Special Feature: WHAT SHE KNEW by Gilly Macmillan

On DECEMBER 1ST Gilly Macmillan releases her thrilling novel in paperback!

WHAT SHE KNEW by Gilly Macmillan is an addictive domestic thriller that William Morrow will publish as a paperback original on December 1st.

The novel, which Liane Moriarty calls “an amazing, gripping, beautifully written debut,” was published in the UK earlier this year to incredible praise (see below), and has drawn comparisons to hugely popular thrillers like Before I Go To Sleep and Gone Girl. This novel shows how one seemingly ordinary decision can change your life forever.

Quick Take: On an ordinary day, Rachel Jenner is out for a walk in the woods with her eight-year-old son Ben. The woods lead to a local park that they’ve been to many times before, so when Ben ask to run ahead, it seems like a normal request. Then Ben disappears.

Police are called, search parties go out, and Rachel begs for the public to help bring her son back. Rachel is caught between her personal pain and a public jumping to condemn her for her mistakes. As the public’s attitude shifts from sympathy to suspicion, Rachel begins to lose trust in everyone. She soon realizes that the greatest dangers lie not only in strangers, but in the faces of those most familiar to her.

Told from the alternating points of view of Rachel and the lead detective on the case, this story is full of unreliable narrators, questions about the media’s role in the disappearance, and the spectacle of true crime. WHAT SHE KNEW will keep you guessing until the very end.

Pick up your copy here! 

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 lecturer in A Level Photography and a full-time mum.

Gilly lives in Bristol with her husband and three children. WHAT SHE KNEW is her first novel.

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