23 January 2020

I Know Who Did It

Photo of the book cover of I Know Who Did It by Steve Mosby

By Steve Mosby

Paperback 352 pages
Publisher Orion (24th Sept 2015)

'A gripping seventh novel from the talented Mosby whose reputation has been growing steadily... Neat storytelling, coupled with Mosby's sure touch for characters that demand our sympathy, help make this one of those crime novels that linger in the mind long after the final page.' Daily Mail

📕My Review

I've had this book sitting on my bookcase for absolutely ages and to be perfectly honest I should have read it a long time ago. Now that I have, I'm delighted to say that based upon the strength of this novel I've purchased a further six.

The story follows two paths. On the one hand we have Detective David Groves who receives a birthday card addressed to his young son containing the words 'I know who did it.' His son is dead; having been abducted, murdered, and buried in the woods. We then have Detective Mark Nelson, also with a tragic past, investigating the reappearance of woman who died in a car accident two years earlier. How is this even possible?!

The plot switches seamlessly between Groves and Nelson; as do the timelines. We follow the investigations as they take a multitude of twists and turns, before discovering how the cases are interlinked during a tense and exciting conclusion.

The story is intricate and cleverly constructed; the writing faultless. Characters are developed into people who feel solid and real (no one-dimensional cardboard cutouts here!). It pulls at the heartstrings and is an emotional read. A thrilling book from start to finish.

Book Source: Goodreads giveaway 
Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐

📗The Blurb

Every year Detective David Groves receives a birthday card for his son . . . even though he buried him years ago. His son's murder took everything from him, apart from his belief in the law, even though the killers were never found. This year, though, the card bears a different message: I know who did it

A woman who died in a car accident is claiming to be back from the dead - with a terrifying account of what she's been through. 

The answer to both lies with the kind of people you want to run from - and uncovering the truth means going through hell . . .

📘The Author

Photo of author Steve Mosby
Steve Mosby was born in Leeds in 1976. He studied Philosophy at Leeds University, worked in the Sociology department there, and now writes full time. He is the author of ten psychological thrillers, which have been widely translated. In 2012, he won the CWA Dagger in the Library for his body of work, and his novel Black Flowers was shortlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. He lives in Leeds with his wife and son.

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