ben, when he asks if he can run ahead. It’s 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 Rachel’s newly married ex-husband to her mother-of-the-year sister. Inevitably, media attention focuses on Rachel too, and the public’s 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 parent’s nightmares, but behind the familiar smiles of those she trusts the most.
Where is Ben? The clock is ticking...
I love books like this. Mystery, suspense, and a twist at the end no one saw coming. I am 100% guilty of accusing people throughout these books of doing things they didn't do based on their shortcomings or their mannerisms, and sometimes, more like 95% of the time I'm right. This book had me questioning and second-guessing myself until the end. Not only was this book filled with mystery, but it was also heart-wrenching as well. Told in the view-points of multiple different people involved in the disappearance of Ben Finch, this is a book that will definitely keep you reading on until the very end. 5/5 stars. 


  1. This sounds like such a great book!! I love mysteries. Thanks for the review.
    Keep Sparkling!

  2. I'll have to add this book to my want to read list. I like a good mystery!

  3. Looks like a great read and I can't resist a good mystery. Definitely adding this to my to-read list!


  4. I will add it to my list. Sounds like Girl on the Train - kept me guessing!

  5. The story line breaks my heart since I have a little guy! I hope he is found safe and sound in the end! :-D

  6. Oh eeek! I don't even have kids and that's my worst nightmare! That sounds like a great read, I might put it on my reading list after I finish Lords and Ladies. :)

  7. This book sounds interesting. Will check this out. Thanks for sharing its review.

  8. It does sound like a gripping page turner. I loved your review too because it made more appealing to the curious reader.

  9. That sounds like a good book! I will have to check it out :)