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I Thought I Knew You

Penny Hancock



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03 February 2020
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Crime & mystery; Thriller & suspense
Can you always believe the people you love?

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's 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's daughter Saffie accuses Holly's son Saul 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.
By:   Penny Hancock
Imprint:   Pan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   284g
ISBN:   9781509867875
ISBN 10:   1509867872
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   03 February 2020
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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

Reviews for I Thought I Knew You

A fabulous premise, expertly delivered . . . constantly leaving you on edge and fearful for characters you care about -- Craig Robertson, author of <i>Random </i>and <i>The Photographer</i> A wonderfully nuanced, captivating page-turner -- Paula Daly, author of <i>Just What Kind of Mother Are You?</i> and <i>Open Your Eyes</i> 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 <i>When She Was Bad</i> and <i>They All Fall Down</i> 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 <i>The Bones of You</i> and <i>Her Sister's Lie</i> 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 <i>Hell Bay</i> and <i>Burnt Island</i> 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 <i>The Missing Girl</i> Brilliantly written and totally gripping. I loved it -- S. J. Watson on <i>Tideline</i> 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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