I Know What I Saw – S. K. Sharp
Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Published: EB 1 Oct 2020 | Cornerstone Digital
Swathi’s Rating: 4/5
About the Book
She remembers everything. She understands nothing.
Only a handful of people in the world have a truly perfect memory. Nicola is one of them.
With her condition proving to be more of a curse than a blessing, she has spent years trying to live a quiet life.
But a body has been found, a discovery that threatens to tear the community apart.
Nicola remembers the night with perfect clarity, but she never discovered the truth of what happened.
Now she must use her ability to solve the murder from decades ago
And save the man she loved from being wrongly convicted of the crime.
Nicky aka Nicola is now divorced, loving on her own, happy and content with her life. Until one day she receives a call from police saying her ex husband Declan is accused of a murder and he wants her to help him. She’s hesitant to meet him because it’s been a decade since they last spoke and there’s really nothing she could do. Or so she thinks. Dec wants her memory to help save him from wrongful imprisonment. He wants to go back to THAT day when things went south and so she does.
As Nicky begins to remember the events from she and Dec were teenagers, living in a closed community with families and neighbors entwined with secrets, could she be able to spot the murder when it took place?
This is a very intriguing thriller with time lines taking us back to the past and then to the present giving a clear picture of what is going on. As a reader, I felt like an insider capable of reading Nicky’s mind and the ongoing investigation.
As for the characters, well Nicky comes out as prickly and short tempered with her rare memory syndrome and Dec is your regular ‘man’ man. These characters evolve from their teenage self to the present so it helps the reader to study and judge each of them. Since the narrative is mainly from Nicky, it’s hard to think of anything other than what she believes.
I Know What I Saw is a compulsive, plot driven thriller with number of twists and turns being thrown at unexpected moments. Many thanks to the publisher for the digital proof. All opinions mine.