Book review: I'll Find You

By Liz Lawler
Published by Bonnier Zaffre

Synopsis: Emily Jacobs wakes up in the night after a minor operation, woozy with anaesthetic. She sees the doctor frantically trying to resuscitate the woman in the bed next to her. 

In the morning, she is told that she must have had a nightmare. That the bed has been empty all along…

When Emily returns to her work as a nurse, she discovers a bracelet that she believes belonged to the missing woman. She becomes convinced the people at the hospital are hiding a terrible secret.

What if she's right? What else could they be capable of?

How did this book end up in my hands? Yes, you guessed correctly: I read the serialisation of this book via The Pigeonhole!

Was it a page-turner? Absolutely! I think each instalment was supposed to represent approximately a 20-minute reading session but it was more like a 2-minute scramble to find out more!

Having read the synopsis, did the book meet my expectations? The synopsis gave me a good idea of what to expect but there was a lot more to the book, which in the end exceeded expectations.

Did I like the ending? [no spoilers] I didn’t know what I thought had happened to Zoe but it definitely wasn’t what it turned out to be. I like a book that can surprise me like that!

Three words to describe it. Edgy. Deliberately confusing. Fast-paced.

Do I like the cover? I think the cover could have been more relevant somehow, but I do like it.

Have I read any other books by the same author? No, and I look forward to catching up with her debut novel, Don’t Wake Up.

Will I be recommending this book? Yes, especially if you enjoy an unreliable narrator as I was questioning Emily’s actions and thoughts almost every other page. I sometimes found myself rolling my eyes at one character or the other, as they failed to do what was most sensible, but that just added to my curiosity as what would happen next.


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