Jules and Holly have been best friends since university. When Jules’s daughter Saffie accuses Holly’s son Saul of rape, their relationship is pushed to breaking point.
I Thought I Knew You alternates between Jules and Holly’s point of view. Jules believes her daughter, but Holly is convinced that Saul could never do something like this. The story shows the deepening divide between the two characters, as both are desperate to protect their child.
My immediate instinct in this was to believe Saffie, but as the book progressed I began to doubt parts of her story and I wasn’t sure who to believe. There was clearly more to the story and my mind went through several possibilities, as I tried to fit the pieces together.
I wasn’t sure how I felt after finishing this book. It brought up a lot of emotions, but it is definitely a worthwhile read.
My rating: 3.5 stars