Title: You Think You Know Me
Series: London & Cambridge Mysteries #1
Author: Clare Chase
Genre: Women’s Fiction, Mystery
Published: September 7, 2015
Publisher: Choc Lit
My Rating: 4 stars
Sometimes, it’s not easy to tell the good guys from the bad …
Freelance journalist, Anna Morris, is struggling to make a name for herself, so she’s delighted to attend a launch event for a hip, young artist at her friend Seb’s gallery.
But an exclusive interview isn’t all Anna comes away with. After an encounter with the enigmatic Darrick Farron, she is flung into the shady underground of the art scene – a world of underhand dealings, missing paintings and mysterious deaths …
Seb is intent on convincing Anna that Darrick is up to no good but, try as she might, she can’t seem to keep away from him. And as she becomes further embroiled, Anna begins to wonder – is Seb’s behaviour the well-intentioned concern of an old friend, or does he have something to hide?
Read on for my thoughts on You Think You Know Me. No true spoilers, promise.
There are times in life when your absolute best bet is to trust no one… maybe not even yourself.
Anna is a freelance journalist who suddenly finds herself deep in the underside of the art world. What started out as a lighthearted article about art soon becomes so much more sinister. Soon Anna will find herself involved with a man who lies so easily, seems to have several identities and is supposed to be tracking down fraud in this new world of art that Anna find herself in. When her friend, Seb begins acting strange and information just doesn’t add up, Anna will begin to investigate what may be the best story she’s been able to write about yet.
When murder shows its ugly face, Anna is left not knowing who she can trust. Her longtime friend or the new sensuous man who tells lies so easily. Nothing and no one is quite what they seem in this page turning, intriguing novel. You Think You Know Me will keep you guessing until the very end. And I almost want to toss out a challenge to figure out who the bad guy is before the final word.
If you think I’m being vague in this review, you’re right – I am and for good reason. This story as seen through Anna’s eyes is best not dissected and torn to bits by anyone beside the person reading the story right now. I’m always careful with a mystery – and this is one story that you will need to read for yourself to get all the nuances and clues – and maybe you can guess the bad guy – or not.
You Think You Know Me is a heart pounding, intense and entertaining mystery. I could not put it down until the last page and even then I shook my head a bit. This is a story that you truly need to read for yourself to get the full enjoyment. If you love mysteries then this is a novel you should be picking up and diving into.
*I received an e-ARC of You Think You Know Me from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*
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