I Found You

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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 judgmen she invites him in to her home.

Surrey: Twenty-one-year-old Lily Monrose has only been married for three month. When her new husband fails to come home from work one ight she is left stranded in a new country where she knows no one. Then the police tell her that her husband never existed.

Two omen, twenty years of secrets and a an who ca n't remember lie at the heart of Lisa Jewell 's brilliant new novel.
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Number of Pages
464
Original Title of the Book
I Found You
Publication Date
Published March 9th 2017 by Arrow (first published June 30th 2016

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The characterization, alongside the general increase in suspense and plot quality shows the tremendous amount of growth she seemingly achieves between each book; this is one of he most important qualities I search for when adding to my must read author database.I was n't uite sure what to expect from th tory.

Thi pacing is definitely on the slow burner side, at least near the beginning; I seem to be leaning heavily toward books right now that deeply explore it 's characters in lieu of heavy action moving the plot forward.

How did Jewell manage to keep the nove from feeling so heavy and dark?

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She oved her clan .... Romaine, Kai, Jasmine ( her 3 children each who have a different birth father) ..... and her three dogs ( Hero, Sadie, and Grif), to Ridinghouse Bay. Alice sees a man sitting on the beach for hours and hours.

Over th period of months- Alice has given him food to eat, the dogs seem to like him ( so of course he must e th kind man), has taken him shopping at the thrift store for a few clothes, and to the May Company for 'new' underwater and socks.

She has nly been back 10 days from her honeymoon- in Ukraine- and is now living in new flat in London with her husband Carl.

In 1993 .... ( twenty something years earlier than Alice 's and Lily 's mysteries) .... is another ascinating story about family that was taking their annual summer vacation in Ridinghouse Bay. The Ross Family consist of the following: Anthony ( Tony) and Pam are the parents.

Mark Tate is visiting his cousi, Kitty, who owns he large house -- -with peacocks, and onkeys.

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At thi same time in London, Lily, a young bride from Kiev, is searching for her usband.

Epilogu to 1993, and this tal of Gray and his 15 year old niec, Kirsty who are on a two week beach vacation with their sibling, is at the forefront.

I Found You is filled with myster, so much tha that I developed a sense of dread while I was reading, as I knew something bad was going to sa.

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Fortunately in London, Lily who has nly been married for a few weeks begins to worry when her husband does n't ome home from work, eve in light of his intense emotional devotion to her.

Other than that I understood the haracters were goo, especially Alice and her family.

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Lisa Jewell does a great job pacing and weaving the three novel together and revealing just what I needed at the right time to keep me guessing but allowing me to figure some things out leaving me feeling quite clever when I did.

Thank you, NetGalley, Atria Books and Lisa Jewell for providing a copy for me to read and eview.

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Many thanks to NetGalley, Atria Books and Lisa Jewell for the chanc to read another ook in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Carl met her on business in Ukraine and married her within a year, bringing her home with him to England, where she knows not a single soul.

But Alice does n't listen and offers the stranger a place to sleep for a few nights, given she learns he has no memory of who he is or where he goe from.

Eventually, Frank ( 40), as he calls himself for lack of any other name, begins to remember pieces of his life, believing he may have murdered someone and is looking for th young woman from years ago.Twenty-two years ago, the first story takes place.

At first Mark seems like th great young man and is very interested in Kirsty.

It begin in disaster that night, and as the chapters unfold, we see small pieces of the previous events. [ image error ] By two thirds into the ook, readers are questioning whether the stranger Frank is one of the two men from 22 years ago.

We 're confident the husband Lily is missing is Frank, who has no memory, but is he the supposedly good guy from 22 years ago, or he goo guy?

The stories egin to collide when Alice and Lily meet one another and realize they are each looking for answers.

There are 3 stories being told for the next two thirds of he bestsellin ( alternating chapters), prior to their intersection.

Readers can see how they shoul be connected, but we do n't remember which person is which person, as there is memory loss and a possible fake name being used.

And it 's one of the better books with alternating chapters between the three novel.

1. I 'm not completely sure I buy the memory loss story.

I ca n't ive too many details, but it eems to occur a bit too conveniently.2.

Seems like a goo idea to me and I do n't have children.Lily just married Carl after a yea and moved to th country?

But I wanted thi author 's writing style and ould definitely read nother ook by her.

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Incredibly slow-moving and rife with oddball characters, I Found You explores what coul happen when rash decisions are made in the name of happines.

What else could make Alice, a single fathe of three, who appens to b a rash of bad relationships under her belt already and is by all accounts a complete and utter mess, drag a man she finds on the beach, with no memory of who he actuall is, into her life?

How many fugue states can one person really experience? Lisa Jewell attempts to mask the truth for as long as possible and keep the reader on their toes in anticipation of the ‘ big reveal ’ by flip-flopping between the present and one fateful summer back in 1993.

There ’ s anothe reason the man with no memories, dubbed ‘ Frank ’ by Alice and her kids, landed on this stretch of beach along the Yorkshire coast, but don ’ t hold your breath.

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Alice has a thing for strays ... and now a stray man is sitting on th bench near her home.

Part of her wants to now why he 's just sitting there in the ain.

He oes n't actually b a jacket to keep him war. 'How long have you been sitting out here? " I got here yesterday. ''Where did you come from? " I have no idea. 'Alice invites him in ...

Newly arried and new to he country, twenty-one year old Lily Monrose is anxiously waiting for her usband to arrive home from work.

Gray and Kirsty are teenagers on their annual summer vacation with their parents when they meet a young woma who begin to show an interest in Kirsty.

Finally, his sister likes this young an and even their parents think Gray is overreacting.Is Gray being too over-protective of his daughte? So many secrets .... I really enjoyed his nove! Lisa Jewell does a fantastic job of developing unforgettable characters .... whether they had two legs or four legs.

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