“The most wonderful book. Unusual, beautiful, feminist, gripping, deserves to win prizes. I loved it so much.” —Marian Keyes, internationally bestselling author of Grown-Ups
Hi, my name is Alice, and I was murdered in New York City. Just as my life was about to begin, it was ended. And now I need the woman who found me on the cold bank of the river to catch the person who stole my life.
When she arrived in New York on her eighteenth birthday carrying nothing but $600 cash and a stolen camera, Alice Lee was looking for a fresh start. Now, just one month later, she is the city’s latest Jane Doe, an unidentified murder victim.
Ruby Jones is also trying to start over; she’s traveled halfway around the world only to find herself lonelier than ever. Until she finds Alice’s body by the Hudson River.
Heartbreaking and beautiful, Before You Knew My Name doesn’t just wonder whodunnit—it also asks who was she? And what did she leave behind?