Fiction – Thriller
‘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 judgement 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.
Our second IRL book club pick was I Found You, and I went into it a bit hesitant since I was well aware that my standards for thrillers are getting pretty high.
BUT this is exactly the type of thriller I’ve been craving! I was intrigued immediately from page one and by a quarter of the way through it, I didn’t want to put it down!
I love a good thriller that is split between different perspectives. There is just something so fascinating about trying to figure out how the stories fit together. Lisa Jewell did a phenomenal job leaving the reader trying to piece together multiple theories. The development of characters was also very well done. I could picture what these characters were doing, where they were, what they were feeling, everything. I love when an author can do that so well.
There wasn’t a single part of this book that left me uninterested or indifferent. It was gripping from start to finish, and I highly recommend it! I think our book club will have some great discussion about this one.
I have also read Then She Was Gone and Watching You—both by Lisa Jewell—and loved both.
Which other Lisa Jewell titles would you recommend?