I Found You

I Found You

A Novel

eBook - 2017
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“Readers of Liane Moriarty, Paula Hawkins, and Ruth Ware will love." —Library Journal (starred review)

“Jewell’s novel explores the space between going missing and being lost….how the plots intersect and finally collide is one of the great thrills of reading Jewell’s book. She ratchets up the tension masterfully, and her writing is lively.” —New York Times

In the windswept British seaside town of Ridinghouse Bay, single mom Alice Lake finds a man sitting on a 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, newlywed Lily Monrose grows anxious when her husband fails to return home from work one night. Soon, she receives even worse news: according to the police, the man she married never even existed.

Twenty-three years earlier, Gray and Kirsty Ross are teenagers on a summer holiday with their parents. The annual trip to Ridinghouse Bay is uneventful, until an enigmatic young man starts paying extra attention to Kirsty. Something about him makes Gray uncomfortable—and it’s not just because he’s a protective older brother.

Who is the man on the beach? Where is Lily’s missing husband? And what ever happened to the man who made such a lasting and disturbing impression on Gray?

“A mystery with substance” (Kirkus Reviews), I Found You is a delicious collision course of a novel, filled with the believable characters, stunning writing, and “surprising revelations all the way up to the ending” (Booklist) that make the New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone Lisa Jewell so beloved by audiences on both sides of the Atlantic.

Publisher: New York :, Atria Books,, 2017
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501154614
1501154613
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: Axis 360 eBooks

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pgherardini
Jun 15, 2018

I have fallen in love with Lisa Jewell! This book was a non-stop thrill-ride that kept you guessing all the way to the end. I couldn't put it down. The story-telling and the mystery of who the guy is kept me on my toes until the very last page! I'm going to read every book that she writes!

DCLadults May 22, 2018

I thought "I Found You" was a fascinating and fast read; part mystery and part romance. This book was definitely character driven and I liked the authors writing style. The story begins with Alice finding a man sitting on the beach near her home; he has an obvious loss of memory and once she befriends him the story begins. Her daughter calls him Frank which becomes his assumed name. Alice places herself and her family at risk by allowing Frank to use the detached shed behind her home much to the disgust of her friend. The story unravels as Frank begins to get his memory back.

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green_cobra_1013
Feb 01, 2018

Great story. Interesting, highly believable characters and unpredictable plotline, though the plot leaned toward depressing at times (which is why I gave 4 not 5 stars). I will be checking out more by this author.

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QnVz
Jan 25, 2018

I got this book from the Book Bingo at our library and was really hoping to have found a good gem. This book is just ok. It was very predictable to me and even with the parts that were not, I found that they were written very simplistically. Very simply written.

CatherineG_1 Jan 21, 2018

A lot of twists and turns in this story - some predictable and some not.
Reminded me of Flowers in the Attic. As a thriller, this was very good

LibraryRosanna Nov 20, 2017

I really enjoyed I Found You. The use of flashbacks was effective and kept me guessing as to the identify of "who dunnit." Very fast-paced with some great characterisation.

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cottageunderh
Aug 28, 2017

A British mystery surrounding a very tragic event and how that event ripples in time and the people it affects. A good read, a bit creepy, and very sad.

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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!

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.

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