Book Review #118: People Who Knew Me

Author: Kim Hooper

Genre: General Fiction

Language: English

Series, if any: NA

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Date of publication: 24 May 2016

No. Of pages: 248


Everyone thinks Emily Morris died during the attack of 9/11. In reality, she is living in California with her daughter under a different identity. But then a life-threatening diagnosis alters the course of the new life she has made and she is forced to confront her past and set things right for her daughter.


I am still debating how to react after finishing this book. The plot is different from the usual fare of romance and happy endings and speaks mainly about strength of a character of the person. I am not overtly fond of the lead character. Though the emphasis of all things humane makes her personality and characterization real, I was not able to form any kind of bond with her simply on basic principles.

The narrative style of combining and alternating past and the present in a fiction was quite disconcerting to follow through though I understand the purpose of it. Maybe if one of the element, like the past, was italicised and justified with a use of flashback, it would have made more sense.

The cover image and the title definitely matches with the description and the main plot of the book.

My opinion: It’s a good book, but ai wouldn’t vouch for it.

My rating: 2 out of 5


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