What She Doesn't Know by Andrew E. Kaufman

What She Doesn't Know

How far can you push an obsession before paying the ultimate price?Sometimes what you don’t know can hurt you. In Riley Harper’s case, it’s what she says she can’t remember. Nearly a decade ago, Riley was the suspect in a murder investigation that destroyed her life and drove her into a psychiatric facility. Locked away for years, she was always guilty in the eyes of an unforgiving public.Now, after being released, all she wants is a fres...


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TitleWhat She Doesn't Know
Author
Release DateApr 3rd, 2018
PublisherThomas & Mercer
GenreThriller, Psychological Thriller, Fiction
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Reviews What She Doesn't Know

  • Sherri Thacker
    1970-01-01
    If you want a psychological thriller, THIS IS THE BOOK!!!! This book had me from page 1 until the end. I could not put this thriller down. I love that the chapters are short, it is a fast paced novel. Lots of twists and turns throughout. Kept me guessing till the end. Whoa! What an ending!!!! This is my first book by Andrew Kaufman but won’t be my last! Thank you for this complimentary copy of this book from Thomas & Mercer through NetGalley. O...
  • Bernadette
    1970-01-01
    What She Doesn’t Know by Andrew E. Kaufman is a psychological thriller that begins with Riley Harper’s release from a long-term psychiatric hospitalization. Riley has lost the two people closest two her, and is alleged to have perpetrated a horrific crime. Following her release, Riley is dogged by accusers but her sister Erin, a defense attorney, helps her begin anew. Riley, a loner who makes poor decisions, allows Samantha, a neighbor and we...
  • Ella Star
    1970-01-01
    Get out. Stay strong. Trust your truth. A solid 4 star read for me. The book started off really compelling and felt impossible to put down. It thrusts you right into the story with Riley coming from a mental institution and moving out, ready to start her new life and put her past behind her. But it seems like that’s the last thing she can do – the past keeps coming back to haunt her.I didn’t like the info dumping somewhere around 35% into t...
  • Sherri Thacker
    1970-01-01
    If you want a psychological thriller, THIS IS THE BOOK!!!! This book had me from page 1 until the end. I could not put this book down. I love that the chapters were short, it was a fast paced book. Lots of twists and turns throughout. Kept me guessing til the end. Whoa! What an ending!!!! This is my first Andrew Kaufman book but will not be my last. Much thanks for this complimentary copy of this book from Thomas & Mercer through NetGalley. Opini...
  • Carrie
    1970-01-01
    While reading this, I was hovering around three stars. I didn't love it, but it certainly kept me reading. However, the more I read, the more frustrated I got.I had issues with the writing style. I actually love present tense, which not many people do, so that wasn't what tripped me up. It just didn't feel as polished as it should have been. There's a lot of info-dumping. The dialogue is unrealistic at times. Every time Riley yells, it's in all-c...
  • Dana Blazsek
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to Netgalley and Thomas Mercer for an advanced copy of What She Doesn’t Know in exchange for an honest review.•Riley has recently been released from a institution after she was not found guilty of her daughter’s murder. Only having her sister Erin, Riley moves into an apartment. Slowly she becomes obsessed with the neighbor across the parking lot, while receiving threats and dealing with apartment break-ins.•Kaufman keeps the pa...
  • Mandie
    1970-01-01
    What She Doesn’t Know is a dark, creepy thriller. It’s twisted and insightful, you won’t want to put it down!! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
  • Michael
    1970-01-01
          I've read a lot of thrillers before. but this one frustrated me to no end. There's no doubt that  Kaufman is a talented writer, but the novel feels like a bunch of ideas thrown together without any real thought to how it's going to turn out. The plot seems pretty straight forward, but the thing is by the middle of the book you begin to wonder why this is all happening. Sure, we all like plot twists, but this just left me scratching my...
