Book lover. Stephen King Fanatic. Will try anything once. General Lover of Fiction. Reviewer Everywhere. All views my own. Mostly.
Well now I obviously DO know who did it having just turned the final page. But really, that doesn't matter because this novel, a sequel to the 50/50 killer (another top crime tale from this author which it's not absolutely necessary to read prior although I would if I were you)is not so much about that.
It is of course, a mystery, a conundrum to solve but this is so much more, although I'll struggle to tell you how without spoilers but I'll do my best.
For a start it's quite a conundrum. I mean what do you do with a woman who turns up, injured, claiming to have returned from the dead - especially when it turns out that she did in fact die in a fatal car accident years ago. You would most likely assume that she was traumatised and was actually somebody else. Well we all know what assume can do..
And that is just the start - Steve Mosby then leads you on a compelling and utterly gripping journey towards truth that is at turns poignant and moving as well as being downright addictive - when I said it was more this is what I was referring to. The pure emotional responses elicited throughout the book and incredibly so in the final moments just meant that I seriously couldnt care less "whodunnit" at that point I just wanted a happy ending dammit!!
I'm deliberately not giving away plot details but suffice to say our main characters are put through the wringer, there are strong themes of love, loss and redemption throughout the telling of this brilliantly constructed story and it is without doubt one of the top crime novels of the year for me so far. Possibly even one of the top novels in any genre.
And if that's not enough to get you reading, there is also a completely jaw dropping moment that had me throwing the kindle aside and letting out a yell - which woke up my 4 year old who was asleep beside me but seriously the child should know better than to nap in the vicinity of Mum reading a darn good yarn - he'll learn.
Did I get my happy ending? Well my lips are sealed but I will say that "I know Who Did It" is an emotionally resonant, multi-layered crime drama with some characters so full of depth and reality that they pop off the page and one that will stay with me for a long long time.
Don't miss this one.