I Found You, Lisa Jewell’s latest page-turning mystery, is both a fascinating puzzle that keeps us thinking and the kind of book we can cozy into for stretches of time, breaking only to fill up our cup with more Earl Grey tea: the perfect complement to any UK whodunnit that unravels in the rain.
If you’ve devoured Jewell’s bestsellers The Making Of Us or Before I Met You, then you already know I Found You will go down like a satisfying G&T. If you’ve yet to be introduced to this British phenom and are a lover of mysteries, you’ll fall hard for her latest spine-chiller that is set along rocky shores of the North Sea.
If your bookshelf is already piled high with spine-chilling reads from celebrated mystery authors like Denise Mina, Ian Rankin and Ian McEwan, then Jewell’s latest enigmatic thriller will fit right in, and certainly be to your liking. Lovers of Netflix hits like Broadchurch or The Fall will also sink deep into I Found You and become enraptured by both its suspenseful tale and its strong and relatable characters.
Now, to the story…
Single mom Alice Lake finds a man sitting on the beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, and no idea how he got there. Against her better judgment, she invites him inside.
Meanwhile, in a suburb of London, 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.
Twenty-three years earlier, Gray and Kirsty are teenagers on a summer holiday with their parents. Their annual trip to the quaint seaside town is passing by uneventfully, until an enigmatic young man starts paying extra attention to Kirsty. Something about him makes Gray uncomfortable—and it’s not just that he’s playing the role of protective older brother.
Two decades of secrets, a missing husband, and a man with no memory are at the heart of this brilliant new novel, filled with the “beautiful writing, believable characters, pacey narrative, and dark secrets” (Daily Mail, London) that make Lisa Jewell so beloved by audiences on both sides of the Atlantic.
It’s as sinful and delicious as it sounds and we know you will eat it up with pleasure and intrigue.
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I Found You is published by Simon & Schuster Canada and is available at bookstores across Canada on April 24.