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Where I Lost Her

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  2,950 ratings  ·  445 reviews
In her page-turning new novel, T. Greenwood follows one woman's journey through heartbreak and loss to courage and resolve, as she searches for the truth about a missing child.

Eight years ago, Tess and Jake were considered a power couple of the New York publishing world--happy, in love, planning a family. Failed fertility treatments and a heartbreaking attempt at adoption
Paperback, 292 pages
Published February 23rd 2016 by Kensington
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Kakashi Hatake Women Fiction intermingled with suspense, thriller, and mystery.

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Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister
*4 Stars!*

At the risk of sounding wildly insensitive, I’ve realized that I head-over-heels love it when a fictional character completely unravels. There’s something highly compelling about witnessing that quiet inner chaos bubbling its way to the surface until everything frantically blows to pieces.

Throw in a first person narrative as unreliable as 2018's Romaine lettuce and I’ll be sitting front row, popcorn and raspberry-lime seltzer in hand.

WHERE I LOST HER is a remarkably well-written ps
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: xx2018-completed
Wow! This was a great read with a high enjoyment factor for me. Norma, thank you so much for telling me about this one and recommending it as my next T. Greenwood read!

Tess is visiting friends when she comes across a little girl who runs off into the woods. It is dark and although Tess tries to find her, she is not successful. She calls the police and an investigation is launched with search vehicles, search dogs, and search parties. No-one is able to spot the little girl or any sign of her and
Chelsea Humphrey
Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I'd like to thank Netgalley for my digital copy in exchange for a fair and honest review

This book was PERFECTION (for me). The cover art? Beautiful. The writing? Easy to read but so eloquently strung together that I was mesmorized. The plot? Had me on the edge of my seat for 3 days. I easily could have devoured this book in one sitting if my schedule had allowed. It has been awhile that I have been so emotionally invested in a book, not for only the suspense, but also for the characters. This is
Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
EXCERPT: I stand in the shadowed doorway, staring at the heavy wooden door. I feel the sweat trickling down my neck. The air is hot and fragrant, the smells unfamiliar. Strong. I think the sweetness comes from the Jacaranda, those trees that stand sentry along this street, an explosion of violet petals. The pavement is littered with their castoffs, like purple confetti after a parade. The impossible beauty of all that color, the cloying sweetness, brings tears to my eyes. But there is another sc ...more
Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*

I loved this book. It was fantastic. I am reading Rust & Stardust
which is by this author and its just as good.
Dec 31, 2018 rated it liked it
This book was added to my TBR list after reading Greenwood's Rust and Stardust. Let's just say that her storytelling has improved greatly since writing this book.

The plot is interesting enough but there is a lot of nonsense fillers about the past and childhood years of the main character yaaaaawwwwnn that don't seem is anybody actually reading this? to have anything to do with her present situation. By halfway through the book I was skipping these passages altogether blah blah blabbity blah bla
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
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How it all began.. Tess and her husband Jake head out of town to visit Tess best friend Effie. They are bringing Effie's girl back to NY where she is going to go to a ballet school. Tess has known Effie since they were little girls so she is considered an aunt to her kids. Devin is Effie's husband and the kids are Plum and Zu-Zu. Tess and Jake are going to spend a few days with them before going back home with Zu-Zu. --->Tess and Jake are having problems,
Diane S ☔
Feb 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Tess had one great desire in life, a child. Not able to have her own she once attempted to adopt, but this endeavor turned into a personal nightmare. Returning to her home roots and best friend Effie and her family, she encounters while driving a young girl, four years old along the side of the road, scantily dressed and with a bleeding hand. The young girl than disappears into the woods.

A book that is very easy to read, but one that depends I think on how the reader feels about Tess. Is she a r
Sep 12, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

Tess and Jake went to visit their friends at a campsite. One night, in the middle of the night, Tess was driving while she was a bit drunk! Suddenly in the middle of the road was a child! A four-year-old girl, without a shirt, she was hurt and bleeding! But when Tess went to get a sweater for her, she accidentally hit the panic button and its sound scared the child, she ran away and when Tess came after her, she couldn’t find her. So she marked the place with her sweater. Then she retur
Norma * Traveling Sister
This is one of my favourite books!

