BOOK TITLE: I Found You
BOOK AUTHOR: Lisa Jewell
PUBLISHER: Atria Books |
April 25th 2017
GENRES: Suspense, Thriller
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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.
Two decades of secrets, a missing husband, and a man with no memory are at the heart of this brilliant new novel, filled with the “beautiful writing, believable characters, pacey narrative, and dark secrets” (London Daily Mail) that make Lisa Jewell so beloved by audiences on both sides of the Atlantic.
The best suspense/mystery novels are well written and keep you guessing until the last possible moment, twisting that knife of uncertainty until plunging in the answer at the last possible moment. There are exceptions to that rule, of course, but for the most part that’s my golden rule of suspense. If it can keep me wondering, it can keep my attention.
Beyond the uncertainty principle is another level–the authors who let you THINK you’ve got it figured out only to make you feel like a fool when they come out with another big plot twist. I LOVE this.
Jewell does this masterfully.
I thoroughly enjoyed I Found You. Jewell kept me guessing until the end, twisting me around repeatedly, and then finally putting me straight.
WONDERFUL suspenseful fun.