Friday 26 June 2020

You Don't Know Me By Sara Foster | Book Review

If you are on the look out for a well written, slow burn mystery than you might be interested in the book I'm reviewing today, You don't Know Me by Sara Foster, as part of the blog tour with Legend Press*. 

What if You Don't Know Me about:

Lizzie Burdett was eighteen when she vanished. Noah Carruso has never forgotten her: she was his first crush; his unrequited love. She was also his brother's girlfriend.

Tom Carruso hasn't been home in over a decade. He left soon after Lizzie disappeared, under a darkening cloud of suspicion. Now he's coming home for the inquest into Lizzie's death, intent on telling his side of the story for the first time.

As the inquest looms, Noah meets Alice Pryce while on holiday in Thailand. They fall in love fast and hard, but Noah can t bear to tell Alice his deepest fears. And Alice is equally stricken, for she carries a terrible secret of her own.

He's guarding a dark secret, but so is she.

What I liked about You Don't Know Me:

This is a really interesting, well written family drama with a super engaging mystery element. 

You Don't Know Me included two of my favourite things in books. It included a podcast element which I love. I would have loved to listen to an audio book of this book to really experience that more. But it also included a portion which was set in court. Something, which I also love to read.

One of the best things about this book has to be the ending. I did not see it coming. It was definitely a shock. There was also lots of build up and action at the end, which I also loved. 

What I did not like about You Don't Know Me:

The only real issue I had with this book, was that it started off quite slow. Some people love a slow start to a book to really get to know the characters. Personally, I prefer books which are more fast paced. But apart from that I really did enjoy this book.

Who do I recommend You Don't Know Me to:

I recommend this book to everyone who loves family dramas which have a mystery element. I personally wouldn't say this is a thriller, so if you are more used to reading dramas and want something with a mystery twist, I think you'll enjoy this one.

There are, however, trigger warnings for suicide, violence and murder so just keep that in mind if you want to give this book a read.

Overall thoughts:

Overall, I did really enjoy this book. I thought it was really well written and I loved the mystery element. I just wish the pace picked up a bit sooner in the book.

Buy a copy HERE

Comes out 30th June 

Thanks for reading, as always X

*This book was sent to me free for review, however, all opinions are my own and I'm not being paid to write this review. 
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