This book was absolutely amazing, totally loved every minute of it! I was actually sad that it was over. Loved this authors writing style & the plot. I also had emotions while reading this one which doesn't happen very often for me.

Feb 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Sometimes Goodreads really frustrates me!! I had a duplicate of this book on my TBR. I made triple sure I was going to be deleting the duplicate, but of course it deleted my entire review with all my likes and comments. At least I was able to get the review through NetGalley.

4.5 stars

Beautifully written, and one of the most realistic books I've read in a long time. No eye rolls, shaking of my head or outright laughing at the liberties some authors take to move their book along.

The characters had
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have always liked everything I have read by T. Greenwood. She has that wonderful ability to make a story seem like a lovely conversation between her and her readers. Its often easy going style even though she deals with difficult topics, making the story flow and bringing to the surface many emotions and feelings.

This story was no different. It dealt with a woman, Tess, whose infertility seems to be bringing an end to her marriage to Jake. She drinks too much drowning her sorrows, when one lat
Judy Collins
Top 50 Books of 2016!

An avid fan of talented storyteller, T. Greenwood, she returns following The Forever Bridge, "Best 2015 Literary Suspense Fiction" landing on my Top 50 Books of 2015, with her latest, and most captivating book yet, WHERE I LOST HERTop Domestic Suspense Thrillers of 2016.

Superbly written, from the striking front cover-- a lost little girl in the woods, appearing in the darkness, in the middle of the road, wearing a tattered tutu and boots, connects briefly with a woman
Rebecca McNutt
My favourite book this February, Where I Lost, in the vein of Bunny Lake Is Missing, tells the unforgettable story of a woman who sees a child whom nobody else believes exists. Her only way to find proof is to find where she is. Haunting and captivating, this book is incredible and definitely worth reading.
Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
Dec 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-books
T. Greenwood is an established author of eleven novels to date, although I have not read any of her work until I came across her psychological thriller offering, Where I Lost Her. Although T. Greenwood is a new author for me, I plan to explore more of her books after my eyes were kept glued to the pages of Where I Lost Her.

New York Couple Tess and Jake are used to success coming their way, through their achievements in their lucrative careers. When they try
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was ok
I found this read to be quite a struggle in all honesty. It is a read that cannot quite decide what genre it is going to fit in. On the one hand it could be a relationship drama as we have Tess and Jake who, after years of unsuccessful IVF treatments followed by a failed adoption, are at a point in their marriage where they can barely stand to speak to each other. But, what happens when Tess is driving late at night and finds very young child wandering in the road who then disappears into the wo ...more
Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
While visiting friends in her hometown Tess volunteers to run into town to pick up another bottle of wine. On the way back from the store she hits a pothole in the road causing the bottle of wine to fall and break taking her attention off the road for a brief moment. When Tess looks up there is a young child standing in the middle of the road. Tess stops and tries to comfort the little girl but she gets scared and runs off into the woods.

The police are called and immediately get suspicious of h
Mary Kubica
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was fortunate enough to get my hands on an early copy of this novel, and absolutely loved it. Touching, suspenseful, heartbreaking, hopefully and everything in between - must read!
Dec 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
While visiting friends in her hometown Tess encounters a little girl alongside of the road. Tess stops and the little girls runs off into the woods. When the police arrive, they tell her she must have seen an animal and with no child reported missing to back her up no one is looking for the little girl. Tess is determined to search for this little girl. No one believes her and all she ever wanted was children and if this little girl is out there all alone she will not stop until she has found he ...more
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2016
I don't like to write negative reviews, so I thought about not writing anything. This 2.5 star rating is my opinion, and for most of my friends this book has been highly reviewed.
The reason I didn't enjoy it was mainly due to the swearing. It bothers me when the Lord's name is taken in vain, and I really don't like to read it. I didn't connect with the main character, Tess. She got drunk several times, and made some dangerously stupid choices.
This is my 6th T. Greenwood novel, and I've really on

Where I Lost Her

That's what grabbed me, the title at first. Reading the blurb enticed me further and I added it to my Amazon wishlist for when it would be released this month (March)
My joy when I received this through the post by Corvus from Kirsty Publicity I was over the moon.

