I Know My Name by C.J. Cooke

I Know My Name

…But what if that’s the only thing you can remember?Komméno Island, Greece: I don't know where I am, who I am. Help me.A woman is washed up on a remote Greek island with no recollection of who she is or how she got there.Potter’s Lane, Twickenham, London: Eloïse Shelley is officially missing.Lochlan’s wife has vanished into thin air, leaving their toddler and twelve-week-old baby alone. Her money, car and passport are all in the house, ...

Details I Know My Name

TitleI Know My Name
Release DateJan 16th, 2018
PublisherGrand Central Publishing
GenreThriller, Mystery, Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Mystery Thriller, Suspense

Reviews I Know My Name

  • Meredith
    Psychological thriller with a twist! After crashing her boat on a remote Greek island, an unnamed woman is rescued by four writers who are on a retreat. The woman can’t remember her name, where she is from, or any details of her life. As she recovers from her accident, she struggles to remember who she is. While she can’t remember anything, what she can recognize is that the four writers who have rescued her aren’t who they seem. Her rescu...
  • Kendall
    Wow what a sizzling and intense psychological thriller that C.J Cooke serves on a platter ;).A woman wakes up on a beach in the beautiful island of Kommeno Greek. This woman has no idea how she landed on this island or where she came from. She is nameless and in a vulnerable state. A small damaged sailboat lies next to her washed on shore. Luckily, this mysterious woman comes across 4 fellow islanders that take her in as their own and nurse her b...
  • Reading.Between.Wines
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐ / 5 solid stars!Not going to lie, when I first started I Know My Name I had no idea what I was going to think of it. I was fairly bored at the beginning, and the book wasn't holding my attention all that well. However, once I was about halfway through I got into it more, and once I reached the end I began to appreciate the rest of the book a lot more! I Know My Name is definitely more of a character study than fast-paced thriller, an...
  • Linda
    There is more sizzling intensity in these pages than the actual Hades-like heat coming from the Sun's rays over the Greek island of Kommeno.Kommeno, an uninhabited gem of nature northwest of Crete, opens its arms to a woman who has washed up on her shores. The small damaged sailboat rests in the sand alongside her. Barely alive, the woman crawls seeking shelter......a nameless woman with no recognition of how she came upon these shores or, shocki...
  • Carrie
    I Know My Name by C. J. Cooke is a psychological thriller that had my attention from the opening pages. A woman is rescued on a remote island when her boat crashed by a group of four writers on their annual retreat. With no memory of who she is or how she came to be on the island the woman wants nothing more than to contact the authorities and find her identity but there is no way to leave the island.In the next chapter readers are introduced to ...
  • Holly B
    A beautifully written novel about the disappearance of a woman who is found on the beach of a Greek island, she has no idea what has happened to her or how she got there.The woman is Eloise Shelley, who is a mother of two young children. Her husband, Lochlan, panics when he discovers she is missing and has left all her belongings behind. He learns that he didn't know his wife as well as he had thought.The story unfolds slowly and is compelling. I...
  • Shannon
    Thank you to Grand Central Publishing for sending me a free copy for an honest review. Wow, I Know My Name by C.J. Cooke was an awesome read with a twist I did NOT see coming! Well played C.J., well played! This is out on January 16th and you need this! My review will be very simple as I do not want to spoil anything! This book was a non stop read for me! I was glued to the pages wanting to know who, what and why! This is told in multiple POV wit...
  • Selena
    I received a free electronic copy of I Know My Name by C.J. Cooke from NetGalley for my honest review. This book is a very intense psychological thriller that sucks you in from the first chapter. A very deep read with lots of twists to it. A story a a happily married woman with two children who goes missing and leaves behind her husband and children. A very emotional book about childhood abuse and how it affects a person many years later and ment...
  • ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
    I loved this psychological thriller! This book had me turning pages up through the night as fast as possible! The way I can relate to this story is that I am the care taker of my son’s father and he had his 2nd severe traumatic brain injury 4 years ago. He had only a 6% chance of survival and they never thought he would be able to walk, eat or go to the bathroom on his own. Well he proved all of that wrong but unfortunatelyhe battles short term...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    I Know My Name by C.J. Cooke is one of those books that instantly, from the very first page makes me curious and engrossed. I'm really impressed with the fact that this is C.J. Cooke's first book. The writing pulls you in and to be honest, I had some serious problems with closing the book, despite the fact that I needed to get up early and the time just disappeared while I was reading the book.The story shifts focus between Lochlan who discovers ...
  • Liz Barnsley
    I Know My Name was really beautifully done. A page turner of a novel with genuine emotional resonance at the core of it I was completely caught up in the story of Eloise and Lochlan as he desperately searches for her and she tries to remember what happened to her.It is a psychological thriller but with a slightly different vibe. There isn’t a huge mystery or a huge twist in the tale, CJ Cooke simply opens her characters up to the reader and let...
  • Darinda
