Title: I know where you live by Pat Young.
Publisher: Bloodhound Books
Date Published:Genre: Mystery/Thriller.
Penny believes she’s being watched. Yet no one should know where she lives.
Penny seizes the chance of a new life for her family when her husband is offered a job in Europe.
At the airport they meet charming Sophie, fluent in French and looking for work as an au pair.
Penny, struggling to cope in France, offers Sophie a job and she soon becomes an important part of the family’s life. But Sophie is hiding something.
Then Penny’s toddler son, Ethan, is abducted and an international hunt for the child begins.
The police beg Penny and her husband to take part in a television appeal but the couple refuse. Unknown to the police, Penny and Seth have new identities and are determined to lay low and protect them. But it may be too late for that.
Who has taken Ethan and why?
Are the couple’s true identities linked to the abduction?
And who has been watching them?
To save her son Penny may have to put her own life on the line.
I want to thank Bloodhound Books for my advanced copy of I Know Where You Live and Sarah Hardy for organising this blog tour.
Penny doesn’t feel safe in Texas, she feels like someone is watching her and her family. When her husband Seth gets offered a job in France, she jumps at the chance. They meet Sophie, an American fluent in French, who isoff to Europe herself to find her long lost father.
Was this meeting by chance or was there a more sinister reason behind it?
Sophie quickly becomes part of the family, becoming au pair to Penny and Seth’s children, Ethan and Angel but disaster strikes when Ethan is abducted.
This is the sequel to Till The Dust Settles, which I didn’t realise before I read it. It can be read as a stand alone but I’d highly recommend reading the first book to get a fuller understanding of the characters. I didn’t myself but it’s now sitting it’s waiting for me on my kindle.
This is the second book I’ve read within a month that contains sensitive subject of child abduction. It shows how much something this harrowing, can create a strain on even the strongest of relationships and even turns the most mild mannered of people, like Seth, into an almost completely different person.
The characters in this book are very believable. I loved Angel, Penny and Seth’s bouncy six year old, she was so well done and actually sounds like a child not an adult, which happens occasionally when authors try do child characters.
But sometimes throughout the book I felt like the actions of certain people were a little unbelievable. I mean like the mysterious Miss L, would someone really follow someone all the way to France from America? Also a lot of the story hinged on the characters not being honest with each other, which was a little frustrating.
Overall the story has a nice pace with short chapters and well drawn characters even if the plot seemed a little unbelievable at times.
Pat Young grew up in the south west of Scotland where she still lives, sometimes. She often goes to the other extreme, the south west of France, in search of sunlight.
Pat never expected to be a writer. Then she found a discarded book with a wad of cash tucked in the flyleaf. ‘What if something awful happened to the person who lost this book?’ she thought, and she was off.
Pat knew nothing of writing, but she knew a thing or two about books, having studied English, French and German at Glasgow University. A passion for languages led to a career she loved and then a successful part-time business that allowed her some free-time, at last.
Pat had plans, none of which included sitting at her desk from daybreak till dusk. But some days she has to. Because there’s a story to be told. And when it’s done, she can go out to play. On zip-wires and abseil ropes, or just the tennis court.
Pat writes psychological thrillers. Her debut novel Till the Dust Settles, has been awarded the Scottish Association of Writers’ Constable Stag trophy. Following publication in July
2017 Pat was delighted to be chosen as an ‘emerging talent’ for Crime in the Spotlight and read from Till the Dust Settles to an audience at Bloody Scotland – another dream come true.
Published by Bloodhound Books, I Know Where You Live is the much-anticipated sequel to Pat’s gripping and unmissable debut thriller, Till the Dust Settles. It too is a psychological thriller with a skillfully told story that makes for an enjoyable stand alone read. It will hook you from the start.
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