I Know My Name

I Know My Name

by C. J. Cooke

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A woman with no name. A wild, abandoned island. A family desperate for answers. A debut thriller like no other.

On a small Greek island, a woman comes ashore with no memory of who she is, where she's from, or how she came to be shipwrecked there. Worse, she has no way of leaving. As she's nursed back to health by the island's only inhabitants, four friends on an annual retreat, she detects tensions between the group that suggest not all is quite as it seems. Her new acquaintances each appear to be hiding something—something that may relate to the mystery of her identity.

Meanwhile, in a pretty suburb on the outskirts of London, Eloise, the mother of a newborn and a toddler, vanishes into thin air. Her husband, Lochlan, is desperate to find her—but as the police look into the disappearance, it becomes clear that Lochlan and Eloise's marriage was not the perfect union it appeared.

As Lochlan races to discover his wife's whereabouts, Eloise enacts an investigation of her own. What both discover will place lives at risk and upend everything they thought they knew about their marriage, their past, and what lies in store for the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538747902
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 09/25/2018
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 257,682
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

C.J. Cooke is a creative writing professor at Glasgow University. I KNOW MY NAME is her debut psychological thriller. She lives and writes on the coast of England.

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I Know My Name 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good most of the time. Dragged in some areas near the end..
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings With alternating chapters, this thriller keeps the reader guessing from the beginning to nearly the end with many questions that get answered in the last few chapters. A woman washes up on shore in Greece and is rescued by four people. With not knowing her name they can't help her find out where she belongs. In London a husband comes home from a work trip because the neighbor reports his wife missing and his two young children left home alone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It kept me guessing until the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept me wondering and then the big switcheroo. Got very involved with the characters and caring so much for them and hoping for happy ending. In my opinion this author is an excellent writer!
jojosmodernlife More than 1 year ago
Washed up on shore with nothing but scrapes and bruises only to discover that the island is as deserted as her memory. The main character is rescued by 4 other people who happen to be on the vacant island for a writer's retreat. As she struggles to remember anything about herself, even her own name, she also struggles to survive as not everyone on the island is as helpful as they initially seemed. The story does get very deep as well as jump around a lot from past to present as well as between characters. Mostly between Eloise and Lochlan, her husband who is desperate to find her-alive. Although a time or two it moves into Gerda's, Eloise's grandmother's, narrative. Once I read past the first two-thirds of the book, then it became very hard to put down as everything begins to come together quickly. The last 10% or so is very detail heavy and focused on mental illness which I appreciated, however, it is a big change in tone of the story as it begins to feel more like a lecture on mental illness rather than a work of fiction. On the other hand, it does wrap up the story in a warm manner. My favorite character was Max. He seemed to portray the polar opposite of what Eloise's childhood was as well as the "red rope" that tethered Eloise to her own self. He was so pure, so hopeful, so precious. The only thing that I felt took away from the story was the red herring that brought forward a side of Lochlan that wasn't really necessary. It was almost a red herring and a half as it is in regards to two side characters that I felt were pretty weak. I would recommend this book for readers who enjoy psychological thrillers. I would also recommend this book for readers who are fascinated by mental illness. Conversely, I would not recommend this book for readers who my be sensitive or triggered by: mental illness, drug abuse, sexual abuse, child abuse, sexual abuse to children, rape, violence, self-harm, parental abandonment, cyber invasions of privacy, and infidelity. Please note: An electronic copy of this book was generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review.
Selena More than 1 year ago
This book is a very intense psychological thriller that sucks you in from the first chapter. A very deep read with lots of twists to it. A story a a happily married woman with two children who goes missing and leaves behind her husband and children. A very emotional book about childhood abuse and how it affects a person many years later and mental illness.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ordered the book!