I Found You

I Found You

A Novel

Book - 2017
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A lonely single mom who offers shelter to an amnesiac man and a young bride who is told that her missing husband never existed struggle to make sense of their transforming worlds and their connection to two teenagers whose lives were shattered by secrets two decades earlier.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2017.
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781501154591
1501154591
Branch Call Number: FIC Jewel
Characteristics: 344 pages ; 24 cm.

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McAnnieG
Aug 15, 2017

Edge of your seat psychological thriller.

Alice Lake is unconventional, rescuing an amnesiac man her children name Frank creates conflicting emotions.

As Frank begins to recover bits of his past in Ridinghouse Bay, a newlywed recent immigrant, Lily Monrose, is worried when her husband Carl fails to return from his job in London. The more Lily delves into Carl's life the more questions she has.

The novel switches between three main individuals and the years 2015 and 1993.

The story wraps up all the various characters and plots leaving the reader feeling at peace after a very intense 352 pages.

I enjoyed this much more than Girl On The Train. British terminology is used but is easily identifiable at to it's North American name.

A fast paced and suspenseful read with enigmatic characters and intermingling storylines – a favorite by this author!

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Ponto1
Jul 17, 2017

Three independent storylines - interesting in their own right- merge together in a satisfying if not a bit predicatable ending. A solid read and my favourite so far by Lisa Jewell.

ehbooklover Jul 12, 2017

4.5 stars. I couldn't stop reading this ultra-atmospheric, twisty, un-putdownable thriller of a book. I was hooked from the very first page and it never let up. I loved the character-driven plot and the way that the story was told using three different threads that eventually converged. Sooo good!

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letstakeashelfie
Jun 22, 2017

A great summer read. The author takes us through two story lines that eventually meet to solve a mystery that spans over two decades.

A full review of this title can be found on my blog: http://www.letstakeashelfie.ca

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singidunum_25
Jun 12, 2017

....."What is she thinking, he wonders? Is she regretting every minute she has spent in his company? Is she recoiling at the memories of their night together? Is she already reprinting him in her mind's eye as the twister monster that he might well turn out to be?....."
Gripping novel with plot twists jumping at you from chapter to chapter. Characters are nicely developed and very much believable. This book is way better than The girl on the train! Enjoy!

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squirrelee
Jun 08, 2017

This is her best book yet. I didn't find it predictable and it kept me guessing throughout. Be prepared to put everything on hold for this one!

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vicreader
May 19, 2017

If you liked "Girl on a Train", I think you will like this book. Two families in a small seaside town, though 20 years apart. A stranger with amnesia who inexplicably appears one day on the beach, lost in his own world yet tied to both of these families in different ways. A woman whose husband has mysteriously disappeared. Is he the man on the beach? Who is her husband and how is he tied to the seaside town? An interesting read that will keep you changing your mind about what is really going on. Written much in the style of "Girls in the Garden", Jewel is a writer I look forward to reading more.

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becker
Apr 19, 2017

Although this wasn't for me (I found it very formulaic), I would still recommend it to anyone who enjoys a mystery/suspense type story. Three subplots get woven together in a very character driven story that keeps you guessing. It has all the elements that a thriller reader would likely enjoy.

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aliciamarie
Mar 09, 2017

I was so excited Netgalley and Atria Books approved me to read this ARC! I loved Lisa Jewell's last book, The Girls In the Garden (see my review here) so I was so excited to read her latest book, not only because it sounded like an amazing plot, but because I truly love Jewell's writing style.

This story shifts from different points of views, different times, and even different locations. Every character I was introduced to I could perfectly imagine knowing in real life. They were all completely realistic and relatable.

We begin with a man sitting on the beach in the cold rain in front of Alice's house. He has no idea where he's at or who he is. Though she is a complete chaotic mess with kids, work and life in general, she decides to take him in and help him. Her best friend and kids are less than impressed with her choice to help.

Newlywed Lily sits at home waiting for her husband to return from work. She is a Russian immigrant in a foreign country and knows no one but her husband. He never comes home. Desperate that her loving, devoted husband is missing she goes to the police, but after they look into his disappearance Lily is told that her husband never even existed. It is up to her to find out the truth so she can bring her husband home.

Then we are taken back to 1993 in a quaint seaside holiday town where 17 year old Gray and 15 year old Christina's parents have rented a cottage for the summer. Gray realizes for the first time that his little sister is growing up and getting noticed by boys. He becomes a protective big brother, but Christina has already been noticed by a local older boy...

These 3 different stories slowly come together to form what I thought was a spectacular ending! The twists and turns throughout the plot were unexpected and intriguing. I wanted to read faster to get to the end, but didn't want the ending to come.

"I Found You" is due to be released in the U.S. April 25, 2017. Add it to your TBR list now. You don't want to miss it. A 5 star read for me! Once again, Lisa Jewell did not disappoint.

Again, thanks to Netgalley and Atria Books for allowing me the eARC to read and give my honest review.

Happy New Year and Happy Reading!

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