Ravine and Marianne were best friends. They practised handstands together, raced slugs, and looked up at the stars and imagined their own constellations. And then, one day, Marianne disappeared. Ten years later, Ravine lies in a bed in her mother’s council flat, plagued by chronic pain syndrome, writing down the things she remembers. As her words fill page after page, she begins to understand that the only way to conquer her pain is to confront the horrors of her past. Heartbreaking, seductive and utterly unforgettable, ‘The Things We Thought We Knew’ is a rich and powerful novel about the things we remember and the things we wish we could forget.