‘You Dont Want to Know’ is about the pain of a mother who losses her son but believes that he is still alive. Ava Garrison’s son disappears one night and everyone believes that he was swallowed by the waves. Everyone, except Ava. She has a breakdown and is taken for special medical attention; after which she returns back to her home, Neptune’s Gate. She is the sole owner of the property that sits on an island; except for her paralyzed cousin Jewel-Anne. At first look it appears as if Ava has not recovered completely as one day she plunges in the icy cold water because she thinks she sees her son Noah.
Austin Dern, the newly appointed help realizes that something is strange about the people around her. With his help, Ava starts peeling layers of the mystery. They soon realize that not only is someone wanting to harm Ava mentally; but the truth maybe that Noah is still out there – ALIVE!
The story is very interesting and even painful. You could relate to Ava as a mother and the pain that she goes through rips your heart. Most of the characters appeared as suspects to me; specially her husband. The character development that the author adopted was good. Yes, the book did have too many characters than I would have liked, but they managed to keep the story going in a good pace. The one thing I did not like about the book was the length. I felt that the story could have been told effectively in a much more effective way if the author did not attempt to build the pages of the book. The descriptions were very lengthy and at one point I felt that even if I missed through a few chapters, I would have survived just fine and not missed the essence of the book.
‘You Dont Want to Know’ is a one of the good books by Lisa Jackson. A captivating read that you cannot put down and for that – four smiley faces: