I Thought I Knew You

Coming soon – due for publication Spring 2019

“Who do you know best?

Your oldest friend? Your child? Or yourself?”

When Jules’s daughter Saffie accuses Holly’s son of rape, the best friends fall out for the first time ever. Holly campaigns to raise young peoples’ awareness about sexual consent. It’s her fiercely held principle to take the victim’s side. Until it’s her son who’s the accused. Nothing will persuade her that her own son could be guilty. Meanwhile, her best friend Jules has a traumatized thirteen-year-old daughter on her hands who might even be pregnant.

As the two mothers attempt to deal with the allegation without involving the police, other closely held secrets are revealed. Everything the two women held true is thrown into question, and their friendship strained to breaking point. When one of the teenagers goes missing the story takes an even darker turn. Who can they trust any more?

I Thought I Knew You explores friendship versus motherhood, how our most fiercely held views are tested when we’re personally affected, and how, for Holly and Jules, no one is quite who they think they are.

Not even themselves.


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