Penny believes she’s being watched. Yet no one should know where she lives.
Penny seizes the chance of a new life for her family when her husband is offered a job in Europe.
At the airport they meet charming Sophie, fluent in French and looking for work as an au pair.
Penny, struggling to cope in France, offers Sophie a job and she soon becomes an important part of the family’s life. But Sophie is hiding something.
Then Penny’s toddler son, Ethan, is abducted and an international hunt for the child begins.
The police beg Penny and her husband to take part in a television appeal but the couple refuse. Unknown to the police, Penny and Seth have new identities and are determined to lay low and protect them. But it may be too late for that.
Who has taken Ethan and why?
Are the couple’s true identities linked to the abduction?
And who has been watching them?
To save her son Penny may have to put her own life on the line.
I Know Where You Live is the follow on from Till The Dust Settles. Whilst not essential to have read the first, I do think readers will benefit from having read it and after all it is a great book so why wouldn’t you?
The last time we saw “Penny” she was in a witness protection programme. Even though the family are still in it, Penny still feels like someone is watching her. To be fair even if no one had been watching her, she would have been mad to have turned down the opportunity to travel to France. I loved reading the chapters set there. It made me want to hop on a plane and go and see the sights and sounds to experience them for myself.
Sophie is a likeable character and I could see why Penny and Seth would take to her straight away and entrust her with their children. She is great with the kids as well as knowing the local lingo so it seems like a win, win situation having her come into their lives. Obviously like with anything, if something is too good to be true, it usually is.
It’s hard to say too much more without giving away some of the plot. You don’t have to be a parent for your heart to go out to the family with what they are going through. It is definitely every mothers nightmare for their child to go missing. Especially one so young. I found myself racing through the pages to see if mother and son would be reunited.
I Know Where You Live is a heart wrenching and tense read that drew me in right from the start. The author sets the scene really well and has created characters that the readers fully get behind and care about. Ethan has to be the most adorable little boy I have ever come across in a book. It actually left me feeling quite broody. Only for a moment though! A good solid follow up that is sure to be a hit with fans of Till The Dust Settles.
Thanks to Bloodhound Books for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
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Pat Young grew up in the south west of Scotland where she still lives, sometimes. She often goes to the other extreme, the south west of France, in search of sunlight.
Pat never expected to be a writer. Then she found a discarded book with a wad of cash tucked in the flyleaf. ‘What if something awful happened to the person who lost this book?’ she thought, and she was off.
Pat knew nothing of writing, but she knew a thing or two about books, having studied English, French and German at Glasgow University. A passion for languages led to a career she loved and then a successful part-time business that allowed her some free-time, at last.
Pat had plans, none of which included sitting at her desk from daybreak till dusk. But some days she has to. Because there’s a story to be told. And when it’s done, she can go out to play. On zip-wires and abseil ropes, or just the tennis court.
Pat writes psychological thrillers. Her debut novel Till the Dust Settles, has been awarded the Scottish Association of Writers’ Constable Stag trophy. Following publication in July
2017 Pat was delighted to be chosen as an ‘emerging talent’ for Crime in the Spotlight and read from Till the Dust Settles to an audience at Bloody Scotland – another dream come true.
Published by Bloodhound Books, I Know Where You Live is the much-anticipated sequel to Pat’s gripping and unmissable debut thriller, Till the Dust Settles. It too is a psychological thriller with a skilfully told story that makes for an enjoyable stand alone read. It will hook you from the start.
Twitter – @py321_young