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Reading Group Questions for Dorothy Koomson’s I KNOW WHAT YOU’VE DONE




Hello. I’m Dorothy Koomson and I’m the author of the book you’ve hopefully just read or listened to – I KNOW WHAT YOU’VE DONE.


I decided to do something a little different with the reading group questions and as well as writing them out for you to read, I’m going to answer them for you. That way you can pretend I’m at your reading group or you can see if my answers match yours.


You can find the videos here 


Don’t forget – there may be some spoilers in there, so make sure you’ve read the book before you read the questions or watch the video.



  1. What would you do in Rae’s position of having a book with all your neighbours secrets? Would you have read the book or handed it in straight to the police? Why?


  1. Which character did you like the most? Why?


  1. Which character did you like the least? Why?


  1. Despite setting the story during 2021 and making oblique references to it, the author deliberately avoids directly mentioning the Pandemic. Why do you think she chose to do this?


  1. At one point, Priscilla tells Bryony she is a terrible mother. Given Bryony’s dire situation and limited means of escape, do you think Priscilla was unnecessarily harsh on her?


  1. Lily has an unhealthy obsession with one of her neighbours. Do you think she’s genuinely in love or she is using her infatuation to hide from the larger issues of her life?


  1. During the novel, Rae becomes attracted to one of her neighbours. Do you think it as only because of what she thinks her husband, Clark, is doing or do you think the attraction would have developed anyway?


  1. Considering the lies, betrayal and deceit in the novel, which of the characters did you empathise with the most? Why?


  1. Which ‘reveal’ was the biggest and most shocking for you? Why?