Only We Know, Paperback

Only We Know Paperback



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). "This is an intense and subtle story with some wonderfully poetic passages and a character driven plot which becomes more compelling as the sense of momentum gathers and the true version of events is slowly revealed.

Gripping stuff." (Sunday Mirror). "The power of Only We Know lies in the slow illumination of how, under their flimsy cloaks of adulthood, Katie and Nick and Luke are still the traumatised children of a long-ago day by a river, frozen in time by one event.

It raises fascinating questions about who we are at heart, about the degree to which damage and guilt can shape our natures, and about whether - and how - we can be redeemed." (Tana French). "Don't be surprised if you devour Only We Know in one sitting." (

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 on The Boy That Never Was). "Stunning." (Simon Mayo Radio 2 Book Club). "A truly remarkable novel. The Boy That Never Was is 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, tense and twisty tale." (Sunday Mirror on The Boy That Never Was). "Gripping from its dramatic opening chapter, this tense, unpredictable novel blends a thriller with an intimate family story to produce a most compelling read." (John Boyne on The Boy That Never Was).




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