- File Size: 2325 KB
- Print Length: 286 pages
- Publisher: Bookouture (March 23, 2020)
- Publication Date: March 23, 2020
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B083WHH37F
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #346,865 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I did like the plot, there was a lot of little mysteries that were told over the course of the story as it when back and forth between now and the past. Then the big mystery which wasn't a huge surprise you could kind of feel where it was heading with the twist but I hadn't worked it out completely so that's a win.
After many years she goes back to her hometown to face her demons and finds herself.
What I like: From the beginning, I sense that Daisy is layered- a woman who has many secrets and many ways of dealing with those secrets. She has been hurt so much and betrayal marks her memories. Once, she spoke up about something or someone she saw and has paid a steep price for it. I like the way that Kelly Heard flips back and forth between past and present in third person. I also enjoy the way the tension builds and builds, so that Daisy has to face her fears and uncover the truth! (no spoilers!) I really enjoyed this novel and would recommend it! :)
Thank you to NetGalley, author Kelly Heard and publisher Bookouture for this temporary digital advance reader copy for me to read and enjoy!
Told solely throughout from Daisy’s point of view, the narrative moves from the past and present seamlessly as Kelly gives the reader the background into why Daisy had to flee her hometown as she became an outcast and labelled ‘the crazy one’ as the blurb states “for telling people about the dead girl she saw that summer’s day in the woods. A girl who looked just like her, and whose body was never found”.
When she receives a wedding invitation from her childhood best friend Stella, the last thing she wants to do is return to her North Carolina hometown. Not knowing if she can forgive Stella for not standing by her when no one else did all those years ago, Daisy knows that if she wants a happy future she needs to return home and confront the mysteries of her past.
The characters in this story have all been created with depth and are very well developed. Daisy as the lead is the one that stands out the most. The sadness that flows off her, both breaks your heart and makes you angry with how she has been treated by those who are meant to love her. You just want to protect her and wrap your arms around her to shield her from any more unhappiness.
This is the first book I have read from Kelly and it will most definitely not be my last. I really enjoyed her style and how she was able to make me feel like I was there, entangled in the mystery. Kelly achieves this through beautifully descriptive prose that is just so effortless in its approach. I look forward to hopefully many more books to come from Kelly.
The Girl I Thought I Knew is a captivating read that will have you completely immersed as secrets are exposed in the lead up to the thrilling conclusion that I did not see coming. It is a story of loss, love and how past relationships can shape a person in the present. It was an absolute pleasure to read and review The Girl I Thought I Knew which I highly recommend.
Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Kelly Heard for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Girl I Thought I Knew which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
Daisy receives a wedding invitation from her childhood best friend, Stella, who she hasn't seen or talked to in years. Stella still lives in their hometown ... a place that Daisy never wants to remember.
As a teenager, she saw a factory burned to the ground. As her father worked there, she worried and got a little closer to the fire than she should have. Why don't people believe what she sees? Why do they call her "fire girl"? Why wouldn't her best friends back her up?
Why has Stella reached out to her after all these years?
The book goes back and forth between 'then' and 'now' told exclusively from Daisy's point of view. This was a gripping tale of friendship, first loves, betrayal and trust. Well written, the characters are deftly drawn and immediately draw the reader into their lives.