I Found You

I Found You

A Novel

Book - 2017
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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. -- Page 2 of cover.
Publisher: New York :, Atria Books,, 2017
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501154591
1501154591
9781501154607
1501154605
Characteristics: 344 pages ; 24 cm

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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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