- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Black Swan (4 May 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1784162396
- ISBN-13: 978-1784162399
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.4 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 850 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
What Alice Knew Paperback – 4 May 2017
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"An intriguing and layered psychological thriller, What Alice Knew will hold you fast till its startling conclusion―and then you’ll want to talk about it to anyone who will listen. An impressive debut." (Shari Lapena, author of 'The Couple Next Door')
"Intriguing and compelling – it made me look at marriage in a different light …" (Jane Corry, Author of 'My Husband's Wife')
"The suspense [is] beautifully sustained ... the writing is finely crafted." (Joanne Harris)
"An utterly gripping brilliant plot and beautiful prose" (Gillian McAllister, author of 'Everything but the Truth')
"A tale of crime and morals ... an intriguing crime mystery that blends elements of psychological suspense and marital drama ... If you read this thinking you know where the story is going to go, just you wait. What Alice Knew is a tale of what it means to be a woman, a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister and an artist. But more than anything, it’s a story of humanity, in all it’s ugliness and beauty, and the things people are willing to do for the ones they love." (Culturefly)
An addictive debut for fans of tense, thought-provoking novels such as Liane Moriarty’s The Husband’s Secret and Clare Macintosh’s I Let You GoSee all Product description
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Top Customer Reviews
The story in this one is very heavily character driven and is told all from Alice's point of view. Read the blurb to get the general outline to what is going on. Basically Alice's life was perfect until she discovers that her husband has not returned home and when he does he has quite a story to tell. The whole thing goes on from there exploring how they can get away relatively scot-free with their lives and relationship still intact.
This book is an easy read. I finished it in a bit more than 2 days and I'm not that fast of a reader. It's easy to read, though not as easy as some I've read and I think that is down to the author's writing style. One thing that stood out to me was that this author clearly loves art. Alice is a portrait artist and there was dozens of references to all kinds of arty things littered throughout this book, most of which went straight over my head. It added to the character of Alice and helped to show the difference between her more free flowing nature as opposed to her husband Ed's very stoic, science based background. I felt like it was laid on a bit thick at times though.
Throughout the book it seemed to have a lot of peaks and troughs. I would blast my way through one chapter hoping for the next to be more of the same only to be met by a much slower, frankly more boring chapter.Read more ›
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I was very disappointed when after reading a book which was predicated on the importance of truth, ended on a lie and the main character martyring herself similar to how her mother... Read morePublished 3 days ago by hellsbells
Beginning was OK but it dragged towards the end. Too many pointless arty descriptions of mundane things, not to my taste at all. Twist at the end was anticlimactic and unrealistic. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
OMG, what a fabulous book, it has you gripped from the very first page fast moving and highly enjoyable read. If only you could read books as good as this more often!Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
Firstly thank you to Becky for sending me a exclusive bloggers edition of this and having me on the blog tour. Read morePublished 13 days ago by charlene
I didn't really enjoy this book. It promised so much and delivered so little. The writing was good and the story line could have had good mileage but I felt the author's characters... Read morePublished 16 days ago by mrsb2011
Alice has been away painting a portrait when she receives a call from her daughter saying Ed, Alice’s husband, hasn’t come home and so begins a change to all their lives. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Linda's Book Bag
For me 'What Alice Knew' is about duplicity and ambiguity. A quest for the truth, distorted by unresolved yet invisible emotional damage.
It is about honesty v loyalty. Read more
Got a bit repetitive and tiresome towards the end but I managed to finish it.Published 1 month ago by bobby's girl
This is an outstanding piece of writing: the plot line is gripping and realistic, the characters are highly credible and the story unfolds at just the right pace, fast enough to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer