I Found You

Atria. Apr. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781501154591. $26; pap. ISBN 9781501154607. $16; ebk. ISBN 9781501154614. F
OrangeReviewStarIn a windswept British seaside town, single mom Alice encounters a man sitting on the beach near her home. The lightly dressed stranger has no idea how he got there and recalls nothing of himself. A standard opening for an amnesiac tale right? Against her better judgment, Alice invites him inside. Here begins an intriguing story of a young bride, a lonely single mother, and perhaps a murder that happened decades earlier. Drawn to this visitor, Alice has mixed feelings about his memory returning, but as the days go by, the man gets disturbing flashes of his former self. Meanwhile, in London, newlywed Lily frantically searches for her husband, who fails to come home one evening, but the clues she finds make her second guess her marriage. As the mysterious man, "Gray," peels back his clouded memory, a thoroughly compelling story unfolds. Who is he? What happened at this seaside town in his teenage years?
VERDICT Jewell (The Girls in the Garden) is a wonderful storyteller. Her characters are believable, her writing is strong and poetic, and her narrative is infused with just enough intrigue to keep the pages turning. Readers of Liane Moriarty, Paula Hawkins, and Ruth Ware will love. [See Prepub Alert, 10/31/16.]
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