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 New York Times bestselling author 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
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: Axis 360 eBooks


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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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

ehbooklover Jul 12, 2017

4.5 stars. I couldn't stop reading this ultra-atmospheric, twisty, un-putdownable thriller of a book. I was hooked from the very first page and it never let up. I loved the character-driven plot and the way that the story was told using three different threads that eventually converged. Sooo good!

Jun 22, 2017

A great summer read. The author takes us through two story lines that eventually meet to solve a mystery that spans over two decades.

A full review of this title can be found on my blog: http://www.letstakeashelfie.ca

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