If You Only Knew – Review


A wife, a mother, a killer.

My Rating ★★★

I read this book very quickly, which means it was entertaining and suspenseful. I love the writing, and I enjoyed my time reading it. There were a few things which I thought sounded a bit implausible, and made me stop to think if the reactions to certain things were realistic, which is why I’m giving it 3 stars.

I would, however, recommend this book to lovers of suspense and thriller stories!


One wrong decision, one terrifying night, leaves student Elizabeth with a stark choice – kill or be killed. And the consequences of that choice will shape her whole life.

Now a wife, a mother, and a lawyer, she must find a way to out run her past, protect her family and live with her secret. But is it really possible to live a happy life with such a huge shadow cast by the past? And as it becomes clear that someone else knows her secret and is hunting her down, time is running out for Elizabeth to keep her family safe.

In the bestselling tradition of Clare Mackintosh and Jenny Blackhurst, Cynthia Clark has written a heart-stopping story about the choices we make and how far we’d go to protect our families. Even if it means deceiving the people we love most…

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