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Something You Should Know [Paperback]

Melissa Hill
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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  • Paperback: 517 pages
  • Publisher: Poolbeg Press Ltd (1 Jun 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1842231618
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842231616
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 11 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 243,806 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

International #1 bestselling author Melissa Hill lives in Dublin and is one of Ireland's most popular female fiction authors.

Her page-turning, twisty, contemporary stories are published worldwide and translated into 25 different languages. Her titles are regular chart-toppers in Ireland and internationally and in 2011 SOMETHING FROM TIFFANY'S (aka A GIFT FROM TIFFANY'S) became one of Italy's Top Ten bestselling books overall.

One of her recent titles is currently in development with a major Hollywood movie studio.

For more info visit her website at
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Product Description


A great read with some unexpected twists and turns towards the end -- Woman's Way

Excellent book - A welcome new kid on the block -- Ireland on Sunday

Hill has managed to combine elements of romance with the page-turning benefits of a thriller. One to read. -- U Magazine


A work of fiction. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Roller Coaster ride! 20 Jun 2003
This is a fantastic book and I'm only sorry that this is the authors first and only because I think I'm going to be a big fan!
What a story! It's straightforward enough at first, the usual relationship tangles and just when you think you know where its going (I was open-mouthed at the part after Jenny visits the doctor, but I won't ruin it for you) the author sends you flying in another direction.
I absolutely loved the authors portrayal of Roan The Rat - one of the biggest bastards appearing in fiction in a long time, yet the author still manages to give him some redeeming features. Jenny's best friend Karen was a wonderful character - and the problems she has with her mother in law made me laugh out loud, yet I too could feel her frustrations with Nasty Nellie. As for Mike, Jenny's new love, what a sweetheart! I wanted to take him home with me. Fantastic cast of characters but all inherently different when it comes to dealing with their everyday problems.
In my opiniion, the workd unputdownable is overused when it comes to describing fiction, but in this case it is the ULTIMATE word to describe this book.

I needed to lie down after reading Something You should know (in one day) because I laughed, cried and was completely overcome with emotion. The tension doesn't stop until the very last page.
Highly recommended novel from first time Irish author Melissa Hill. Absolutely wonderful!
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A new twist in the chick-lit tale 1 July 2003
I bought this after it was recommended to me through my bookclub. I was expecting a typical, frothy predictable chick-lit tale but boy was I wrong!
The book focuses around Jenny and how a nasty man from her past Roan Williams, could threaten her present relationship with the lovely Mike. So far so good, but nothing and i mean NOTHING is quite as it seems here. Melissa Hill's style of writing is totally orginial for a chick-lit author - something happens in every single chapter and the story moves forward at a cracking pace. It reminds me almost of a thriller/mystery type story because you are simply dying to know what happens next. Then, just when you think you've figured out where the story's going, Hill leads you off in another direction and blows the whole thing out of the water.
The twist, or should I say twists - this is like a rollercoaster ride - are quite brilliant, so much so I reread the book again straight afterwards just to shake my head in wonder at how cleverly the writer had set me up.
This book really does have everything - a cracking page-turning plot that made me stay up all night to finish it, a lot of laughs and....unbelieveably for a chick-lit book, a huge depth of heartrending emotion and a writing style that sends a shiver up your spine.
I'll certainly be on the eager look out for Melissa Hill's next novel. Brilliant stuff.
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45 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best new author in a long, long time! 17 Jun 2003
I can't recommend this book highly enough. I was gripped from the very first page right through to the end. I read a lot and it is a very long time since I've been so impressed by a new writer and I could do nothing else until I finished it - which by the way took me all of a day and a full night without sleep!

I had never heard of Melissa Hill but bought it at Dublin airport because of the eyecatching summery pink cover & the fact that one of the characters has the same name as me (sad I know!) as well as the fact that it is by Poolbeg, who normally do good books by Irish authors. But it was just fantastic! The story moves along at a cracking page and just as I thought I had worked out where the story was going, it flipped back on itself and gave me a huge surprise. This is miles better than your straightforward chick lit love story type thing. The story and brill characters will make you laugh out loud, cry buckets and simply gasp at the amazing twists and turns. I've even emailed the author to find out when her next book is due because I think I'm already a life-long fan of Melissa Hill.
Fantastic - the other established Irish authors like Sheila O'Flanagan Cahty Kelly & Marian Keyes should be feeling very nervous because this writer is going to be huge!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great debut 8 Jan 2008
By Greta
I'm a fan of Melissa Hill's since I first read Never Say Never and apparently this was her very first book, which unfortunately seems unavailable in Germany. Like all her others I very much enjoyed it although I feel that she was just perfecting her technique in this one, and while I didn't spot the big twist, I did have an inkling about one or two smaller things. All in all a good read and recommended to anyone new to Melissa Hill's books or to those who are already fans.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 19 Aug 2003
By Teresa
I really enjoyed this - it was a wonderful story and I read it in a day. Like other reveiewser, I laughed and cried at the story and loved all the twists. I read Cathy Kelly, Marian Keyes etc and I love IRish authors especially. This is better than anything I've read in a long time and I'm really looking forward to the authors next book. Excellent book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books I've ever read 13 April 2010
Quite simply this is one of the best books I've ever read. I discovered Melissa Hill's books last summer & I've read nearly all of them now - this is one of the ones that really stands out as completely engrossing & believable - & like all of her books, it really makes you think. Would definately recommend this one!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great page turner
This is the first Melissa Hill book I have read and I loved it. I loved the descriptions, the way it is written and the twists along the way. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Mrs. Catherine Gallagher
5.0 out of 5 stars fab
Loved this book very good and great twists in it was kept on my toes will recommend it defiantly a very good read
Published 21 days ago by Rachel
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
Ups and down throughout the book absolutely loved it!! A brilliant read that I couldn't pit down for a minute
Published 2 months ago by tamsin
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay
This book was okay to read. I don't think I'd recommend it to family and friends though. It didn't grip me but I persevered until the end.
Published 4 months ago by Emma Haigh
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
I found this book an easy read, something to read without much thought. I love the way everything come right in the end.
Published 6 months ago by Michelle Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Something you should know
Absolutely brilliant, you will feel for the characters in the book, laugh and cry with them. Just wanted to keep reading to see what happens.
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars gotta love Melissa
enjoyed it very much. I have read most of her stuff and always enjoy her books especially on the kindle
Published 12 months ago by Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
A good easy read, with great characters. A great author who has the knack to hook you. I couldn't put this book down.
Published 13 months ago by calimeg
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read.
I like Melissa Hill's books so much so that i follow her on Twitter. This one is another great read with great plot twists and surprises as all her books usually feature. Read more
Published 14 months ago by S. Firth
5.0 out of 5 stars book
I really like melissa hill books and this one was no different. A good read which which leaves you wanting to get to the end of the book for the outcome. Brilliant read.
Published 14 months ago by Mrs. C. Saunders
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