Who I Am: A dark psychological thriller with a stunning twist

Who I Am: A dark psychological thriller with a stunning twist

by Sarah Simpson

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ISBN-13: 9781788544832
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 428,859
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Sarah Simpson has a first-class honours degree in Psychology and has experienced working at a Brain Rehabilitation Hospital. She has spent time as a family consultant for Warwickshire and Oxfordshire solicitors and gained knowledge of the Family Court System. She now lives in Cornwall with her husband, three children and animals.

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Who I Am: A dark psychological thriller with a stunning twist 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
GraceJReviewerlady 9 days ago
I was so engrossed in this book, that at times I'm not sure I knew who I was, never mind the characters! Andi and Cam met at university; Andi from a very well off family with homes in London and Cornwall and Cam, living in the worst house in the street on her council estate with alcoholic parents. They became best friends, but there is a secret which we only find out about slowly by following their lives 'then' and 'now'. This is a riveting read! Whilst seeming - on the surface - to be quite straightforward it's a lot like the gliding swan with crazy paddling going on underneath. I found myself gripped and glued to the page, coming up for air every so often and pausing to consider what was happening. Convinced I had it all worked out and straight in my mind I would return to my reading only to realise that I really hadn't a clue! But, oh, this is so worth staying with til the end .. surprises galore and yes Who I Am both surprised and delighted me. Very cleverly structured, terrific writing and stunning locations all add up to a magnificent read, and one well worthy of the author of Her Greatest Mistake and consolidating her position as a must-read writer of top-notch psychological thrillers. Highly recommended! My thanks to publisher Aria for my copy via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
TheBookishHooker 14 days ago
Andi and Camilla meet at university and become tight friends, despite their different upbringings and family lives. However, tragedy strikes their group of mates when two girls go missing and are presumed dead after an accident at their beach side graduation party. Within a week, another friend will commit suicide. The survivors are left haunted by the memories of that night and the secrets they can never share. When Andi believes she is being targeted by a stalker who knows too much, events are set in motion that will once again change their lives forever. Who I Am is a wonderfully atmospheric suspense novel set between Edinburgh and Cornwall in years spanning the two decades after the tragedy. The setting is nicely described with Cornwall being the main focus. The characters are well developed and feel realistic. I loved the suspense building up to the twists and turns of the book. I definitely didn't guess the ending. However, the book was LONG, with sections that felt like the same things were being stated over and over without any progression of the plot. I would have loved to have seen a little more action in those parts or them trimmed completely since the story didn't advance in those sections. This kept me from giving it a higher rating. Overall, it's a great premise and a nice suspenseful novel that would make a great travel read.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Andi and Kyle live in Cornwell and have two children. Kyle works in London during the week and is home on the weekends. Andi is busy keeping up their nice home and caring for the children. Back when Andi was at university, she met a young gal named Camilla who didn’t have much money and was saddled with a father going into dementia. Camilla can’t afford to card for him and go to classes too. When her father is put into a care home, Andi offers to help Camilla by sharing her room with her and she accepts. They live in an apartment with several other friends of Andi. Today, Andi is frightened by some tweets that have come through bringing back some terrible memories. She gets stressed and starts drinking more than she should. Kyle sees the empty bottles and is worried about her suggesting she see someone for her stress. But when events start happening that point to things Andi has done but she doesn’t remember, she really gets scared. This book bounces back and forth from current day to the time Andi was at university with her girlfriends. Something bad happened and guilt is creeping in. For me, this book was a total mess. I understand how some authors like to build tension in thrillers with slipping in a puzzle piece here and there but the “puzzle pieces” in this book were so confusing. I came very close to making this a “Did Not Finish” book but I stuck it out all the way through nearly 500 pages of total bewilderment. I can honestly say I don’t really know who did what to whom. I was very disappointed with this book and would suggest that readers not waste their time. Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
diane92345 3 months ago
Thrilling and challenging mystery about what happened to four college co-eds almost twenty years earlier. The past rears its ugly head when a mysterious person realizes that revenge is the only answer in the compelling Who I Am. Down-on-her-luck Camille insinuates her way into the life and house of college friends rich Andi, suspicious Clara and quiet Jo. A boat disaster breaks up the friends in the worst way possible. Now one of the friends is stalking Andi looking for revenge. Split into three first person narratives at three different time periods, Who I Am is a twisty rollercoaster of a read. First, there is the slow clanking of the build-up to the first pause at the top of the ride. At this point, we learn the story of what happened to the four roommates on the night of a boating accident. There were only two survivors so why are there three narrators? And whoosh we are plunging downhill on the ride. There are many twists and turns in the plot—some foreseen and some not. The psychological suspense sets up an atmosphere of dread. The reader feels a twist coming but isn’t sure where it will lead. Who I Am is a perfect Fall read. It is creepy, convoluted and has a challenging mystery to solve. So put on some sweats, get a cup of hot cocoa and settle in for an engrossing evening. 4 stars! Thanks to Aria Books and NetGalley for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.