From the bestselling author of The Ex and Those Other Women comes a thrilling family drama about the secrets we keep, the lies we tell and the truths that won't stay hidden.
Everybody's hiding something ...
Jill, her three sons, their wives and children are driving in convoy on Christmas Eve. But something sinister is simmering behind their happy smiles.
Mimi is struggling with her new twins, but at least a glass of wine smooths out life's jagged edges. Andrea's starting to wonder if her marriage is as happy as she'd thought. Darren is reeling from a surprise request and teenager Callie has become increasingly withdrawn.
On the way to their holiday house, a terrifying car accident devastates them all. But someone unexpected was in one of the cars. No one is searching for them. And their time is running out.
You Need to Know is a dark domestic drama about family secrets and lies, fractured relationships, tragic mistakes and the ultimate betrayal.
'Nicola Moriarty has a gift for domestic drama, cracking pace, and skilful narrative timing' Kerryn Goldworthy, Sydney Morning Herald
'Dark, twisty and utterly enthralling, You Need to Know is a gripping domestic thriller [and] yet another unputdownable read from the very talented Nicola Moriarty.' Better Reading
'Moriarty has delivered another gripping domestic drama about secrets, lies and fractured families. She builds the tension so expertly, with twists and turns leading towards one cracking end, that you may well need to see a chiropractor afterwards.' The Australian
'A tense, well-crafted storyline, interesting, multifaceted characters, and a sensational climax' Book'd Out
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
When an extended family from Sydney’s northern suburbs takes to the road on Christmas Eve, a car accident leaves them forever changed. They were already headed for catastrophe, thanks to betrayals—both minor and major—spanning generations. As the shocking revelations gradually pile up, Nicola Moriarty’s page-turning family drama edges closer to a domestic thriller without losing its intimate focus on individual characters. Even in its most twisty and suspenseful moments, You Need to Know is firmly told through the lens of family obligation, with matriarch Jill confiding her own secrets in letters to her late husband. Smoothly switching focus between characters, Moriarty exposes the nagging resentments hiding beneath the veneer of everyday life. And in the three brothers who are all writers, she even gives a sly nod to her own pair of author sisters, Liane and Jaclyn.
Be sure to clear 12 hours in your schedule before opening this book. You will not be able to put it down. The storyline is so unique, the twists and turns don’t stop - even on the very last page. I cannot wait to read more from this brilliant author.
What a number of ‘Oh my Goodness!’ moments
I love reading Aussie author books as I like recognising the locations.
This is the second of Nicola’s books that I have read and I was not disappointed.
Twists and revelations towards the end are always exciting but sometimes they are expected.
In this book, I was surprised and they just seemed to keep coming.
I will be putting this book forward for a book club I am joining (I was worried I would not be able to find a book but am so excited for lockdown to finish so we can start!)
Thoroughly enjoyed this. Highly recommended.