Title: I Know Where She Is
Author: S. B. Caves
Publication Date: 14th August 2017
Format: eBook ARC
Note: This book was received from the publisher in return for an honest review
About the book:
On the tenth anniversary of her daughter Autumn’s abduction, Francine receives an anonymous note containing just five words: I KNOW WHERE SHE IS
When a young woman approaches her the next day claiming to have sent the letter Francine wants to dismiss it as a cruel, twisted joke.
But the stranger knows things that only Autumn would know.
It soon becomes clear that Francine must go to dark places in order to learn the truth about her child’s kidnapping.
She will discover that danger comes from unexpected sources. She will do things she never imagined herself capable of.
But will Francine get her daughter back – or is it too late?
What I Thought:
I Know Where She Is is the debut novel from S. B. Caves. I’d already taken part in one blog tour for a Canelo thriller this year so when I was asked if I’d like to take part in this one I jumped at the chance, and it didn’t disappoint. Now I have the slightly unenviable task of reviewing this wonderful book without spoiling it for any of you. The less you know going into this book the better, so apologies this review is short, but you’ll thank me once you’ve read the book and been able to experience each twist and turn for yourself.
I Know Where She Is tells the story of Francine, a mother still trying to deal with the kidnapping of her daughter many years ago. Francine is a character that grew on me as the story went on, I definitely felt sympathy for her from the beginning but it took a little while for the empathy to kick in, probably because I’m not a mother myself. Over the course of the book we’re introduced to a number of characters, who I won’t go into in any detail but include Will, Francine’s ex husband, and the author of the mysterious note.
There is no denying that I Know Where She Is is a dark and disturbing book, as we learn more about the kidnapping the book covers (spoilers, highlight to read) child and sexual abuse. It truly is a credit to S.B. Caves that in places this book was so hard to read, the writing creates a world so realistic I wouldn’t be surprised if I’d woken up this morning to read the story in the newspaper. At the same time he creates a suspense that keeps the reader turning pages, desperate to find out more, he kept me second guessing my opinions on all of the characters, were they good, should I be on their side? or are they actually involved in some way? I was genuinely questioning one character in particular right up until the last page.
Would I Recommend?
Yes! I Know Where She Is is a fantastic debut from S.B. Caves, it’s suspenseful, it’s dark, it deals with particularly current topics and it will keep you up wondering what’s going to happen in the end. If I have any issues with the book it’s that it ended where it did, you’ll understand when you get there! I just hope that S.B. Caves has a follow up in him!
If you decide to pick it up, which you should, please feel free to drop me a DM on Twitter or send me an email to let me know what you thought!
Want To Buy It?
Thank you for dropping by my stop on the I Know Where She Is blog tour! The lovely Charlotte is also hosting a stop today so be sure to head over to Charlotte, Somewhere and check it out!
Here’s all the other people on the tour!