Eighteen years after their affair, Hannah rekindles the love she shared with Anders. Hannah is now a 34-year-old mother and journalist living in Berlin. Anders is a diplomat, tackling a series of refugee killings in Sweden. A week later, Anders is dead. Not convinced that his death is a suicide, Hannah sets out on a risky path to learn the truth.
You Don’t Know Me is a debut novel written by the talented author Aza Clave, You Don’t Know Me is a book that is in my favorite genre – mystery & suspense. The story laced between the pages of You Don’t Know Me is shocking as well as enthralling at the same time and the twisty-turny plot, combined with the phenomenal literature ensures that You Don’t Know Me is one of the best mystery and suspense novels of the year. It has been a long time since I have been so captivated by a mystery novel but Clave has managed to engross me more than I ever thought and so, I have to implore all of you lovely readers to read You Don’t Know Me… you will not regret it as it is thrilling!
You Don’t Know Me is a multi-layered plot that features many plot avenues and themes but at the heart of the story is a woman who is looking for the truth. You Don’t Know Me follows the protagonist of the story Hannah Hauptmann; Hannah, eighteen years ago had an affair with a man called Anders, she was madly in love with him but they parted ways. However, in the present day they have rekindled their love, and she could not be happier, she has an incredible job as a journalist in Berlin and Anders is a diplomat who is doing important work trying to solve gruesome crimes. Hannah’s life could be described as perfect but one day, her world will be shattered once again because Anders, not long after them rekindling their relationship, is found dead. Hannah is told it was a suicide but after all, Hannah is a journalist and she notices discrepancies in the case and so Hannah will embark on a journey of discovery and this book lovers is the premise of the sensational and unforgettable, You Don’t Know Me.
The story of You Don’t Know Me is remarkable and I am impressed with the incredible author’s story development. Aza Clave, the exceptional author of the book managed to build her story within a matter of pages, within a few pages I was captivated and when I was just a few chapters in I knew I would not be able to put this book down. You Don’t Know Me is the type of story that will keep you engrossed from the first few pages and this is thanks to Clave’s exceptional ability at building suspense, tension, and mystery throughout her book. The suspense is unlike anything I have experienced before, the last time I experienced such suspense/mystery was when I read Gone Girl and if you lovely readers know anything about me by now then you know that I love Gone Girl! Now that I think about it, these two books can be easily compared thanks to their similarities. Granted, the plots are entirely different but the themes are not, both feature a love story, both feature murder and both of course feature mystery. Like Gillian Flynn, Aza Clave wonderfull combines and weaves all of these themes into an exceptional tale. The other comparison that can be made is the narratives, the narratives in both books are very similar, and this is because both narratives switch between different characters.
The switch in narratives was a superb plot device courtesy of Clave and I am delighted she incorporated this into her novel because it added an extra layer of brilliance to the story. If you are a reader who does love books such as Gone Girl and Before I Go To Sleep then you will love You Don’t Know Me… I know I did!
Aza Clave is an incredible author whose work I will always follow now after reading You Don’t Know Me. Not only is Clave a superb storyteller but she is also a master weaver of themes and a great creator of characters. The characterization of Hannah, in particular, was exceptional, she felt believable, and like a real person. Hannah is a mother and she is in love and these are two attributes I resonate with, so when her world is ripped away from her you can’t help but feel sad for her. That is all thanks to Clave and her characterization so the reader has Clave a lot to thank for.
As You Don’t Know Me is a sensational, thrilling and exciting novel that will compel as well as excite its readers I, of course, have to award the excellent book five stars! So please, if you are looking to read the next best thriller then read You Don’t Know Me, you won’t regret it!
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