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How Will I Know You? Audiobook

How Will I Know You?: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

A psychological thriller about the murder of a teenage girl, from the author of Lacy Eye.

On a cold December day in northern upstate New York, the body of high school senior Joy Enright is discovered in the woods at the edge of a pond. She had been presumed drowned, but an autopsy shows that she was, in fact, strangled. As the investigation unfolds, four characters tell the story from widely divergent perspectives: Susanne, Joy's mother and a professor at the local art college; Martin, a black graduate student suspected of the murder; Harper, Joy's best friend and a potential eyewitness; and Tom, a rescue diver and son-in-law of the town's police chief. As a web of small-town secrets comes to light, a dramatic conclusion reveals the truth about Joy's death.

©2016 Jessica Treadway (P)2016 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"Exceptional...[Treadway's] ability to define meaningful characters stands out, and the ending is a shock." (RT Book Reviews)

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    cristina Somerville, MA, United States 12-16-16
    cristina Somerville, MA, United States 12-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very, very good"

    I almost put the book down because watching the parents cope with their daughter's death was almost too painful for me personally (having had to cope with death myself years ago). I am glad I stuck with it. I thought the character development was excellent--and the telling of how these dissimilar lives collide--the repercussions of someone's action on another and another and another--was seamless. Can't wait to read another book by Treadway. The narration was also excellent--I usually find the use of different narrators too distracting but it only added to the experience here. All were A+. Well done.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Jane Washington, D.C. 12-20-16
    Mary Jane Washington, D.C. 12-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent! Amazing character development."

    Really enjoyed the different readers as opposed to every book I've listed to before that only used one reader

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    lolo610 01-06-17
    lolo610 01-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Good, but could have been better"

    I liked the plot, but it feel flat in some areas. Much better than Lacey Eye. It kept it a mystery until the end and it kept my attention. However there was something missing that kept it from being great. I would actually probably give it closer to 3.5 stars if I could.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Meg 01-15-17
    Meg 01-15-17

    Quack!

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    "Average and and at times tedious"

    I typically enjoy books that are told from multiple perspectives as it often provides a layer of complexity that as a reader I find really gratifying. I especially love when it provides character development that is richer than it might otherwise be. Unfortunately, this book doesn't manage to achieve either one of those goals.
    That's not to say it isn't an entertaining read, it is. But it is also sometimes tedious as it goes over and over the same material (told from different perspectives) without adding much to it. I found that really boring and I struggled to find the motivation to finish the book.
    If you just want some entertainment this might do the trick, but there just wasn't enough here for me to give it a great review or recommendation.

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    Andrea Hern REDDING, CA, US 01-12-17
    Andrea Hern REDDING, CA, US 01-12-17 Member Since 2013

    A serial listener. I average about 300 books a year 📚 + 👂= 😊

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    "SECRETS AND LIES"
    What did you love best about How Will I Know You??

    I listen to a lot of books but this had a unique sound, performance and feeling. Really hooked me with the characters and made me fully invest in finding out what happens to ALL the characters.


    What other book might you compare How Will I Know You? to and why?

    I'm not sure if everyone will think this (and I liked this book much better) but The Finch.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many to count.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No. But definitely kept me listening into the wee hours to find out what happened.


    Any additional comments?

    When you listen to as many books as I do you really look for those occasional book that stay with you. This will stay with me for sure. Made an impact on how I see the world around me. Bravo!!

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    VickyJ 01-05-17
    VickyJ 01-05-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Boring"

    Don't waste a credit. The reviews were very good, but the book wasn't. I fell asleep everytime I listened

    Vicky J.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Liakos 01-13-17
    Kim Liakos 01-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Not what you think it is!"

    REALLY! I thought this was a mystery, but it's nothing more than a grandstand for the authors racial views! I am disgusted that the main thread of this story was not mentioned . If I wanted to read a BOO HOO I M BLACK THATS WHY THEY ARRESTED ME, I would have read Malcom X!

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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