Lila Enderlin was a math prodigy studying for her PHD at
in 1989 when she went missing and was found dead in the woods in Stanford University brutally murdered. Her killer was never found. San Francisco
Ellie is Lila’s younger sister and, had always lived in her sister’s shadow. After her sister was found dead, Ellie poured her heart out to her English Professor Andrew Thorpe, confiding intimate details about Lila, herself and their parents. Her confidence is betrayed when a Professor Thorpe writes a best selling book: Murder By the Bay which points to a former married lover of Lila’s (Peter M), as the possible killer. The publicity about this assertion causes Peter’s marriage to end, and for him to flee the country and hide out in
Now 20 years later Ellie narrates the story, attempting to solve Lila’s murder. Ellie is now a successful coffee buyer. One of her business trips lands her in
where she meets up with Peter in a café. He claims he is innocent, but admits they were intimately involved. Nicaragua
Through the discovery of Lila’s notebook of complex mathematical equations, Ellie begins to delve further into the last days of her sister’s life and to unravel what really happened to her sister. This exercise gives her answers about her sister and herself in the process.
This was a great literary mystery with complex characters that kept me engaged. No One You Know is an enjoyable audio book that will stick with me for some time. My only complaint was that although the detailed mathematical theory was important to the story, for me it became a bit much. Despite that, I did enjoy this audio book and it is recommended.
RATING - 4.5/5 - COMPLETED –
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