Book Reviews: You Should’ve Known


Overview: “Grace Reinhart Sachs is living the only life she ever wanted for herself. Devoted to her husband, a pediatric oncologist at a major cancer hospital, their young son Henry, and the patients she sees in her therapy practice, her days are full of familiar things: she lives in the very New York apartment in which she was raised, and sends Henry to the school she herself once attended. Dismayed by the ways in which women delude themselves, Grace is also the author of a book You Should Have Known, in which she cautions women to really hear what men are trying to tell them. But weeks before the book is published a chasm opens in her own life: a violent death, a missing husband, and, in the place of a man Grace thought she knew, only an ongoing chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and herself.” (Amazon)

My Review: This book had mixed reviews but I thought that it was a worthwhile read. It’s a psychological thriller. It was very interesting to watch the true story about Grace’s husband unfold. I enjoy love reading books about NYC and it was interesting for me to read about NYC schools from a parent’s perspective. I liked watching Grace become independent and confident about being on her own.

Similar Books: Gone Girl, Girl on the Train, Admission (by the same author!)

What books do you recommend?

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14 Responses to Book Reviews: You Should’ve Known

  1. Judy Rosenblum says:

    Thank you for another great recommendation Elana. I look forward to starting this one!

  2. This sounds like a good read. I will add it to my summer reading list!

  3. Sara Holt says:

    Thanks for the review. I may have to add this to my summer reading list (:

  4. Alexandra Hollander says:

    I love reading books that take place in New York City as well! It sounds like a great book

  5. I LOVED girl on the train, so I’m going to have to read this one too!

  6. Jenny says:

    Ooh this sounds like a must read since I loved Gone Girl and Girl on the Train is on my list.
    Thanks for sharing.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  7. Jordyn says:

    I’ve never heard of this book, it sounds fascinating though! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Morgan says:

    Appreciate the review!

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  9. Macarena says:

    Needed a new book to read! Totally adding this to my kindle

    xo //

  10. Lauren says:

    I love book reviews! Thanks for sharing! Will also pick this one up before my road trip!

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  11. Brittany says:

    This sounds really interesting! I loved Gone Girl and I love psychological thrillers, especially ones with big twists I don’t see coming! Thanks for the recommendation!

    xx. Brittany
    Southern Soul

  12. Alexis Reliford says:

    At first I was a little eh, from the description. That is until I saw the psychological thriller part! Definitely sounds like a good read now.

  13. Allison says:

    I may just have to pick up a copy for the beach this weekend!

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