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Coming For You

4.49  ·  Rating details ·  161 ratings  ·  60 reviews
A new domestic thriller from a USA TODAY bestselling author.

Sofia Kennedy has spent the last twenty-four years keeping her past a dark secret. To the rest of the world, she's a gifted graphic designer, marvelous cook, and doting Minneapolis mother. 

But then her world is shattered when her teenage daughter is murdered. 
Has her life of lies caught up with her? 

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Kindle Edition, 316 pages
Published February 26th 2019
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Sheila Beaumont
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
This suspenseful mystery about a woman whose teenage daughter is murdered really kept my attention. The characters are well portrayed and believable, and I liked the way the point of view alternates between the mother and daughter and past and present. The ending, while not exactly happy, is at least hopeful.

My only quibble is the lack of copyediting, as I was distracted by grammatical errors (e.g., "whomever" when it should be "whoever") and misspellings. However, since I'm a former longtime co
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adventure
I was trying to savor this read because I always enjoy Belcamino's books, but I read it too quickly. The twists and turns, the powerful women and the intricate details make her stories a favorite. A mother loses her child to murder, a tight knit group for many years begins to fall apart and the future does not seem so real. As a mother I connected with Sofia, remembering my pre-college days I connected with Kate but I never seemed to warm up to Jason, the dad and husband. Of all the characters i ...more
I became a fan of Kristi Belcamino's writing shortly after she started her Gabriella Giovanni series, an immediate favorite of mine. She has gone on to write more series and a few young adult stories, all exceptional books that cemented her place as one of my favorite authors. I have given all her books well-deserved high praise, and now I am delighted to take the highest praise and apply it to what I consider her best work yet. Coming for You is akin to a gymnast doing amazing routine after rou ...more
Denise H
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was enamored by the cover of this book and intrigued by the blurb. I receive this author’s newsletter and have some of her books noted in my ‘to check out’ list but I have yet had the chance to actually read one of them, until now. While reading a newsletter, I noticed a request for ARC readers for a new book – Coming For You and thought to myself, ‘this would be a great chance to check out her writing’, so I responded and was kindly offered a copy to read and review. The first chapter pulled ...more
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kristi Belcamino is an incredible author of thrillers, with one of the most badass female protagonists I've come across. So obviously, I jumped at the chance to be one of her beta readers for an upcoming novel. I've read this book twice now, and it was as engrossing the second time around as it was the first time I discovered Sofia Castle Kennedy.
Sofia is a happily married woman, with a husband she adores and a wonderful teenage daughter about to go to college. She then has to deal with the mos
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG OMG OMG!!! This has to be one of the best books I have ever read! The characters are complex and the storyline...well let me tell you, this book won't let you put it down!! This is the first book I have read by this author and cannot wait to devour every one of her books asap!! Lots of twists and tu rns, just when you think you have it all figured it out, pow! it turns again. The story is riveting and moves quickly and is very powerful! The story of a daughter who is murdered, this story wil ...more
Mar 01, 2019 rated it liked it
I have to admit I struggled with this one, I was hoping for so much more, I couldn't get into the characters, I found the plot predictable and there was no thrill for me. Previously I have loved this author's books but coming for you just didn't hit the mark for me and I'm ok with that I'm not going to love every book out there and I am sure loads of people with have a different opinion to me but I can only review how the book felt for me and this one felt tired and predictable. ...more
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
such a great read ... edge of your seat kind of read ... so good ... love it!! love the cover. such a fan. do u ever see a cover and think i know i have see that ... u search and search ... hoping to find it ... don't recall the authors name ... found it finally ... well worth the search ... good times!! must read! not sure if she is a newbie author 2 me or not? gotta check. check. check.?? ( ; ...more
Dianne Biscoe
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
this book is SO good! So many twists and turns and I truly never knew until the end who actually murdered Sofia's daughter. I loved Sofia with all her issues and faults...I distinctly remember telling my daughter that if she ever ran away I would search for her until the day I died...the thought of her being murdered is almost paralyzing.

Read this! You will not be disappointed!
J Earl
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Coming for You by Kristi Belcamino is a standalone novel that grabs you immediately and does not let go.

If you're familiar with Belcamino's other fiction (if you're not, you should be!) you already know that her protagonist is going to be a strong woman who will do whatever is necessary to right a wrong or make sure that those who did the wrong pay dearly. This is no exception.

