I Have Some Questions for You - Rebecca Makkai

I Have Some Questions for You

By Rebecca Makkai

  • Release Date: 2023-02-21
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 234 Ratings



“A twisty, immersive whodunit perfect for fans of Donna Tartt’s The Secret History.” —People 

"Spellbinding." —The New York Times Book Review

"[An] irresistible literary page-turner." The Boston Globe

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2023 by TIME, NPR, USA Today, Elle, Newsweek, Salon, Bustle, AARP, The Millions, Good Housekeeping, and more

The riveting new novel — "part true-crime page-turner, part campus coming-of-age" (San Francisco Chronicle) from the author of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist The Great Believers

A successful film professor and podcaster, Bodie Kane is content to forget her past—the family tragedy that marred her adolescence, her four largely miserable years at a New Hampshire boarding school, and the murder of her former roommate, Thalia Keith, in the spring of their senior year. Though the circumstances surrounding Thalia’s death and the conviction of the school’s athletic trainer, Omar Evans, are hotly debated online, Bodie prefers—needs—to let sleeping dogs lie.

But when the Granby School invites her back to teach a course, Bodie is inexorably drawn to the case and its increasingly apparent flaws. In their rush to convict Omar, did the school and the police overlook other suspects? Is the real killer still out there? As she falls down the very rabbit hole she was so determined to avoid, Bodie begins to wonder if she wasn’t as much of an outsider at Granby as she’d thought—if, perhaps, back in 1995, she knew something that might have held the key to solving the case.

In I Have Some Questions for You, award-winning author Rebecca Makkai has crafted her most irresistible novel yet: a stirring investigation into collective memory and a deeply felt examination of one woman’s reckoning with her past, with a transfixing mystery at its heart. Timely, hypnotic, and populated with a cast of unforgettable characters, I Have Some Questions for You is at once a compulsive page-turner and a literary triumph.


  • Least enjoyable book I have read in a long time!

    By dominolouis
    Felt like I was walking though a marsh or quicksand most of the time.
  • Great read

    By Elsaone77
    I loved this book and also her other one, the Believers.
  • Unique And Good Read

    By Catbozz
    This is unlike any book I’ve ever read. The structure is unique and skillfully touches on modern day topics, while also keeping me on the she of my seat and causing my jaw to drop every once and a while.
  • I kept waiting

    By jessigggg
    I’m mad that I wasted 2 days on vacation reading this bc NOTHING happens. The whole book is one long “what if?”
  • Couldn’t put it down

    By HilaryL40
    Very well-written, gripping, and thoughtful reflection on so many issues in today’s world—wrongful incarceration, the endless murders of young women and the failure to prosecute them properly, the pros and cons of true crime podcasting and amateur sleuthing, cancel culture. Highly recommended, I finished it in three days. Couldn’t put it down (even at the gym :-)
  • Such a fabulous book.

    By Emmylounyc
    Compelling and addictive.
  • Relentlessly grim tale of obsession

    By DeniseJY
    Makkai writes well, with a strong sense of place, but by midway through, the unreliable narrator’s dogged pursuit of vengeance against a teacher who she believed had murdered a classmate becomes more unhinged than compelling. The novel would be improved by cutting at least 100 pages.
  • An engaging read

    By Ist22214
    A bit of a slow start but then I was fully engaged. It has a thriller genre quality to it but operates outside that genre’s trappings. It’s very different in tone and style from The Great Believers but not quite of the same quality. Very glad I read an electronic version — made it much easier to keep track of all of the classmates.
  • Had to stop reading

    By Hawktale
    Hats off to anyone who can succeed in writing a novel but this immediately felt like it was pandering to a certain crowd which as a reader is hard to, well, read.
  • Could Not Put Down

    By GinaLam
    I don’t know how the author did so much / put so much in this book and made it compulsively readable at the same time. Great book to discuss with friends - and especially people of different generations.