What You Did

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  • 282 pages
  • What You Did
  • Claire McGowan
  • English
  • 05 October 2018

About the Author: Claire McGowan

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What You Did A vicious assault A devastating accusation Who should she trust, her husband or her best friend It was supposed to be the perfect reunion six university friends together again after twenty years Host Ali finally has the life she always wanted, a career she can be proud of and a wonderful family with her college boyfriend, now husband But that night her best friend makes an accusation so shocking that nothing will ever be the same again.When Karen staggers in from the garden, bleeding and traumatised, she claims that she has been assaulted by Ali s husband, Mike Ali must make a split second decision who should she believe Her horrified husband, or her best friend With Mike offering a very different version of events, Ali knows one of them is lying but which And why When the ensuing chaos forces her to re examine the golden era the group shared at university, Ali realises there are darker memories too Memories that have lain dormant for decades Memories someone would kill to protect. Free Download eBook What You Did author Claire McGowan – johndore.co.uk

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13 thoughts on “What You Did

  1. Sarah says:

    Rape Affairs Domestic abuse This novel covers a range of sensitive issues but does so in a manner that does not make the reader feel uncomfortable Instead, McGowan creates a thrilling, pulsating read that establishes a world that is becoming increasingly claustrophobic for the protagonist, Ali.I was immediately hooked by this book The writer cleverly creates a non linear narrative that means we, as readers, do not follow the chronological sequence of events on that fateful night that Ali s Rape Affairs Domestic abuse This novel covers a range of sensitive issues but does so in a manner that does not make the reader feel uncomfortable Instead, McGowan creates a thrilling, pulsating read that establishes a world that is becoming increasingly claustrophobic for the protagonist, Ali.I was immediately hooked by this book The writer cleverly creates a non linear narrative that means we, as readers, do not follow the chronological sequence of events on that fateful night that Ali s best friend, Karen, accuses Ali s husband, Mike, of rape It s a nightmare for Ali and this is the catalyst of her seemingly perfect life beginning to fall apart McGowan provides different perspectives on that night in question and this enriched the narrative as it felt like I was part of the police, and Ali s, investigations Ali is determined to find the truth about her husband and is torn apart by loyalty to her husband and loyalty to her friend Indeed, as the plot prog...

  2. ♛Primadonna♛ says:

    This month only 07 2019 Prime Members get to choose 2 books for the Prime First Reads programs I m so thankful because I couldn t choose between They Could Have Named Her Anything and What You Did

  3. Suze says:

    What You DidThis is my First Read pick for July, it s listed as a psychological thriller I think it should be called a psychological mystery.Basically six friends get together to reminisce after meeting at the university 25 y...

  4. Barbara says:

    When six old college friends get together 25 years after they met, it s fair to say their lives have taken quite different directions Mike and Ali have been married seemingly forever He s a successful lawyer, she s involved with a rape victim support charity and they have two perfect children and a house that s got the potential to be everything Ali ever wanted Callum and Jodi are finally having the baby they ve waited so long for Ali s best friend Karen is a single mum, living in relative p When six old college friends get together 25 years after they met, it s fair to say their lives have taken quite different directions Mike and Ali have been married seemingly forever He s a successful lawyer, she s involved with a rape victim support charity and they have two perfect children and a house that s got the potential to be everything Ali ever wanted Callum and Jodi are finally having the baby they ve waited so long for Ali s best friend Karen is a single mum, living in relative poverty compared to her peers and Bill has returned from years of living in Sweden, newly single again What could go amiss Aft...

  5. Ilene says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 2.5 stars for predictabilityAs another reader stated earlier, thefirst reads are not usually great books so I didn t have high expectations for this one and in that light, I wasn t disappointed and could actually give this 3 stars for a fast read However, I hated so many of the characters, guessed the killer rapist half way through and didn t understand people motivations Why did Mike end up with Ali over Karen, couldn t Karen, instead of Ali, have lied for him after Martha s murder W 2.5 stars for predictabilityAs another reader stated earlier, thefirst reads are not usually great books so I didn t have high expectations for this one and in that light, I wasn t disappointed and could actually give this 3 stars for a fast read However, I hated so many of the characters, guessed the killer rapist half way through and didn t understand people motivations Why did Mike end up with Ali over Karen, couldn t Karen, instead of Ali, have lied for him after Martha s murder Why did Karen flunk her finals and never get a degree That wasn t ever explained other than that she and Mike were sleeping together Huh He managed to graduate And didn t he realize Jake was his son why didn t he help Karen out with...

