Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Review: I Know My Name by CJ Cooke

I Know My Name
by CJ Cooke

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  …But what if that’s the only thing you can remember?

Komméno Island, Greece: I don't know where I am, who I am. Help me.

A woman is washed up on a remote Greek island with no recollection of who she is or how she got there.

Potter’s Lane, Twickenham, London: Eloïse Shelley is officially missing.

Lochlan’s wife has vanished into thin air, leaving their toddler and twelve-week-old baby alone. Her money, car and passport are all in the house, with no signs of foul play. Every clue the police turn up means someone has told a lie…

Does a husband ever truly know his wife? Or a wife know her husband? Why is Eloïse missing? Why did she forget?

The truth is found in these pages…

Kritters Thoughts:  With alternating chapters, this thriller keeps the reader guessing from the beginning to nearly the end with many questions that get answered in the last few chapters.  

A woman washes up on shore in Greece and is rescued by four people.  With not knowing her name they can't help her find out where she belongs.  In London a husband comes home from a work trip because the neighbor reports his wife missing and his two young children left home alone.  

It is hard to talk about this book without giving major spoilers so this review will be somewhat vague and quick.  I thought this one was interesting solely because I couldn't for the life of me figure anything out.  Being an avid reader, I can guess the ins and outs of a book sometimes too quickly, but this one kept me wondering for the longest time.  

The sole plot point of this book and the thing that connects the story didn't completely work for me.  I just didn't like it.  Its hard to say more because I really don't want to spoil a thing.  

The writing was fantastic and I loved that there were two stories and the reader had to find how they connected; I was just disappointed by what that connection ended up being.  

I think I would read another book by this author, but I would definitely have to check the synopsis and would maybe even check a few reviews before diving in.

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Ebook 2018 Challenge: 6 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Grand Central Publishing.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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