Book Review: I Know You by Erik Therme

Sisters Bree and Alissa Walker share a special bond. Neglected by their parents, they have always looked out for one another. But one day, sixteen-year-old Alissa goes missing. When Bree discovers her green backpack with all her belongings, abandoned on the steps of their run-down trailer, she knows that something bad has happened …

Then she receives a chilling text message. Someone has Alissa. But Bree will have to give up something very precious in exchange.

Desperate to save Alissa, Bree looks at everyone close to their family. She’s sure that Alissa’s best friend is keeping something back about her little sister and a boy at school, and why has their estranged uncle, who they’ve not seen in years, been hanging around again?

It soon becomes clear that the person behind the message knows a lot about the dark truths within the Walker family and will go to any lengths to get revenge. And as the search for Alissa continues, Bree discovers something about her brother Tyler that she wishes she hadn’t, a dangerous secret, which is also the key to bringing her little sister back home …

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. I have read all of Erik Therme’s novels and I’ve enjoyed them, but this is my favorite so far.

Bree, Alissa, and Tyler belong to a highly dysfunctional family. Their mother works all the time to pay the bills, and their father is abusive when he’s home. Bree is the oldest and has to take care of her siblings, so when Alissa disappears, it’s Bree who feels she has to find her. With a deadline hanging over her head, things get more intense the later it gets.

Once I started I Know You, it was difficult to put down. It’s definitely a page turner. There are also several twists, and just when you think Bree has nowhere else to turn, there’s a glimmer of hope.

I can’t decide if I like the ending or not. Everything comes together, but it’s a little off. You’ll just have to read it to see what you think. With the suspense, it’s definitely worth your time.

About the Author

Erik Therme has thrashed in garage bands, inadvertently harbored runaways, and met Darth Vader. When he’s not at his computer, he can be found cheering on his youngest daughter’s volleyball team, or watching horror movies with his oldest. He currently resides in Iowa City, Iowa—one of only twenty-eight places in the world that UNESCO has certified as a City of Literature. Join Erik’s mailing list to be notified of new releases and author giveaways:

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