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If You Knew Her

A Novel
Narrated by: Katey Sobey
Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
4 out of 5 stars (354 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From a terrific new voice comes a standout debut thriller in the vein of What She Knew and I Let You Go.

A woman in a coma. The man who could save her life - if only he could speak.

When young, beautiful Cassie Jensen arrives unconscious to the intensive care ward at St. Catherine's hospital after being struck in a hit-and-run while out walking her dog, chief nurse Alice Marlowe thinks she looks familiar. She starts digging deeper into Cassie's relationships, only to discover something about her patient that she'd been keeping secret from everyone, including her devoted husband and family. Soon Alice finds herself obsessed with her patient's past and future, even willing to put her own career on the line in her single-minded search for answers.

Frank, a patient on the same ward who has locked-in syndrome, can hear and see everything around him but cannot speak. Soon he comes to understand that Cassie's life is still in danger. While the police continue to look for clues, only Frank holds the truth, but he's unable to communicate it.

As the novel flashes between points of view, the listener will get closer and closer to the truth of who Cassie Jensen was and why she was out on the road that fateful night....

©2018 Emily Elgar (P)2018 Little Brown Book Group

Critic Reviews

"Emotionally charged and tautly plotted, Emily Elgar's debut is a stunning example of psychological suspense." (Clare Mackintosh, international best-selling author of I Let You Go and I See You)

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  • Terry
  • Waynesville, NC, United States
  • 03-27-18

Excellent story


Alice, a nurse on 9B, at St. Kate's hospital is very protective of her patients - Frank, a stroke patient with locked in syndrome, and Cassie, a young woman in a coma, the victim of a hit and run. There's plenty of emotion and intrigue to go around here. I have to say, the mystery and suspense kept me going until the very end. I kept narrowing down my suspects and then going back to previous ones. It's amazing how dangerous, crazy people can look and act so normal. The book is good.

How terrible to be "locked in." To know everything that is going on around you, but being unable to speak, move, communicate. I loved Frank.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Absolutely loved it

Was a bit cautious as first because i wasn’t sure i would get into it but i loved it. I listened every opportunity i could and finished it in a weekend

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First novel!?

Great book! Can’t believe it’s her first novel. Very well done. Off to find others by Ms. Elgar.

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Sad, but good.

Very original plot, with enough twists to keep me interested. Narration was good as well. I just wonder with whom Maisie ended up. I always worry more about the dogs and cats. Oh, well. Definitely worth the credit.

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Please Skip this Download

I try really hard not to give terrible reviews because I feel that it’s not fair to the author. However, this one lacked all suspense. It was like seeing the advertisement for a 48 Hours mystery and knowing the outcome before ever watching the show. Additionally, it was snail paced and something I forced myself to finish. On top of that, I had inadvertently touched the screen of my phone and had skipped ahead several hours and listened it near an hour before I noticed. Yes. That bad. I’m still kicking myself for returning to the earlier part of the book (and the hour it took to find the spot). For the final cherry on top, it’s the saddest most horrible ending. If you’re trying to decide whether or not to download:don’t. If you’re halfway through, just imagine the worst ending and know that’s what happened.

I might swear off all “Daily Deals” forever.

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This book wasn’t the best...

I mean- sure it was okay- but it took me awhile to get into it- the ending really wasn’t what I had hoped for! Kind of disappointed.

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Don’t pass this one up.

Great twists-great characters-great ending! I cannot wait for her next one in Summer 2019!

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  • Cathy
  • Carlin, NV, United States
  • 10-31-18

Difficult to follow

I see 4 stars from people...?
I could not follow this one. My mind wandered and I went to do the dishes and laundry while it was playing in the other room.
My thoughts were of a jumbled mess and was there a vampire involved??!! I have no idea. Guess it needs to be listened to another time. Or not.
I did nit finish this

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  • Wendi
  • Houston, TX
  • 04-13-19

Gripping Story, Good Suspense

If You Knew Her has a few different scenarios going on at once. We have a wife in a come who's been in a terrible accident. Her mother in law and her husband seem to be completely out of sorts. They come to visit her every day, and it appears that there is more to the story than a random car accident. Because she's in a coma, and everyone else on the ward seems to be in close to vegetative states, more people here the whispers and secrets than her mother in law and husband suspect. In fact, one patient with locked in syndrome begins to communicate, and we find out that he heard all what was going on the whole time. As his communication skills improve, so does the intensity and stress of the story.

If you knew her was a good story with plenty of suspense. I only wish it could of had a happier ending, but I did enjoy it.

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I really enjoyed this book

great story, wonderful characters. I really enjoyed the book.... people I cared about, a lot of highs and lows.... suspense and a happy ending. who could ask for more?!