No One Can Know by Kate Alice Marshall
Published January 23, 2024 by Flatiron Books
Date read: January 4, 2023
Sisters Emma, Daphne, and Juliet (JJ)
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The Plot (from Goodreads):
Emma hasn’t told her husband much about her past. He knows her parents are dead and she hasn’t spoken to her sisters in years. Then they lose their apartment, her husband gets laid off, and Emma discovers she’s pregnant―right as the bank account slips into the red.
That’s when Emma confesses that she has one more asset: her parents’ house, which she owns jointly with her estranged sisters. They can’t sell it, but they can live in it. But returning home means that Emma is forced to reveal her secrets to her husband: that the house is not a run-down farmhouse but a stately mansion, and that her parents died there.
And that some people say Emma did it.
Emma and her sisters have never spoken about what really happened that night. Now, her return to the house may lure her sisters back, but it will also crack open family and small-town secrets lots of people don’t want revealed. As Emma struggles to reconnect with her old family and hold together her new one, she begins to realize that the things they have left unspoken all these years have put them in danger again.
How did No One Can Know end?
I enjoyed this dark family drama, but it didn’t stick with me all that well. Just a few days later and I’m having trouble remembering pieces, despite noting spoilers! I do know that I was eager to piece together what happened the night that the sisters’ parents died.
The book was well-paced, and I listened nearly straight through. I enjoyed the suspense and didn’t feel bored at any point.
I enjoyed what I remember of the reveal, there were just a couple of “why’s” that I can’t quite recall. There’s a lot thrown at the reader at the end, and it was a little hard to keep straight. Overall, I liked Marshall’s previous book better, but this one was a good pick as well.
Karissa Vacker is one of my favorite narrators, so her performance was a blast to listen to. She nails the tension in these thrillers every time!
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