Told from two points of view, Sofia the mother and Kate, her murdered daughter, Coming for You offers a far more nuance
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have read and loved all of Kristi's books! This one is no exception and has quickly become one of my favorites. Coming For You is an emotional, thrilling story about a mother's worse nightmare. Sofia's daughter Kate has been murdered. But is the murder due to Sofia's past. What I enjoyed most is this story is told from both Sofia's and Kate's standpoint. The reader learns each of their deepest secrets, desires and thoughts. There are several twists and turns leading to a dramatic conclusion.

Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
What do you do when your daughter is murdered? Well, this is what Sofia does. Belcamino shows that the answer isn't as simple or straightforward as it may seem. As Belcamino alternates perspectives between Sofia, as she is dealing with this tragedy in real time, and her daughter, Kate, in the time period that led up to the murder, we get to know both characters...both strong, both flawed. Both characters are compellingly, multi-dimensionally human. Belcamino does an amazing job of making these t ...more
Judy Johnson
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book hits the mark at EVERY level! One of those books that once you start, you just can't put it down! A strong storyline with an amazing lead character that just refuses to leave anything unfinished! No spoilers in this review, but know that the book has tons of twists and turns, murder, intrigue, and visits relationships among the characters as you would expect in any EXCELLENT read! This book is NO exception. A page-turner that completely envelopes the reader to the point that you must k ...more
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kristi Belcamino’s newest book is simply more of the good stuff! I have loved her characters Gia and Gabriella, among others, and now I add Sofia as well. This book, however, causes the reader to feel more tension … which, of course, means I can’t put the book down when I should! Her skillful writing leads the reader to root for Sofia, to doubt Sofia, to wonder if she’s crazy, and then to root for her once again … and then repeat. Not very many writers are capable of this. Congrats to Belcamino ...more
Nov 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Coming For You: A dark psychological thriller, my second read from author Kristi Belcamino.My first was Taste of Vengeance (Gia Santella #4.5) was set in the Sydney Rye universe. I'm a Sydney Rye fan & that got me to read the book, now I'm a Kristi Belcamino fan as well although Gia often seems like more of a victim than a heroine the writing was so good that I'll read more of Belcamino's writings. Well written & enjoyable, a captivating tale that takes unexpected twists & turns, always keeping ...more
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Coming For You was excellent!  So excellent that the dimmed and darkened screen of my Kindle glowed until the wee hours of the morning despite having to get up early. 

Sophia Kennedy and the cast of characters were very realistic.  Nearly every person was carrying a secret, or secrets, and that added perfect twists to the story. The sadness, guilt, anger, and heartache Sophia went through was portrayed extremely well. In fact, the attention to the detail of each person's life and reaction to the
Avid reader Di
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Book review for Coming for You by Kristi Belcamino 5 stars
This is a wonderful book showing the love between a mother and her daughter. Sofia and Kate each tell their story ,often in alternating chapters. It is a murder mystery and the clues to who killed Kate are hidden in the narrative for the reader to unravel.
The plot is great and the dialogue very realistic. One feels real empathy for Sofia as she tries to find the killer but this alienates her husband. Sofia has a hidden past with a killer
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is every parents nightmare. Sofia and Jason host an “empty nest” party with two other couples to celebrate each couple’s daughters going away to college. But when Sofia wakes up the next morning she realizes her daughter, Kate, didn’t come home. She frantically calls around trying to find her with no luck. Then the unthinkable happens—Kate is found—murdered. The parents’ anguish is recounted in heartbreaking detail. Sofia is determined to find the killer. This story is told in flashbacks of ...more
Ellen White
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
COMING. FOR. YOU Kristi Belcamino
A party for the last week end in which the three couples would have children at home, next week they would be at college. For Sophia she still adores her husband and likes the time with him. Kate their only daughter would be missed. The worst fear, when Sophia’s daughter is missing and now a murdered victim. Sophia is strong, and is dealing with what she has to. The past of Sophia or what all Kate was into, fake ID’s to go to a bar. . The tight knit group is fall
Feb 27, 2019 rated it liked it
This book will definitely give rise to strong feelings

