‘Atmospheric, mysterious and intense . . . ’ C. L. Taylor
’So, so good and very clever’ C.J. Tudor
‘grip-lit at its best’ Elle
I don't know where I am, who I am. Help me.
Komméno Island, Greece:
A woman is washed up on a remote Greek island with no recollection of who she is or how she got there.
Potter’s Lane, Twickenham, London: Lochlan’s wife, Eloïse, has vanished into thin air, leaving their toddler and twelve-week-old baby alone. Her money, car and passport are all in the house, with no signs of foul play. Every clue the police turn up means someone has told a lie…
Does a husband ever truly know his wife? Or a wife know her husband? Why is Eloïse missing?
What did she forget?
‘An atmospheric, mysterious and intense read that resonates long after you turn the last page. It's a stunning psychological thriller, rich with mystery and full of heart’ C. L. Taylor
‘If you haven’t read it, you MUST! So, so good and very clever. Will keep you guessing the whole way through!’ C. J. Tudor
‘Chilling and intelligent’ Nuala Ellwood
‘Utterly compelling and unnervingly twisty’ Caroline Smailes
‘Intense, thrilling and layered with issues of modern life, this is grip-lit at its best’ ELLE
“This is an astonishing thriller…with gorgeous writing and a stunning conclusion, this novel has catapulted onto my shortlist of the best suspense novels I’ve read all year”
Chevy Stevens, New York Times bestselling author of Still Missing
‘An intriguing and psychological thriller’ Sunday People
'Dark and emotionally compelling. Cooke handles the subject matter expertly. Eloise is just mesmerising. Excellent' northerncrime.wordpress.com
'Beautifully complex yet simply told in a way that really digs deep into the themes that anchor the tale… Really terrific. Just excellent' lizlovesbooks.com
'So intriguing and well written that I was unable to prise myself from the book until I had read every word within' – bookyramblingsofaneuroticmom.blogspot.co.uk
'I Know My Name is cleverly complex and thought provoking as well as being a compulsive page turner and comes thoroughly recommended' www.cosybooks.com
‘This book has really left me speechless. I cannot begin to explain how utterly brilliant this book was and I have a feeling that it's going to stay with me for a long time' readingwillingable.blogspot.co.uk
'This is a thriller with more than just the usual twists and turns. It could well be described as dark and disturbing' thelastwordbookreview.wordpress.com
What does the disappearance of wealthy 37-year-old Elo se Shelley wife, mother of two young children, and refugee activist from her London home have to do with the dazed woman unable to remember who she is, dragging herself onto the beach of a remote Greek island? That appears to be the question around which British author Cooke's unsettling debut psychological thriller revolves. But, as days pass and the outlook darkens, especially for the amnesiac castaway, who seems to have met up with four volatile chums on the island for a writers' retreat, it starts to become clear that little is as it initially appears. Police begin to discover cracks in Elo se's marriage to workaholic corporate financier Lochlan who has an ironclad Edinburgh alibi for the window of time when she vanished as well as hints of some troubling mental health issues she has been hiding from her family. Cooke, who describes her own brushes with mental illness in a moving afterword, keeps the suspense high as the endangered castaway struggles to survive while back in London Elo se's family hunts for her with increasing desperation. Some readers, though, may feel that the author has unfairly withheld some key information.
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I can normally work a story out quite early on but this one had guessing until the reveal!
Very true to life is all I can say without any spoilers
I Know My Name
Interesting subject matter and written with compassion. Very good read.
Really surprising ending
All round a really lovely book that will keep you hooked and wondering what’s going on!