What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan

“In the eyes of others, we’re often not who we imagine ourselves to be.”  So begins Rachel’s story of the tense investigation of the abduction of her 8-year-old son one year ago which was launched with a disastrous press conference.  Rachel deeply regrets the mistakes she made; DI Jim Clemo is still haunted by his.  In a case complicated by numerous potential suspects, including Rachel, Gilly Macmillan explores the effects of guilt, trust, and social media surrounding the abduction.  A gripping combination of police investigation and psychological suspense with plenty of twists and turns.

Dual (alternating but not evenly) 1st person point of view – Rachel and Jim

Also uses social media excerpts and the transcripts of DI Clemo’s sessions with a therapist as well as news reports, etc.  Chapters begin with excerpts of facts/stats/info about child abduction in general.

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