  • Renee Nash
    1970-01-01
    Riley Harper is not living a life that anyone would envy. She lost her husband, her daughter, and her mind. Though not convicted, public opinion is against her and many believe her guilty of a horrific crime. When she is released from a mental institution, the press hound her, her apartment is compromised, getting a job may not be possible and her sister, Erin, the only person she has left in her life questions her innocence. If Riley knows what ...
  • Amy Lynn
    1970-01-01
    This is a psychological thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat. You will never be able to see the ending coming. Riley is released from the mental health hospital after treatments. She was a prime suspect in her daughters murder over ten years prior. The case was dropped as their was no solid evidence that she did or did not murder her daughter. Upon her release she begins slightly stalking her beautiful neighbor. In a twist her neighbo...
  • Shannon Dyer
    1970-01-01
    Round up to 4.5 stars. Wild and twisty. Review to come at AAR.
  • Stephanie
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to Netgalley and Thomas Mercer for the opportunity to read this advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. I discovered Kaufman's books in 2013 and I have been a die hard fan ever since. He truly is a master of mind-fuckery. His ability to craft a story which slowly morphs into a thrilling roller coaster ride of "what the hell is happening" never ceases to blow my mind. This book is no exception and I gobbled it up in just two days...
  • Elena
    1970-01-01
    This book was provided to me by NetGalley for free in exchange for an honest review.This book started out extremely slow. The synopsis made it sound like it was going to be a thriller so I sat through the beginning thinking I was in for a treat. The first 80% of the book was essentially just Riley being paranoid. I can see how this was done to establish a baseline for just how off the rails she goes. Then suddenly we get our first dose of violenc...
  • Suz Jay
    1970-01-01
    I was excited to have the opportunity to obtain an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book from NetGalley.Riley can’t remember the details of the tragedy that resulted in her breakdown and commitment. All she knows is that her life will never be the same again. Society believes she’s responsible and reporters hound her. She believes that even her sister harbors doubts about Riley’s involvement. After her release, Riley, armed only with her ...
  • Savanah Rae
    1970-01-01
    I received this book for free from Netgalley in return for my honest opinion.This book was so good. I read it in less than an afternoon. I couldn't put it down and it's snowing out, so I have time to sit and read. I loved this book and I am still blown away by the ending.Riley Harper's life is falling apart. Riley was a suspect in a murder investigation and it destroyed her life. She was sent to a mental institute after they accused her of murder...
  • Julie Parks
    1970-01-01
    There's something very depressing about this book. The good thing is that Girl on the Train also had a super depressing heroine and look how well that turned out!There's also something very gray and/or dull about it. Like the weather outside, the streets, the buildings, the furniture, what people wear...their pasts. If someone was to make a movie based on this book, that would be their choice cinematography.The pace is good, not too many descript...
  • Constantine
    1970-01-01
    Rating: 2.5/5.0This was a disappointing reading. I expected a lot after reading the synopsis. The story was very very slow. Sometimes I love slow thrillers provided there is some sort of event carrying the story forward is happening. up to 60 - 70% of the book the same slow rhythm was still going on and after that whatever twists or thrills happened I did not care for them because I was already bored and found my time got wasted reading into this...
  • Debra Menard
    1970-01-01
    I read for a honest review for NetGalley. This storyline was very intriguing, kept my interest until the very end,love the cover.This is my first book from Mr.Kaufman,I look forward to reading his other work in the near future.
  • Kath
    1970-01-01
    3.5 stars rounded up.When we first meet Riley it is as she is being released from a psychiatric facility. Picked up by her sister, she is taken to her new home. The reason for her incarceration is that she suffered a breakdown after the murder of her daughter. A crime that has not been solved. A crime she has little memory of. A crime that she herself was accused of. With no resolution, she fears her freedom. With the finger still pointing at her...
