#ThrowbackThursday I Found You by Lisa Jewell

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Renee @It’sBookTalk began this Throwback Thursday meme as a way to share some of our old favorites as well as sharing books that we’re FINALLY getting around to reading that were published over a year ago. I’ve wanted to join this meme for a long time and I thought it would be a great idea because it forces me to read books from the TBR and not only new releases. And, of course, I can also include some old favorites!

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Surrey: 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. East Yorkshire: 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. But who is he, and how can she trust a man who has lost his memory?

I Found You was one of those tiles I wanted to read based on blogger reviews. I bought it this past summer and I couldn’t wait to start it and see if I enjoyed Lisa Jewell’s writing as much as everyone else did. I must say I was instantly engaged and I loved the story from the very beginning. The peculiar family, the man from the beach, Lily’s missing husband, the flashbacks… All the stories were interesting and I couldn’t wait to know how they’d come together.

This wasn’t a dark book, and I kind of appreciated that. I’d say it was mostly contemporary fiction with a mystery touch. And that’s okay, because I wanted something like this to finish 2017. However, even if the themes weren’t that dark, there was a character who was pretty scary and I loved the way he was written.

My issue with I Found You was that I thought the last section of the book to be rather unsurprising. I wasn’t shocked by anything, I don’t know if I was expected to believe Frank was someone else, but I never had a doubt. Despite my disappointment, I still think this is a deeply entertaining novel and I’d read another book by this author without a doubt.

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18 thoughts on “#ThrowbackThursday I Found You by Lisa Jewell

  1. Ha, I still have this book sitting unread on my Kindle! I’m not sure that’s very bad though since I’m still trying to catch up with books I bought in 2012…maybe one day! Good pick though 🙂

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      1. Mine too! I’m determined to read 70 books off my TBR this year that I own out of the almost 200 unread books I own and just keep accumulating, lol. That should make some dent so I can add/buy more books for next year, lol.

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  2. I was introduced to Lisa Jewell last year. I read both The Girls in the Garden, and this one. I would probably say I enjoyed The Girls in the Garden a tad more. I think you nailed it when you said that it felt more contemporary with a mystery edge. That perfectly describes the two LJ books I’ve read. It is tame on the thriller/mystery scale, which I like, and I’m sure is a nice change of pace for you 🙂

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  3. I am glad that you finally had a chance to read this one. Unlike you(of-course) I couldn’t guess anything 🙂 I am glad that you enjoyed it either way though.

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