This is a tense fast moving pace of a read.
Mostly centres around Tess, however, it widens out to embrace some other past events in Tess life. Her husband, her marriage and their difficulties in having a child.

It's about
Bill Kupersmith
Some fellow readers would give this book 4 stars & I'd not question their judgement. But 5 no. Writing is repetitive & verbose & 'vignetting' is not a participle & 'anxiety . . . gnaws @ me like a small but determined chipmunk' is a hilariously bad simile. Also plotlines that contribute nothing like Charlie the novelist who uses a manual typewriter (& retypes every word of each draft as well?) & Jake's mother's having an aneurysm. But basic plot was excellent & you ca ...more
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Tess and Jake have been together a long time, but their marriage is fragile. Tess has been yearning for a child while Jake has basically moved on. While visiting friends in her hometown, Tess comes across a little girl who appears to be injured, but then the girl disappears. It was dark, it was in the woods and Tess had been drinking. When the local police can't find a trace of the little girl, Tess starts digging herself. She's convinced of what she saw, but not everyone believes her.
Wow- T. Greenwood sure can tell a story.

Tess & her husband Jake are visiting friends at their rural home in Vermont, the town Tess grew up in.
Early on we feel stress between Tess & her husband. Tess heads to the store for some wine & on her way back, she sees something in the road & that's how the story takes off.

Told in a few alternating chapters we get glimpses of Tess & Jake's relationship & to an event that happened to them 8 years before. This event clouds the inves
Apr 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Tess is driving alone at night, sees a little girl half dressed in a tutu and ladybug rain boots standing in the road, she's about four years old and bleeding. Tess stopped to help her thinking that the girl would be cold Tess opened the boot to her car, but the sound of the car alarm made the little so frightened that she run back into the woods. Tess tried to find her but couldn't. The police don't seem to believe Tess account that she see a little girl late at night. The Police won't put out ...more
I seriously don't know how she does it. This is T. Greenwood's...what? 10th novel? Each one is gorgeous and amazing yet she always tops herself. This one has more of a mystery bent than her prior novels, but still carries with it her trademark depth. The style and cadence of her prose captivates me every time. I literally did not put this down until I finished it.
DNF. I tried a few times with this book, but it wasn't for me.
Dale Harcombe
Mar 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Three and a half stars.
Back in 2007 in Guatemala, the world was thrown into turmoil for Tess. Her husband Jake was far less affected by events that she was. As a result her marriage seems to be faltering. Then the narrative flips through to 2015. Tess is on her way at night to visit friends when she sees a young child, about four years old, in a tutu standing in the middle of the road. Before she can help her, the child disappears into the woods.
Tess contacts police. A search is conducted in th
CD {Boulder Blvd}
I had a really hard time getting into this book and decided it wasn't so much the story as the story telling. The primary current day plot of the missing girl is exceptional. I loved the title of the book in relationship to this plot. It was a perfect choice. For those who read the book I think they will enjoy this element.

The story focuses on Tess and unfortunately, I was not enamored with Tess. Tess had lots of problems; maybe the main one was being Tess. The rest of the characters are only d
Melinda Lang
Nov 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I waited patiently for the release of T. Greenwood's latest novel and I am so glad a did. LOVED IT! I especially loved the correlation to Breathing Water, another one of my favorites. Greenwood has an amazing ability to link some of her books in the most subtle ways. I love the setting on Lake Gormlaith as it reminds me of summers spent on a lake in Maine and her descriptions of the scenery made me feel like I was there.

I found the plot and characters to be very relevant and though she is so fla
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T. Greenwood is the author of twelve novels. She has received grants from the Sherwood Anderson Foundation, the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and, most recently, the Maryland State Arts Council. She has won three San Diego Book Awards. Five of her novels have been BookSense76/IndieBound picks. BODIES OF WATER was finalist for a Lambda Foundation award. Her ...more
“Don’t you hate waking up after the day’s already started?” Jake usually asks, like it’s a race. As though by the time I roll out of bed I’m already lagging behind everyone else, as if I’ll never be able to catch my stride.” 1 likes
“It is too easy lately to drink too much. To love the warm way it numbs. And I feel Jake watching me; he’s counting my drinks too.” 0 likes
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