What You Don't Know by JoAnn Chaney

Book cover for What You Don't Know

Looking for your next nail-biting thriller? What You Don't Know, JoAnn Chaney's dark debut novel and part of our Crime and Thriller Book Club, is for you.

About the book

What You Don't Know tells the story of the three victims a murderer didn't kill but whose lives he ruined all the same.

Seven years ago, Detective Paul Hoskins and his larger-than-life partner solved one of the biggest serial killer cases of the decade. They dug up 31 bodies in a crawlspace belonging to the beloved Jacky Seever, a pillar of the community and a successful businessman. Sammie Peterson was the lead reporter on the case. Her byline was on the front page of the newspaper every day. Seever's wife, Gloria, claimed to be as surprised as everyone else. But when you get that close to a killer, can you really just move on?

Today, Hoskins has been banished to the basement of the police station, Sammie is selling make-up at the shopping mall, and Gloria is trying to navigate a world where she can't escape condemnation. Then, a series of copycat killings take place, with the victims all connected to Seever. While Gloria is determined not to be forced into the spotlight again, Hoskins and Sammie see a chance to get their lives back. But it could mean forfeiting their humanity in the process…

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JoAnn Chaney

About the author

JoAnn Chaney is a graduate of UC Riverside's Palm Desert MFA program. She lives in Colorado with her family. What You Don't Know is her first novel.

Book giveaway

We ask all winners to share their thoughts about the book on the discussion thread. Everyone who gives detailed feedback on What You Don't Know will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Love2shop voucher.

This giveaway is sponsored by Thin Blue Spine crime writing blog.