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by Renée Knight

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ISBN-13: 9780062362254
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/19/2015
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,264,009
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.20(d)

About the Author

Renée Knight worked for the BBC directing arts documentaries and has had TV and film scripts commissioned by the BBC, Channel Four, and Capital Films. In April 2013, she graduated from the Faber Academy "Writing a Novel" course, whose alumni include S. J. Watson. She lives in London with her husband and two children.

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Disclaimer 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Twink More than 1 year ago
s a book blogger, I receive a lot of books in the mail. Some I've requested and some are unsolicited.  An unsolicited book is the jump off point for Renée Knight's debut novel, Disclaimer. Catherine is the main character in Disclaimer. During a chaotic move, she sits down to relax and read a book she's come across, although she's not sure from where. She's a few chapters in when she realizes the the book is about her..... "There was no going back. Catherine had unwittingly stumbled across herself tucked into the pages of the book." And the standard disclaimer you find at the beginning of book...."Any resemblance to persons living or dead..." has a 'a neat red line through it.' What a great premise! I was hooked in the first few pages. But if that wasn't enough, Knight tells her story from two different narratives - that of Catherine - and the person who sent the book - Stephen. I couldn't stop reading - I wanted to know what is in the book, why he has sent it to Catherine, why this format, what has gone on before and so much more. What is the secret! "...The act of keeping the secret a secret has almost become bigger than the secret itself." Knight is a master of doling out clues and snippets that let the reader slowly build an idea or a picture of what might have happened. Her foreshadowing had me staying up just to read another chapter before turning off the light for the night. Then I reached the point of the book within the book where the secret is revealed. But - I was only about half way through the novel. What I thought I knew wasn't the end at all - there are more questions - and I desperately wanted the answers. Answers are provided by the end - but they aren't quite what I had imagined. I loved that I couldn't predict where the book was going to go. Stephen is a particularly despicable (and creepy) character. His thoughts and justifications are quite frightening. My feelings about Catherine changed with every new 'reveal' in Disclaimer. But by the end (and the ending was just right) I was firmly in her camp. Those who enjoy psychological twisty thrillers will enjoy Knight's debut. I did! (Nice little cover blurb from Lee Child as well)
dmtiffin More than 1 year ago
I hhave always been an avid reader, books my escape, being a broke single mom, struggling with dilemmas,  I scrounged up what little money I had left to find a book I could escape in and forget my stress,if even for a little  while, with only enough to purchase one book I looked for a long time and finally decided by the discription that   I would choose this one and ........WOW ........I picked the right one, I loved this book, could not put It down, it was so  different, a brilliant story idea.. I want to thank the author for giving me a great escape and hoping she will  continue to write
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I throughly enjoyed this book! I agree with another reviewer that I really wasn't able to like any of the characters, even after what actually happened was revealed. All in all it was a really book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good read. Kept me absorbed
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings Two storylines make this book - one is Catherine Ravenscroft who finds a book that sends her life in a tail spin and the other storyline is a relation to the author of the book that affects her life. At the beginning, I was nervous as I had no idea how these two stories would connect and with what I told you above, I was still confused. But the minute they started intersecting the book just took off from there. The stories weaved in and out and from the past to the present as a major catalyst for this story occurred 20 years ago. There were twists and turns and ups and downs to the very end and the last one threw me for a loop - a good loop!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Moves kind of slow at first and the dates are hard to follow until you get into the book's rhythm but it ends up being really good. You just have to hang in there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great. It was a little hard to place the characters at first. Its probably the best book ive read in years.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book excellently presents a whole story and character arc. It begins at a rather low point on that arc and I almost gave it up. So glad I persevered. This is one of the best books I have read in the last few years.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ms Knight has written a very unusual and different style of novel. Narrated by by Catherine and Stephen and seemingly told from opposing viewpoints. Just when you feel that you understand what is going on, our author reveals another hidden fact or two. Suddenly the entire complexion of the book changes. All in all, a very different type of read. Well recommended. J M Lydon
ronnies4 More than 1 year ago
I was dying to know the secret, but, I wasn't willing to finish reading this book. Way too much description, and I was confused by the characters. Got to page 45, and couldn't read further.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slow moving at first, but has an intriguing plot once you get into it.
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The plot was good the twists were surprising. Yet I could not feel anything for these characters. Despite what ultimately was revealed about Catherine's secret I felt little sympathy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bland.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had twists and turns I never expected quite enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly engrossed in plot and chsracters. Couldn't wait to pick it back up where I left off. The author has a wonderful grasp on the psyche and minds of her characters. All were brought to life with such authenticity. I hope there are other novels to come by her as she has mastered the art of suspense and suprise!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an outstanding book! Truly wonderfully written with great detail and suspense. The way the author is able to make the reader see that there are different sides to the story and that your empathy for the characters can change is amazing. Best book I have read in the past few years. Bravo!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought it was a great psychological thriller and enjoyed it very much. I will definately read more by this author. I read a lot of mysteries and this is one of the best I have read in a long while.
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Great story, very suspenseful- couldn't put it down, read it in a day! Hope Renee Knight writes more stories!
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