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I'll Find You

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  325 ratings  ·  82 reviews
Chilling and unrelentingly gripping, I'LL FIND YOU is the terrifying new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of DON'T WAKE UP. Perfect for fans of Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough and C.L. Taylor's, The Fear.

Emily Jacobs, a nurse, is in hospital for a minor operation. When she wakes in the night, woozy with anaesthetic, she sees the doctor frantically try
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Published January 24th 2019 by Zaffre
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Whispering Stories
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Set in Bath, UK. Young nurse Emily Jacobs has had to have a minor operation at the private hospital she works at. Whilst coming around from her anesthetic she is certain she saw a woman being resuscitated in the bed next to her. Upon waking fully all the beds are empty and the staff seems to not know what Emily is talking about, telling her she must have dreamt the event.

Emily has had a tough year after the disappearance of her sister Zoe. She suffered w
Miriam Smith
May 07, 2019 rated it liked it
I don't tend to read many medical thrillers/settings but those I have I've usually enjoyed. "I'll Find You" is Liz Lawler's second novel after her success with "Don't Wake Up" and is billed as a chilling and unrelenting physiological thriller.
I'm not sure I found it exactly that but I did find it very enjoyable and a decent read.
The opening chapter was very scary and intriguing and although totally preposterous, it set the scene for a determined woman relentlessly trying to discover what's happe
Mandy White
I read this book with thanks to Pigeonhole Books, but due to being on holidays with no WIFI connection I could not read it daily with the rest of the crowd. I finished it last night and still not really sure I feel about it.

The main character Emily is a mess and some of her actions were completely unrealistic. The twist in the story was a bit predictable and the ending a bit of a non event. I didn't hate this book, but I did struggle with it
Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)
I was on the promotional blog tour for this book! Thank you to the publishers Bonnier Zaffre for the opportunity!

’ll Find You is a new standalone thriller novel, set in the city of Bath (bonus points for being in a local setting near to me!) and about a young nurse called Emily who is searching for her missing sister Zoe. One day, she has to have a operation and is certain that she saw another patient with her at the time. Everyone else however, say that there was no other patient.

The thriller
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Like the first Liz Lawler book I thought this was book was brilliant. It was such a great mystery/thriller. It was interesting from start to finish and I was desperate to find out what happened next. I was trying to figure out what happened to Zoe and who Emily saw in the hospital room but when I found out it was mind blowing. I would never have thought that in a million years. The book was really addictive and definitely didn’t disappoint. A must read.
Liz Barnsley
Feb 13, 2019 rated it liked it
I’ll Find You is another pacy, clever psychological thriller from Liz Lawler, a great follow up to her first book Don’t Wake Up.
This is the kind of page turner I thoroughly enjoy, with an unsure main protagonist and plenty of twists and turns.
The plot races along to an emotional conclusion, we have some engaging characters and some excellent writing.
Very good. Recommended.
Pat Simpson
May 21, 2019 rated it liked it
The opening chapter is quite gripping. We learn that Emily’s sister Zoe disappeared over a year ago and Emily is still searching for her. She is seeing a therapist as it has affected her mental health. While recovering from an operation, in the night Emily believed that there was another girl in the room who was being resuscitated. The next day when asking the staff if the girl was alright everyone denied that there has been anybody there. Emily thinks there is something that they are covering u ...more
Laura Nelson (Tangents and Tissues)
Yoo-hoo! *waves*

Yes, you - the one reading this review, obvs. If you’re looking for a literary review then this one is not for you *snorts* No, this one is #allaboutthefeels

Still there? Yay *mini fist pump*, thank you for sticking with me.

So, OMG, this book! This book was an eight letter word that starts with m and ends in k. Come on *wafts hand*, would I lie to you?

I was literally rigid with tension whilst reading this story. The littlest thing would have had me jumping out of my skin. Say, f
Jan 26, 2019 rated it did not like it
1.5 Stars

The blurb for this sounded so promising. Emily Jacobs is in hospital for a routine procedure and she thinks she witnesses something, something that reminds her of her sister Zoe going missing one year ago. She has never come to terms with Zoe's disappearance and now it looks like she has two mysteries to investigate. I was really looking forward to this but, sadly, the tale really isn't up to the blurb.

