The Face You Know


Fiction - Mystery - Murder
156 Pages
Reviewed on 06/26/2022
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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

The Face You Know by Ashley Brandt is a murder mystery novel that will surprise you. The story follows Maggie Simons, a young woman ready to get back to her small-town life after her stint on a television dating show. Maggie gets the shock of her life when she discovers that Grayson Wynters, her ex-beau, was killed in his home. However, she is horrified to discover that someone is stalking her, and Maggie may be the next victim. Her only hope of survival is Damon Ybarra, a private investigator, and once-upon-a-time friend. They have to race against time to figure out who the killer is and what the killer wants from Maggie. Can they succeed?

The Face You Know is a fast-paced and short novella that is perfect to read while commuting. Meant to be read in a single sitting, the story flows smoothly and seamlessly. Maggie is a reliable protagonist. She is very transparent in her emotions and what she desires. Her chemistry with Damon is apparent and open from the very beginning. I like how they interact. They trust each other and work as a team to protect Maggie the best way they can. My heart sank the moment Lovie went missing, and I wanted her to get back to Maggie soon. The ending is surprising, and I didn’t even suspect it, to be honest. The epilogue is the best and gives the story a very satisfying conclusion. Overall, a fun, short novella that will entertain readers.