What She Knew: A Novel by Gilly Macmillan

What She Knew: A Novel

byGilly Macmillan

Mass Market Paperback | January 30, 2018

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“Completely addictive. A nail-biting, sleep-depriving, brilliant read.”

—Saskia Sarginson, author of The Twins


Rachel Jenner is walking in a Bristol park with her eight-year-old son, Ben, when he asks if he can run ahead. It’s an ordinary request on an ordinary Sunday afternoon, and Rachel has no reason to worry—until Ben vanishes.


Police are called, search parties go out, and Rachel, already insecure after her recent divorce, feels herself coming undone. As hours and then days pass without a sign of Ben, everyone who knew him is called into question, from Rachel’s newly married ex-husband to her mother-of-the-year sister. Inevitably, media attention focuses on Rachel too, and the public’s attitude toward her begins to shift from sympathy to suspicion.


As she desperately pieces together the threadbare clues, Rachel realizes that the greatest dangers may lie not in the anonymous strangers of every parent’s nightmares, but behind the familiar smiles of those she trusts the most.


Where is Ben? The clock is ticking...


“Every parent’s nightmare . . . deceptively clever.”

—Rosamund Lupton, author of Sister


About The Author

Gilly Macmillan grew up in Swindon, Wiltshire and also lived in Northern California in her late teens. She studied History of Art at Bristol University and then at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. She worked at The Burlington Magazine and the Hayward Gallery before starting a family. Since then she’s worked as a part-time lect...
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Title:What She Knew: A NovelFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:January 30, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062691007

ISBN - 13:9780062691002

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“…a clever, dark, compulsive read… If you liked All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda, you’ll also enjoy this one.”