She Knew

In her enthralling debut, Gilly Macmillan explores a mother’s search for her missing son, weaving a taut psychological thriller as gripping and skillful as The Girl on the Train and The Guilty One. In a heartbeat, everything changes…



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"The Obsession is a story that’s easy to fall into, thanks in no small part to its heroine. Naomi went through hell as a child, discovering that her father was a serial rapist and murderer. We spend a significant amount of page time with Naomi in the past, seeing how her life changed because of her father’s crimes. This is important, because it sets the stage for who Naomi becomes as an adult. She’s strong, so incredibly strong, but the past hurts her, causing her to throw up walls right and left. Naomi has never fully healed from the traumas of her childhood because she tries to keep the past behind a firmly shut and locked door. What I loved about The Obsession was watching Naomi grow as a character."

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"How do you find peace when you have been running from a monster since childhood? Constantly on the move and not willing to take a chance. When you grow up with a killer hidden in plain sight it tends to have an effect on you. Never trusting and always with one foot out the door. Naomi Bowes, daughter to one of the most notorious serial killers, has changed her name and grown up with an education few can understand."

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"Nora Robert's latest novel I felt was more of an excellent "Psychological Thriller" than her usual romance/mysteries. The first three chapters was unexpected, and so descriptive it gave me chills because all the characters are unknown in the beginning. You are starting to feel really scared and bad for this little 12-year-old girl. It was a very terrifying atmosphere the author sets-up to start off her novel. Just excellent. She also writes the novel in a unique way with opening important chapters with quotes from Famous People. Great depiction of what a family goes through after finding out the "Evil" they have been living with. You fully experience all the characters, reactions, fears, anxiety, their future and definitely, post trauma in all forms."

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"Really well done, with a different subject matter. It was the first time I ever, ever thought about the life long pain a killer bring to their own family. It just never crossed my mind before. Stories are usually about the victim's families. On a different note, this "price set by publisher," doesn't keep anyone from noticing a price of $14.99 for a kindle version. Or $5.99 for "novellas," or $6.99 for kindle books over five years old! This is getting out of hand. We are being taken advantage of because we like the convenience of kindle."

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