The story itself lurches along in an increasingly bizarre set of circumstances that h
Mar 15, 2019 rated it liked it

I’ll Find You is a generally well written, pacy thriller with an interesting main character. Emily hasn’t recovered from the disappearance of her younger sister, Zoe, a year earlier, and the search for Zoe has taken her down some strange paths. However, Emily, an experienced nurse, is now finally ready to get back to work, taking a job in a private hospital. When she witnesses something which nobody seems to believe, Emily’s life again starts to unravel.

While the opening scene felt a bit too sho
Kelly Van Damme
Jan 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: pigeonhole
An enjoyable read, full of twists and turns but I was never fully invested in the story, and some of the twists felt a little forced, hence "only" 3 stars. Very strong start, proving that Liz Lawler is indeed the queen of the shocking opening chapter, and very strong closing paragraph as well.

Many thanks to The Pigeonhole for the opportunity to read this novel for free.
Sonja Charters
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
Wow!! Absolutely my kind of read, this one. Loved it.

There were some parts that seemed to have too much technical detail in which didn't really add anything to the story...but then this didn't distract too much.

Loved the characters - how we meet them and how they develop thoughout the book and then how we view them in the end.
Especially enjoyed following Emily's journey whilst trying to find her missing sister and all the things that are uncovered and become apparent.

Lots of twists in this o
Chanel Lindsay
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I would firstly like to thank Netgalley and the publishers for allowing me to read this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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 work as a nurse, she discovers a bracelet that she believes belo
Paula Stammers
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-read
Emily Jacobs sister, Zoe, went missing from a hospital nearly a year ago. As a result Emily’s mental health has suffered and she is only now feeling ready to return to work. She is starting work as a nurse in a Private hospital but just after starting she has an operation to remove a lump in her breast. After the operation she awakes in the middle of the night to see a girl on her ward being worked on my several members of staff, one of which injects Emily with a substance that makes her instant ...more
Jan 23, 2019 rated it did not like it
I didn’t like this book at all, I’m afraid. It was set mainly in a hospital, with vivid descriptions of morgues, operations, A & E departments and psychiatric units, and was all a bit too visceral for my liking. Emotionally grim as well.

I can overlook subject matter not being to my taste if the writing is good but in this case I really didn’t think the story was well written either. The plotting was not tight and after a while it seemed repetitive, lots of actions that didn’t take the actio
Megan Jones
Jun 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
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.

I really have to stress the ne
Jan 28, 2019 rated it liked it
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Jan 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Emily Jacobs is not having her best year, her sister disappeared last year and she is having an operation at the same hospital she disappeared… The operation goes perfectly fine, but while she is sleeping that night, she sees that her room partner is having some healthy problems… The next day, when she wakes up no one remembers her or knows anything about her, making Emily to question if she is having hallucinations. Emily will start asking questions about the mysterious patient, but everything ...more
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
I'll Find You is a psychological thriller that was hard to put down. it's a disturbing and chilling read that packs an emotional punch.

I was drawn to this book by the blurb, that of a young woman, Emily, a nurse, observing what she believes to be a resuscitation in the middle of the night, and who is told the following morning that what she experienced was a nightmare. Did she, or did she not see a young woman being resucusted? Was it simply a nightmare or is something being covered up? If so, w
May 13, 2019 rated it liked it

I'll Find You is the 2nd offering from Lawler and if you want a quick read for your summer hols then I definitely recommend this for you.

We meet Emily Jacobs, a nurse whose sister has been missing for over a year. She's still desperately clinging on to the hope that her beloved Zoe will return. Having taken so much time off work, she starts a job at a new private hospital where she herself ends up being a patient having only just started there.

