Lucy is not a kidnapper. She is a woman desperate for a baby, failing at one of the most natural things women are made for. It breaks her marriage, heLucy is not a kidnapper. She is a woman desperate for a baby, failing at one of the most natural things women are made for. It breaks her marriage, her soul and her heart.
She doesn’t plan to take the baby, she just sees a vulnerable little girl, left on her own in a supermarket trolley, with no one around to take care of her. She thinks the baby is cold and uncomfortable. So she pushes the trolley towards the exit to give her some fresh air. And she keeps pushing. She doesn’t stop at the exit, she doesn’t stop in the car park or when she puts the baby girl in her car. She keep going until she knows that what she has done will change her life forever.
I experienced contradicting emotions whilst reading this book. I felt sorry for Lucy and for the terrible decision she made when she took the little baby. I felt sorry for Marilyn for losing her baby this way, not knowing what happened to her. I felt angry with Lucy for thinking Marilyn would be ok if she had more children. And I felt sad for Mia, growing up thinking she was adopted only to have her life shattered to pieces later on.
We all think we know how we would feel or react if this kind of thing happened to us, but this book has changed my mind. It’s very well written; I enjoyed the short chapters written from points of view of all people involved in their lives as it proved how many people get affected by such incidents.
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I still remember my introduction into the world of Lisa Jewell. It was her book Vince and Joy that I got as a freebie with a magazine that sucked me in and never let me go again. Lisa has a way of keeping hold of you inside her story. She has a way of making her characters believable and alive in a way that you end up having some kind sympathy even for the bad ones.
I Found You is a marvel. Right from the first page I felt I was a secret party to a story of many lives unfolding in a brilliant style that Lisa Jewell masters. It made me wonder what I would do if I found a man on that beach – man like ‘Frank’ as Alice’s family name him. What would I do if my husband disappeared like Lily’s.
Even though they do not know it for good part of the book, the lives of Frank, Lily, Carl and Alice are intricately intertwined and come to a head when secrets are revealed and memories are restored. Lisa makes you wait for it, only hinting a little and not giving much away throughout the book, but in such a skilful way that you just keep going, enjoying every word on every page.
I love Lisa’s writing. Her books are always interesting and this one perhaps darker than others I have read, but all the more intriguing all the way to the end.
Again I applaud Lisa for her great skill in taking me on a journey I did not want to end.
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Sue Watson has managed to reflect family relationship exactly how I would imagine them. Rosie’s two very different daughters, her difficult relationship with her own mother and, of course, her beautiful relationship with her granddaughters. The author shows brilliantly how difficult it must be for an outsider to try and join into such a closed circle.
I would recommend this book to anyone. It’s an uplifting read, that makes you feel good about your own family ties and relationships and it actually felt like I was going through a therapy whilst reading this book.
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This is an easy to follow story with just enough drama and depth to keep the reader going. Not too many twists so as a reader you are still able to keep your focus on the main point of this book, which is the blossoming forbidden fruit of an emotional relationship between a therapist and his client.
I liked it. A lot actually.
Another good book so many thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for the ARC of this book in return for this honest review. ...more
Every time I think Jojo Moyes cannot possibly write a better book than the last one, I am proved wrong. After breaking my heart with Me Before You I picked this book thinking 'This sounds like a lovely, easy to read story!'. And it was. And it still made me cry and laugh and think myself lucky and take another look at myself and my family. Jojo Moyes has this gift of getting right under your skin with her words and I applaud her once again for a fabulous book....more
Third and final book in the Acquisition series and what a read it was. After managing to obtain the first two books through NetGalley and enjoying the series I purchased the third book as I couldn’t wait to read it. The series for me finished with in great style hence my mark of 5/5 stars....more
Without giving the plot away, I thought this was a skilfully written second part of their story. Characters were kept believable and various twists and turns were hidden in between the lines.
I seem to say this a lot, but the genre 'erotica' might put people off, as most would think 50 Shades of Grey and run a mile. I have read a few know and this series in particular is more of a 'drama/crime/mystery' to me. Yes it has graphic sex scenes in it, but what book or movie doesn't these days. So readers - don't be put off - First Touch and Last Kiss have in-depth characters and stories throughout that deserve to be read.
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