Read What You Didby Claire McGowan – groundhogwalking.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. New Read Books What You Did By Claire McGowan – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. ThanksPrime for this free book but I dislike everyone in it and it is sending me straight back to the refuge of some old favorites DNF 40% because it is equal parts boring, loaded with characters I just can t connect with, and somehow self righteous It s hard to sa...

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

  3. I either have the worst luck choosing fromPrime First Reads free book of the month or the books aren t that good or both The premise for WHAT YOU DID sounded interesting, the execution was not Billed as a psychological thriller WHAT YOU DID felt like neither At least I didn t waste money on it.

  4. 5NOTE My full blog tour post can be found at You Did by Claire McGowan is the ultimate page turner that will keep you glued to the pages until the very last word It is also not going to be for the faint of heart see triggers for rape.What it s about Ali decides to put together a reunion with her friends from university after twenty years The six of them meet at Ali s home where she lives with her college boyfriend turned husband, and the 5NOTE My full blog tour post can be found at You Did by Claire McGowan is the ultimate page turner that will keep you glued to the pages until the very last word It is also not going to be for the faint of heart see triggers for rape.What it s about Ali decides to put together a reunion with her friends from university after twenty years The six of them meet at Ali s home where she lives with her college boyfriend turned husband, and their two kids Cassie and Benjamin But what is supposed to be a fun reunion turns into a nightmare when Ali s best friend Karen stumbles inside from the garden saying Ali s husband Mike just sexually assaulted her Mike claims it didn t happen, but Karen is sure it did Ali doesn t know who to believe, and after things from their past start coming to light, things will never be the same again...

  5. 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 pr...

  6. 3 4 stars This is one of twoPrime First Reads for July and it seems to have divided people I thought it was a bit like a driver who accelerates and decelerates for no apparent reason on a perfectly straight road At times the book had some pace and then it slowed down and I lost some interest The premise concerned who raped Karen on an old friends from university reunion weekend I found their conversations on the night of the incident tedious but then events on the following days p 3 4 stars This is one of twoPrime First Reads for July and it seems to have divided people I thought it was a bit like a driver who accelerates and decelerates for no apparent reason on a perfectly straight road At times the book had some pace and then it slowed down and I lost some interest The premise concerned who raped Karen on an old friends from university reunion weekend I found their conversations on the night of the incident tedious but then events on...

  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 sleepi...

  8. Six college friends gather for a reunion 25 years later When one of the women stumbles inside after being raped, it puts relationships to the test and challenges who can be trusted.The characters are six so called friends Ali, Mike, Karen, Bill, Callum, and Jodi Ali and Mike are married and hosting the reunion at their home Karen is Ali s best friend, and the rape victim Bill has been living away, but is back after breaking up with his girlfriend Callum and Jodi are married and expecting Six college friends gather for a reunion 25 years later When one of the women stumbles inside after being raped, it puts relationships to the test and challenges who can be trusted.The characters are six so called friends Ali, Mike, Karen, Bill, Callum, and Jodi Ali and Mike are married and hosting the reunion at their home Karen is Ali s best friend, and the rape victim Bill has been living away, but is back after breaking up with his girlfriend Callum and Jodi are married and expecting their first child.Told from Ali s p...

  9. Hoo, boy Talk about a book you can t put down Six university friends meet up for a reunion after twenty years I m pretty sure I ve mentioned this before in another book review but it bears repeating reunions are bad Nothing ever goes the way you think it will We re not just talking about people changing, having nothing in common any, petty jealousies and the like Oh no, this reunion right here is a total disaster It all starts when Karen staggers in from the garden, traumatised and bl Hoo, boy Talk about a book you can t put down Six university friends meet up for a reunion after twenty years I m pretty sure I ve mentioned this before in another book review but it bears repeating reunions are bad Nothing ever goes the way you think it will We re not just talking about people changing, having nothing in common any, petty jealousies and the like Oh no, this reunion right here is a total disaster It all starts when Karen staggers in from the garden, traumatised and bleeding, saying she s been raped Bad enough But Karen claims her attacker is none other than her best friend Ali s husband, Mike Who should Karen believe Her best friend who s always been there for her Or her husband who s given herthan she ever could have imagined I rather quickly came up with a theory but I was l...

  10. Well, this Kindle First book was an easy 5 Full of twists and secrets n lies, just my sort of story I was totally engrossed I ve never happened upon this author before, not quite sure why Her Paula Maguire series sounds really good as well so I ve put the first one of those into my wishlist a bit sharpish.And better still, I happened across ONE mistake, just one, the whole way throughlet this be a sharp lesson to other authors, editors or proofreaders, it can be done All one need Well, this Kindle First book was an easy 5 Full of twists and secrets n lies, just my sort of story I was totally engrossed I ve never happened upon this author before, not quite sure why Her Paula Maguire series sounds really good as well so I ve put the first one of those into my wishlist a bit sharpish.And better still, I happened across ONE mistake, just one, the whole way throughlet this be a sharp lesson to other authors, editors or proofreaders, it can be done All one needs is some pride in their work, and if they have this then they ll find it s well worth paying someone to do these jobs correctly It matters so much to so many readers and can totally transform their reading experience of YOUR product So please think on and consider us a littleAll she did was use tick just the one time and not tic.bravo from me.I made notations throughout this on my Kindle on what I believed was hap...

  11. You and your husband host a party in your home for your best college buddies some 25 years after graduation No one could have prepared you for what comes next, or what is revealed Three couples, actually 2 married couples and 2 singles, consume massive of quantities of wine with dinner A few pass out, others stopped drinking and went to bed Then a scream pierces the night, and your best friend comes in the house from the backyard, bloodied and hysterical, accusing your husband of rape Your You and your husband host a party in your home for your best college buddies some 25 years after graduation No one could have prepared you for what comes next, or what is revealed Three couples, actually 2 married couples and 2 singles, consume massive of quantities of wine with dinner A few pass out, others stopped drinking and went to bed Then a scream pierces the night, and your best friend comes in the house from the backyard, bloodied and hysterical, accusing your husband of rape Your husband i...

  12. I am a big fan of Clare McGowan s Paula McGuire series It is a police procedural set in McGowan s native Northern Ireland I read this free Kindle edition because I m a fan But unlike her Paula McGuire series, this book lacked well developed characters Overall, there was nothing to like or admire about any of them with maybe the exception of Bill Bilwar It is a thriller that centers on a group of Oxford graduates, 25 years since they met.To call these people friends is a stretch The story I am a big fan of Clare McGowan s Paula McGuire series It is a police procedural set in McGowan s native Northern Ireland I read this free Kindle edition because I m a fan But unlike her Paula McGuire series, this book lacked well developed characters Overall, there was nothing to like or admire about any of them with maybe the exception of Bill Bilwar It is a thriller that centers on a group of Oxford graduates, 25 years since they met.To call these people friends is a stretch The story centers on lies and deception I wondered if McGowan held back on character development so she could just throw in outrageous plot twists I didn t care about t...