Book Review: What He Doesn't Know by Kandi Steiner


What He Doesn’t Know 

by Kandi Steiner 

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About the Book

On the northeast side of town, there is a house.
The house was once magical, filled with love and joy and plans for the future.
Inside its walls are many things that belong to me — my books, the china from my mother on my wedding day, the beautiful cage once home to two birds, now empty, just like me.
And a man.
A man who also belongs to me.
A man I no longer wish to keep.
A man who, no doubt, has not slept, though the sun is rising. Because the house where he waits is where I laid my head to rest every night for eight years. Until last night.
No one who knows me would believe Charlie Pierce, the quiet, bookish girl who never made waves is pulling out of the driveway of a man who isn’t her husband.
But they don’t know me at all.
I don’t even know me.
Not anymore.
They say there are two sides to every story, and I suppose in most cases, that’s true. But the one I live inside of? It has three.
On the northeast side of town, there is a house.
But there is no longer a home.

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My Thoughts

A fractured marriage, a lost family and remembrances of the past...

This book is outstanding! What He Doesn’t Know is an excellent portrayal of a marriage breaking down and what happens when someone from your past comes back into your life to further upset what little equilibrium is left.

This is not a book about revenge or people deliberately trying to hurt one another. It’s about people trying to live through life events that have brought them to their knees. It’s about trying to recapture what you once had, or at least learning to live with what you now have. It’s about trying to connect with a person in ways where only that one person will do.

I would hate to be in the shoes of Charlie, Cameron or Reese. I feel empathy for them all. I can see why they are hurting and how they are hurting. Expect to be on a rollercoaster of emotions when you start reading. 

The book does end on a cliffhanger – and what a doozy of a cliffhanger – but the second book in this duet is out in a couple of weeks. I cannot wait!


About the Author:
Kandi Steiner is a Creative Writing and Advertising/Public Relations graduate from the University of Central Florida living in Tampa. Kandi works full time as a social media specialist, but also works part time as a Zumba fitness instructor and blackjack dealer.

Kandi started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic (like most girls brought up on Disney movies).

When Kandi isn’t working or writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys beach days, movie marathons, live music, craft beer and sweet wine – not necessarily in that order.

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Twitter: @KandiSteiner 
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