Covering a range of very sensitive issues, from rape to domestic abuse, this is not a lighthearted. McGowan writes a story that weaves a past murder with a current sexual attack, leaving the reader increasingly determined to find out what really happened. While the protagonist is clearly blind to everything she doesn’t want to see, this is a thrilling story, the world the author creates both claustrophobic and terrifying.
Ali and her husband are having dinner with their old friends when her best friend stumbles in, crying that Ali’s husband has raped her. Who should she believe, her husband or her best friend?
With a brilliant premise and beautiful writing, What You Did is intriguing and pacey. I couldn’t stop thinking about the epilogue, and found it fit the book just perfectly.