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People Who Knew Me

People Who Knew Me by Kim Hooper
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"Kim Hooper's stunning debut novel sucks you in from the first page and doesn't let you go." Colleen Oakley, author of Before I Go

People who knew me think I'm dead.

Emily Morris got her happily-ever-after earlier than most. Married at a young age to a man she loves passionately, she is building the life she always wanted. That is, until her husband's business fails and her mother-in-law becomes chronically ill, causing cracks to appear in her marriage. To cope, Emily throws herself into her work.

That's when she falls in love with her boss.

That's when she gets pregnant.

Just as Emily is finally ready to make the choice between the two men, 9/11 splits the world apart. Amid this terrible tragedy, Emily sees an opportunity to remake herself.

But fourteen years later, a life-threatening diagnosis forces her to deal with the legacy of what she left behind.

Told in alternating time periods, People Who Knew Me is a riveting debut about a woman who must confront the past in order to secure the future.


"Readers will ponder Emily's difficult situation and often disturbing choices as they are glued to this compulsively readable tale." Booklist

"Would you take the chance to disappear from a disastrous life? In People Who Knew Me, Kim Hooper deftly explores the consequences of such a drastic decision?and the risky revelation, down the line, that your past self might offer some salvation after all." Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, New York Times bestselling author of Bittersweet

"Absorbing, riveting and utterly realistic, this heartfelt debut novel had me turning the pages late into the night."A. J. Banner, international bestselling author of The Good Neighbor

"Hooked me with its first sentence" David Bell, author of Somebody I Used to Know and Since She Went Away

Pan Macmillan Australia; April 2016
304 pages; ISBN 9781925479010
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Title: People Who Knew Me
Author: Kim Hooper
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