A podcast, a 20 year old murder, and an old friend who wants to know the truth, I Know You Know by Gilly Macmillan delves into Bristol where the man convicted of the murder of two young boys, Charlie and Scott, may not be the true killer. Many years have passed, and the convicted man is now dead, but the boys’ friend Cody won’t let their memory die with them.
In the age of Serial, Missing Richard Simmons, and My Favorite Murder, the idea of this story revolving heavily around a podcast really drew me in. Cody, the friend of the murdered boys, along with his wife, has returned to the town of his childhood to uncover the truth behind the murders. Although the killer had already been convicted, Cody doesn’t believe that the mentally challenged man sent to prison was the real murderer. He’s on a mission to find out what really went on behind the closed doors of the police station, and behind the dog track in which the little boys’ bodies were found.
Each chapter switches perspectives, but my favorite had to be the podcasts, as we learn more about what happened twenty years ago, and what changes have come, it really paints a clear picture that something corrupt happened, especially when one of the mother’s of the dead boys hires a man to stop Cody from finding out the truth.
Cody may be making people upset with his prying, but he’s doing his young friends, and even the convicted man, a favor by allowing the real answers to surface. The shock and awe of everyone involved is clear, but most of all you’ll be beside yourself. This book is pure gold, I loved every second of it, the mixture of medias really held the story together and made it flow perfectly, and the multiple narratives gave perspectives that we may not see in real life. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars, one of the best I’ve read this year.