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Thriller

What She Knew

Debut
We love supporting debut authors. Congrats, Gilly Macmillan, on your first novel!

by Gilly Macmillan

Quick take

Macmillan keeps the tension building—this is an up-til-3-am kind of read—without skimping on substance or character development.

Why I love it

Thrillers aren't my go-to genre, but there's a certain kind of crime drama—British, psychologically nuanced, helmed by a damaged, sexy P.I.—that never fails to put me in its thrall. Think Kate Atkinson's Case Histories or ITV's Broadchurch (and if you haven't had the pleasure in either case, fix that now). I wasn't expecting this debut to meet my standards, but boy does What She Knew deliver.

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