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4.16  ·  Rating details ·  63 ratings  ·  14 reviews
What can a mother do when she has no money and a dangerously sick kid?

She can make a mistake.

In a moment of desperation, cleaning lady Phoebe Jackson tries to pawn the diamond-bejeweled Rolex she found in a mobster’s locker. Turns out the watch is a fake, but the mobster isn’t—and he’s on to her.
Published (first published June 18th 2013)
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Jan 24, 2015 rated it liked it

Thank you Gregg Bell for approaching me and suggesting I read for an honest review THE FIND.

This book has it all.

Romance, life's troubles and worries, an ex, a new lover who happens to be a BAD BOY.

Phoebe really does get herself into a HUGE scrape, doesn't she!

She has a very sick child who needs help. She's a single Mom.

{Now this is where I had a thought....why didn't she go to the father of her child asking for help [Brent] he is an ex cop, surely he could help financially towards the costs?

Check out my other reviews at Little Miss Bookmark!

When I was approached to read The Find, I was intrigued. What would I do if I didn't have any money and one of our boys was sick? Would I do something out of character and risk everything? Absolutely. No questions asked. I knew I needed to read this one and find out if the main character, Phoebe, would do the same thing.

The premise of The Find was interesting and for the most part, I enjoyed it. Everything that was happening on the pages was
Georgiann Hennelly
Phoebe Jackson has a very sick child and no money. When she finds a Rolex watch that a mobster hid. She tries to sell it only to find out its not real its a fake. Soon her life along with her Daughter and her Best Friend are in danger. A fast paced read Phoebe was a bit gullible but likeable. She made the plot a little more interesting.
Lillian Cummings
Mar 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Be careful of what you wish for? Phoebe is a single to two girls and one has diabetics and she never has enough money for anything. One day she finds a little velvet bag at her workplace and she knows that she must hand it in but something comes up and she takes it home. She is so worried that someone will find out but she knows that this find can help her financially but can she really keep it?
Michael knows that she took the bag and he has his hooks into Phoebe's life now. He spoils her with
Leslie  Bakke
Oct 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Find is a thriller written by Gregg Bell. The book is different than the other thrillers that Mr. Bell has written. It starts as a story about a woman who finds something at her job and tells her friend about it. This woman is a single parent and she is hard up for money. Add a sick kid into the mix and you have the makings of a good book. The story picks up when the owner discovers who took his property. Unfortunately, he is not a nice man. From this point the story starts on a thrilling ...more
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A gifted copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

4.5 Riveting, Entertaining Stars!
Once I Picked This One Up, I Just Couldn’t Put It Down!

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Let me start off by saying, for the most part, I’m all about romantic reads (dark or sweet) with a huge side of angst so this isn’t my usual type of read. I like a good thriller/suspense but I dont read a lot of them so I was curious how I would like this one. However, I’d
Apr 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, adventure
‘The Find’ is a story about thirty two year old Phoebe Jackson. Phoebe is a single mom with two young daughters, Jasmine and Cessie. After Phoebe’s ex-husband left her ‘to find himself’ she has been taking care of her daughters all by herself. But it’s really hard. Cessie is a diabetic and unfortunately Phoebe has no health insurance. Phoebe works as a cleaning lady at Chicago’s exclusive Players Health Club but this job doesn’t pay very much. When Phoebe finds an expensive looking Rolex in one ...more
Apr 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gregg Bell has created a very interesting novel, one that will get your attention and keep it. For those of you who enjoy action, this book has plenty. There's a mother who will do anything to help/keep her kids safe and a mobster as well as a gangster. That's pretty much guaranteed to cause trouble of the gun toting kind. Not only that but the plot is fascinating. It shows Phoebe, who at first, does what she does in order to help her children, one of who is diabetic. But then she seems to be ...more
Hebe Young
I was really excited to be given the chance to review this book as I have read one of Gregg Bell's other books (Jamie's Gamble) and I really enjoyed it. The synopsis also really drew me in, it's short yet gripping and I was highly anticipating this read.

The first thing I loved about the book was how clever the plot was. At the start the plot seemed to be pretty simple, it wasn't until you were nearing the end where I realised quite how complex and difficult the situations had turned out for the
Diane Coto
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Most parents will do anything, ANYTHING, for their child. Phoebe Jackson is a single mom and her youngest daughter has severe problems with diabetes. She doesn’t have insurance, so when her child needs medical attention, her doctors send her right back home. Phoebe has gotten used to this ‘revolving door’ policy, but she doesn’t like it. She knows that if she had money, or at least insurance, the doctors would give her daughter the
Mar 11, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The female lead irritated me to no end. She did SO many dumb things and then just whined about it. While I understand SOME of the things she did and why, I just wanted to slap her about 90% of the book.

Toward the end there were some legal and logical inconsistencies IMO, and her failure to inquire about a particular individual at the end made no sense to me at all. But all in all, I could not stop reading. I don't know if it was to see what dumb thing she did next or how she was gonna dig
Jul 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have always had interest in reading thrillers. Nevertheless, I read woman authors. The author has done excellent job in articulating the characters so perfect and the whole time I read this book, I was thoroughly enjoying a ride full of curiosity, excitement and raw emotions that are felt by the Protagonist Phoebe. There's taste of romance coupled with situations that threaten sometimes far more intriguing. I was given a copy in exchange for a honest review.
Brenda Larson
Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Gregg Bell is on my A+ list for sure. He has a talent for making his characters very human. What lengths would any of us attain for those we love? What EVIL depths would someone go to get revenge? A very real and possible scenario in the world in which we inhabit today makes this story come to life and believability. A must read for all who love thriller/suspense books. Gregg Bell, keep em coming!
Mar 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Find by Gregg Bell

Phoebe Jackson is in a desperate situation, she has a very sick child and no money. When he finds a Rolex watch hidden by a mobster, she tries to sell it only to find it is a fake. Soon her life along with her best friend and daughters are in danger.

Fast paced read. Phoebe was likable I found her a bit gullible, which makes the plot more interesting. I liked how the story unfolds.
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