  • Jess
    1970-01-01
    Wow. What a whirlwind of a book. I honestly didn't completely see the end coming. There were parts that I picked up on, but not the full range of what was going on. The last thirty or so pages were gripping and I couldn't put it down. The twist that we find is rather unique and I won't spoil that for everyone, but I think it is worth giving this book a read if you like psychological thrillers, twisted characters, and a quickly moving plot.Let's d...
  • Elizabeth
    1970-01-01
    I was fortunate to receive an advanced copy of What She Doesn’t Know by one of my favorite authors Andrew E Kaufman. After meeting Andrew E Kaufman at the West Coast Crime Convention in Phoenix and listening to him talk about writing an all female character book I was skeptical that a man could know enough of how a women’s mind works, how cunning and back stabbing females could be. How we can take a comment and turn and twist it into somethin...
  • Nora
    1970-01-01
    No one does mind bending, teeth clenching suspense like Andrew Kaufman. I call these kinds of books "I feel a sick day coming on" reads, because they almost can't be read in small sections. From page one, Kaufman hooks you in, and holds on tight till the very end. The human mind can be a terrifying place. Each character in this well woven tale will wrap you up in their own insanity and take you down the path of chaos with them. I don't believe in...
  • Heather Donovan
    1970-01-01
    Out of the gate, from the first few chapters, I knew this would not get a rave review from me. After having read Girl on the Train - and been one of the few who did not enjoy it - I could see the similarities brewing between it and What She Doesn't Know. Riley, the main character, has just been released from a mental institution, having been accused of the murder of her husband and daughter. She is out in society, living in a world where everyone...
  • Kasey
    1970-01-01
    Get out. Stay strong. Trust your truth.What She Doesn't Know is the story of Riley Harper. She has just been released from a mental hospital after a failed suicide attempt. She tries to pick the pieces of her life back together, with the help of her sister Erin, following the mistrial in the case of her daughter's murder. Reporters hound her as well as police believing she is guilty of the murder. She wants desperately for people to know the trut...
  • Kristy
    1970-01-01
    I really enjoyed this book and it definitely kept me turning the pages. A creepy and psychological thriller for sure. Couldn't read it after dark haha! However, towards the end I found myself thinking more than once that the story was getting a little bit ridiculous and out of hand. I like my books to be somewhat believable and this just got to the point where it wasn't. It seemed soap-operaish in a way. I really liked the plot and the progressio...
  • Vicki
    1970-01-01
    Wow! What a roller coaster ride that was. Let me begin by saying that I have been a big fan of Mr. Kaufman since his first book, all the way through Twisted. Sorry to say this one was a bit too twisted for me. Not too dark, not too scary, just too twisted and confusing. Of course, my brain is old and it doesn't always pick up on everything it needs to but I'm still not sure what happened. Which is why me and psychological thrillers have agreed to...
  • Deanna
    1970-01-01
    I won this copy as a member of Drew's Crew in return for an honest review. This book grabbed me from the beginning. Drew's voice, wording and imagery through the book is phenomenal. I love how the main character, Riley, makes me feel her concern, love, fear, and angst throughout the story. I was enthralled by the twists and suspense. I felt like there was an amazing place Riley was going and I wanted to see where that was. I only gave 4 stars bec...
  • Myreadbooks
    1970-01-01
    On the cover we see Riley Harper, his face is split. She was interned in Rendale Psychiatric center ten years ago almost for being suspected of murder and this destroyed her life. Locked up during all her years it is done that she is guilty in the eyes of everyone of or the journalist's obsession to interrogate him. Once she's released, she wants a fresh start away from all this. She's going to be obsessed with her new neighbor Samantha Light.A g...
  • Jean
    1970-01-01
    This is the type of book I enjoy. Trying to figure out,is the character really as they seem. Did she or did she not do it, is she or isn't she mentally stable. This is a real psychological thriller. It has many twists and turns in it. And some of the people Riley encounter cause her to spiral further into dangerous territory. I found it a fast paced, page turning book with an ending I didn't see coming.Thank you for this complimentary copy of thi...