I Found You Book Review

April 27, 2017 / 0 comments

I Found You Book ReviewI Found You by Lisa Jewell
Published by Century on July 14th 2016
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Format: eARC
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'How long have you been sitting out here?'

'I got here yesterday.'

'Where did you come from?'

'I have no idea.'

East Yorkshire: Single mum Alice Lake finds a man on the beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, no idea what he is doing there. Against her better judgment, she invites him in to her home.

Surrey: 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.

Two women, twenty years of secrets and a man who can't remember lie at the heart of Lisa Jewell's brilliant new novel.

Angie’s Thoughts:

This is my second book by Lisa Jewell and I loved it! I Found You kept me on the edge of my seat until I finished the last sentence.

This book is told in multiple POV. First, we read about Alice who meets a strange man on a beach with no memory. She has a heart of gold or is just plain stupid for giving him a place to stay until he can remember. We also read “Frank’s” POV. The stranger with amnesia. He’s trying everything to remember and when he does will shock the hell out of you!

Next, we have Lily. Lily aggravated the heck out of me. I know she’s young but lord have mercy I know she can’t be that stupid and naive. She’s a newlywed who’s waiting for her husband to come home and he never shows. She tries to file police reports but they think he just leaves her but she insists that he’s so in love with her that he must have been taken or worse is dead.

This is the journey of 4 people’s lives. How they are connected and are interwoven. There is suspense, murder, intrigue and an ending that will leave you shaking your head and wondering what the hell you just read!

The Verdict:

About Lisa Jewell

Lisa was born in London in 1968. Her mother was a secretary and her father was a textile agent and she was brought up in the northernmost reaches of London with her two younger sisters. She was educated at a Catholic girls’ Grammar school in Finchley. After leaving school at sixteen she spent two years at Barnet College doing an arts foundation course and then two years at Epsom School of Art & Design studying Fashion Illustration and Communication.

She worked for the fashion chain Warehouse for three years as a PR assistant and then for Thomas Pink, the Jermyn Street shirt company for four years as a receptionist and PA. She started her first novel, Ralph’s Party, for a bet in 1996. She finished it in 1997 and it was published by Penguin books in May 1998. It went on to become the best-selling debut novel of that year.

She has since written a further nine novels, as is currently at work on her eleventh.

She now lives in an innermost part of north London with her husband Jascha, an IT consultant, her daughters, Amelie and Evie and her silver tabbies, Jack and Milly.

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