Going in for a minor procedure, Emily wakes during t
Book Inspector
Feb 02, 2019 rated it liked it
The protagonist in this story is Emily, a nurse, who is struggling with the loss of her sister Zoe. Zoe has been missing for over a year, and Emily still keeps looking for her. The rest is covered by the blurb pretty accurately. Emily is a very disturbed character, she has mental health issues and is trying to cling to normality very hard, but life keeps throwing unusual situations at her. I think Emily is a very interesting and unique character, and I did like her baffled but a very strong pers ...more
Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a crime thriller with a brilliant twist at the end. Nurse Emily Jacobs is the main character, whose sister went missing a year ago and she has spent that time searching for her, now on the anniversary she is going back to work. Originally an A&E nurse she has a new job at the private hospital her sister Zoe was last seen at, after only a couple of weeks she's on the other side of the treatment as a patient for a minor op but suspects somethings awry. She hears something in the night ...more
Apr 11, 2019 rated it liked it
I had heard mixed reviews about this book, so I was somewhat hesitant to start it. However, I try as much as I can not to let reviews sway me. I went into this book with an open mind. I did find it enjoyable and it didn’t take me long to read at all, but I can see why some reviewers have had some trouble with it.

The premise of this book is really exciting. Emily’s sister, Zoe, went missing from a hospital 12 months ago. Emily has been signed off work as a nurse after suffering with her mental he
Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I was intrigued by the premise of this book. I haven't read that many books that are set in hospitals, so I didn't have any expectations or that much of a base to run off of with this book. There are a whole bunch of side plots that seamlessly feed into the main plot of the story, and all of which are interesting. They do all make certain things in the main plot happen, but its actually so seamless that I didn't realise this until
Helen Leecy
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Liz Lawler certainly knows how to write a first chapter that is going to hook you and terrify you at the same time!
I thought her last book’s first chapter was the most horrifying thing I’d ever read, but this one will give you nightmares! I was actually gripping onto the duvet in sheer fright whilst reading this first chapter!
All the way through the book it keeps you guessing and not knowing what is going on. It is very similar to her first book, in the way the protagonist is made to look crazy
Lel Budge
Jan 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pigeonhole
Emily Jacobs’ sister, Zoe, had disappeared some months before and Emily has been searching relentlessly ever since. This had affected her mental health and her therapist is trying to help her recover fully. As a result she is to return to work as a Nurse, after a small operation to remove a lump in her breast.

While she is recovering from her op, she witnesses a young girl ‘dying’ in her room, but nurses and doctors convince her this was just a dream, the result of anaesthetic, but Emily is not s
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
If medical thrillers are your thing, this is a fun holiday read that will keep you entertained over a few days. I found it a quick read, but I'll be honest, mostly so that I could finish the book and start something else (sorry!)
I didn't find Emily engaging as a character and her colleagues just confused me. Their actions and reactions were designed to move the plot along and were entirely inconsistent. In-fact, the plot itself was head scratching, paper thin and driven by a series of implausib
Becca Adams
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thanks for Zaffre for sending me a copy of this book to read and review. Liz Lawler has written such a compelling thrilling story. I was up til 2 o’clock this morning, I couldn’t put it down, I had to know what happened. This book is about a nurse called Emily. Her sister Zoe went missing over a year ago and Emily hasn’t given up hope finding her. Emily’s parents are a waste of space, so it’s up to her to find Zoe. While at her new hospital job Emily needs minor surgery, but during the night she ...more
Bucks, Books & Beyond
Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book had a very shocking first few paragraphs and I always believe this ingredient is key for psychological thrillers to really grip me as a reader and make me invested in finding out what’s happened.

I was a little disappointed with the ending as I had high expectations that it was going to finish with a bang and that I was going to be really surprised but unfortunately I wasn’t. Having said that, everything is wrapped up nicely and there are no annoying sections which were left unexplaine
John Mccormick
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thanks again to NetGalley and the Publishers for providing me with a Kindle version of this book to read and honestly review, also for introducing me to an exciting new author to me at any rate.
This is a very entertaining well written and gripping page turner, which grabbed my interest from beginning to end. There are some seriously tense and gut wrenching set piece scenes. Totally believable quality characters that leap off the page, so much so that I could not help but be disgusted by our hero
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Liz Lawler had a 20-year career as a nurse before becoming a general manager of a five star hotel. She found it an easy transition as she used the same greeting to both patient and hotel guest 'Good morning. did you sleep well?' she loves books and all things bookish!
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