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People Who Knew Me

People Who Knew Me

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Rosamund Pike says “Daniella’s scripts knocked me sideways – like everything Sharon Horgan works on, the story is surprising, timely, funny and moving; it’s got it all really.

Well written, thought provoking and story telling that balanced the past and present stories with equal import and substance. It's not that Emily/Connie made the right decision, and I personally could never do it, but as a reader you understand the series of small and big things that led her there.Cancer is a co-star in this book, and it was dealt with so well that I dreamed every night that it was me who was going through chemo. And all of it is anchored by Hooper's spot-on depiction of a relationship between a mother and the daughter she'd do anything for.

Yes, this book was a riviting and well-written tear-jerker about an unlikeable female protagonist's life choices. Emily Morris married her college sweetheart but the demands of adulthood soon became such an albatross on their marriage that Emily soon sought comfort in the arms of another. Although she can relate, to a certain degree, with how Emily reacts to the problems in her life, the idea of living a lie to get away from a difficult situation is not one that Pike would personally ever consider. I don't think I would do as Emily did, but I don't dare judge the decision she made - no one should until you've walked in those particular shoes.The story is told from alternating time perspectives, starting with the events that caused the narrator to fake her death and then again starting her new life with her new identity. When their idealistic vision of marrying and going to college together falls apart because, well, there’s no money (they didn’t think of that before they got married). Our voices sound different in various locations – in cars, across restaurant tables, even in the bath. Connie has spent the last 14 years raising and protecting Claire from her past, only inviting few people into her life so that she does not make connections she may have to break again one day, and doesn't want to disappoint more people. However, when she is diagnosed with breast cancer more than a decade later – now living under the name Connie Prynne – she is forced to confront her past to ensure her teenage daughter won't be alone in the worst case scenario.

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