È What You Didð E-Pub Author ï Claire McGowan writing – grisedalelodge.co.uk

What You Did A vicious assault A devastating accusation Who should she trust, her husband or her best friend It was supposed to be the perfect reunion six university friends together again after twenty years Host Ali finally has the life she always wanted, a career she can be proud of and a wonderful family with her college boyfriend, now husband But that night her best friend makes an accusation so shocking that nothing will ever be the same again.When Karen staggers in from the garden, bleeding and traumatised, she claims that she has been assaulted by Ali s husband, Mike Ali must make a split second decision who should she believe Her horrified husband, or her best friend With Mike offering a very different version of events, Ali knows one of them is lying but which And why When the ensuing chaos forces her to re examine the golden era the group shared at university, Ali realises there are darker memories too Memories that have lain dormant for decades Memories someone would kill to protect. Read What You Did by Claire McGowan – grisedalelodge.co.uk

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  1. Rape Affairs Domestic abuse This novel covers a range of sensitive issues but does so in a manner that does not make the reader feel uncomfortable Instead, McGowan creates a thrilling, pulsating read that establishes a world that is becoming increasingly claustrophobic for the protagonist, Ali.I was immediately hooked by this book The writer cleverly creates a non linear narrative that means we, as readers, do not follow the chronological sequence of events on that fateful night that Ali s Rape Affairs Domestic abuse This novel covers a range of sensitive issues but does so in a manner that does not make the reader feel uncomfortable Instead, McGowan creates a thrilling, pulsating read that establishes a world that is becoming increasingly claustrophobic for the protagonist, Ali.I was immediately hooked by this book The writer cleverly creates a non linear narrative that means we, as readers, do not follow the chronological sequence of events on that fateful night that Ali s best friend, Karen, accuses Ali s husband, Mike, of rape It s a nightmare for Ali and this is the catalyst of her seemingly perfect life beginning to fall apart McGowan provides different perspectives on that night in question and this enriched the narrative as it felt like I was part of the police, and Ali s, investigations Ali is determined to find the truth about her husband and is torn apart by loyalty to her husband and loyalty to her friend Ind...

  2. At some point during this book someone tells the main character that she s a f cking idiot And they re right.

  3. This month only 07 2019 Prime Members get to choose 2 books for the Prime First Reads programs I m so thankful because I couldn t choose between They Could Have Named Her Anything and What You Did

  4. What You DidThis is my First Read pick for July, it s listed as a psychological thriller I think it should be called a psychological mystery.Basically six friends get together to reminisce after meeting at the university 25 years ago It turns into a he said, she said situation...

  5. This was anFirst Reads pick for July 2019 After my most recent review of another First Reads pick, I have to say I felt a bit hypocritical reading this one asandsins came to light SPOILERS POSSIBLE Read Review at your own discretion Six college friends have a 25 year reunion The book mostly focuses on Alison but there are forays into other points of view The six friends are Ali now married to Mike and with two kids, has a platform on rape domestic violence harrassment This was anFirst Reads pick for July 2019 After my most recent review of another First Reads pick, I have to say I felt a bit hypocritical reading this one asandsins came to light SPOILERS POSSIBLE Read Review at your own discretion Six college friends have a 25 year reunion The book mostly focuses on Alison but there are forays into other points of view The six friends are Ali now married to Mike and with two kids, has a platform on rape domestic violence harrassmentMike a lawyer now married to Ali With three kids.Karen Ali s best friend and mother to Jake Bill recently back from out of country and recently broke up with his girlfriendJodi married to Callum and pregnant with h...

  6. When six old college friends get together 25 years after they met, it s fair to say their lives have taken quite different directions Mike and Ali have been married seemingly forever He s a successful lawyer, she s involved with a rape victim support charity and they have two perfect children and a house that s got the potential to be everything Ali ever wanted Callum and Jodi are finally having the baby they ve waited so long for Ali s best friend Karen is a single mum, living in relative p When six old college friends get together 25 years after they met, it s fair to say their lives have taken quite different directions Mike and Ali have been married seemingly forever He s a successful lawyer, she s involved with a rape victim support charity and they have two perfect children and a house that s got the potential to be everything Ali ever wanted Callum and Jodi are finally having the baby they ve waited so long for Ali s best friend Karen is a single mum, living in relative poverty compared to her peers and Bill has returned from years of living in Sweden, newly single again What could go amiss After the group drink too much and remember their student days, Karen cries rape and accuses Ali s husband Mike and the whole can of contentment is opened to reveal lots of wriggling worms, some of them dating backthan 20 years.Ali s role at the charity is no longer tenable How can she defend her h...

  7. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 2.5 stars for predictabilityAs another reader stated earlier, thefirst reads are not usually great books so I didn t have high expectations for this one and in that light, I wasn t disappointed and could actually give this 3 stars for a fast read However, I hated so many of the characters, guessed the killer rapist half way through and didn t understand people motivations Why did Mike end up with Ali over Karen, couldn t Karen, instead of Ali, have lied for him after Martha s murder W 2.5 stars for predictabilityAs another reader stated earlier, thefirst reads are not usually great books so I didn t have high expectations for this one and in that light, I wasn t disappointed and could actually give this 3 stars for a fast read However, I hated so many of the characters, guessed the killer rapist half way through and didn t understand people motivations Why did Mike end up with Ali over Karen, couldn t Karen, instead of Ali, have lied for him after Martha s murder Why did Karen flunk her finals and never get a degree That wasn t ever explained other than that she and Mike were sleeping together Huh He managed to graduate And didn t he realize Jake was his son why didn t he help Karen out with some money, apparently she needed it, even if it was just as a friend. Mike and Ali apparently had enough to lend to Cal...

  8. Ooooo I REALLY loved this one I d been looking forward to it so much as well that it is such a relief to be able to say just how much I did enjoy it Although maybe enjoy is too light and fluffy a word to use as this psychological thriller has a very dark, violent storyline that some may struggle to cope with due to its theme of rape So I think Claire McGowan did an excellent job of keeping her plot tightly woven and her readers committed to discovering the truth about the night Ali s world Ooooo I REALLY loved this one I d been looking forward to it so much as well that it is such a relief to be able to say just how much I did enjoy it Although maybe enjoy is too light and fluffy a word to use as this psychological thriller has a very dark, violent storyline that some may struggle to cope with due to its theme of rape So I think Claire McGowan did an excellent job of keeping her plot tightly woven and her readers committed to discovering the truth about the night Ali s world falls apart We are kept guessing as to which of her characters is lying and she managed this in a way that wasn t overwhelmingly emotional or suggestive which could have happened due to the subject matter.An evening of drinking with old university friends ends with a shocking discovery when Ali s best friend Karen is allegedly raped by Ali s husband Mike Ali s loyalt...