Sisters Bree and Alissa Walker share a special bond. Neglected by their parents, they have always looked out for one another. But one day, sixteen-year-old Alissa goes missing. When Bree discovers her green backpack with all her belongings, abandoned on the steps of their run-down trailer, she knows that something bad has happened …
Then she receives a chilling text message. Someone has Alissa. But Bree will have to give up something very precious in exchange.
Desperate to save Alissa, Bree looks at everyone close to their family. She’s sure that Alissa’s best friend is keeping something back about her little sister and a boy at school, and why has their estranged uncle, who they’ve not seen in years, been hanging around again?
It soon becomes clear that the person behind the message knows a lot about the dark truths within the Walker family and will go to any lengths to get revenge. And as the search for Alissa continues, Bree discovers something about her brother Tyler that she wishes she hadn’t, a dangerous secret, which is also the key to bringing her little sister back home
Thanks to the Author, Erik Therme for my e-copy and review request of his new suspense filled thriller, ' I Know You'
This is the second book I've read by Erik Therme, the first was 'Keep Her Close' , a book I enjoyed so was pleased to be asked by the author to read more of his work.
The first thing to say is this isn't a huge book, weighing it at around 220 pages. But what it lacks in length it certainly makes up for in pace and action, in what is a very enjoyable, twisty suspense thrill ride.
Without wanting to go to in-depth in regards to the plot, Alissa, an antsy 16-year-old, goes missing. Her sister, Bree, who also acts more like her mother, finds her back pack, and soon realises something sinister is afoot. When she then receives a text suggesting someone has Alissa, this sets a spiral of events underway as Bree searches for her sister.
Bree is a character you can only feel for her, as she struggles to keep her family afloat, her wayward brother, abusive father and an uncle who makes you feel uneasy.
This is a quick, punchy and gripping read. The suspense really ratchets up through the book, and its a well crafted and very decent thriller.