I Did It For You

Posted July 24, 2023 by Carole in Reviews / 3 Comments

I received this book for free from the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I Did It For YouI Did It For You by Amy Engel
Narrator: Sean Patrick Hopkins, Amanda Stribling, Jennifer Pickens
Published by Dutton, Penguin Random House Audio on July 25, 2023
Genres: Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Length: 8 hours 45 minutes
Pages: 287
Format: ARC, Audiobook
Source: Publisher
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A twisty thriller from the beloved author of The Familiar Dark, in which a woman returns to the town where her sister was murdered and finds a presumed copycat on the loose

It’s been fourteen years since Greer Dunning’s older sister, Eliza, was murdered, and Greer’s family has never been the same. And now there’s been a similar killing in Greer’s small Kansas hometown. A copycat, according to the authorities, but Greer is convinced there is more to the story. That Eliza’s murderer had help all those years ago.

So Greer returns home after more than a decade away, desperate to answer the questions that have haunted her for years. And in her drive to uncover the truth, she forms a bond with the unlikeliest of allies. One that puts her in grave danger, as almost everyone in her small town becomes a suspect.

At once a riveting mystery and a deep exploration of guilt, loss, and the ways in which a violent murder transforms both the family of the victim and the family of the killer, I Did It For You will keep readers captivated through the very last page.

This was really good! I have enjoyed this author’s books in the past so I was excited to get the chance to read her newest novel. Once I started reading, I did not want to stop reading because I just had to know what would happen next. There were plenty of twists and turns worked into the story that kept me guessing until the very end. I found this to be an entertaining story that was full of surprises.

Greer’s sister was murdered alongside her boyfriend years ago. She left town as an adult but has come back after another double murder is committed. The man who murdered Greer’s sister, Eliza, has been put to death but Greer feels like there is something more going on with the new murders and starts looking into things. I liked Greer but I wasn’t completely sure that I trusted her. I really liked that I never knew exactly which direction the story was going at any given time.

I listened to the audiobook and thought that Sean Patrick Hopkins, Amanda Stribling, and Jennifer Pickens did a wonderful job with this story. I thought that the narrators’ voices all worked really well together and I loved the way that each of them helped to bring the story to life. I thought that each of the narrators had very pleasant voices and I believe that their narration added to my overall enjoyment of the story.

I would recommend this book to others. I love that this story was rather unpredictable and kept me guessing until the very end. I cannot wait to read more of this author’s work.

I received a review copy of this book from Dutton and Penguin Random House Audio.

3 responses to “I Did It For You

  1. Nas

    I’m taking your recommendation for this book because I like mysteries like this. I Did It For You sounds like a book I would enjoy! Thanks!