Thursday, May 11, 2017

TLC Book Tours Book Review: I Found You

Author: Lisa Jewell
Title: I Found You
Publisher: Atria
Publish Date: April 25, 2017
Book Blurb: A young bride, a lonely single mother, and an amnesiac man of dubious origin lie at the heart of New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jewell’s next suspenseful drama that will appeal to fans of Liane Moriarty and Paula Hawkins.

In a windswept British seaside town, single mom Alice Lake finds a man sitting on the beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, and no idea how he got there. Against her better judgment, she invites him inside.

Meanwhile, in a suburb of London, twenty-one-year-old Lily Monrose has only been married for three weeks. When her new husband fails to come home from work one night she is left stranded in a new country where she knows no one. Then the police tell her that her husband never existed.

Twenty-three years earlier, Gray and Kirsty are teenagers on a summer holiday with their parents. Their annual trip to the quaint seaside town is passing by uneventfully, until an enigmatic young man starts paying extra attention to Kirsty. Something about him makes Gray uncomfortable—and it’s not just that he’s playing the role of protective older brother.

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Review: This book left me gobsmacked. It was a wonderful read. 

This story was told from 3 different points of view, Alice and the man who lost his memory, Lily, whose husband has vanished and Gray and his family in flashbacks from 1993.

When you start reading you really wonder how all these people tie in together, because you know they have to, and you really wonder what it is that links these stories.

It takes a long while getting there. I didn't find the pacing of this story to be too fast, which could be a problem at times, but I was too keyed up wondering about what was going to happen next.

Yes, this book made me nervous, especially when I was reading the parts set in 1993.

I feared for Gray and his sister the whole time.

What really surprised me was how much I disliked most of the characters. They were all seriously flawed. Alice was a hot mess. Lily blindly married a man that she really didn't know. Gray and Kirsty were the only ones that you could really like. They were typical teenage siblings. Yet no matter my personal feelings about these characters, I couldn't stop reading. I desperately wanted to know what happened,or what was going to happen.  The last time I found myself invested in characters I didn't like was Gone Girl. (Gah how I hated everyone in that book)

Lisa Jewell writes great suspense. Her books keep you on the edge of your seat, and this one really did that.

Rating: 5 flowers

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Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Even just reading your review makes me nervous - I would be on the edge of my seat reading this book!

Thanks for being a part of the tour!

Ann Summerville said...

Sounds good.

Teena in Toronto said...

I just finished it and like it.

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