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You Need To Know

You Need To Know

Nicola Moriarty

A family full of secrets. One damaging email threatens all.

Published: Penguin (27/05/21)

Book review, no spoilers I swear!!!

Welcome back bookish folk today I'm on the blog tour for the brilliant You Need To Know by Nicola Moriarty. This is a book full of twists and turns that'll keep you flipping the pages and have you shouting: What's in the email!!!!! But before I get started I would like to say thank you to the publishers for inviting me onto the tour and sending a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. All views are my own and unbiased. Now, shall we get started?

The Blurb:

Jill's three grown-up sons mean everything to her.

She would do anything for her boys - protect them, lie for them, even die for them.

Then one day she receives an email with the subject line: 'You Need To Know'.

Jill doesn't want to know. She leaves the warning unread.

But some truths you can't hide from.

Soon Jill will start to wonder if she knows her sons at all . . .

How long will these secrets stay hidden?

And when they are revealed . . . can Jill's family survive?


This is full of mystery, intrigue and just absolutely brilliant with plenty of twists and turns to keep you hooked!

Firstly, this book is one amazing thriller that I just couldn't put down and for those of you who know me, thriller isn't exactly my go to genre. I usually find it hard to get into a book like this but not this time! This time I couldn't pull my eyes away!

The story is told from the point of view of multiple characters within the family which in a sense pieces together the mystery of that email Jill received. What do they need to know? Whats so important and yet so damaging that Jill can't bring herself to open the email and face the truth? There are so many secrets, lies and pretences that each page you hope that you'll find out only there is another twist to add to the tale.

I loved this book and the different characters, no one is perfect, everyone is flawed and in a sense thats all the more brilliant. The characters have so many sides to them that just when you think you've figured them out, something else happens that changes your perception.

I wish I could tell you more but that would only lead to spoilers. So if you like domestic thrillers, secrets and lies then this is the book for you! Give it a go but be warned you might not be able to pull your eyes away!

Rating: 4.5* out of 5*

After all tomorrow is another day of reading.

Till next time.

Phoebe x

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