Earlier this year, I read Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell, which I really enjoyed. I’d heard good things about her previous thriller, I Found You, so I knew I had to give it a go.
Lily is young, newly-married and living in a strange country (the UK), where she knows no one. Every day, she looks forward to her husband coming home from work and the loving texts he sends her. But one day, he doesn’t come home and Lily is left alone. How will she track down her husband and why won’t the police take her seriously?
Alice watches a man sat on the beach outside her house for hours. He is soaking wet and cold, so she invites him into her home, against her better judgement. He has no jacket and no idea who he is. Can Alice work out who he is? Are she and her children safe from him?
And back in 1993, teenager Gray and his sister Kirsty are on a British seaside holiday with their parents. They are happy with their boring holidays, until a mysterious young man brings some excitement and danger into their routine.
I Found You switches between the three strands of story, as the man slowly begins to regain his memory and Lily becomes increasingly concerned that something very bad has happened to her husband.
I read this book in three days flat because I couldn’t wait to find out what happened. As a former chick-lit author, Lisa Jewell writes books which are very easy to read and with lots of detail about the characters and their back-stories. Needless to say, none of them are as perfect as they may first appear.
I absolutely loved I Found You and the ending was nowhere near as straightforward and predictable as you might expect from the blurb. I might go as far as to say that I liked this even better than Then She Was Gone.
Whether you enjoy thrillers or slightly lighter reading matter, I’m sure you would enjoy I Found You.