Wednesday, May 3, 2017

I Found You by Lisa Jewell


What happens when there is a single woman with three children, a man who doesn't know who he is, a newly married woman who just moved to town, and a family who might have a connection to them at some point?

Alice, Lily, and "Frank" are connected but don't know they are.

Alice invited "Frank" inside her home when she saw him sitting on the beach.

Lily's husband has disappeared and has no clue what happened to him or if she even knows who he is.

"Frank" doesn't know who he is.

I FOUND YOU has odd, dysfunctional, and mentally ill characters but flows well and has a story line that grabs you.  I liked the back and forth in time and the back and forth between the three main characters. 

As you read you know something is wrong all around. Someone just doesn't disappear, end up back where they may have been as a child, or be in some place a crime had taken place.

Ms. Jewell weaved in a great deal of suspense, intrigue, edge-of-your-seat tension, and a whole lot of I don't want to stop reading in I FOUND YOU even though some chapters were literally frightening and became more frightening as the book continued.

The secret of it all led to an ending with a marvelous twist and surprise.  5/5

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.



20 comments:

  1. Elizabeth,
    This sounds like a very suspenseful story. I enjoyed your enthusiastic review.

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    1. Thanks, Suko. You are always so complimentary...so nice of you.

      Thanks for stopping.

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  2. This was my first intro and might add at this point only one to Lisa Jewell but I look forward to reading more. Lovely review inviting others to dive in.

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    1. Thanks, Kathryn.

      So nice to hear it invites folks in. :) Your comments are always appreciated.

      I have read two others by Lisa Jewell. THE HOUSE WE GREW UP IN and THE GIRLS IN THE GARDEN.

      Thanks for stopping.

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  3. I love Jewell's writing so I'm not surprised you gave this a 5.

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    1. It was very good.

      Thanks for stopping, Kathy.

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  4. very intriguing concept. Will check it out.

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    1. It was very intriguing. Different approach to a story line.

      Thanks for stopping, Em-Musing.

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  5. I enjoyed The House We Grew Up In so I'd give this a try. Sounds like a great read!

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    1. This is totally different from that book, but it was good.

      ENJOY when you read it, and thanks for stopping, Mary.

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  6. I've read some good reviews about this book and now with your raving review I know I want to read this!

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    1. It is intense, but good.

      The ending was really good.

      Thanks for stopping, Laura. I hope you get to read it.

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  7. I loved this book, too. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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    1. It was filled with lots of twists. Loved the ending.

      Thanks for stopping, Laurel.

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  8. After reading The Girls in the Garden last year, I picked up many of Jewell's books for my Kindle. I really loved that one and can't wait to dive into the others. I do not have this one though!

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    1. Thanks for stopping, Ti.

      I hope you enjoy this book when you read it. She does have interesting and well-written books.

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  9. Hi Elizabeth, this looks like a goodie. Please bring this over to Books You Loved: May. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

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    1. Ok..I was going to wait until June, but will link it up for May.

      Thanks for stopping, Carole.

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    1. It was quite good.

      I hope you get to read it, vvb32.

      Thanks for stopping.

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