In the vein of Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects and A.S.A. Harrison's The Silent Wife, The Devil You Know is a thrilling debut about a rookie reporter whose memories of the murder of her childhood best friend bring danger - and a stalker - right to her doorstep.
The year is 1993. Rookie crime-beat reporter Evie Jones is haunted by the unsolved murder of her best friend Lianne Gagnon, who was killed in 1982, back when both girls were eleven. The suspected killer, a repeat offender named Robert Cameron, was never arrested, leaving Lianne's case cold.
Now 21 and living alone for the first time, Evie is obsessively drawn to finding out what really happened to Lianne. She leans on another childhood friend, David Patton, for help - but every clue they uncover seems to lead to an unimaginable conclusion. As she gets closer and closer to the truth, Evie becomes convinced that the killer is still at large - and that he's coming back for her.
From critically acclaimed author Elisabeth de Mariaffi comes a spine-tingling debut about secrets long buried and obsession that cannot be controlled.
©2015 Elisabeth de Mariaffi (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
This wins the worst audiobook I bought in a while. Story is so weak, the narrative is discombobulated and absolutely disorganized, goes back and forth in overly descriptive dumb information, very repetitive and just bad, weak, lame. Nobody should have to endure this terrible book. How could this have any good reviews? I am a listener of many genres and enjoy most my purchases but this is terrible.
There where a few confusing moments but U think it may be to put you in the main characters state of mind. Over all a good book. book. The narrator was very good would definitely listen to her again.
This was a great storyline and it keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout most of the book. A lot of twists and turns to throw one off. The narrator was excellent and just made a great book even better. JC
This isn't a mystery. It's 10 hours of your life wasted by a story which is ultimately stupid and in the company of a narrator whose unfathomably irritating, whiny, and unlikable. Don't do it!
One master-passion in the br east, like Aaron's serpent, swallows all the rest. A. Pope
In her debut psychological thriller revolving around Evie, a young newspaper reporter, set in Toronto from 1982 to 1993, Elisabeth de Mariaffi deftly plies her wares at suspense with the uncertainty of childhood memories, lingering nightmares and possible paranoia from a 12-year-old friend's abduction and murder, cults in the Branch Davidians in Waco and the Charles Manson murders, stalkers, paranoia, dental records, a *basement* and a *cabin in the woods*.
I expect Ms. de Mariaffi to excel in this genre with such a good start and look forward to her next book.
As always, Andi Arndt magnificently plays the role of the young, equivocal female protagonist. For my money, Ms. Arndt is the *bomb* among her female counterparts.
I Couldn't listening it was a book that was unpredictable at the end. Just when you thought you knew what was going to happen the author changed it
I just couldn't get into this audiobook, despite having high hopes for it. The writing is bland and lacks energy. The narration is lifeless. I don't think I will attempt another book by this author.
Thought I would tear all my hair out! Argggg Will I never find a good book to listen to?!?!? Hated this book. So disappointed after reading rave reviews. Were we listening to the same story???? Completely repetitive with no action whatsoever. Main character keeps acting contrary to her own personality traits. Makes no sense. Just awful!!!!!! Sorry. Only finished it because I spent so much for it. Rethinking my membership.
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