Lizzie Burdett was eighteen when she vanished. Noah Carruso has never forgotten her: she was his first crush; his unrequited love. She was also his brother’s girlfriend.
Tom Carruso hasn’t been home in over a decade. He left soon after Lizzie disappeared, under a darkening cloud of suspicion. Now he’s coming home for the inquest into Lizzie’s death, intent on telling his side of the story for the first time.
As the inquest looms, Noah meets Alice Pryce while on holiday in Thailand. They fall in love fast and hard, but Noah can’t bear to tell Alice his deepest fears. And Alice is equally stricken, for she carries a terrible secret of her own.
He’s guarding a dark secret, but so is she.
I’ve never really believed in love at first sight but for some the moment you see that one person it’s like a thunder bolt, the world stops and you have to be with them. Noah and Alice were those people, destined to meet, fall in love as they travelled in Thailand. Their connection was electric, as they gave into the all consuming passion that engulfed them, but how much did they really know about each, what were they hiding or to afraid to reveal?
Foster gave them pasts that were about to catch up with them, that you could see had a huge psychological impact, that threatened what they had begun. She gave us insightful glimpses of their psyche, of families torn apart, rifts that would be hard to bridge, responsibilities that trapped them.
Alice, seemed the stronger of the two, Noah vulnerable on the edge, their mutual support of each other key to their survival. Back in Australia, Foster threw them back into events and circumstances that put them on a rollercoaster of emotions, as tension mounted and Foster slowly revealed their stories. There were twists and turns, as you wondered what really did happen, before the ultimate surprise, a betrayal that you never saw, that shocked not only the reader but the characters.
It was one of those moments that you love in novels, a moment where you have to take a breath, think back and look for the clues that you never saw. You watch the characters as they reel from the revelations, their myriad of coping mechanisms, and wonder if they will recover. In particular you wondered what lay ahead for Noah and Alice, would love as they say conquer all or would it force them apart?
Having never read Sara Foster I was impressed and look forward to discovering more.
I would like to thank Legend Press for a copy of Do You Know Me to read and review and to Lucy Chamberlain for inviting My Bookish Blogspot to participate in the blogtour.
About the author
Sara Foster is the bestselling author of five psychological suspense novels. Bristish author Sara now lives in Western Australia with her husband and two young daughters, and is a doctoral candidate at Curtin University.