Book Review: I Found You by Lisa Jewell

Another book finished already?!! I think I’ve got a great momentum going in terms of reading. I’ve been lucky and have really enjoyed these last two books that I’ve read. For a period of time it was difficult to stay interested in some of the fiction I was reading, so this is super refreshing!

The book I just finished is called “I Found You” by Lisa Jewell and I really, really enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend this book/make a friend borrow it. What I loved most about it is that there was a lot going on (not too much) that made you want to keep reading. You followed 3 separate people and their lives, and then later on find out that their lives are all somehow connected!

There’s Alice, she is a single mom with 3 kids. She has this tiny home by the water in London and is just a sweet and caring woman that hasn’t had the greatest luck with men. She has a very soft heart and loves very easily, and “Frank” is no exception. She finds him on the beach near her home, sitting in the rain with no memory at all. He doesn’t even know his own name! So Alice’s youngest daughter calls him Frank. Alice takes Frank in and offers their spare room until he gets some of his memory back and during that time, so. much. happens.

**Side note: The last book I read had someone with memory loss as well, is this weird? Does this say anything about me or am I overthinking this?

In a city about an hour train ride away, there’s Lily. She’s at home completely freaking out because her husband Carl hasn’t come home from work. (I know, you probably think it’s Frank, right? – It’s not!!) He always comes home to her at the same time after work and if he isn’t, he either calls or he texts. Where the heck is he? Did something happen to him? They’ve only been married for 3 months and she’s new to America. She met her husband in the Ukraine and she is lost without him. She later finds out that she married a complete stranger.

Then there’s Gray or Graham. Gray’s story takes place in the past, during the year 1993. His family goes on a week vacation to London, pretty close to where Alice currently lives. Gray, his mom, his dad, and his sister Kirsty are a close an unapologetically boring little family. That’s until they meet Mark. Mark’s this 19 year-old boy that has grown up in this area. He visits every summer with his Aunt Kitty and becomes lovestruck by Gray’s 15 year-old sister the moment he lays eyes on her. He’s very open about his feelings towards her. He invites the entire family for tea at his aunt’s huge home. Everywhere Gray’s family would go, Mark would be close by. It starts to come off a little obsessive and Gray and his family start to get a little concerned. Kirsty loses interest fast. They tell Mark that Kirsty is “sick” and Mark realizes right away that he’s being rejected. Then one night they end up partying at Mark’s aunt’s house and things get a little out of hand. This night is probably the night that changes everyone’s lives and I’m now just going to leave everything at that!

I don’t know how good I am at summarizing. I apologize if this is a drag and doesn’t intrigue you whatsoever. I’m trying to get better at writing and I feel like this is the best opportunity for it! What if one day I write my own little story? Who knows!

ANYWAYS, overall this book was super suspenseful and I really like Lisa Jewell’s way of storytelling. It’s part of the 2 for $15 mass market paper books section at Indigo if you wanna pick it up! I give it a 9/10 and I highly recommend! Again, the only reason it’s not a 10/10 is because I wouldn’t wanna read it again and again and again. It’s not like Harry Potter or anything. If you do end up reading this book, please let me know what you think!

Until next time!

– Tiny ❤

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