What You Did

What You Did

Title:What You Did
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781542007269
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:284 pages

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.


    What You Did Reviews

  • Sarah

    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 r...

  • ?Primadonna?

    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 ...

  • Suze

    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 mee...

  • Barbara

    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 successf...

  • Ilene

    2.5 stars for predictabilityAs another reader stated earlier, the Amazon first reads are not usually great books so I didn’t have high expectations for this one and in that light, I wasn’t disappo...

  • Joanne Robertson

    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 flu...

  • Yvonne

    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 ...

  • Lynda Kelly

    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...

  • Barbara

    I am a big fan of Clare McGowan's Paula McGuire series. It is a police procedural set in McGowan's native Northern Ireland. I read this free Kindle edition because I'm a fan. But unlike her Paula McGu...

  • Claire Mawdesley

    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. H...