  6. Joanne Robertson says:

    Ooooo I REALLY loved this one I d been looking forward to it so much as well that it is such a relief to be able to say just how much I did enjoy it Although maybe enjoy is too light and fluffy a word to use as this psychological thriller has a very dark, violent storyline that some may struggle to cope with due to its theme of rape So I think Claire McGowan did an excellent job of keeping her plot tightly woven and her readers committed to discovering the truth about the night Ali s world Ooooo I REALLY loved this one I d been looking forward to it so much as well that it is such a relief to be able to say just how much I did enjoy it Although maybe enjoy is too light and fluffy a word to use as this psychological thriller has a very dark, violent storyline that some may struggle to cope with due to its theme of rape So I think Claire McGowan did an excellent job of keeping her plot tightly woven and her readers committed to discovering the truth about the night Ali s world falls apart We are kept guessing as to which of her characters is lying and she managed this in a way that wasn t overwhelmingly emotional or suggestive...

  7. Yvonne says:

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4Ali is a feminist a women s advocate chair of the local women s refuge centre She understands the abuse of women the ramifications and disbelief that accompany a rape allegation particularly when the victim is drunk and knows her attacker But when the victim is Ali s best friend, Karen, and the accused is Ali s husband, Mike her children and friends are witnesses, and her home is the crime scene Ali s beliefs, morality, and entire world implodes Facing a traum 3.5 stars rounded up to 4Ali is a feminist a women s advocate chair of the local women s refuge centre She understands the abuse of women the ramifications and disbelief that accompany a rape allegation particularly when the victim is drunk and knows her attacker But when the victim is Ali s best friend, Karen, and the accused is Ali s husband, Mike her children and friends are witnesses, and her home is the crime scene Ali s beliefs, morality, and entire world implodes Facing a traumatised and bleeding Karen and a horrified Mike, both of whom she has known, loved, and trusted forthan twenty years, who does Ali believe who should she believe Torn by conflicting loyalties and utterly bewildered, Ali s determination to uncover the truth leads to two decades of secrets, lies, and betrayals being revealed Then th...

  8. Lynda Kelly says:

    Well, this Kindle First book was an easy 5 Full of twists and secrets n lies, just my sort of story I was totally engrossed I ve never happened upon this author before, not quite sure why Her Paula Maguire series sounds really good as well so I ve put the first one of those into my wishlist a bit sharpish.And better still, I happened across ONE mistake, just one, the whole way throughlet this be a sharp lesson to other authors, editors or proofreaders, it can be done All one need Well, this Kindle First book was an easy 5 Full of twists and secrets n lies, just my sort of story I was totally engrossed I ve never happened upon this author before, not quite sure why Her Paula Maguire series sounds really good as well so I ve put the first one of those into my wishlist a bit sharpish.And better still, I happened across ONE mistake, just one, the whole way throughlet this be a sharp lesson to other authors, editors or proofreaders, it can be done All one needs is some pride in their work, and if they have this then they ll find it s well worth paying someone to do these jobs correctly It matters so much to so many readers and can totally tra...

