Thursday, 4 June 2015

Only We Know by Karen Perry

Only We Know
By Karen Perry
Published by Michael Joseph (4 June 2015)
ISBN: 978-0718179601

Publisher's description
In 1982, an idyllic summer is shattered when three children play a game that ends in tragedy.

Now, thirty years later, Nick, Luke and Katie remain bound together by the truth of what happened that day.

But some secrets won't stay buried.

And when Luke vanishes and the threatening messages begin, it becomes clear someone else knows the truth - and is intent on justice, no matter what the cost...

My verdict
Only We Know grabbed my attention straight away with its first chapter, which describes a tragedy involving three children - brothers Luke and Nick and their friend Katie - playing by a river in Kenya.

For 30 years, these three people are the only ones who know the truth about what happened that fateful day. And as the story progresses, this secret is gradually revealed, with devastating consequences.

The book is an easy read and moves at a fast pace. It kept me absorbed all the way through, as the author teases the reader along with little snippets of information. The book is narrated mainly by Katie and Nick, giving their thoughts of events in the present and memories of the past.

Just when I thought I had the big secret sussed, there was yet another twist (although I did guess one of these). I enjoyed the descriptions of Africa and found most of the characters very likeable and believable.

I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher through NetGalley and through the Lovereading Reviewer Panel in exchange for an honest review.

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