FIND ME | Alafair Burke
01.11.2022 | Harper
Rating: 3/5 stars
She calls herself Hope Miller, but she has no idea who she actually is. Fifteen years ago, she was found in a small New Jersey town thrown from an overturned vehicle, with no clue to her identity. Doctors assumed her amnesia was a temporary side effect of her injuries, but she never regained her memory. Hope eventually started a new life with a new name in a new town that welcomed her, yet always wondered what she may have left behind – or been running from. Fifteen years later, she’s leaving New Jersey to start over again. Manhattan defense lawyer Lindsay Kelly, Hope’s best friend and the one who found her after the accident, understands why Hope wants a new beginning, but she’s worried how Hope will fare. Her worst nightmare comes true when she discovers Hope has vanished without a trace. As Lindsay searches for Hope, long-buried secrets come to the surface that could change everything for both women.
Alafair Burke really won my attention with THE WIFE and I was excited to see what journey she would take me on with FIND ME. Amnesia stories are always ones that intrigue me because naturally I, like most readers, want to know the truth about the person who has lost their memories. With FIND ME I felt as though the plot centered in this concept as the glue that bound the many other plot pieces together. What I wasn’t expecting to find was such a full cast of characters involved in this story. I thought it would be largely Hope and Lindsay, but then more and more characters started to come into play and it left me feeling confused about who was who and what their connection was to the overall story. While I was determined to finish and find out what happened in this book, I did find myself rolling my eyes several times over the implausibility of a lot of what happened. I just don’t quite buy how things panned out in the end, but it’s one of those situations I think will vary by reader.
🎧: I loved the narrator behind the audiobook for FIND ME! I thought she did a fantastic job with the pacing of the story and keeping me interested in what would happen next.
A huge thank you to Harper and Libro.FM for my gifted copies!
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