  9. M says:

    Not a thriller Well written women s psychological fiction with unlikeable characters This iss psychological thriller offering for July First Reads, but it is not a thriller, no matter that its pacing is good In addition to a he said she said rape accusation, there is a mystery although the details are annoyingly hinted about for half the book, before it s finally revealed The storyline focuses on three forty three yr old women, detailing how each of their lives are upended after a Not a thriller Well written women s psychological fiction with unlikeable characters This iss psychological thriller offering for July First Reads, but it is not a thriller, no matter that its pacing is good In addition to a he said she said rape accusation, there is a mystery although the details are annoyingly hinted about for half the book, before it s finally revealed The storyline focuses on three forty three yr old women, detailing how each of their lives are upended after a reunion weekend I had problems empathizing with both male and female characters who lie, cheat, blackmail, commit adultery, conceal evidence, drink to excess, lack morals, etc Also, protagonist Ali Morris is ineffectual and too naive to be a believable character in this drama The accusation of rape and an attempted murder results in life changing and life threatening consequences Each woman is complicit in hiding important information when it suits, but revealing secrets lead topersonal and family upheaval, p...

  10. Misfits farm says:

    Six friends have kept in touch since their university days It is now twenty five years since those hallowed days and they get together at Ali and Mike s house for a celebration Mike is a corporate lawyer and works all hours god sends and a fewbesides to keep them in the style they are accustomed to Ali volunteers for a women s shelter and has become a local media star by doing this.After the meal and a few drinks most of the crowd had gone to bed, all being put up at Ali and Mike s hous Six friends have kept in touch since their university days It is now twenty five years since those hallowed days and they get together at Ali and Mike s house for a celebration Mike is a corporate lawyer and works all hours god sends and a fewbesides to keep them in the style they are accustomed to Ali volunteers for a women s shelter and has become a local media star by doing this.After the meal and a few drinks most of the crowd had gone to bed, all being put up at Ali and Mike s house and there are a few stragglers still chatting Ali having gone to bed herself, comes down for some water and is horri...

  11. Darcia Helle says:

    What is with this trend of unlikable characters One or two is expected, but I don t want to spend my leisure time with an entire cast of intolerable people I didn t like or empathize with one character here.I m giving bonus points to the author for the way she handled the topic of rape Her portrayal of the psychological aftermath and the topic as a whole was the only saving grace for me.Unfortunately, Ali, who is supposed to be a well known feminist advocate for rape victims, comes across a What is with this trend of unlikable characters One or two is expected, but I don t want to spend my leisure time with an entire cast of intolerable people I didn t like or empathize with one character here.I m giving bonus points to the author for the way she handled the topic of rape Her portrayal of the psychological aftermath and the topic as a whole was the only saving grace for me.Unfortunately, Ali, who is supposed to be a well known feminist advocate for rape victims, comes across as unreasonably weak and naive None of the characters appear to have matured since college They re all self absorbed, deceitful, spoiled, childish brats The book is being marketed as a psychological thriller It s not This iscontemporary fiction revolving around two intersecting mysteries The pace is far too slow to label this a thriller, and the psychological aspect is just a bunch of so called friends who really despise each other yet decid...

  12. Ceecee says:

    3 4 stars This is one of twoPrime First Reads for July and it seems to have divided people I thought it was a bit like a driver who accelerates and decelerates for no apparent reason on a perfectly straight road At times the book had some pace and then it slowed down and I lost some interest The premise concerned who raped Karen on an old friends from university reunion weekend I found their conversations on the night of the incident tedious but then events on the following days p 3 4 stars This is one of twoPrime First Reads for July and it seems to have divided people I thought it was a bit like a driver who accelerates and decelerates for no apparent reason on a perfectly straight road At times the book had some pace and then it slowed down and I lost some interest The premise concerned who raped Karen on an old friends from university reunion weekend I found their conversations on the night of the incident tedious but then events...

  13. Tansy says:

    Oh what a weekendWhat started out to be a good weekend reunion turned into a disaster very quickly It s amazing how well your think you know someone Only for them to surprise you over and over again Don t want to say much about the book because I don t want to spoil anything for you I hate the reviews that spoil a book for you by putting too much in their reviews This is a roller coaster of a ride Even if you do want to slap certain people in the book upside their heads I m going to keep Oh what a weekendWhat started out to be a good weekend reunion turned into a disaster very quickly It s amazing how well your think you know someone Only for them to surprise you over and over again Don t want to say much about the book because I don t want to spoil anything for you I hate the reviews that spoil a book for y...