50 Book Pledge Featured Read: What She Knew

“Tightly focused and fast-paced. You won’t rest until you really know what happened” — Lisa Ballantyne, author of The Guilty One

What She Knew kept me up late into the night (and scared the life out of me).” — Liane Moriarty, New York Times bestselling author

In What She KnewGilly Macmillan explores every parent’s nightmare: a missing child. Rachel Jenner is walking in a park with her eight-year-old son, Ben, when he asks if he can run ahead. It’s an ordinary request on a Sunday afternoon, and Rachel has no reason to worry—until Ben vanishes.


In a heartbeat, everything has changed.

The police are called, search parties go out, and Ben’s picture is being shared across all of the major news networks. Rachel, recently divorced, feels herself coming undone despite the support of her sister and her best friend.

Everyone who knew Ben is called into question, and inevitably, the media attention focuses on Rachel too, switching the public’s attitude from sympathy to suspicion.

With Rachel, I grew more and more terrified as each day passed in Ben’s disappearance. I was pulling at every possible string of information for a clue pointing to where Ben went, but Macmillan masterfully kept the mystery unsolvable until the end.


Does the danger lie in the anonymous strangers or behind the familiar smiles that Rachel trusts the most?  You’ll have to read it out to find out.

If you liked The Girl on the Train or The Guilty One, you’ll love Gilly Macmillan’s psychological thriller. This gripping and skillful novel will pull you in fast and won’t let you go until you read the very last page.

I can’t wait to hear what you think of What She Knew! If you’ve already read it, let me know on Twitter or in the comments below!


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2 thoughts on “50 Book Pledge Featured Read: What She Knew

  1. Did you notice that Billy Macmillan’s The Perfect Girl and Loans Moriarty’s Nine Perfect Strangers are written in the same exact style and have characters with the same exact unusual names? Marsha and Zoe? Are they the same author? If so, petty funny that they are leaving reviews for each other, too.

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