Kristi Belcamino knows how to write crime thrillers and is well versed with the resolution of a plot. She knows how to build up suspense and keep you turning pages. This time though, the base of this story was that the killed teenager believed in a random message dropped to her on Facebook. Now, she's also described as a smart and strong girl. How would it then be believable that she replied to the message and also gave the person an address,
Cheryl Davis
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you love suspense, mystery and action you will love this book. From the start the book takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride. The main character is Sofia and she has to deal with her daughter's murder. While you are reading what she is going through, you also get to read about her daughter and her thoughts from before she is murdered up till the point where she is murdered. The way the book is written is awesome as it keeps you on the edge of your seat . You also deal with all the emo ...more
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
At 1st I found this book a bit confusing as it's written from the view point of the victim & her mother switching between the 2. It's a very powerful story of a mothers love for her murdered daughter & her need for revenge. The plot twists & turns through her search for the killer. I did find the book lacking in description, some would say padding, I also kept getting the feeling I'd read the book before, maybe I've read too many books of this genera & I also figured out who the real killer was ...more
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lies and Secrets

Sofia's daughter Kate is founded murdered. Because of distressing and disturbing thoughts about her murdered child, she has a message for her killer. "I'm coming for you". While searching for the killer Sofia discovers many lies and secrets. This thriller has twists and turns that keep you reading. Kristi has written and reported on many high-profile real cases. This gives her a different style of writing than other mystery writers. Well written story with strong and believable c
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, arc
I received an ARC of this book. Here are my thoughts:
This story is for every parent who loves her child. “Don’t mess with Mama!” Sophia has tried to lose her past, has tried to live a ‘normal’ life. And she did, for many years. But is her past now catching up to her? Can she overcome her heritage, her DNA? Belcamino tells about a mother who is determined to right the wrong that has been dealt to her. In doing so, her past just might be revealed. Tense, deep, family drama and resolve are all in
Jennifer Soppe
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A thrilling tale of secrets, loss, and betrayal<

Coming for you is a thrilling tale of secrets, loss and betrayal. This story memory jumps between the 1980s and 2017 telling the truth of secrets held by a mother and her daughter including the dangerous consequences of keeping them. There were so many twists in this book I wondered what roller coaster I got on while reading. Kristi Belcamino has crafted a thrilling adventure for readers full of secrets, loss and betrayal.

I received a free copy of
Joanne Ranzell
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First novel I was reading from Kristi Belcamino and I loved it! I was pulled into the story from the first page. I loved the fast pacing of the chapters, the characters, especially strong female characters. They all had flaws and the author did a great job of exploiting those flaws. It allows the reader to learn more about the secret parts of the characters, their way of thinking, their primal reactions to events happening to them. I highly recommend this book and will definitely read all her bo ...more
Sharon Scott
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was introduced to Kristi's writing through one of my favorite authors, Emily Kimelman, and have been a huge fan of hers ever since. I have read all the Gia books and every book of Kristi's I can get a hold of. But I have to say, that this one is the Best yet! A page turning thriller that I could not put down. It was full of twists and turns and suspense. I loved this book so much that even though I received this book as an ARC reader, I purchased it! Thank you, Kristi, for sharing your gift wi ...more
Bryan Roschi
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Three sets of parents are having a party celebrating the upcoming idea of becoming empty nesters as their daughters are all heading off to college when all hell breaks loose and Sophia's daughter is murdered. The book bounces back and forth between Sophia's perception and her daughter Kate's. It is really well written and has many twists and turns that keep you reading. I would highly recommend this book to everyone who enjoys a well written book.

Jeff Cochrane
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I think this is Kristi’s best book. I have read most of her books and enjoyed them all. Then she wrote The Shadow Man, which took her to a higher level. Now Coming For You goes to an even higher level. The main character is a strong woman with a secret. The story tells how she copes with the murder of her daughter. But it’s much more than just a murder mystery. It’s about relationships and how three generations of women are intertwined. Lots of suspense and tension. Highly recommended!
Leslie Whitaker
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent! What a GREAT read! Sofia is devastated after learning her 17 year old daughter, Kate, is murdered. She is determined to find out who killed her. Sofia has secrets in her past that she would like to keep there, but unfortunately, the truth must come out. The story kept me on the edge of my seat. I felt for Sofia and Jason and what they were going through to try to go on living after such trauma. I throughly enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it.
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Kristi Belcamino is a USA TODAY bestselling author, an Agatha, Anthony, Barry & Macavity, award finalist, a newspaper cops reporter, and an Italian mama who makes a tasty biscotti.



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