Only We Know is the captivating new novel from Karen Perry, packed full of secrets and suspense.
In 1982, on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday beneath the stifling heat of the midday sun, three children start a game that ends in tragedy.
Now, thirty years later, Nick, Luke and Katie are estranged, yet still bound together by the dark truth of what happened at the river that day.
Except some secrets won't stay buried. And when Luke suddenly vanishes and the threatening messages begin, it seems that the strings of the past are tightening around them all. Because someone else knows what they did and is intent on seeking justice, at any cost...From the bestselling author of The Boy That Never Was, Only We Know is a gripping novel that shows just how dangerous our childhood secrets can be.
Praise for Only We Know: "Only We Know builds handsomely on the promise of The Boy That Never Was (2014), plausibly and hauntingly exploring the extent to which guilt, shame and secrecy can shape, define and eventually destroy lives." (Declan Burke, The Irish Times).
Praise for Karen Perry: "I shot through this in one sitting.
Like Gone Girl, it's told alternately by a husband and his wife. At the very beginning, something very shocking happens...It's the most gripping thing I've read for ages." (Evening Standard). "Stunning." (Simon Mayo Radio 2 Book Club). "A pitch-perfect balance of driving plot and honest, complex human emotion.
Written in a captivating, lyrical style and brilliantly structured, the story grips your heart from the first pages and simply never lets go." (Jeffery Deaver). "Beautifully written, a tense and twisty tale." (Sunday Mirror).
About the Author: Karen Perry lives in Ireland. Only We Know is her second novel, following the Sunday Times bestseller The Boy That Never Was which was selected for the Simon Mayo Radio 2 Book Club.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 02/07/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780718179601