    A woman awakens on a Greek island with no idea of who she is, where she's from, what she was doing to end up on the island, or anything about her life and who may be looking for her. Meanwhile, in London, a husband frantically searches for his wife. She is the mother of their two young children, and she suddenly vanished one day. The story is told from two points of view, the husband in London and the woman on the Greek island. There were a few f...
  • Zuky the BookBum
    Oops. I left this one as a "review to come" for a looong time.---I’m really sad to be posting this review with only 3 stars but that’s just the way it is. I began this book really excited and loving it, all the way to around 60% where things started to go downhill for me. Let me explain my thoughts…First thing to note with this novel is the passion and emotion it’s written with. There is absolutely no doubt that Cooke has a knack for writ...
  • Lisa
    I Know My Name by C J Cooke is a psychological thriller that unfortunately didn't keep my interest I just found it long winded, that's not to say it isn't a good book for those who liked the plot I just found it didn't have any tension, I couldn't feel anything as the chapters went on.I liked the characters Eloise was interesting but I thought Lachlan's characters was well developed & Max's character made it for me, I wasn't actually sure where t...
  • Myrna
    One of the better psychological thrillers I’ve read. Well played, C.J., well played.
  • Laura Rash
    Sometimes when I read books I'm amazed at the intricacies that authors can manage. What starts as a simple disappearance of a woman turns into a complicated & fascinating story that unfolds a tad bit at a time. And the ending wasn't storybook but fulfilling all the same. Brilliant!
  • Mandy White
    That was so good!! So many ahhh moments. Very emotional and cleverly written... read this book!!
  • Christine
    A few words spring to mind, when describing ‘I Know My Name’ – moving, disturbing and thought-provoking. This is a book to discover, if you want something a little bit different from the run of the mill psychological thriller.The story concerns the mystery of Eloise. A woman in her thirties finds herself on a Greek island. She has amnesia. Who is she? Why is she there? On the island, the handful of inhabitants want to help her. Can she trus...
  • Jessica
    Thanks to Grand Central Pub for the advanced ebook copy in exchange for my honest review!A missing wife in London, a mystery woman found on a remote Greek island, and secrets between spouses. I KNOW MY NAME by CJ Cooke is a solid thriller debut! With similar elements that we all know and love in the thriller genre with a fitting end for a psychological suspense novel.When Eloise goes missing, Lochland's world is turned upside down. He receives a ...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    Lochland receives a call from a neighbor who finds his children home alone with their mother nowhere to be found. He races home and begins his quest to try and figure out where his wife went. The baby monitors seem to be off for some reason, no one has seen her and he is at a complete loss as to who may have taken her - after all, she had no reason to leave.A woman wakes up on a remote island. Rescued by writers on a retreat on an island that hou...
  • Jamie Rosenblit
    While compulsively readable (read it in just ONE day!), this story started to lose me around 50%. While an interesting premise, I started to form some theories at the halfway point and for once in my life, THEY WERE CORRECT! Now, why is this significant?!? Cause I never figure these things out!! I’m someone who loves a great twist, so the predictability was the downfall for me, however, for someone who doesn’t figure it out, this could be a b...
  • Rob Twinem
    This was actually a book I mistakenly downloaded but I must confess I really enjoyed. We are introduced to a woman suffering some form of acute amnesia who appears to be living on a Greek Island called Kommeno. How did this woman arrive there? Who are the mysterious residents of the island who seem to want to help....or do they? Back in the UK Lochlan Shelley is at a business meeting in Scotland when he receives an urgent call from a neighbour wh...
  • Judith
    Ik weet alleen mijn naam nog is een onwijs spannende thriller die je behoorlijk op het verkeerde been weet te zetten. Denk namelijk maar niet dat je weet hoe het zit. Ik zat er al behoorlijk naast. Maar toch zit je niet alle paginas lang op het puntje van je stoel. Het draait om een onderhuidse spanning die wel aanwezig is, maar niet zo zeer ten uitvoering komt in het verhaal. Het is vooral je eigen hoofd dat je erover gaat breken.
  • Wit & Wonder Books
    *** ARC provided by the author for an honest review ***What happened to Eloise Shelley? That is the question of I Know My Name by C.J. Cooke.Eloise Shelley turns up on an island in Greece having no idea who she is or how she got there. The island that she ends up on is pretty much in the middle of nowhere and uninhabited, except for the group of vacationers that found her. The vacationers feel she is their responsibility until the police can take...
  • Bridget
    I loved loved loved this book!! So good and unpredictable until the author wants you to know! Did I say I loved it yet???
  • Jill
    “The only way to get off this island is to remember.”C.J. Cooke’s debut novel, I Know My Name, is a surprisingly effective and page-turning psychological thriller that delves into the human psyche. There are twinned stories here: Locklan is a Type A businessman who two young children at home—a toddler named Max and a 12-week old baby Cressida—who discovers that his wife is missing. His story is interwoven with his wife’s harrowing tal...
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  • Sherri Thacker
    This book was really good! I did not want to put it down!! I really enjoyed it
  • Mairead Hearne (swirlandthread.com)
    ‘… but what if that’s the only thing you can remember?What would you do, if you woke up on a deserted island, with no recollection of who you are and no idea how you got there, surrounded by four strangers? Your only clue to your identity is an unspeakable yearning to have a baby back in your arms.’ Such is the premise of the new thriller I KNOW MY NAME by acclaimed poet and academic CJ Cooke.Published by Harper Collins on 15th June, CJ C...