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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of The Ex and Those Other Women comes a thrilling family drama about the secrets we keep, the lies we tell, and the truths that won't stay hidden.

Everybody's hiding something....

Jill, her three sons, and their wives and children are driving in convoy on Christmas Eve. But something sinister is simmering behind their happy smiles.

Mimi is struggling with her new twins, but at least a glass of wine smooths out life's jagged edges. Andrea's starting to wonder if her marriage is as happy as she'd thought. Darren is reeling from a surprise request and teenager Callie has become increasingly withdrawn.

On the way to their holiday house, a terrifying car accident devastates them all. But someone unexpected was in one of the cars. No one is searching for them. And their time is running out.

You Need to Know is a dark domestic drama about family secrets and lies, fractured relationships, tragic mistakes and the ultimate betrayal.

"Nicola Moriarty has a gift for domestic drama, cracking pace, and skilful narrative timing." (Kerryn Goldworthy, Sydney Morning Herald)

"Dark, twisty and utterly enthralling, You Need to Know is a gripping domestic thriller [and] yet another unputdownable read from the very talented Nicola Moriarty." (Better Reading)

"Moriarty has delivered another gripping domestic drama about secrets, lies and fractured families. She builds the tension so expertly, with twists and turns leading towards one cracking end, that you may well need to see a chiropractor afterwards." (The Australian)

©2021 Nicola Moriarty (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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best one yet

Nic just keeps getting better. I could not stop "reading" it.
outstanding, great characters, plot and twists

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Great female characters

FYI, the book contains stories of sexual assault which might be triggering.

I really liked this book. A story told through the voices of strong female characters.

The audiobook is really good, the narrator did some great voice work.

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I love you too “Nicola”.

What a beautifully written book.
Layers of love and pain and suspense.
I’m a sixty year old father of two and this book touched me.

Don.

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Missed the mark for me unfortunately..

Although I finished this, I can’t say I was drawn into it too well. I kept waiting for something big that never really came.. I predicted a lot of what did come, but even so.. It seemed disappointing. I would hardly call it a thriller unfortunately. Super disappointing as I love a good Moriarty book!

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Fabulous !!

I loved this book
As my late mother in law would say that was Fabulous!!

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Gripping and Brilliant

A fantastic array of characters and story telling, Felicity Jurd tells the story wonderfully and was a fantastic listen.

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Brilliant

Started a little slow for me but built intensity quickly once I had met all the characters ! Brilliant !

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Had me hooked from the start

I really enjoyed this story. Felicity Jurd narrated the book brilliantly and the story had me on the edge of my seat from the start. Highly recommend it.

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Sooooo good!

Absolutely loved this. Lots of different stories all woven together. The twist!! Wow!! Loved it.

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Convoluted story but a bit tedious

I kept going waiting for something really interesting but was disappointed. Good enough to finish but not captivating. Family saga which did not quite gel. Perhaps it wasn’t meant to?

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  • Paula Beavan
  • 08-01-2022

An absolute pearler.

Having read The Ex I was expecting everything to be turned on it’s head, but I didn’t see any of the twists and turns coming. Another fabulous book that I can unreservedly recommend.

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  • JJ
  • 07-07-2021

Compelling family drama.

I’ve been trying to widen my listening choices a bit recently and this was certainly a good one! The characters were well drawn and there were a number of storylines which all came together with no glaring plot holes or threads left dangling. The narration was pleasant and easy to listen to, though I did have to rewind a couple of times to catch which female character was supposed to be speaking. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed it and I’ll be checking out more books by the same author.

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