2022 ABIA Longlisted- Before You Knew My Name by Jacqueline Bublitz – Our Review


Our Review…

A month ago, Alice Lee arrived in New York full of dreams and life. Now she has been found dead by the Hudson river, while her killer remains unknown.

Ruby Jones, is the one to stumble upon her bruised and lifeless body while simply out for a walk. Ruby herself, has fled halfway around the world in the hopes of a fresh start, and this is not exactly the kind she had envisaged.

Together the two women’s lives become intertwined, connected by the tragedy and become akin to the brutality that women all over the world face every day at the hands of men.

‘Before You Knew My Name’ is more than a murder mystery, it is the uncovering of who; who are these women and what do they share that brings them together.

At times, brutal and completely devastating this book is one that so brilliantly articulates the world we live in… the good, the bad and the ugly.

Clear your weekend for this one, you’ll be so engaged you won’t be able to put it down.

Review by Lydia @ Great Escape Books