The storyline is intricate as the action moves backwards and forwards between 1993 and present day. The story is told in the third person from various viewpoints but it is not confusing.
I Found You is a compulsive read. It is a sad read but it is also a hopeful read. We cannot change the past but we can always enter the future with hope.
The novel really sank deep into my soul. It’s main theme was searching. Searching for a lost memory. Searching for a family. Searching for the truth. The reader really gets caught up in the search. The main character is lost and likeable. The reader really wants a good outcome. I found myself trying to guess the ending but failed! It was a very clever storyline.
The novel does have difficult themes of abuse and violence but Lisa Jewell presents these sensitively.
Throughout the novel there is the theme of identity. Who are we really? Are we the same person in our teens as twenty years later? Are we suppressing our identity? Who is the ‘real’ person inside?
I always enjoy Lisa Jewell’s novels and find that I greedily devour them, pausing only to sleep!
I Found You is a great contemporary novel that will keep you guessing. It will leave you with a calm and gentle feeling inside after having read some heart racing pages.
I received this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review. No monetary compensation was received and all views expressed are my own.