Review published on March 10, 2017.
I wanted to read something with a hint of a love story in February and this has turned out to be it, although I was expecting it to have very little to do with romantic love based on the cover. It is also a great thriller, filled with loads of plot twists and current issues and it is worldly wise as well.
Our unreliable narrator tells us the story. It’s about a man who lost his girlfriend to an alleged suicide (body never found). He thinks she is still alive and needing to be found, since she visits him in hallucinations and, as the story gets going, allegedly contacts him via email. His love for her is the plot’s driving force and you really buy into his feelings for her and go along with him in really hoping for the right outcome. If, indeed, what you’re reading is something you can actually trust. I felt immersed in the world Monroe creates and the people within it, and my general scepticism is satisfied by the ongoing paranoia captured on every page. I had to cheer at the morals of the book too, a personal thing but I’m sure it must be shared by some other people out there.
There was nothing I disliked about this book. In fact, it’s the best book of the year for me so far, even though it‘s only early on. I’d recommend it to anyone who wants some intelligent and slightly different escapism with digestible language and a lack of flowery prose in the descriptions. It’s a novel for people who want a bit more and it performs on every level.
Helen Corton 5/5
Find Me by J.S. Monroe
Head of Zeus 9781784978051 hbk Feb 2017