This is my book review of “I Know You Know” by Gilly MacMillan, an author I’ve always admired.
Twenty years ago two eleven year old boys, Charlie Paige and Scott Ashby, disappeared in the city of Bristol. Their bodies were later found near a dog racing track.
A man was convicted of killing them, and years later he hung himself while in prison.
But there were always questions about Sidney Noyce’s guilt. He had a man’s body and a boy’s mind. Thus he was suggestible when the detective, Detective John Fletcher, interviewed him.
These two boys were Cody Swift’s two best friends. He had been playing with them earlier in the day. But he got in trouble for tearing his shirt and his mother grounded him. Or he would have been with his friends.
Cody is haunted by the deaths of his friends and hopes to uncover new evidence about who might have killed them, as he does not think it was Sidney Noyce. He thinks Sidney Noyce was encouraged to confess to the crime under duress.
Now that Cody is a filmmaker, he returns to Bristol and starts a podcast called “It’s Time To Tell.” In the podcast he goes over the crime and interviews everyone he can locate who had anything to do with it, trying to encourage the public to come to him with clues they might have forgotten.
Then a long dead body is found in the same location where the boys were found decades before. Another murder investigation is opened that just might lead to why the boys were murdered. And it might lead to who killed them.
I don’t recall ever reading a book by Gilly McMillan that I did not enjoy. She has a way of telling a story that compels me to keep reading.
Her books are mysteries and she drops clues in her chapters that lure you to keep turning the pages to try and figure out who, what, where and why.
About The Author:
Gilly Macmillan is the New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew and The Perfect Girl.
She trained as an art historian and worked at The Burlington Magazine and the Hayward Gallery before starting a family.
Since then she’s worked as a lecturer in photography, and now writes full-time.
She resides in Bristol, England.