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What You Did PDF What You Did By Claire McGowan Pembspm.co.uk 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. What You DidThis is my First Read pick for July, it s listed as a psychological thriller I think it should be called a psychological mystery.Basically six friends get together to reminisce after meeting at the university 25 years ago It turns into a he said, she said situation which is l 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 provides different perspectives on that night in question and this enriched the narrative as it felt like I was part of the police, and Ali s, investigations Ali is determined to find the truth about her husband and is torn apart by loyalty to her husband and loyalty to her friend Indeed, as the plot progresses, readers discover that there is to this reunion of university friends on that disastrous evening friends are not what they seem and there are hidden secrets, including one pivotal moment back from university Accordingly, McGowan treats readers to not only the mystery of Karen s attack, but also the events leading up the murder of a student at university, during the Summer Ball the night that Ali and all of her I either have the worst luck choosing from Prime 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. When six old college friends get together 25 years after they met, it s fair to say their lives have taken quite different directions Mike and Ali have been married seemingly forever He s a successful lawyer, she s involved with a rape victim support charity and they have two perfect children and a house that s got the potential to be everything Ali ever wanted Callum and Jodi are finally having the baby they ve waited so long for Ali s best friend Karen is a single mum, living in relative poverty compared to her peers and Bill has returned from years of living in Sweden, newly single again What could go amiss After the group drink too much and remember their student days, Karen cries rape and accuses Ali s husband Mike and the whole can of contentment is opened to reveal lots of wriggling worms, some of them dating back than 20 years.Ali s role at the charity is no longer tenable How can she defend her husband against her best friend s accusations when she has spent years pushing the line that victims should always be believed As the story progresses, layer upon layer of lies are revealed and Ali is left wondering how she was the only one of the six who seemingly didn t know what was going on With each chapter, her cosy life is taken apart and thrown around.I found this book completely believable because I know these people I m 10 years older than the protagonists but I have plenty of old college friends who went on to marry and create these cosy lives McGowan s descr

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