Friday, 3 April 2015

Book Review - You Think You Know Me by Clare Chase

You Think You Know Me
 
You Think You Know Me by Clare Chase
Published: 3rd December 2014
Publisher: Choc Lit
Pages: 263
Available on Kindle
 
 
Blurb
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?
 
Review
I was expecting You Think You Know Me to be good as the blurb sounded good, but I was not prepared for just how good this book would be and boy is it good! It is full of intense twists and mysterious characters and face paced writing full of suspense which make it a fabulous read.
Anna Morris is a freelance journalist wanting to make it big in the art scene like her fellow university friends. When she is invited to her friends Seb’s art gallery opening Anna is thrilled at the networking potential. Here she meets the dark and mysterious Darrick Fallon who claims he is the brother of a famous art dealer. Her friend Seb warns her Darrick is not who he says is and is no good for Anna. However Anna is unable to keep away from the sexy and mysterious Darrick and soon finds herself mixed up in some shady dealings within the art scene, with no idea who she can trust.
As Anna gets deeper involved with both Darrick and Seb and his gallery she begins to mistrust everyone around her and Claire Chase has written this book in such a way that we suspect almost every character to be hiding something, even her bossy cousin Alicia who she lives with. The way this is written about is truly brilliant, the mistrust she feels oozes off the page and the suspense gathers on every page. It built to a very dramatic ending which was just mind blowing as I totally didn’t expect the events to happen as they did. So who was the good guy and who was the bad guy? Well you will be left guessing until the very last page.
I thought Anna was a brilliant character, her inquiring mind may have led her right into trouble but she never seemed to accept lies when she was told them and used her journalist skills to go digging around for the truth. I also loved her relationship with her cousin Alicia, who was very bossy and condescending towards Anna but she just took it wholeheartedly and joked back at her.
This was a truly wonderful book to read, which I couldn’t stop reading as I had to find out the truth just like Anna. It is jam packed with suspense and intrigue and I was genuinely gutted when I’d finished as I could read Claire Chase’s words forever. I’m really hoping she’s working on another novel as she has a real talent.  I give this book 5/5 it was one of the best suspense novels I’ve ever read and if you haven’t read it then you need to!
 

13 comments:

  1. Ooooh, what a fabulous review! Happy Easter, Clare. Thanks for sharing, Joanne. Have a lovely one too! :) xx

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  2. Fab review, Joanne! I have this book lined up to read and can't wait to dive in now :) Happy Easter, ladies X

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  3. Wow - sounds just my thing. Off now to get a copy.

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  4. Happy Easter to you both too x

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  5. Thanks so much for the really wonderful review, Joanne - I'm absolutely delighted you enjoyed the book! :-) And thanks for all the comments, too, everyone - very much appreciated.

    Hope you all have a lovely Easter weekend. I'm having a very smiley start to mine, having read this! x

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  6. Great review, and a great book too! Well deserved. :)

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  7. Fab review. This is on my Kindle waiting to be read ... :-)

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  8. Hi, I loved this book too. I always like to read other people's reviews of books I've read. Great review.

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  9. Just an extra thank you from me, Joanne, to you and everyone who’s commented.

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  10. What a fabulous review - and well-deserved too. This book is a real page-turner and the characters almost leap out at you, they're so real. Loved it! x

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  11. What a great review! I have never read any books from this author but I will now, thnak you.

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